DESIGN ENGINEER (CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT)

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$73,070.40 - $134,388.80 Annually
Posted
Jun 08, 2022
Closes
Jul 08, 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Government

The Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking an experienced Design Engineer to work within their Engineering Bureau, which provides full-scale, in-house surveying, design, and construction management services for public works capital improvement projects.

This employee will be responsible for completing in-house design from concept planning to final design and will work with consultants who perform designs on select projects for multimodal transportation, stormwater management, sanitary sewer, and water distribution projects. The projects are complex, with competing interests and range from $100,000 to $5 million in overall costs and the work is performed in a constrained urban environment.
 

Specific duties include:

  • Participating in project scoping and preparing concept plans;
  • Developing designs using Autodesk Civil3D or various modeling software and creating construction plans for all aspects of public works projects, and analysis of civil engineering systems and components;
  • Developing construction specifications and special conditions documents;
  • Coordinating with County, State, and Federal regulatory agencies and obtaining stormwater and land use permits;
  • Determining property acquisition and easement needs and providing required or supporting information to surveyors and real estate specialists;
  • Preparing construction cost estimates and managing procurement and bidding of projects;
  • Providing technical support during construction and responding to Requests for Information;
  • Reviewing the work of outside consultants who provide design services on selected projects; and
  • Presenting projects for in-house review or to citizen's groups.

Minimums Requirements

This position is part of a multi-grade career ladder from junior through senior and the overall annual salary range is $73,070.40- $134,388.80. Applicants will be hired at the level based on skills and experience. 

Junior Level - Engineer I (Minimum) 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or applicable engineering discipline; and
  • Experience using Autodesk Civil3D or similar CAD software.

Journey Level – Engineer II (Minimum):  

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or applicable engineering discipline and;
  • 3 years of engineering experience post Bachelor's with the design of public works capital improvement projects, including site planning, street design, storm water management, sanitary sewer design, water distribution or related areas; or
  • 2 years of years of post Bachelor’s professional engineering experience in related field, plus at least 1 of the required certifications. 

Senior Level – Engineer III (Minimum):  

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or applicable engineering discipline; and
  • 5 years of engineering experience post Bachelor's with the design of public works capital improvement projects, including site planning, street design, storm water management, sanitary sewer design, water distribution or related areas; or
  • 3 years of post Bachelors engineering experience in related field, plus at least 2 of the required certifications.

Substitution: Experience may not be substituted for the Engineering Degree requirement. A Master's Degree in Civil Engineering may be substituted for one year of Engineering experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's Degree in a related field and experience in one or more of the following:

  • Designing urban street rehabilitation, storm water management, sanitary sewer, water distribution and related areas;
  • Preparing construction contract documents; 
  • Conducting presentations to stakeholders including citizens and/or government officials; and 
  • Using Autodesk Civil3D or similar CAD software.

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