Engineer IV - Electrical Engineer

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Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, VA, United States

Phone: 17032343368
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Engineer IV - Electrical Engineer


Fairfax, VA 

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Job Description:

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

Plans, coordinates, and directs the design and construction of capital renewal, improvement and repair for power distribution systems projects including--but not limited to—generators, electrical systems, back-up power generation, load flow, relay coordination and short circuit analysis, voltage system design and distribution, ArchFlash protection, grounding, Commercial electrical design and layout, equipment, hardware and software specifications, etc. Develops project scope and technical specifications, implements the design, and oversees construction. Reviews county building designs and specifications to ensure efficient design that meets industry, county, state and federal requirements. Strong knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations. Strong knowledge of computer software (such as Project, Excel, construction management) associated with project and budget management. This position is a team lead responsible for supervising construction project managers, as well as, providing support to other department teams. Manages multiple staff, contractors, and projects throughout the entire life of the project as well as communicating with end users to coordinate project construction and manage expectations. Ability to work in AutoCAD and perform system calculations and analysis is a must. Signs off on the work of subordinate employees and signs off on own work as a Professional Electrical Engineer. Performs related duties as required. Duties are performed under general guidance of the Assistant Director, Planning, Engineering and Energy, Facilities Management Department. 

* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $5,000.

Note: This position is designated an “Essential Employee.” Night and weekend wok hours may be required.


Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)Graduation from a four-year college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies with a bachelor's degree in the appropriate engineering or architectural field; PLUS Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.


  • Driver's license (required)
  • Possession of a Virginia electrical professional engineer license. An individual who possesses a valid professional electrical engineer license in another state will be granted a temporary six-month exemption to this requirement pending the board for professional engineers decision regarding that individual's application for reciprocity.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
This position is designated an "Essential Employee". Night and weekend work hours may be required.      

B.S. in electrical engineer with a strong background in commercial power distribution project, construction and energy management. Thorough knowledge of mission critical power distribution and backup systems. Strong background in energy management informing, validating and optimizing commercial power distribution and lighting systems design and operation. Strong contract management skills. Strong staff management skills.

Must be able to access facility equipment and equipment rooms. Must be able to communicate by phone. Must be mobile to access active construction sites. Ability to climb ladders, access tight spaces, crawl, reach, lift 25 pounds, push 25 pounds, etc. Dexterity to use hand tools. Vision to see detail drawings, construction and discern color. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical exercise.

This job announcement is listed with a closing date of December 29, 2023, and interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process may close prior to the currently advertised closing date when the position has been filled.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.  
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.