Construction/Maintenance Project Manager II (Stormwater)

Fairfax County
Fairfax, VA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Under the general supervision of the branch chief provides project management and contract negotiation/administration resulting in the design and/or construction of various stormwater projects. These may include stream and riparian corridor restoration, detention basin retrofit, site retrofits, green stormwater infrastructure, flood control/mitigation, and other water dependent or environmental projects to achieve regulatory compliance and stormwater goals and objectives.

The position is in the Watershed Projects Implementation Branch, Stormwater Planning Division – a dynamic and engaging work environment involving many disciplines developing effective, proven and innovative water quality improvement projects. Responsible for the project management of all projects as assigned, including developing and managing project scope, schedule, resources, stakeholder relations, permitting, coordination, contracting, and correspondence. As needed, provides assistance with construction of Division projects.

As a Project Manager II, manages a full workload including projects more complex in nature. Applies county and division safety policies and initiatives to all work activities. Provides quality control and quality assurance for construction documents including plans, plats, and specifications. Ensures construction documents conform to all applicable local, state, and federal requirements. Obtains all necessary permits. Prepares, reviews, and coordinates project schedules and construction estimates and may track the progress of the annual Division work plan. Coordinates and processes utility relocation proposals and contract payments. Coordinates project designs with county agencies, non-county agencies, and residents. Prepares and conducts presentations to residents to educate and garner community and stakeholders support. Uses computer software for project management, resource allocation, project schedules, and reviewing and preparing construction plans. Assumes duties of the section and/or branch chief when so designated. It is anticipated that in the future this position will act as a team lead and supervisor for professional and paraprofessional staff. If supervisor responsibilities are assigned, the incumbent will be responsible for supervising staff and provide oversight management for all projects assigned to the team.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, training and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental or life sciences, construction management, business administration, facilities management or related; and five years of experience in the management of large and complex construction or maintenance projects to include two years managing multi-disciplinary teams with multiple contractors.

Seven years of experience in program/ project management skills. Knowledge and experience in the design and management of watershed restoration and stormwater capital improvement projects. Knowledge and experience in stream restoration projects including assessment, natural channel design, permitting and construction support services. Knowledge and experience in ecological restoration projects. Knowledge of the Virginia Stormwater Management Program and Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control laws and regulations, as well as, design standards and specifications of stormwater best management practices (BMPs). Experience managing architectural or engineering contracts and the completion of stormwater project construction plans for implementation. Experience managing teams in the implementation of Stormwater and/or environmental projects. Ability to communicate orally and written. Ability to establish collaborative relationships with elected officials, executive managers, other professionals, residents, and environmental groups. Involvement with the construction of Stormwater Capital Improvement projects. Experience supervising staff.

 A valid driver's license is required.  Within in 1 year of appointment: attend Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer course and Virginia Stormwater Plan Reviewer course.

Ability to hike or field walk rugged, uneven and steep terrain in streams and stream valleys to perform field investigation on storm drainage, stormwater management, and stream channel projects.
Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing.
Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness.
Ability and willingness to work in adverse weather conditions responding to emergency events (e.g. snow removal, flood and hurricane response, etc.)     
All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

The appointee of this position is required to complete a criminal background check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Panel interview, may include exercise.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.