Posted on Mar 26, 2021
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Drinking Water (ODW), is seeking a new Project Engineer/Manager to join their Financial and Construction Assistance Programs (FCAP) team! 
Role TitleArchitect/Engineer I - 39051
Job Open Date03/24/2021
Job Close Date03/30/2021
Open Until Filled 
Hiring Range$70,427 to $78,500
AgencyDept of Health (601)
LocationRichmond (City) - 760
Job TypeFull-Time (Salaried)
Job Type DetailFull-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band05
Job Description

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Office of Drinking Water (ODW), is seeking a new Project Engineer/Manager to join their Financial and Construction Assistance Programs (FCAP) team! The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) provides federal and state funding with a mix of low interest loans for construction and non-construction assistance for waterworks to protect health by ensuring adequate and safe drinking water to citizens. The DWSRF Project Engineer/Manager serves as the technical, administrative, financial, and regulatory expert for the construction loan/grant program in the field, with program supervision and guidance from the FCAP Project Team Leader or Division Director. The Project Engineer/Manager will review and approve all technical documents pertaining to loan/grant project and provide the necessary technical assistance and guidance in their preparation. They will also perform on-site engineering inspections and evaluations assessing adequacy of construction, quality assurance, completeness of contract documentation, compliance with approved plans and specifications, and conformity with program/state/federal requirements.

Join a team of professionals committed to protecting public health associated with treatment and delivery of drinking water to the citizens of the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health offers 12 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plans (including 401a Cash Match and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan) as well as sick, family/personal, and annual leave!

Minimum Qualifications

1. Experience with Lead Service Line Replacement projects.
2. Experience with grant management, program management, and project management principles.
3. Working knowledge of grant requirements related to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).
4. Working understanding of the Waterworks Regulations (12 VAC5-590), Fee Regulations (12 VAC5-600), the DWSRF or Clean Water Fund requirements, engineering principles pertaining to drinking water; administrative process, and automated information systems.
5. Ability to read and interpret federal and state laws, regulations and policies, and apply that understanding in the review of grant applications, including construction drawings.
6. Independently respond to grant questions that include financial changes associated with the bid and construction process.
7. Ability to effectively communicate with elected officials, engineers, and members of the public about construction projects.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have significant work experience and training related to drinking water construction projects and/or licensure as a Professional Engineer or eligible to obtain Virginia licensure.

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.

Special Instructions to Applicants

VDH accepts only on-line applications.   Faxed, mailed, or e-mailed applications will not be considered. Applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. on the job closing date. Resume may be submitted in lieu of fully completed application. Please be sure all pertinent work experience is included on your resume.

It is the policy of the Commonwealth and VDH that all aspects of human resource management be conducted without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); sex; color; national origin; religion; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; age; veteran status; political affiliation; disability; genetic information; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. As a V3 (Virginia Values Veterans) organization, VDH honors the Commonwealth’s veteran’s hiring preference. VDH employees have a shared Code of Ethics, which can be found in the bottom banner of our website:

State agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.