Recruitment #22-131-3588

Job Description

Loudoun County, one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, is currently seeking a talented, highly motivated professional to join the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure as a Utility Engineer. The Utility Engineer will manage the utility relocation process for transportation projects during design and construction. Specifically, the Utility Engineer will work with design professionals on utility conflict avoidance, coordinate the development of utility relocation designs with design professionals and utility service providers when conflicts cannot be avoided, and review easement documents for completeness while verifying their coordination with design documents. The Utility Engineer will also facilitate utility field inspection meetings and ensure procedures outlined in the VDOT Utility Manual are followed, perform quality assurance and quality control of the road and utility design documents, prepare and send authorization packages to utility service providers to perform utility relocation work, a coordinate inspection of utility relocation work with construction personnel, and provide technical plan interpretation support during construction. Additionally, the position will manage specialized contracts dealing with utility design and relocation services according to Department, County, and State contracting procedures and guidelines. Loudoun County's FY 2021 - 2026 Amended Capital Improvement Program includes approximately $800 million in transportation projects.

Salary Commensurate with Experience  

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with engineering coursework or degree related to assigned area; three (3) years of professional engineering and construction management work experience of a complex nature with direct design as well as administrative experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position include: Expertise utilizing the VDOT Utility Manual. Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of engineering; current methods, techniques, and software as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of public works infrastructure and complex building projects; applicable building codes, engineering design standards, land development regulations, and ordinances; automated design and project management systems. 
Strong project management skills, as well as computer skills to include Microsoft Office applications and software related to engineering, construction management and project scheduling; ability to effectively communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
Ability to analyze and verify complex design calculations; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, employees, contractors, code officials, and the general public; to read and interpret complex construction plans and specifications; and to prepare clear, comprehensive, and concise technical and management reports.

Special Requirements

Candidates may be exposed to inclement weather and must be able to inspect existing sites and active construction projects, which often require walking or climbing elevated structures.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

This position may qualify for relocation assistance in accordance with County policy. This position requires a valid driver's license, driving record, criminal, and credit background checks.