June 2021 Jobs: FCDOT – Engineer III – Capital Improvement Project Manager

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Salary:  $68,720.08 – $114,533.12 Annually
Job Type:  FT Salary W BN
Job Number:  21-01183
Closing:  7/23/2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location:  FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
Department:  Transportation
Pay Grade:  S27
Posting Type:  Open to General Public

Job Announcement

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.

Valid driver’s license

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a driver’s license check to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Seven or more years of experience in hands on design of multi-modal transportation improvement projects including bike & pedestrian walkway/trail facilities, Spot & intersection improvements, Roadway design, etc.
  • Experience and working knowledge of federal and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Experience in the use of computer applications and software, including MS Office, MS Project, AutoCAD Land Development Desktop, AutoCAD Civil3D and/or Microstation.
  • Ability to understand roadway and other public improvement design plans
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced collaborative team environment.

Ability to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Visual acuity to review detailed drawings, plans and documents.
Ability to walk, negotiate or traverse property sites that may be undergoing construction or having terrain that is not level. Work requires performing tasks in adverse weather conditions.
Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle Ability to perform field investigations of transportation design projects. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Panel interview and 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 status as a veteran 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.

Merit Positions

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:

  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • LiveWell Program
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Paid Leave (annual, sick, parental, volunteer activity, and more!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees’ Child Care Center
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

For additional details please visit the County’s benefits webpage.

Non-Merit Positions

  1. Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year.
    • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Program
    • Deferred Compensation
  2. Temporary:  scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year.
    • No benefits

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