Director, Engineering and Construction
Fairfax Water is seeking an experienced, collaborative, and
results-oriented leader to serve as its Director of Engineering and
Construction. This key position is
responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of high-quality
capital projects and reports directly to the General Manager as part of the
senior leadership team.
Fairfax Water is Virginia’s largest water utility, providing
nearly one in four Virginians with high-quality water. We provide retail water service to over one
million residents of Fairfax County and supply wholesale water to partners in
seven surrounding jurisdictions that collectively serve nearly one million
additional residents in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Fairfax Water operates two water treatment
plants sourced by the Potomac River and the Occoquan Reservoir, with a combined
treatment capacity of 345 million gallons per day. The distribution network contains over 4,000
miles of water mains, 24 booster pumping stations, and 21 storage tank sites.
Fairfax Water is committed to long-term infrastructure
planning and investment, has one of the lowest commodity rates in the
Washington D.C. metropolitan region, and maintains a AAA bond rating. With a 10-year capital improvement program of
over $1 billion, Fairfax Water aspires to remain a respected industry leader,
upholding our customers’ trust by providing water of exceptional quality and
reliability at a reasonable price while supporting the high quality of life and
economic vitality of Fairfax County and the Northern Virginia region we
The Director of Engineering and Construction will be expected
to combine a strategic perspective with excellent capital project delivery
skills and to work collaboratively and creatively with the senior leadership
team and the Fairfax Water Board. The
ideal candidate will possess the following:
Demonstrated senior leadership experience and the
ability to effectively interface with the other senior leadership team members,
a governing body, internal and external stakeholders, and consultants.
Extensive experience designing, permitting,
constructing, and commissioning water utility infrastructure.
Experience with alternative project delivery
methods such as design-build and construction management at risk.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
and the demonstrated ability to build effective teams and create a culture of
To review the full requirements for the position, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfaxwater
and apply online.
Fairfax Water offers competitive salaries as well as a
comprehensive benefits package, including excellent health insurance, tuition
reimbursement, flexible spending accounts, paid family and medical leave, and a
defined benefit retirement plan.
Applications must be received by February 29, 2024, 4:30pm