The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Capital Projects Coordinator to oversee and implement moderate to large scale transportation capital improvement projects including intersection redesigns and street improvements; arterial and commercial corridor reconstruction; utility upgrades and undergrounding of overhead utilities; and other major transportation improvements in the Arlington County metro area. Projects may span over several years, incorporate $250K to multimillion dollar budgets, and serve varying modes of transportation, for travelers of all ages and abilities. This Coordinator will also provide project information/updates and make presentations to a variety of stakeholders and interest groups.
Specific duties include:
Coordinating design development from conceptual design to final engineering;
Developing and tracking project scope and ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and that all work is in compliance with appropriate local, state, regional and federal requirements;
Developing and monitoring project budgets, state and federal grants, consultant contracts, and change orders to ensure cost-effective completion of projects;
Coordinating and negotiating project funding and other project-related agreements with various internal and external parties to secure agreements with stakeholders;
Obtaining and procuring survey, design, construction, construction management and related services which may be provided by contractors and County staff;
Providing technical review of engineering design plans and conducting transportation and environmental studies;
Collaborating with diverse technical teams and serving as the main point of contact for project communications and public participation processes;
Interacting extensively with various County departments, private and public agencies and groups to include VDOT, WMATA, and other government agencies; and
Collecting input from community and other stakeholders concerning the planning, design and implementation of these projects
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or related field; and
Substantial experience coordinating the scope, budget, and schedule for transportation-related capital projects including making presentations to, and collaborating with, various stakeholders such as the business community, citizens, public interest groups or similar groups in a diverse community which includes coordinating moderate to large scale transportation-related capital projects from beginning to end.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:
Collaborating with diverse technical teams to coordinate the scope of projects;
Negotiating project agreements and contracts;
Providing technical review of engineering design plans;
Master's Degree in Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning or other directly related field; and/or
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Professional Engineer (PE) license.
Applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's state of residence at the time of appointment. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.
Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.
About Arlington County Government
Arlington is a world-class community and tourist destination located just five miles from the heart of the nation’s capital. It’s the geographically smallest self-governing county in the U.S., occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency’s highest award for Smart Growth in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America’s preeminent places to live, visit and do business.