Civil Engineer IV (Sanitary Infrastructure Division)

The Transportation & Environmental Services Department is inviting qualified individuals to apply for our Civil Engineer IV position in the Sanitary Infrastructure Division. This position will help to implement programs at reducing infiltration and inflow in sanitary sewers, along with coordinating the development of a robust asset management program that covers over 240 miles of sanitary and combined sewer. The successful candidate will manage a small team of civil engineers and shall provide guidance, mentoring and technical expertise to this team. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong technical background in civil engineering, experience in managing project and/or program budgets, along with strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage competing priorities.  Work is performed with considerable independence and independent judgement, while ensuring compliance with City policies and procedures.

The Opportunity – Examples of Work

  • Provides leadership in managing sanitary sewer programs and initiatives as an experienced civil engineer, while regularly providing project reviews to the Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief;
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of programs aimed at reducing inflow and infiltration into the sanitary sewer system and reducing the potential for sanitary sewer backups during periods of heavy rainfall and associated flooding;
  • Coordinates the development and implementation of a robust asset management program to track all sewer inspections and rehabilitation work completed, along with utilizing the program to develop schedule of work as part of the Capital Improvement Program;
  • Works with stakeholders, engages the community, and presents information regarding sanitary sewer programs and projects to residents, outside agencies, senior staff and City officials;
  • Provides technical expertise and mentoring to civil engineers within the team, along with conducting regular team meetings and performing annual reviews;
  • Monitors sanitary sewer projects and programs to ensure conformance with scope, schedule, and budget in order to best meet division objectives;
  • Assists in the development of the Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and operating budget for the Sanitary Infrastructure Division;
  • Works collaboratively with the Department of Project Implementation and meets at regular intervals to review status of all sanitary sewer projects, from planning level engineering through design and construction;
  • Engages internal and external subject matter experts as required to ensure project challenges are addressed with appropriate level of expertise. Has developed a level of expertise and experience that ensures the proper resources are engaged;
  • Steps in to perform the duties of the Sanitary Infrastructure Division Chief in her/his absence;
  • Approaches work with a critical eye, challenging accepted practices, seeking new approaches and continuous improvement.
  • Preforms related work as required.

What You Should Bring
The successful candidate should be self-motivated and take initiative to get the job done, will have knowledge and experience in the field of civil engineering and project management, is able to plan, assign and direct work within the team; can lead others with diverse interests to build consensus and the resolution of complex problems; develops and maintains effective relationships with a number of stakeholders; and communicates effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing.

About the Department:
T&ES is a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving. If you are curious for a broader view of our City, click City of Alexandria to learn more.

Minimum & Additional Requirements:

To qualify for this position, candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in civil Engineering or other related field and eight (8) years of experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess, or obtain within six months of employment, a license to practice as a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Preferred Qualifications:

To be considered a preferred applicant, candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of engineering experience related to sanitary sewer collection systems and experience related to infiltration and inflow in sanitary sewer systems or asset management of sanitary infrastructure.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks