Structural Engineer - Engineer Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Nov 20, 2021
Jan 01, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
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Plans, coordinates and directs the design and construction of capital renewal, improvement and repair for structural systems and general building design for projects in occupied spaces including--but not limited to— single story, multi-story, and critical infrastructure buildings and parking garages. Projects include but are not limited to forensic investigations (storm related damage, vehicle related damage, structural assessments, settling concerns, office reconfigurations, roof replacements, solar PV, structural member issues as well as, capital renewal projects.

Performs review and analysis of plans and specifications. Serve as Department subject matter expert and subject matter expert to multiple other County Departments and Agencies. As a registered Structural Professional Engineer, leverages a strong technical background, excellence in design, attention to detail and quality control to perform forensic investigations, prepare reports, perform field inspections, structural assessments, complete design calculations, prepare and review conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design, drawings, specifications, schedules and budgets.

Knowledge of and strong skills in the use of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations. Strong knowledge of and skills using computer software (such as Project, Excel, construction management) associated with project and budget management. This position is a Team Lead and may be responsible for supervising construction project managers, as well as, providing support to other Department teams. This position is responsible for managing multiple contractors and projects throughout the entire life of the project as well as communicating with end users to coordinate project construction and manage expectations. Ability to produce work in AutoCAD and perform system calculations and analysis is a must. Signs off on the work of subordinate employees and signs off on own work as a Professional Structural Engineer. Performs related duties as required. Duties are performed under general guidance of the Assistant Director, Planning, Engineering and Energy, Facilities Management Department. This position is designated an "Essential Employee." Night and weekend work hours may be required.

Note: This position is designated an "Essential Employee." Night and weekend hours may be required.

Employment Standards

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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  • A valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Virginia Professional Engineer.
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.

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.

  • Five or more years of experience as a lead Structural P.E. in commercial building structural system design and construction.
  • Three or more years of experience as the lead Structural P.E, in authoring and producing design and specification of structural system for commercial mission critical buildings.
  • Three years of experience assessing and evaluating commercial building (1 story and multiple story - minimum of 10 story buildings) structural failures to include authoring, recommending, and designing remediation.
  • Strong contract management skills.
  • Strong staff management skills

Must be able to access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Must be able to communicate by phone. Must be mobile to access active construction sites. Ability to climb ladders, access tight spaces, crawl, reach, lift 25 lbs, push 25lbs, etc. Dexterity to use hand tools. Vision to see detail drawings, construction and discern color. Must drive a motor vehicle. Must communicate with others verbally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed, and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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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