Senior Project Manager

Prince William County Government Woodbridge, VA

The Department of Public Works, Facilities Construction Management Division is seeking a talented, highly qualified and energetic individual interested in furthering a career in public administration in a team -oriented, challenging, friendly workplace. This position serves as a senior project manager for the County's Capital Improvement Building Program and special design/construction projects within Public Works. The position serves as a departmental project manager expert, facilitating the budgeting, design and construction of complex and large multi-million dollar projects, such as jails, fire and rescue stations and a new animal shelter. The successful individual will be responsible for cost planning, scheduling, control and monitoring internal standards, interpreting and facilitation client /user agency needs as they relate to design and then managing all aspect of the process through the design, into construction. They will represent the Department of Public Works and Facilities Construction Management Division in the negotiations of crucial project management matters and be the team leader for FCM, client/user, consultants, code officials and other internal and external government agencies as they relate to a project. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task, understand and work with multiple architectural and engineering disciplines and be a team player.


A. A self-starter, proactive, with a take charge approach to all aspects of project management

B. Strong management and coordination skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people and personality types

C. Excellent understanding of the design and construction phases and process and provide team leadership

D. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of professionals, semi-professional and County management

STARTING SALARY RANGE: $69,225.00 - $93,366.00

General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The statements in this class specification are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Performs difficult professional engineering work involving a specific engineering discipline in accordance with the requirements of the appointing agency; and applicable discipline related to assigned projects. Work involves a wide variety of complex projects that require independent planning of work details for completion of special projects.

Work is performed under general supervision of a Division Chief. May exercise supervision over engineering assistants, subordinate engineers and clerical support staff or also serves as a Team Leader for special projects.

Distinguishing Differences:

An Engineer III level differs from Engineer II in the area of independent judgment. Performs as a specialist independently conducting complex projects, difficult special projects, performing as a team or program leader, coordinating the work of smaller groups of technicians or paraprofessional personnel. Serves as an expert in a specific engineering discipline, or managing specific single discipline programs.


Plans and coordinates engineering activities to develop and apply standardized design criteria and production; and facilitates the review of priority projects by the plans review branch;

Independently reviews and evaluates proposals for engineering services to make recommendations for selecting consultants and assist in contract negotiations by providing technical expertise; may serve as a team leader for special projects;

Inspects all major critical structures, reviews all structural shop drawings and test reports and reviews structural part of construction plans for residential commercial;

Conducts technical and engineering reviews of subdivision and site plans of land development proposals submitted to the County for approval;

Ensures quality inspections for all projects;

Reviews highway/road plans for design conformance or compliance with applicable County, state codes and ordinances; and verifies compliance with building codes;

Reviews right of way acquisition plats, for completeness and accuracy;

Coordinates, oversees and manages contracts for consultants and contractors; and prepares and issues RFPs for hiring consultants and contractors;

Reviews construction documents, plans, calculations, specifications and reports for commercial projects related to all trades;

Serves as an architectural Team Leader to facilitate the building permit plan review process to insure that building code compliance is met;

Manages a variety of County's programs, e.g., water quality, utilities, rezoning and special permit application and environmental issues;

Provides technical review layout, site access, pavement designs and traffic impact analysis; and right of way requirements on major thoroughfare plans;

Reviews engineering designs and specification projects such as road bond and road improvement projects;

Performs and directs the technical review of designs, drawings and plans for the construction, maintenance of roads, storm drainage systems and other similar projects for compliance;

Prepares and reviews the computation of engineering calculations for design features;

Performs and/or directs the collection and analysis of data such as traffic volume, capacity, origin and speed;

Reviews plans for compliance with transportation standards and policies; and/or specific engineering disciplines;

Analyzes technology trends and market demands to plan projects, and forecast operating costs.


Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and methods of engineering in a variety of specialized areas as applied to planning, designing of structures and/or facilities, such as roads, buildings and/or water supply and sewage system, or waste disposal units; thorough knowledge and techniques of inspecting land acquisitions and construction and maintenance of varied public and private projects architectural engineering or of other areas of assignment; thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of engineering drafting, hydraulic, sanitation, traffic, transportation, structural, mechanical, electrical, and/or irrigation engineering; thorough knowledge of land and engineering survey systems, methods, and techniques; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of managing specific projects; general knowledge of departmental policies, procedures and technical standards; ability to instruct subordinate personnel in proper work methods and to supervise their work; ability to plan and design engineering projects in a specific area of expertise; ability to make comprehensive reviews of a variety of plans; ability to develop database management systems to track and analyze the status of projects; ability to inspect construction facilities and to determine compliance with codes; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports; ability to operate engineering instruments, equipment and CADD.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline required by a specific position or related engineering field (i.e. architectural) and 3-5 years professional engineering work experience in departmental areas such as Planning, Public Works, Development Services, or Office of Technology, Facilities, and Support Services; or areas which would be applicable to department needs; and 1-2 years supervisory experience at a professional level if applicable to the job assignment.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:

Per the Code of Virginia Chapter 4, Title 54.1 - Licensure regulations are governed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations - Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must pass DMV Record Check.

Must possess a licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia, if applicable to the position.

Watershed Management Requirement:

Must possess, or obtain within one year of employment, certification as Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Reviewer, Program Administrator or Combined Administrator with the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, if assigned to Watershed Management.

Building Development Requirement:

Must become certified by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development as a Technical Assistant to the Building Official (applicable to assignment) within 18 months of employment/promotion in accordance with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code.


If not required, Licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia is preferred.