Fairfax Water has an immediate opening for an Engineer II/III - Planning. This position will assist with engineering studies, hydraulic analysis, and other tasks necessary to support operation of and long-range planning for Fairfax Water’s transmission and distribution facilities.
Essential functions include:
Supporting update and maintenance of Fairfax Water’s system hydraulic model, including:
Performing updates from Fairfax Water’s enterprise GIS using automated methods.
Validating model performance against historical SCADA information.
Conducting preliminary engineering studies and hydraulic analysis to establish the need, feasibility, function, and priority of various system improvements such as pumping stations, storage facilities, or transmission mains.
Performing detailed studies and analyses aimed at providing a justification for capital improvements to existing and future water supply facilities, including evaluation of alternative scenarios.
Supporting update and maintenance of Fairfax Water’s System Master Plan.
Reviewing design documents to include plans, specifications, project schedules, expenses, and reports on assigned projects.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Environmental or Infrastructure Engineering or related field and a minimum of three years progressively responsible experience in the planning and design of public water supply facilities, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and knowledge. Possession of an F.E. (Fundamental of Engineering) certificate is preferred. For higher level position, Engineer III, candidate must be a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or be registered in another state with the ability to become registered in Virginia within six months of being hired. Candidates should have considerable knowledge of the theory and practices of civil engineering relating to the design and construction of public water supply facilities as well as knowledge of hydraulics, GIS, and computer modeling techniques.
About Fairfax Water
Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit utility, Fairfax Water is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens and appointed by the elected Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Fairfax Water is Virginia's largest water utility and one of the 25 largest water utilities in the country, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Fairfax Water owns and operates the two largest water treatment facilities in Virginia with an average daily water production of 163 million gallons and combined maximum capacity of 376 million gallons per day.
Fairfax Water has the lowest commodity rate in the Washington metropolitan region and is one of only a few water utilities in the country to receive an AAA rating from the top three financial rating services.
To learn more about Fairfax Water, visit www.fairfaxwater.org
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