Arlington County, Virginia
$88,025.60 - $134,388.80 Annually
May 02, 2022
May 26, 2022
Full Time
Position Information

Note: The pay ranges listed above are effective June 19, 2022.

This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply.

The Facilities Design & Construction Bureau within the Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Facilities Project Specialist to perform senior project management duties which include administering and managing the design and construction phases for new County buildings and major renovation projects. The County building projects include libraries, community and recreation centers, fire stations and office buildings.

Specific duties include:

  • Preparing solicitations (RFP's and RFQ's) for design and other professional services, responding to vendor questions during solicitation process, reviewing vendor submissions, short listing top vendors, conducting vendor interviews, and providing written recommendations for awards;
  • Preparing Invitation to Bid (ITB) for construction services, conducting pre-bid meetings, responding to bidder questions, evaluating bids received, conducting post-bid scope reviews, and making formal recommendations for contract awards;
  • Preparing initial programming documents, such as capital budget estimates, project descriptions, and project schedules;
  • Managing project design and construction phases including ensuring projects are designed to budget, meet our client's needs, and built in accordance with Building Codes and County's regulations and standards;
  • Leading the project permit and approval process and coordinating with Facilities Management Bureau, other Departments and Agencies, and Community groups;
  • Reviewing and approving contractor's schedules, monitoring work activities so projects are completed by deadline and within budget, requesting corrective actions, and performing regular site inspections to ensure County's quality control standards are met;
  • Identifying potential changes early, reviewing contract documents for legitimacy of change, and processing change orders in a timely manner;
  • Monitoring and overseeing the project budget and dispersal of funds, reviewing all contractor progress payment requests and change orders for appropriateness;
  • Compiling accurate record keeping and project documentation in order to defend the County should legal issues arise;
  • Providing verbal and written project status reports and presenting information to elected officials, executive management, and community groups; and
  • Managing the project completion process by making final inspections, managing commission and equipment startup and training, reviewing close out documentation, coordinating with County user groups and Facilities Management Bureau, and providing follow-up actions as required during the warranty period.
Selection Criteria


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Architectural, or Construction Management degree or related field;
  • Three (3) years of experience as a construction project manager or facilities engineer, including managing the design and construction of new or renovated municipal, industrial, or commercial facilities.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Managing the work of designers and contractors to ensure project schedules and budgets are met, and comply with code and regulatory requirements;
  • Working with facilities that achieved LEED certification;
  • Project management experience in a government environment;
  • Using construction scheduling and project management software systems; and
  • Construction claims and dispute resolution.
Possession of one or more of the following preferred Certifications/Licenses:

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in Virginia or state with reciprocity;
  • Registered as an architect in Virginia or a state with reciprocity;
  • Project Management Professional; and
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM).

Special Requirements

The applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid Driver License, or the applicant must have the ability to use alternative methods of transportation to perform duties at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.

A pre-employment criminal records check will be conducted. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, reference check, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Covid Vaccination : Arlington County Government is committed to the health, safety and wellness for all staff. In support of that commitment, all current and newly hired employees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. For those qualified employees with a disability or sincerely held religious belief which prohibits them from receiving a vaccine, you will be able to contact the Office of Human Rights to request a reasonable accommodation. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment.

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