Engineer IV

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Closing date
Feb 9, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type

Job Details

Since 1977, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has served the Fairfax County community by enhancing mobility, safety, and the quality of life of residents, businesses, and visitors through planning, coordinating, funding, implementing, and sustaining a multimodal transportation system. FCDOT is seeking a motivated, highly qualified, and public service-oriented Engineer IV to join the Transportation Design Division. Serving as a Transportation Design Project Manager, this position is a senior level engineering position responsible for overall project management and contract administration for multiple complex multimodal transportation improvement projects and assisting the section chief with the team’s projects and developing policy and procedural guidance issues, as needed. In a dynamic and quickly evolving environment, this position will provide a challenging and rewarding experience for an individual invested in achieving the county’s strategic transportation goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing engineering support during project design, land acquisition, and construction phases for assigned projects, including coordinating with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), county, and other regulatory agencies
  • Preparing, monitoring, and managing project budgets and schedules to ensure assigned projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Developing design engineering and/or construction consultant scopes of work, and negotiating and managing contracts, including approving invoices for payment
  • Reviewing consultant deliverables, including design/construction plans, plats, and specifications to ensure projects meet all applicable engineering standards and requirements
  • Attending project-related design field inspections, utility field inspections, pre-construction and construction meetings, and monitoring construction progress to ensure conformance with project design
  • Identifying, responding to, and resolving public concerns related to assigned projects
  • Preparing and communicating technical reports, status reports, meeting summaries, letters, official items for Board of Supervisors’ consideration, and other documents as required
  • Preparing presentations for and serving as a subject matter expert at project-related public meetings, briefings for senior leadership and/or elected officials, and other audiences, as required to meet specific audience needs
  • Attending other project-related meetings, both in-person and virtual, including occasional evenings and weekends

For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Transportation, please click here.

Note: Multiple positions may be hired from this announcement.


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