Assistant Construction / Maintenance Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$57,384.29 - $95,640.27 Annually
Sep 18, 2021
Oct 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Wastewater Design and Construction Division (WDCD) , in Capital Facilities ( CAP ) is seeking an Assistant Construction Project Manager who will be responsible to perform site and building construction oversight, quality assurance and safety and contract compliance inspections for complex wastewater projects. Projects will mainly be wastewater collection or/and wastewater treatment projects, with incidental buildings, stormwater and transportation scope. Works with county’s regulatory agencies to ensure code compliance of wastewater projects. Evaluates all reported code violations according to applicable codes to validate that an actual violation occurred. Monitors, and coordinates work performed by construction contractors. Has lead role in ensuring quality and code compliance on assigned wastewater projects. Supports and assists the County Project Manager with respect to plan review, quality, code compliance, oversight of work under construction, and claims avoidance and mitigation. Prepares and coordinates all aspects of permits including Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), DEQ, and Land Development Services (LDS). Provides technical constructability reviews during all phases of design and coordinates with all stakeholders during construction. Reviews inspection reports, performs inspections, and takes any appropriate action necessary to correct construction deficiencies and conflicts. Works closely with Land Development Services (LDS), and other county agencies with the primary goal of completing assigned projects on time, on budget, and with the highest level of quality. Attends design and construction meetings as necessary. Clearly communicates safety expectations to fellow employees and contractors working on assigned projects. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner and complies with Capital Facilities’ safety program and guidelines. May be tasked with serving in a construction manager role on smaller and less complex wastewater projects.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled with this recruitment. One of the positions reporting location will be the Noman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant at 9399 Richmond Highway in Lorton, Virginia

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related; plus one year of experience in construction, building maintenance projects, code enforcement or inspection work.

Five years of increasingly complex supervision, inspection or contract oversight experience in construction, maintenance or a related technical area. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing five years of increasingly complex experience in the area of building inspections, trades/maintenance/construction supervision or construction and maintenance contract oversight or supervision.

The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce from the trades supervision, paraprofessional technical, inspection and related fields to professional level project management work.

  • A valid driver's License
  • DEQ - Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector certification - completion of first required training class within 12 months of hire and certification required within 12 months of date of completion of first required class.
  • NASSCO Certification for pipes, laterals, and manholes - completion of training and exam within 12 months of hire.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driver's license 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. Extensive experience performing inspections and quality assurance (QA) of complex capital wastewater projects
  2. Construction coordination and management experience on active construction projects, especially on areas related to wastewater projects.
  3. Experience in supporting the planning, budgeting, design, construction, project management, and contract administration of capital projects.
  4. Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple projects concurrently. Highly motivated and possess the skills necessary to work in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment.

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 facilities. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. Ability to lift 40 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

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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