CAPITAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$79,518.40 - $121,430.40 Annually
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Aug 20, 2021
Ref
8602-21B-DES-TT
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Salary listed above is the salary range effective July 1, 2021.

The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Capital Projects Coordinator to oversee and implement moderate to large scale transportation capital improvement projects. This includes intersection redesigns and street improvements, arterial and commercial corridor reconstruction, utility upgrades and undergrounding of overhead utilities, and other major transportation improvements in the Arlington County metro area. These projects often span over several years, have budgets that range from $250,000 to millions of dollars, and serve varying modes of transportation for travelers of all ages and abilities. This Coordinator will also provide project information and give public updates and presentations to a variety of stakeholders and interest groups.

Specific duties include:
  • Collaborating with and leading diverse technical teams to procure easements and coordinate design developments from conception to final engineering;
  • Developing and tracking project scope to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in compliance with local, state, regional and federal requirements;
  • Developing and monitoring project budgets, state and federal grant requirements, consultant contracts, and change orders to ensure cost-effective completion of projects;
  • Coordinating and negotiating project funding, supporting applications for state or federal grants, and managing contracts and other project-related agreements with various internal and external parties;
  • Working with teams to obtain and procure survey, design, construction, construction management, and other related services provided by contractors and County staff;
  • Providing technical review of engineering design plans and overseeing transportation and environmental studies;
  • Coordinating and interacting extensively with various County departments, governmental agencies, private and public agencies, such as VDOT, WMATA, Dominion Energy, and NVRP;
  • Managing project communications and serving as the main point of contact for projects; and
  • Developing and conducting public engagement plans to manage stakeholder outreach and participation.

Selection Criteria
Minimum:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or related field; and
  • At least three years of experience coordinating the scope, budget, and schedule for transportation-related capital projects to include:
    • Reviewing transportation design plans;
    • Collaborating with diverse teams to deliver projects;
    • Presenting projects to a variety of stakeholders; and
    • Managing communications and stakeholder involvement and participation.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or other directly related field;
  • Experience giving public presentations to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders;
  • Experience using computer programs or creation of hand graphics to support illustration and graphic communication of transportation projects to the public;
  • Possession of any of the following licenses or certifications:
    • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license
    • Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) license
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Special Requirements
Applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

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