Arlington, Virginia
$102,814.40 - $177,008.00 Annually
Sep 09, 2021
Oct 08, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply.

The Facilities Design and Construction Bureau (FD&C) within the Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Facilities Design & Construction Bureau Chief with senior management experience in facilities planning, design and construction to direct the planning, design, and construction programs for all County owned and leased facilities. This leadership role will report to the Deputy Director for Facilities and Engineering and be responsible for long-range facilities master planning, multi-year capital improvement budgeting and scheduling, cost estimating, design and construction management and quality control, interior design, and customer satisfaction.

The FD&C provides the planning, public engagement, architectural, engineering, interior design, and design and construction management expertise for County building projects. Bureau staff serve as the County user groups' representatives for capital improvement projects and are responsible for ensuring that projects are developed and delivered on time and within budget, while meeting functional, community, aesthetic, sustainability, accessibility, maintainability, and code requirements.


Leadership and Managerial Oversight:

  • Lead the development of facilities capital projects, including new construction and major renovations;
  • Interact with County user groups and operating departments to address their facilities needs to be included in the County's Capital Improvement Plan and annual operating budgets;
  • Establish budgetary goals with the Department of Management and Finance; and
  • Develop public engagement strategies during project development and delivery phases.
Project Management and Delivery:

  • Manage the work of a multi-discipline staff of nine professionals who manage all phases of projects from initiation and establishing program requirements, through planning and design, bidding, construction, fit out with furniture, fixtures, and equipment, close-out, and post occupancy evaluation;
  • Provide project status information to County officials, citizens, and staff, including professional guidance and technical expertise to staff; and
  • Develop and manage the section operating budget, performance measures, and strategic plan.
Public Engagement:

  • Interact with County government staff, elected officials, private developers on complex mixed-use government/private projects and Arlington Public Schools on complex mixed-use schools/county projects, citizen advisory groups, and community;
  • Assist with the development of engagement strategy, messaging, and conduct verbal presentations to stakeholders, County management and County Board members, including community-facing projects, in partnership with the User Group or sponsoring department and the DES Communications Team;
  • Work with relevant County Commissions, Civic Associations and stakeholders to seek feedback and provide project updates across all delivery phases; and
  • Present project updates and represent the Department and its interests at external community engagement activities and meetings (e.g., civic associations, stakeholder groups, Commissions, Advisory Groups).

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and experienced leader with an understanding of the complexities and challenges of facilities management in a municipal government; possess the technical skills necessary for leading numerous projects, the ability to manage people in a High-Performance Organization, and to work as an integral member of the departmental leadership team in assisting the County with achieving its facilities' objectives.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management, Interior Design or related discipline;
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience with complex construction project management, facilities planning, design, and/or construction program administration.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a master's degree in a related field and experience/licensure in one or more of the following:

  • Licensed as an Architect or Professional Engineer (PE) in the Virginia or state with reciprocity;
  • LEED design or construction certification;
  • Experience supervising and providing leadership in a complex and diverse urban organization;
  • Working with multiple user or client groups;
  • Negotiating, administering, and managing architectural planning and design and construction contracts;
  • Managing design and construction of projects with non-traditional delivery methods such as design build, or CM at risk;
  • Developing capital budgets and timeline parameters;
  • Using project management and facilities management technologies; and/or
  • Planning, design, and construction of complex mixed-use facilities with private entities or other governmental agencies.

Special Requirements
Please attach a resume and cover letter (or use space in the supplemental question section) describing your experience with complex construction project management, facilities planning, design and/or construction program administration.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

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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