Engineer Iv - Commercial Project Manager Plan Review

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Oct 23, 2021
Nov 13, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Works under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Building Division, serves as project manager representative to the Operations Division responsible for the advancement of assigned projects through the building plan review and inspections process. Serves as lead engineer for the plan review of complex projects with advanced engineering designs in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC). Communicates design deficiencies, code requirements and engineering principles to project stakeholders and design team. Conducts quality control of plans previously reviewed by engineering staff. Performs research, provide training, interprets code provisions and offers resolution to design and construction challenges. Performs other duties as assigned to further the goals and objectives of the agency. Complies with established LDS’s safety program and guidelines.

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 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.
  • 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. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.

Passing of at least two examinations from Virginia Department of housing Community Development (VDHCD) - Required
  • Plan Review Examiner in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing disciplines
  • Commercial Inspector in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing disciplines

OR Passing of at least two examinations from International Code Council (ICC) - Required
  • Plan Review Examiner in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing disciplines
  • Commercial Inspector in Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing disciplines
  • And ability to convert the two passing examinations to VDHCD certification -
    within 12 months of hire date

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.

  • Demonstrated experience/training in project management, coordination with multiple agencies in building plan review, zoning, storm water, waste water, Director of Operations etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to guide plan reviewers, inspectors and review large, high rise & commercial buildings.
  • Knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, building codes and construction practices in order to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in project management of complex, multi stories, podium, multi use commercial buildings.
  • Substantial experience in plan review of complex commercial buildings in MEP trades.

Ability to perform sedentary tasks for extended periods. Ability to review plans on desk and/or computer screen for long hours. Ability to lift and move heavy plans up to 25 lbs. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Sufficient mobility to perform on site building inspections. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical 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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