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Civil Engineer
Job ID #: 12254 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Engineering Division: Facilities & Logistics Mgt
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: 4+ years Relocation Provided: No

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SALARY RANGE: $81,600 - $129,000 (SEII)

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We are currently seeking a Staff Civil Engineer ..

This hire will perform peer reviews of design efforts from other staff engineers, and be responsible for design initiation and review for work performed by Architect Engineering (A/E) firms and provide support in the development of requirements for capital projects including conceptual project development, preliminary and full designs and cost estimate.

This position will perform Civil Engineer System Expert (SE) duties to include oversight/management of systems to include: improving system reliability, system project backlog management, alignment to design standards, maintaining configuration control, execution of Condition Assessments and performing or handling system studies.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Develop plans and specifications for civil engineering systems during building renovations, new building designs and independent projects. Those systems include site potable water, sewer and storm water, pavement, roofing, foundations, retaining walls, excavation, earth berms and site irrigation.
  2. Prepare Scope of Work documents, design estimates and technical support fees and provide contract oversight of Architect-Engineer (A/E) service resources to perform engineering designs and studies and produce construction documents.
  3. Assist construction project managers when evaluating construction and engineering contract change requests.
  4. Serve as Project Manager/Technical Representative (TR) for civil system facilities design and construction projects responsible for project manpower, budget, and implementation schedule management
  5. As construction TR individual is responsible for quality assurance inspections and documentation as well as project safety. Takes action to correct discrepancies and resolve technical issues.
  6. Assist in the development of a prioritized list of backlog projects to improve or maintain civil systems reliability. This should have a 5-10 year outlook at a minimum and should also include system replacement when beyond encouraged service life. Align efforts with the Department Planning Manager.
  7. Align design efforts to ensure system configuration control is maintained.
  8. Facilitates execution of civil system Condition Assessments. Ensures the asset profile for the system is accurately gathered in the Condition Assessment Information System (CAIS) and Maximo.
  9. Review A/E studies that have impact on the individual systems and track outcome of recommendations. Maintain a library of those studies.
  10. Ensure that the As-Built drawings and specifications of civil systems are accurate and up to date as projects are executed.
  11. Perform or participate in civil system utilities management studies making proposals and implementing projects enabling the Lab to align with DOE sustainability goals.
  12. Maintain and update the civil engineering systems chapters in facilities design criteria guide.
  13. Assist with the coordination of utility shutdowns and be familiar with building and user systems affected by utility shutdowns.
  14. Respond, as needed, after normal work hours for civil system interruption that requires design expertise. The response may include an on-site presence or an ability to accept on-call duties.

Additional (Non-Essential) Job Functions:

Performs other such duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned by management in support of Departmental, Divisional and Laboratory goals and objectives.

Management/Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

 Provide project strategic direction for preparation construction packages and execution of actual construction. Leads efforts of internal Jefferson Lab design engineers assigned, outside Architect Engineering (A/E) firm, and construction subcontractors. Incumbent is responsible for project scope and budget development and management of Safety, quality, all manpower and budget to completion of implementation.


1 Education, Certifications and Experience:

a) Relevant BS degree + 4 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

b) PE registration in Virginia is preferred

2 Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

a) Able to effectively train people outside his/her work group.

b) Typical related experience should include, initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing processes.

c) Experience in the management of major construction and maintenance projects.

d) Knowledge of construction and industrial safety/environmental practices.

e) Display high level of initiative and demonstrated ability to manage numerous projects with clear expectations and timelines.

f) Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams.

g) Able to write convincing proposals and reports with all vital backup material for external consumption.

h) Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and in a manner appropriate for the audience, facilitate the open exchange of information, and skillfully negotiates solutions with the customer, staff, subcontractors, and other agencies.

i) Comprehensive understanding of effective project management practices and principles and shows skill in applying a disciplined approach to project management.




• Ability to perform complex and/or varied tasks
• Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore and implement alternative solutions
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and systems and develop models
• Capable of analytic and deductive reasoning

• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.
• Ability to access and work in confined spaces
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities to use computer workstations, read drawings and documents, make field observations, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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