Works as part of the Building Design and Construction Division (BDCD). Works as part of a team of talented engineers as a professional with project management experience in design and/or construction administration for a variety of building capital improvement projects in the following business areas:
Building Construction Branch – responsible for delivering Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects through various project delivery methods including Design-Bid-Build (DBB) and Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR). Learn more about us.
Building Design Branch – includes the Public Safety program and the Community Development program. Provides the design management for Fairfax County capital projects. Learn more about us.
Public Private Partnerships Branch – manages the development of large, complex Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Learn more about us.
Special Projects Section – manages all phases of planning, design, permitting, and construction administration for implementation of smaller capital projects and capital renewal work, including demolition and modular facilities. Learn more about us.
The Senior Engineer III position may be responsible for the following:
Overall management and leadership of capital projects from concept through project close-out including: site and consultant selection and contract negotiation, coordination and collaboration with customers, manages consultants in all phases of design including schematic design, design development, and contract drawing and specification development. Also manages and coordinates value engineering and constructability review. Ensures schedule and budget requirements are met and maintains project documentation and reporting, coordination and management of bidding and construction, monitoring construction progress, change order and contract dispute negotiations and resolution, construction quality control, and project close out.
Serves as a primary point of contact with the engineering design consultant, contractor, and other agencies as required, and maintains all project documentation.
Responds to technical, design and scope related questions during the design and construction phase. May make presentations to senior County leadership and to County residents.
Performs all aspects of design and/or construction contract administration for complex building, projects.
May also serve as Construction Manager (CM) responsible for bidding and construction contract administration.
Able to work in a fast-paced collaborative team environment; and provide outstanding customer service to using agencies and project stakeholders.
Stays abreast of technical codes and safety regulations.
Promotes communication, teamwork, and collaboration within the division and with colleagues across the divisions in Capital Facilities. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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 four 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 may be subject to a 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.
At least 4 years of experience procuring, administering, and managing architectural/engineering and/or construction contracts in building capital improvement projects.
Experience with financial and budgetary planning, tracking, and reporting at the project and program level.
At least 5 years of experience managing multiple capital projects in design and construction on projects ranging from small renovations and upgrades to new stand-alone facilities. Experience includes consultant selection, negotiations, contract management, planning, budget and schedule development, site assessment, coordination of property acquisition for public use, quality control, and construction administration
Project management experience with the approval and permitting phases of the development process, including land use and entitlement process to ensure approvals are in line with County proprietary and regulatory requirements.
At least 3 years of professional experience facilitating public meetings which may include groups with differing positions and making presentations on capital projects to community outreach meetings, public hearings, and boards and commission presentations.
At least 3 years of professional engineer experience with local, federal, and state building and site development codes.
Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
At least 3 years of experience wastewater treatment and/or collection projects.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to physically negotiate rough terrain and typical construction sites to perform field inspections at project construction sites or potential sites for future facilities. Able to safely climb construction ladders up to 15 feet or more per floor with the potential of multiple floors and able to go up and down stairs for multi-story buildings. Ability to hear normal construction alarms and verbal warnings on active construction sites. Ability to produce handwritten and typed documents. 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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