Posted on Sep 07, 2021
What You Do and How You Do It
This Utilities Department Principal Engineer will serve on the Construction Inspection Team as a project manager. Position is responsible for managing all facets of a project from design phase through construction completion. This includes all utility impacts associated with road improvement projects, including water and wastewater betterments, Utilities’ capital improvement projects, and Utilities’ Administration Building projects.

You will serve as county representative in all facets of employment and work as part of a project team to manage road widening projects initiated by the Virginia Department of Transportation and Chesterfield Department of Transportation. This will include the review of impacts for proposed road widenings projects on the existing water and wastewater systems within Chesterfield County.
  • You will evaluate water distribution and wastewater collection systems on road widening projects using engineering analysis, field data, and standard engineering practices.
  • Prepare and review monthly reports, drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and contracts.
  • Interact with the public and collaborate with other agencies, consulting firms, and internal/external customers.
  • Host or attend meetings and presentations with diverse groups of internal and external customers pertaining to the replacement of the public water and wastewater systems.
  • Will supervise one senior engineering assistant providing the training, guidance, and responsibility for reaching the departments goals and expectations for project completion.
Hiring Range: $65,101 - $99,651
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. October 3, 2021
Who We Are
The Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is a public water and wastewater utility that uses state-of-the-art technology to deliver the highest quality service to its more than 114,000 water customers and 97,000 wastewater customers. We have a culture that is invested in making a difference in the community by meeting or exceeding water quality standards while also protecting the James River and Chesapeake Bay. We pride ourselves in being fiscally fit, being one of only a handful of water and wastewater utilities nationwide to have achieved AAA ratings on its revenue bonds from each of the three top ratings services.
Here’s What You Need
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field; five years of engineering experience in water or wastewater systems; one year of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional Engineer (PE) designation is preferred. Experience in managing projects and supervising strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, possess a strong technical aptitude, and have excellent technical writing and oral communication skills. Additionally, candidate must have proficient knowledge of water and wastewater systems, proficient in Microsoft Office applications, be a team player, and have the ability to develop positive working relationships.
Current valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Based on the Virginia DMV point system, record must not reflect a total of six or more demerit points within the twenty-four months preceding the anticipated hire date, or one major violation of six demerit points within the preceding thirty-six months. Out of state driving records must be obtained by applicant and presented at time of interview. Record must reflect at least three years of history and be dated within 30 days of interview date.
Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required. PLEASE NOTE: Previous applicants do not need to re-apply. Applications will remain under consideration until position is filled.
The hiring range for this position is $65,101 - $99,651.
This position is a part of an approved Career Development Plan (CDP) and offers career progression opportunities and salary incentives, as funding permits, based on performance, qualifications, and experience. 
What's in it for You:
If you are passionate about making a difference in the community, join our team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including the Virginia Retirement System. We work hard to achieve our mission, but we also value work-life balance through paid-time off and flexible work schedules. We support professional development through career development plans, tuition reimbursement program, our award-winning learning and development programs, and opportunities for advancement within the organization. For more information, please visit Chesterfield County Utilities Department or
We Would Love to Talk with You
A Chesterfield County application is required and must be submitted online by deadline. Visit to view instructions and to complete and submit an application. (804) 748-1551. Position open until filled (first review began September 13, 2021).
An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity