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Division Chief, Infrastructure and Right of Way/ GS 25
Preserving the Past, while Innovating our Future!"
The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Division Chief, Infrastructure and Right Of Way position.
What we do and how we do it is driven by our 4 Guiding Principles:
Aligning the work we do with our strategic plan
Executing against our strategy and ensuring accountability for our results
Promoting and encouraging a culture of leadership and ownership at all levels of the organization
Promoting a culture of service excellence, creativity and entrepreneurship
The Division Chief of Infrastructure and Right of Way will be the division manager with lead responsibility for the engineering, survey, development review, development inspections and permits sections.
What You Should Bring
As a Division Chief, you should have considerable experience in managing capital improvement programs, operating budgets, development review, general civil engineering, surveying, permitting, development inspections, and supervising a large group of technical professionals, including civil engineers, surveyors, inspectors and technicians. Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing in civil engineering or a related technical discipline and a level of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The position requires the individual to be a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Opportunity – Examples of Work
Supervises and directs the Right of Way, surveying, development review, permitting, and development inspection sections;
Oversees the Development Review Process, reviewing private developments, infrastructure, grading plans, and core requirements with respect to public infrastructure and provides overall guidance in the departmental review of development plans;
Manages regulations and controls the use of the City's Right Of Way;
Manages the Road and Bridges and Lighting Capital Improvement Programs, including bridge inspections, project development, budgeting, project management;
Develops and manages operating and capital budgets for the division;
Manages a large staff of technical professionals, including civil engineers, technical professionals, engineering aids, inspectors and surveyors;
Develops preliminary engineering plans and reviews final plans, specifications and construction cost estimates for public improvements;
Coordinates and participates in planning efforts City-wide relating to roadways including needs assessment, and alternatives development, internally with multiple departments and externally with other government/regulatory agencies and private utilities;
Performs research and prepares recommendations for complex transportation projects;
Working member on several construction and utility work groups;
Performs related work as required.
About the Department
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction and inspection, surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and resource and recovery collection.
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Five years of progressively responsible engineering experience including civil engineer project management, infrastructure design and construction in the public sector including three years of supervisory experience; licensure as a Professional Engineer in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering plus five years of experience in the civil engineer field; five years of managerial experience.
This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to drug testing, criminal background. For more information, please see the job description on the City of Alexandria's website:
The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About ...one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead.