Engineer III - Jr. Architect
Company: Fairfax County Government
Posted on: November 20, 2023
Leads and collaborates in the development and documentation of
designs for a wide variety of projects for a portfolio of over 240
Fairfax County Government owned and leased buildings/spaces. Most
assigned projects will be for the performance of interior space
planning and fit-out as well as feasibility studies. Responsible
for the complete development of documents associated with full
performance space planning and minor renovation studies, designs,
and tasks. Works under the guidance and general direction of an
Architect/Engineer IV and Assistant Director for Design,
Engineering and Construction.
Specific duties include:
- Completes site surveys, field verification, and test-fit
- Prepares designs, plans, specifications and estimates for
various end users and building/program uses.
- Coordinates and collaborates with team members in multiple
disciplines/trades to maintain project schedule and design quality
through all phases of small to large and complex projects.
- Uses advanced design and planning concepts and objectives to
resolve complex issues and provide expertise.
- Provides analyses related to proposed studies, design projects,
and space moves/renovations to ensure overall county objectives are
- Develops design programs, feasibility programs, concept layouts
and other planning materials.
- Manages and performs the development of the design from initial
concept through to construction administration and construction
ensuring that the design intent is consistent and properly
executed, all local, state and national codes and program licensing
requirements are met, and design meets established energy and
- Prepares project design and construction scope of work for
issuance to third party firms and contractors.
- Day-to-day use of AutoCAD, SketchUp, RS Means, Bluebeam, MS
Office Suite for performance of duties.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple
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:
Valid driver's license.
- Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by
the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a
bachelor's degree in Architecture.
- Four years of demonstrated history directly responsible and
accountable for management and supervision of full performance
commercial space planning and minor renovation study, design. and
construction projects in occupied commercial buildings greater than
70,000 gross sq ft., per building to include low rise and high rise
(5 stories or more) buildings with individual project budgets over
$100,000 involving multiple trades.
- Four or more years of demonstrated history in interpreting and
applying building codes and regulations.
- Proficient in reading building architectural and engineering
- Four or more years demonstrated history in the full performance
responsibility for a portfolio of complex commercial building space
planning and minor renovation projects in occupied commercial
facilities including but not limited to: development of contracts,
authoring scope of work, financial oversight, design development,
submittal approval, RFI responses, construction quality, safety
performance, oversight of quality metrics and quality performance,
firm/contractor selection and oversight, oversight of project
documentation, project schedule, and risk mitigation and quality
NECESESARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a
criminal background check and driving record check.
This position is considered "essential personnel" and will be
required to report to work during times designated countywide as
approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency
situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).
Access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Mobile to access
active construction sites. Wear personal safety equipment to
include safety shoes, ear protection, safety glasses, and hardhat.
Ability to climb ladders, access tight spaces, crawl, reach, lift
25 pounds, push 25 pounds, etc. Dexterity to use hand tools Vision
to see detail drawings, construction and discern color. Ability to
drive a motor vehicle. Communicate with others verbally and in
writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable
Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of
residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish,
Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage
candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov
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