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Civil Engineer IV (3 positions)
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City of Alexandria VA | Alexandria, VA
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Job Description


"Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!"

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Civil Engineer IVposition.

What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:

* Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
* Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
* Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
* Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship

An Overview

The senior civil engineer (Civil Engineer IV) will be responsible for the design and construction of a wide variety of capital projects. The engineer will manage the design and construction of roadway, drainage, storm water management, sanitary sewer, transit and park improvement projects.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of all applicable local, state and federal requirements. The candidate must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills. The candidate must possess a license to practice as Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or another state. The candidate must possess a demonstrable history of managing the design and construction of complex capital projects. The candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of dealing with elected representatives, appointed officials and citizen stakeholder groups.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work

* Manage large complex capital improvement projects with federal and/or state funding and the ability to manage grants and fulfill all grant requirements;
* Coordinate projects internally with multiple departments and externally with local, state and federal agencies, private utilities, property owners, stakeholder groups and individual private citizens;
* Successfully manage consulting engineers, planners and other associated design professionals in the development of detailed construction documents;
* Manage construction contracts to keep projects on budget and on schedule, and serve as the City representative during the construction process;
* Present information regarding capital improvement projects to the community, outside agencies, senior staff and City officials;
* Scope and estimate costs of planned projects as part of an interdepartmental team;
* Develop accurate estimates of contract costs;
* Develop requests for proposals and invitations to bid for the procurement of professional consulting services and construction services.

About the Department

The City of Alexandria Department of Project Implementation provides focus on the City's growing portfolio of complex capital projects shortening the delivery time of these projects through the application of best-practice project management methods. The department is also responsible for multi-departmental projects such as the implementation of the City's Waterfront Small Area Plan.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-Year College Degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Ten years of experience in the practice of professional civil engineering, experience in design and construction management of capital projects. Must possess a license to practice as a Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or another state.

Preferred Qualifications

Fifteen or more years of experience in the practice of professional civil engineering.