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Engineer II - HVAC and Plumbing Quality Control Engineer
Fairfax County, VA Fairfax, VA

Engineer II - HVAC and Plumbing Quality Control Engineer

Fairfax County, VA
Fairfax, VA
Expired: January 20, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $66,104 to $110,174 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Salary : $66,103.86 - $110,173.86 Annually

Location : FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA

Job Type: FT Salary W BN

Job Number: 24-00197

Department: Facilities Management

Opening Date: 01/20/2024

Closing Date: 4/19/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Pay Grade: S24

Posting Type: Open to General Public

Job Announcement

Performs quality control and assurance of contractor work for the repair, maintenance, and replacement of complex commercial building HVAC and plumbing equipment for a portfolio of over 250 critical commercial buildings comprising of over 12 million gross sq. feet of rentable space. Buildings include but are not limited to single story, multi-story and high-rise buildings. Provides strong knowledge of commercial building complete mechanical equipment and systems. Ensures all contractor work as well as operations are compliant with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and state and federal regulation such as Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), OSHA, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This role requires good physical ability, as the engineer will spend 75% of their day in the field conducting inspections and driving to sites. Employees may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing business needs of the organization. This position is designated an Essential Employee . Description of Hazard(s): interaction with coworkers and possible interaction with members of the public Engineering / Administrative / Work Practice Controls: social distance PPE Required: Face Covering. Tasks listed that require use of this PPE: interaction with coworkers and building occupants.

Note: This position is considered essential personnel, on-call or alternate shifts may be necessary to complete work assignments.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Depending on the functional area of assignment:
  • Knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of civil, architectural, and environmental engineering or urban planning;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques relating to construction project management and contract administration;
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software (such as CAD) that are associated with the preparation of plans and engineering computations;
  • Knowledge of topographic and construction surveying;
  • Knowledge of common methods and equipment used in engineering design/construction and of inspection methods used in reviewing such work;
  • Knowledge of real property descriptions;
  • Knowledge of environmental testing methods;
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations regarding solid waste management;
  • Knowledge of Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and the codes and ordinances that apply to building construction in Fairfax County;
  • Ability to gain familiarity with the Public Facilities Manual;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to train and supervise staff;
  • Ability to review construction documents, designs and proposals for costs, design requirements and compatibility with county standards, guides and operational needs;
  • Ability to prepare reports, specifications, and contract documents;
  • Ability to conduct public meetings;
  • Ability to prepare technical reports and to present findings in a clear and concise format;
  • Ability to make accurate drawings and maps;
  • Ability to make accurate computations and neat and accurate field notes;
  • Ability to collect and compile research data.

Employment Standards


(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, one year of professional experience in the appropriate engineering field.

Upon successful completion of four years of professional engineering experience, Engineer II employees are eligible for a non-competitive appointment to Engineer III within the engineering discipline for which they have been trained.

  • Valid driver's license.
  • Valid Master HVAC license.

  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a pre-employment medical evaluation, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
  • This position is considered "Emergency Essential Personnel."

  • Fundamental knowledge of Trane, Siemens, Automated Logic, and Delta Building Automation Controls with three years operator experience.
  • Seven years of experience as the lead and accountable person for the maintenance, repair, and operation of complex commercial HVAC equipment in high-rise, mid-rise, and low-rise buildings with a portfolio of over 3 million square feet to include two years of supervisory experience.
  • Three years of experience supporting and overseeing commercial Facilities Maintenance HVAC contractors and contracts.
  • Demonstrated strong familiarity with operations and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems supporting commercial buildings.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read and understand HVAC and associated subsystems design documents to include blueprints, building plans, specifications, and warranties.

Ability to hear normal building equipment and alarms and verbal warnings in occupied buildings and building sub-system work areas. Good dexterity for hands on work. Must be able to bend, stoop, crouch, crawl, balance, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Must have mobility for standing, sitting, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, kneeling, reaching overhead, grasping, moving equipment, pushing, pulling for extended periods of time while performing work. Must be able to climb up 12 ft. step ladders and extension ladders, fixed wall and roof mount ladders, and cage ladders up to 35 ft. as well as climb stairs up to 12 stories. Must be able to wear and physically complete necessary tasks while wearing OSHA approved and required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to include but not limited to safety shoes, safety gloves, hardhat, safety clothing, ear protection, respirator, etc. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview may include a practical exercise.

This job announcement is listed with a closing date of April 19, 2024 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 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home () 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.


Merit Positions

Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • LiveWell Program
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Paid Leave (annual, sick, parental, volunteer activity, and more!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Continuous Learning Opportunities

NOTE: Fairfax County Government is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more information about the PSLF program:

For additional details please visit the

Non-Merit Positions
  1. Non-Merit Benefit Eligible: scheduled to work a minimum 1,040 hours and no more than a maximum of 1,560 hours in a calendar year.
    • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Program
    • Deferred Compensation
  2. Temporary: scheduled to work a maximum of 900 hours in a calendar year.
    • No benefits


What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree


If you answered "Some college" for the highest level of education completed, please indicate the number of quarter or semester hours you have completed towards a degree.
  • Less than 45 quarter hours
  • 45 to less than 90 quarter hours
  • 90 to less than 135 quarter hours
  • 135 to less than 180 quarter hours
  • 180 or more quarter hours
  • Less than 30 semester hours
  • 30 to less than 60 semester hours
  • 60 to less than 90 semester hours
  • 90 to less than 120 semester hours
  • 120 or more semester hours
  • Not applicable


Please indicate all major(s) or minor(s) for your completed degree(s). Check all that apply.
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Environmental or life sciences
  • Construction management
  • Business administration
  • Facilities management
  • Electrical engineering
  • Other (related field)
  • Other (non-related field)
  • Not applicable


If you selected "Other related field" for the previous question, describe the field of your major course work. If not applicable to you, type "N/A."


Did you attend a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technologies?
  • Yes
  • No


How many years of full-time equivalent professional experience do you have working in the engineering or architectural fields?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five years or more


Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No


Do you possess a current Master HVAC license?
  • Yes
  • No


How many years of full-time equivalent progressively responsible experience in the supervision or management of complex commercial HVAC systems and equipment for a large portfolio (over 5 million gross square feet of occupiable space) do you possess?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven to less than eight years
  • Eight years or more


How many years of full-time equivalent experience in directly managing as the primary responsible and accountable person for oversight of contract(s) conformance, for commercial HVAC maintenance and repairs contracts servicing critical commercial buildings (over 5 million gross sq. ft.) do you possess?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six years or more


How many years of experience have you had being directly responsible and accountable for supervising the activities, contracted personnel, and performing inspections for the installation, maintenance, and repair complex commercial heating, ventilating, and air condition systems in critical commercial buildings?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five to less than six years
  • Six to less than seven years
  • Seven to less than eight years
  • Eight or more years


How many years of direct experience have you had working with commercial Building Automation Systems in the maintenance, repair, and operation of large commercial building HVAC systems?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five years or more


In the past three years in what capacity have you primarily provided Commercial Building HVAC system inspe...


Fairfax County, VA

Fairfax, VA
22035 USA



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