Arlington, Virginia
$78,416.00 - $119,724.80 Annually
Jul 28, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced Facilities Project Specialist to perform senior level professional construction management work for Facilities Management Bureau projects. This employee serves as the senior project manager for the administration and coordination of complex building construction projects from initial development through final inspections and turnover to County user groups. County building projects include libraries, community and recreation centers, fire stations and office buildings.

Specific duties include:

  • Planning and directing major new construction, design engineering and renovation projects;
  • Preparing initial programming documents, such as capital budget estimates and scope of work;
  • Leading the project permitting and approval process and coordinating with involved citizen groups and County review staff;
  • Directing the project design team in the preparation of construction documents, specifications, and project contract scope of work - priority on HVAC, Security, Building Envelope, and Energy Efficiency;
  • Leading the construction contractor selection process and monitoring contractor schedule and quality of work, ensuring compliance with scope of work and requesting corrective action where required;
  • Reviewing and approving change orders and recommending changes in designs, specifications and schedules to accommodate conditions at construction site or to expedite construction;
  • Monitoring and overseeing the project budget and dispersal of funds; reviewing all pay requests and change orders for appropriateness; and
  • Managing the project close out and hand over of completed project to County user group and Facilities Management Bureau and providing follow-up actions as required during the warranty period.
Arlington County offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package including a Defined Benefit (pension) plan. For more information on Arlington's family friendly benefits click here .

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Project Management or a related field;
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in project management and administration as a Facilities Engineer or Construction Project Manager or related field.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates who are registered as an Architect or Professional Engineer in Virginia or a state with reciprocity and/or have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Managing design or construction of new or renovated municipal, industrial or commercial facilities that have achieved LEED certification;
  • Supervising or coordinating the work of professional staff, including managing the work of designers and contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and contract requirements;
  • Project management in a local government environment;
  • Using project management and/or construction scheduling software; and/or
  • Managing facility operations and maintenance programs for the replacement of mechanical and related systems and subsystems.

Special Requirements
The applicant must possess a valid driver license, or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

Employees that are registered as a Professional Engineer will be eligible for an additional pay premium of $2,600 annually.

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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