ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FACILITY AND PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Recruitment #20-A4-0264

Job Description

Loudoun County's Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure is currently seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Director, Facility and Public Infrastructure. The Assistant Director provides leadership and oversight in the design management phases of Facility and Public Infrastructure Projects, including fire stations, libraries, recreation centers, parks and other non-transportation projects. This position oversees procurement of design professional services, development of project designs, and contract administration. Additionally, the position provides project-related cost analysis, advises on policy matters and ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The Assistant Director manages multiple, highly complex projects, coordinates problem solving of emergency or ad hoc projects designated by the Director and provides strategic planning for the department’s long and short-term goals and objectives. This position presents to community members, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and other public forums on a wide variety of capital design and construction issues, and is responsible for leading and managing a high-performing staff of architects and engineers, as well as maintaining a professional work environment in accordance with County policies and procedures. Successful candidates will also possess comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of engineering/architecture design, contract management and construction techniques; construction scheduling experience, including the ability to solve all common and unusual problems encountered during design and construction; thorough knowledge of all applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and ordinances; the skills to defend and negotiate agreements and contract resolutions concerning transportation and capital infrastructure projects; as well as the capacity to determine best use of human, fiscal and material resources. Candidates must also possess excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships with other County staff, state agencies and regional partners.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in architecture, engineering, or related field with at least ten (10) years of related experience including two (2) years of supervisory experience in an architecture or engineering organization to include supervisory or operations/administrative oversight experience. Ten (10) years of professional management experience in an architecture environment is preferred. Requires a current Virginia Registered Architect or Professional Engineer License or be able to obtain within one year from the time of employment.

Special Requirements

The successful candidate must be available to support evening Board and Board Committee meetings as well as conduct or support project-related public information meetings and public hearings. Candidates must hold a valid driver’s license.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will undergo criminal background, credit and DMV records check.

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