Engineer III -Capital Improvement Project Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jan 24, 2022
Feb 23, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Organization Type

Performs overall project management and contract administration for multiple, multimodal transportation improvement projects throughout the County. Provides engineering design and review of project plans designed by outside consultants. Ensures plans, plats, and specifications conform to all applicable engineering standards and requirements. Reviews and negotiates design contracts. Prepares and monitors project schedules. Is responsible for preparing, updating, and monitoring project budget and timely completion of assigned projects on schedule. Reviews and recommends payment of invoices. Coordinates project design with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), County, and other regulatory/approval agencies for approvals and necessary permits. Participates in citizens information meetings and/ or conducts them and responds to citizen’s issues and concerns. Attends project-related design field inspections, utility field inspections and pre-construction meetings. Provides engineering support during land acquisition phase and construction phase. Off-site meetings and visits to project sites may require the operation of a personal and/or County vehicle. Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards


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. 

A valid driver's license.

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.


  1. Seven or more years of experience in hands on design of multi-modal transportation

  2. improvement projects including bike & pedestrian walkway/trail facilities, Spot & intersection improvements, Roadway design, etc.

  3. Experience and working knowledge of federal and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.

  4. Experience in the use of computer applications and software, including MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD Land Development Desktop, AutoCAD Civil3D and/or Microstation.

  5. Ability to understand roadway and other public improvement design plans

  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 25 pounds in weight.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include practical 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.