Project Engineer I
Town of Herndon, VA
Herndon, VA

$80,000 - $110,000 a year

Under general direction of the Senior Civil Engineer, the purpose of this position is to provide contract and project engineering administration and coordination for town-sponsored projects. Employees in this classification are responsible for reviewing contract documents, plans, designs, studies, payment applications, shop drawings and submittals; coordinating design and professional services with consultants; reviewing specifications; packaging contract for award and advertisement; administering construction contract work; project close-out and maintenance; coordinating program activities; and inspecting construction projects.

Administers, coordinates and monitors project design and construction process from feasibility through warranty; documents progress, monitors activity, safety and compliance with contract requirements; coordinates progress with contractor, town staff and other departments, and town citizens; monitors material quantities for contract compliance and payment verification; reviews construction drawings, errors and omissions, potential obstacles and potential issues with contractor, construction feasibility and fiscal impact.
Assists in preparation of requests for proposals (RFP) for design and testing services; attends RFP evaluation sessions for professional services; negotiates contracts with selected offerors; processes contract awards
Assists in preparation of contract bid documents, writes specifications, special terms and conditions, instructions to bidders and bidding criteria, assists in coordination of publication of bid documents; assists in coordination of bid process; assists with contract award
Attends pre-bid, pre-construction, pre-installation and periodic progress meetings
Administers design process and design contract; processes consultant invoicing; reviews design submissions for conformance with contract and town needs; ensures design completeness and meets scope requirements of desired town capital facility
Completes front-end project work, including site plan and other required documents approval with appropriate town departments, county agencies and appointed town boards, if required; is town liaison with approving agencies as necessary; coordinates with town attorney and other appropriate departments in the acquisition of real property or property modification
Assists in maintaining project files; addresses project issues, change orders and other pertinent issues; assists in project evaluation; reviews schedule of values for accuracy; reviews payment applications; verifies various percentages of completed work; verifies on-site and stored materials; processes payment requisitions; tracks payments, change orders and reporting requirements for appropriate agencies; reviews and responds to claims; reports on projects for compliance with grant requirements
Assists in reviewing and evaluating related documents; participates in project close-out; participates in final inspections; analyzes and recommends appropriate actions for change orders and claims
Responsible for ensuring all aspects of a capital improvement project meets all federal and state requirements. This includes, but is not limited to, the VDOT Locally Administered Projects program
Performs other duties as required

Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or related field required
Supplemented by minimum three years education, training or experience that includes engineering, construction management, inspections and regulatory standards, or a combination of education, training and experience
Professional Engineer (PE) license or Engineer- In-Training (EIT) strongly preferred
VDOT LAP Qualification or the ability to obtain within six months of employment
DEQ Dual Combined Administrator certification is preferred
Work Zone Safety certification or the ability to obtain certification within six months of employment
Valid driver’s license with acceptable record

MON - FRI, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn Street