Senior Engineer Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$72,752.58 - $121,254.64 Annually
Posted
Dec 25, 2021
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Ref
21-02767
Function
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the general supervision of the Engineer IV in charge of construction plan review and approval in the Engineering Planning and Analysis Branch, independently reviews and approves construction plans for sanitary sewer facilities prepared by professional engineers for proposed developments, Virginia and Fairfax County Department of Transportations’ road improvement projects, stream restoration projects, infrastructure extension and improvement projects, and as-built plans for conformance with the County’s design standards, Federal and State permits and Virginia’s Sewerage Collection and Treatment (SCAT) Regulations. Verifies existing and future sanitary sewer needs and determines the impacts of proposed developments on the existing infrastructure. Reviews and assists professional engineering consultants in preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary designs for the extension of sanitary sewer facilities. Provides assistance to consulting engineers, county agencies, residents, and various stakeholders regarding availability and accessibility to sanitary sewer facilities. Reviews all other utility construction plans for sanitary sewer utility conflict such as Fairfax Water, Washington Gas, etc. to determine the impact of the proposed construction on existing and/or proposed sanitary sewer facilities. Uses Fairfax County GIS for evaluating and reviewing sanitary sewer design and analysis. Supports the Engineer IV in refinement of Public Facilities Manual (PFM), Chapter 10 for sanitary sewer code modification where required by field conditions, trends of redevelopment, and new technologies. Guides the engineering technicians of the Engineering Planning and Analysis Branch in resolving discrepancies between as-built and approved plan designs. May serve in place of the Engineer IV in the absence of the Engineer IV.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Prepares designs using CAD software, prepares cost estimates, and performs construction contract administration for sanitary sewers, stormwater facilities, solid waste facilities, transportation facilities, and other county projects with defined objectives, priorities, budgets, and deadlines;
  • Interacts with external professional engineering, environmental and construction contractors, ensuring the best use of County resources and timely completion of projects;
  • Solves complex project design or construction challenges such as unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, minimizing disruption of operations during phased construction, minimizing disruption to the public;
  • Reviews plans submitted by Architectural and Engineering (A&E) firms for County projects to determine if they meet design requirements, and for cost and compatibility with County standards, guidelines and operational needs and verifies invoices for payment;
  • Provides project quality control for consultant designs and construction documents;
  • Reviews and approves subdivision and site plans and associated plans/studies;
  • Reviews operations for regulatory/permit compliance;
  • Reviews hydrological studies based on land use and topography for the delineation of flood plains;
  • Manages multi-discipline projects of ranging complexity, type and scope;
  • Conducts final inspections of projects installed by contractors, developers or individuals;
  • Provides direction and oversight of environmental monitoring;
  • Leads in design project feasibility studies and develops design criteria for engineering consultants;
  • Meets with customers to explain building plan deficiencies and reviews and processes subdivision plats, reviewing all revisions concerning access, street location, site distance, and traffic safety;
  • Leads design and construction meetings, manages design and construction contracts; develops project scopes, budgets and schedules;
  • May serve as a Team Leader;
  • Conducts preliminary meetings with design professionals to discuss code issues related to their projects;
  • Prepares and presents reports to boards and commissions;
  • Recommends revisions in the County Code and related documents;
  • May be required to sign/seal work performed as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect;
  • May administer the section in the absence of the supervisor;
  • Attends meetings and conferences;
  • Prepares reports, studies, design analysis and evaluations, contracts, and bid documents.


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) that is associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances which apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project
  • management and contract administration;
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of team(s) and/or subordinates;
  • 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;
  • Ability to meet and interact with the public;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to make accurate CAD drawings and GIS maps;
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and prepare neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data;
  • Ability to use a computer for word processing, preparation of spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentation materials.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 f our years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

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.

Please note that if the selected candidate is licensed in another state, they will be required to obtain a Virginia PE or RA license through the reciprocity process within twelve (12) months of the award letter date as a condition of employment.

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:
The ideal candidate possesses the following: Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Experience managing multiple programs and projects. Proficiency in evaluating and interpreting local, state, and federal site development codes and environmental regulations. Demonstrated expertise in resolving complex project design challenges through innovative ideas and efficient project management. Working knowledge of collection system hydraulics for the engineering planning and analysis of sanitary facilities. Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Experience leading briefings for senior management.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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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