Architect (engineer Iv)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Posted
Oct 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 29, 2021
Ref
21-02035
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the guidance and general direction from the Assistant Director of Design, Engineering and Construction, incumbent serves as a technical expert, plans and directs design professionals in a variety of space planning/interior design activities in complex commercial buildings. Provides a wide range of professional support to county-owned and designated leased facilities under the Department's responsibility. As a registered Architect, leverages a strong technical background, excellence in design, attention to detail and quality control to perform and review reports, design drawings, specifications, schedules and budgets for commercial building space planning/interior design projects. Uses technical judgment to drive design delivery, technical reviews, challenge proposals and build consensus. Independently produces and stamps drawings as a licensed architect for interior space reconfigurations and small renovations. Ensures the timely completion of projects assigned consistent with quality standards of the Facilities Management Department (FMD) and industry standards, as well as, ensuring projects and designs are financially and operationally viable and completed in a cost-efficient manner. In a lead capacity supervise and provide day-to-day guidance to Space Planners.

Note: This position is designated an "Essential Employee."

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with County standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents, studies, and technical analysis and present findings in clear and concise format;
  • Ability to coordinate long-term, complex project plans;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and oversee the work of team(s), subordinates and diverse professional and sub-professional engineering staff;
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with the public, senior County staff and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training 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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
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CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Five or more years of demonstrated history directly responsible and accountable for management and supervision of full performance space planning design and construction projects in occupied buildings greater than 100,000 gross sq. ft., per building to include low rise and high rise (5 stories or more) buildings with individual project budgets over $100,000 involving multiple trades. Five or more years of demonstrated history in interpreting and applying building codes and regulations. Proficient in reading building architectural and engineering plans. As a licensed architect, five or more years demonstrated history in the full performance responsibility for a portfolio of complex commercial building space planning projects in occupied commercial facilities including but not limited to: development of contracts, authoring scope of work, financial oversight, design development, submittal approval, RFI responses, construction quality, safety performance, oversight of quality metrics and quality performance, firm/contractor selection and oversight, oversight of project documentation and project schedule, and risk mitigation. Five years of experience stamping drawings for commercial building complex building interior retrofits.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Mobile to access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Mobile to access active construction sites. Wear personal safety equipment to include safety shoes ear protection, safety glasses and hardhat. Ability to climb ladders, access tight spaces, crawl, reach, lift 25 pounds, push 25 pounds, etc. Dexterity to use hand tools. Vision to see detail drawings, construction and discern color. Drive a motor vehicle. Communicate with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written/plan review 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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