Senior Engineer Iii (architect/ Engineer)

Fairfax, Virginia
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Jul 17, 2021
Jan 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Capital Facilities is seeking talented engineers or architects with project management experience in design and/or construction administration for a variety of capital improvement projects in the following Capital Facilities divisions. Learn more about CAP .

  • Building Design and Construction Division (BDCD) - Project management for design and construction of a variety of projects, including renovations and/or new facilities. Examples include fire stations, police stations, libraries community centers, and other community development projects. Learn more about BDCD .
  • Utilities Design and Construction Division (UDCD) - Project management for design and construction of roadways, trails, stream restorations, sewer pipe replacements, and developer default projects. Learn more about UDCD .
  • Wastewater Design and Construction Division (WDCD) - Project management for design and construction of wastewater treatment and collection capital projects, such as sanitary sewers, pump stations, expansions, and upgrades of the county wastewater pollution control/treatment plant. Learn more about WDCD .

The Senior Engineer III position may be responsible for the following:

  • Overall management and leadership of capital projects from concept through project close-out including: site and consultant selection and contract negotiation, coordination and collaboration with customers, manages consultants in all phases of design including schematic design, design development, and contract drawing and specification development. Also manages and coordinates value engineering and constructability review. Ensures schedule and budget requirements are met and maintains project documentation and reporting, coordination and management of bidding and construction, monitoring construction progress, change order and contract dispute negotiations and resolution, construction quality control, and project close out.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with the architectural or engineering design consultant, contractor, and other agencies as required, and maintains all project documentation.
  • Responds to technical, design and scope related questions during the design and construction phase. May make presentations to senior county leadership and to county residents.
  • Performs all aspects of design and/or construction contract administration for complex building, utilities, or wastewater projects.
  • May also serve as Construction Manager (CM) responsible for bidding and construction contract administration.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders.
  • Stays abreast of technical codes and safety regulations.
  • Promotes communication, teamwork, and collaboration within the division and with colleagues across the divisions in Capital Facilities. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled with this recruitment. The full salary range is listed for the pay grade. Starting salary will be determined based on multiple factors, to include but not limited to, candidate’s qualifications exceeding the advertised minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications as determined by the hiring agency, the agency’s available budget, and review of internal equity.

The reporting location for the position at WDCD Treatment Branch will be the Noman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant at 9399 Richmond Highway in Lorton, Virginia

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to: graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; plus four years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Click here to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to"

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer or Architect license.
An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity.

Please note that if the selected candidate is licensed in another state, they will be required to obtain a Virginia PE or RA license through the reciprocity process within twelve (12) months of the award letter date as a condition of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  1. At least 4 years of experience procuring, administering, and managing architectural/engineering and/or construction contracts in building, utilities, or wastewater fields.
  2. Experience with financial and budgetary planning, tracking, and reporting at the project and program level.
  3. At least 5 years of experience managing multiple capital projects in design and construction on projects ranging from small renovations and upgrades to new stand-alone facilities. Experience includes consultant selection, negotiations, contract management, planning, budget and schedule development, site assessment, coordination of property acquisition for public use, quality control, and construction administration - Building, Utilities and Wastewater divisions
  4. Project management experience with the approval and permitting phases of the development process, including land use and entitlement process to ensure approvals are in line with County proprietary and regulatory requirements.
  5. At least 3 years of professional engineer/architect experience with local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
  6. Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  7. At least 3 years of professional experience facilitating public meetings which may include groups with differing positions and making presentations on capital projects to community outreach meetings, public hearings, and boards and commission presentations. - Building division only.
  8. At least 3 years of experience managing VDOT Locally Administered Projects (LAP) - Building and Utilities division.
  9. At least 3 years of experience managing wastewater treatment and/or collection projects. - Wastewater division only.

Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites to perform field inspections at project construction sites or potential sites for future facilities. Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

Note: This position is listed as "Open continuous". Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be referred until the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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