As a Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer performs professional engineering work in supervising and participating in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of HVAC, Building Automation System, and plumbing equipment and systems (new, renovation and renewal). Performs review and analysis of plans and specifications for HVAC, Building Automation, and plumbing features and compliance with code requirements. As a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, leverages a strong technical background, excellence in design, attention to detail and quality control to perform and review mechanical engineering calculations, reports, construction drawings, specifications, schedules and budgets for commercial building mechanical and plumbing systems.
Ensures the timely completion of projects assigned consistent with quality standards of the Facilities Management Department (FMD) and industry standards, as well as, ensuring projects are financially and operationally viable and completed in a cost-efficient manner. Strong knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations. Strong knowledge of computer software (such as Project, Excel, construction management) associated with project and budget management.
This position is a team lead responsible for supervising building automation system engineers and construction project managers, as well as, providing support to other department teams and contractors. Ability to produce and stamp work (as Mechanical Professional Engineer) in AutoCAD and perform system calculations and analysis is a must. Signs off on the work of subordinate employees and signs off on own work as a Professional Mechanical Engineer. Performs related duties as required. Duties are performed under general guidance of the Assistant Director, Design, Engineering and Construction, Facilities Management Department.
Note: This position is designated an "Essential Employee." Night and weekend work hours may be required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 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; PLUSFive years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
A valid driver's license.
Professional Engineer (PE)
An individual who possesses a valid Professional Engineer or Architect license in another state will be granted a temporary exemption to this requirement pending the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers & Landscape Architects decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity. As a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect, signs and seals own work product and/or that of subordinate staff.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
Five or more years of experience as a lead Mechanical P.E. in commercial building HVAC, Building Automation, and plumbing design, construction and energy management.
Valid Professional Mechanical Engineer license in the State of Virigina.
Three or more years of experience as the lead Mechanical P.E, in authoring and producing design and specification of HVAC, building automation system, and plumbing systems for commercial mission critical buildings.
Strong background in energy management informing, validating and optimizing commercial building mechanical, automation and plumbing systems design and operation.
Strong contract management skills.
Strong staff management skills.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Must be able to communicate by phone. Must be mobile to access active construction sites. 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. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview; may include practical exercise.
This job announcement is listed with a closing date of February 10, 2023, and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process may close prior to the currently advertised closing date when the position has been filled.
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. EEO/AA/TTY.
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