Construction Engineer (Hybrid-Work Opportunity)

Alexandria, Virginia
Mar 11, 2022
Aug 03, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Job Description

The Construction Engineer works with contractors, architects, ACPS project managers, associated personnel, along with internal and external stakeholders to complete large-scale capacity projects on schedule, within the scope, and in line with the established budget. The Construction Engineer will support the assigned project manager by conducting site visits, in-depth technical reviews, and quality control/quality assurance of modernization projects. At any given time, this position may be supporting several major capital projects.

This position is a part of the Facilities and Operations Department team, reporting directly to the Director of Capital Programs, Planning & Design. The Office of Capital Programs, Planning & Design is responsible for the management, oversight, and execution of all capital planning, and capacity or "new build" design and construction projects activities for ACPS.

EDUCATION: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in appropriate engineering, architectural, construction management, or building industry-related field and/or an equal combination of education and work experience

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Engineer-in-Training (EIT) designation, Professional Engineer, Project Management Professional, and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) preferred but not required.

EXPERIENCE: 5 years job-related construction or engineering experience, including 3 years of quality control or construction management experience.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
  • Participates in the design of new facilities and modernization projects and provides technical expertise
  • Provides a thorough review of project drawings and specifications, and Architects Supplemental Instructions (ASI)
  • Reviews submittals, shop drawings, and third party inspections reports and coordinated with various stakeholders for compliance with the owner, code, and other specifications and requirements
  • Supports commissioning efforts along with the assigned project manager and owner retained commissioning agent (CxA) all building systems
  • Ensures design documents, plans, plats, and specifications conform to all applicable engineering standards and requirements for completeness, accuracy, and consistency with contract documents
  • Reviews and recommends payment of invoices and pay applications
  • Reviews and comments on a change order and draw requests
  • Coordinates project design with the City of Alexandria Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Environmental Services, Code Administration, and other City and State regulatory/approval agencies for approvals and necessary permits
  • Participates in community meetings and/ or conducts them and responds to community member questions and concerns
  • Provides support with contract administration of all consultants, contractors, and architectural and engineering contracts, including preparation of RFIs, RFPs, ITBs, providing supporting documents for solicitations, reviewing proposals, etc.
  • Attends Owner-Architect- Contractor, pre-construction meetings, punch list walkthroughs and other project-related meetings as needed
  • Makes periodic inspections of work in progress for quality control, schedule, and other compliance
  • Inspects materials, workmanship, and conformance to plans and specifications
  • Documents and maintains accurate and detailed project reports, records, and other correspondence
  • Reports on delays, non-conformance, and other issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the success of all large capital projects

  • Five or more years of experience in hands-on design and construction of school facilities
  • Modernization and new construction experience including early childhood and K-12 facilities, recreational facilities, fields, and playgrounds
  • Experience and working knowledge of Virginia DEQ regulations, FEMA floodplain, and ESA requirements
  • Familiarity with City of Alexandria entitlement and permitting process
  • Experience in the use of computer applications and software, including MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD and REVIT
  • Working knowledge of project scheduling with MS Project and/or Primavera
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced collaborative team environment

  • This job requires frequent site visits on active construction projects. Must be able to conduct project site visits.
  • Driver's License required

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$75,446.40 - $122,712.00 / Administrator SAS-06
Shift Type:

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