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Architecture and Engineering Services, #39050 Occupational Family: Engineering and Technology Pay Band Range: 5 - 8 Concept of Work This Career Group provides career tracks for architects and engineers that apply architectural or engineering principles and practices to specialized architecture/engineering or management disciplines. Employees perform responsibilities ranging from entry-level engineers to executive level managers. Licensure may be required as specified in accordance with the Code of Virginia, Title 54.1. Roles Comprising This Group These roles describe the collective characteristics of the work performed by employees in the Architecture and Engineering Services Career Group. The roles define the typical career paths for architects or engineers who pursue careers in specialty areas, such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Rehabilitation, Structural, Transportation, Traffic, Materials, Environmental and Safety, and others. See list of various specialty areas listed in the Architectural/Engineering Descriptors. Although all of these occupations are related, each warrants a separate career track. Each of these career paths requires different knowledge, skills, and abilities and may not naturally lead to the other for career progression. However, a role for each of these occupations represents different levels of work, or career progression. Career paths may exist within a single role, extend to other roles in this Career Group, or to roles in other occupationally related Career Groups. PAY BAND 5 PRACTITIONER ROLES Architect/Engineer I ROLE CODE 39051 MANAGEMENT ROLES Architecture/Engineering Manager I 6 Architect/Engineer II 39052 Architecture/Engineering Manager II 7 Architecture/Engineering Manager III 8 Architecture/Engineering Manager IV Role Descriptions These roles are distinguished based upon the Compensable Factors of Complexity, Results, and Accountability and are used for position classification. These factors should
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ROLE CODE 39053

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be used for classification and compensation analysis. Recruitment and selection standards must be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated in the Employee Work Profile. These two roles provide a dual career track for architects and engineers. Architect/Engineer I Architecture/Engineering Manager I Code: 39051 Code: 39053 Pay Band: 5 Pay Band: 5 SOC: 17-0000* SOC: 11-9041* and 11-9199*

The Architect/Engineer I role provides career tracks for architects or engineers whose expertise levels range from trainee to advanced level. Responsibilities include applying architecture/engineering principles and practices to projects of varying complexity in specialty areas. Specialty areas include those requiring knowledge of civil, environmental, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation, traffic, safety, materials, or rehabilitation engineering and architecture. Architect/Engineer I COMPLEXITY Applies a broad and thorough knowledge of engineering or architectural principles, mathematics, physical and applied sciences, properties of materials, and fundamentals of design. Plans, designs and coordinates engineering projects of varying types and complexity. Drafts, designs, details and modifies engineering plans. Reviews materials prepared by private architects/engineers for compliance with codes and policies to maximize the efficiency of each project. Applies knowledge of departmental programs, policies and applicable state and federal regulations sufficient to implement such and to represent such to public officials, the general public and the private sector. Applies knowledge of principles of project management to administer projects/activities. Uses concepts and principles of negotiation to achieve program/project objectives. Advises internal and external contacts on engineering or architectural design, development and agency standards and projects. Applies knowledge of project scoping process and value engineering. Applies knowledge of project planning principles. Licensure as specified by the Code of Virginia. Impacts the cost, safety, schedules, and quality of
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projects. Affects the resolution of complex engineering issues. Projects are completed in an effective and timely manner. Impacts adherence to architectural/engineering standards and specifications, departmental standards and specifications, and to the terms of agreements. Safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. ACCOUNTABILITY Works independently in resolving architectural/engineering questions and problems. Checks plans for design or drafting errors to ensure uniformity of design. Provides technical guidance and training to engineering and technical support staff. Reviews engineering projects to ensure adherence to engineering specifications and standards and to the terms of agreements. Recommends research and conducts or coordinates related activities to reach a logical conclusion. Coordinates and directs the activities related to one or more projects. May be involved in procurement and/or administration of consultant contracts. May lead the activities of a specific technical project or program area on a district-wide or statewide basis. May supervise staff. May conduct, lead or supervise special studies in assigned program area. May lead improvement programs.

The Architecture/Engineering Manager I role provides career tracks for managers who manage various administrative, budgetary, planning, scheduling and technical activities related to multiple complex architectural/engineering projects or programs and the staff performing related functions. These functions draw upon knowledge of specialty engineering; capital outlay or other construction projects, transportation, water and wastewater projects or programs and health and safety related operations. Architecture/Engineering Manager I COMPLEXITY Manages activities ranging from a unit, program or geographical area of an agency with multiple projects to ensure deadlines and budgets are met. Resolves conflicting project issues. Applies knowledge of specialty areas to oversight of complex projects. Applies knowledge of departmental programs, policies and applicable state and federal regulations sufficient to
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implement such and to represent such to public officials, public and the private sector. Applies knowledge of fiscal resource management sufficient to administer resources and operations. Applies concepts and principles of human resource management techniques to administer an operational program. Responsible for procurement of professional consulting services, non-professional services and construction services related to project completion. Licensure as specified by the Code of Virginia. RESULTS Impacts the efficiency and accuracy of activities related to projects. Affects cost, safety and quality of projects. Impacts timeliness of project completion. Impacts prudent use of financial resources. Ensures public health protection. Uses independent judgment to resolve significant issues related to projects and programs. Seeks guidance on highly unusual matters or political issues of extreme sensitivity. Provides technical leadership and training to staff. Reviews engineering projects to ensure adherence to architectural/engineering standards and to the terms of agreements. Coordinates and directs the activities related to one or more engineering projects of moderate size and complexity. May direct the activities of a specific technical engineering program statewide or within a geographically defined district area. Manages specialized or other studies for assigned program area. Manages improvement programs.

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These two roles provide career tracks for architects and engineers. Architect/Engineer II Architecture/Engineering Manager II Code: 39052 Code: 39054 Pay Band: 6 Pay Band: 6 SOC: 17-0000* SOC: 11-9041* and 11-9199*

The Architect/Engineer II role provides career tracks for architects or engineers who serve as an expert or first line supervisor. Duties include evaluating the plans and specifications
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for capital outlay projects prepared by other architects and engineers; or for applying related engineering principles and practices to complex, extensive and diversified engineering projects in specialty areas. Architect/Engineer II COMPLEXITY Provides technical advice at an expert level for a specialty architectural/engineering program or multispecialty programs. Serves as the statewide or district- wide resource for a specialty-architectural/engineering program. Applies thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of architecture/engineering to complex, difficult and/or unique assignments. Provides significant input into the development of policies and procedures related to specialty area. Assesses manpower needs to provide estimates of staffing for projects and programs. Conducts negotiations with a variety of parties on projects. Applies knowledge of quality control for review of projects. Applies knowledge of research methods. Prepares, evaluates, and effects project planing, engineering, and construction schedules to advance projects within timeframes. Develops and/or reviews requests for design exceptions. Applies knowledge of development of narrative and statistical technical reports. May require licensure as specified by the Code of Virginia. Significant impact on cost and safety of projects or programs. Impacts level and type of staffing for projects and programs. Affects the quality of architectural/engineering projects or programs. Affects operations and long-range planning. Ensures public health protection. May prepare/issue construction and operation permits for water and wastewater projects. Works independently in resolving highly complex questions and problems. Oversees and monitors expenditures of project or program funds. Estimates cost of engineering projects.
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Estimates cost of engineering projects. Provides oversight for multiple projects of varying complexity. Provides technical leadership and training to engineers and technical staff. May supervise staff. Assesses workload to establish priorities. May recommend approval on agreements with consultants. May recommend special design elements. Implements solutions for architectural/engineering problems. May lead or supervise improvement programs. Ensures the safety, health, property, and welfare of the public. May be designated "Responsible Charge" with the responsibility of reviewing and approving the products prepared by private firms and in-house staff.

The Architecture/Engineering Manager II role provides career tracks for managers who manage, coordinate, and direct the activities of one or more specialized transportation or environmental engineering or health and safety related program operations in their assigned geographic or divisional area. This role also provides career tracks for managers who manage staff and resources related to the procurement, design, construction or renovation of capital projects or non-capital outlay for an entire agencys construction and maintenance reserve programs. This includes budgetary, planning, scheduling, public relations, human resource functions, and technical activities related to a broad range of engineering, administrative and other projects or programs. Architecture/Engineering Manager II COMPLEXITY Performs work of unusual difficulty in managing, through subordinate supervisors, all programs, operations, and staff in assigned area. Applies knowledge of budget management, human resource management and strategic planning in leading defined program or geographic area. Interprets highly technical specialized regulations. Monitors and evaluates activities and projects to ensure work is in compliance with state, federal, and agency policies and procedures. Applies knowledge of engineering or other specialty area and/or business practices to resolve complex or political issues. Establishes policies, guidelines and practices for engineering programs on an agency wide, statewide or geographic area basis. Responds to legislative, local government, citizen, consultant and others concerns to ensure understanding and gain cooperation.
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Directs changes in work procedures and processes. Serves on statewide and/or nationwide state, federal and local government committees and task forces representing the agency. Applies knowledge of contract management and negotiations in resolving highly complex and politically sensitive contract issues. May require licensure as specified by the Code of Virginia. RESULTS Decisions significantly impact final results and timeliness of project completion. Decisions significantly affect prudent use of resources. Actions affect the agency image when interacting with customers and stakeholders. Impacts adequacy of agency input and representation on committees and task forces. Influences program planning on a statewide or geographic basis. Serves as a resource to others in resolving exceptionally complex operational and technical problems and issues. Relies on engineering expertise and business knowledge to determine, plan, and monitor a wide variety of operations. Accountable for efficient and effective performance of operations having a significant effect on service, customer relations and operations. Allocates financial and staff resources so that program needs and priorities are met. May serve on agency-wide executive leadership forum. May be responsible for the final agency authorization, review and approval of design plans and specifications.

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Architecture/Engineering Manager Ill

Code: 39055

Pay Band: 7

SOC: 11-9041* and 11-9199

The Architecture/Engineering Manager III role provides career tracks for managers who direct the transportation engineering, construction, maintenance, administrative and other operations and programs of a defined geographic transportation district. This role provides career tracks for managers who serve as an assistant to the Commissioner for Transportation and direct the operations of divisions and/or districts in areas such as administration, planning and operations. In addition, this role provides career tracks for executive level of Engineering and Buildings, and Facilities Management managers for the Commonwealth and for managers of an agencys design and construction projects that involve multiple facilities with special requirements, such as security provisions and
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that involve multiple facilities with special requirements, such as security provisions and long-term development and evaluation of programs. Architecture/Engineering Manager III COMPLEXITY Performs work of unusual difficulty in the executive level management of all major functions in assigned area. Directs, through subordinate administrators, all programs, operations, and staff in assigned area. Reviews the assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of area operations to maximize the use of financial and human resources while completing quality projects within established time frames and financial constraints. Reviews the areas accomplishments toward agency objectives in order to determine operational effectiveness. Assigns the planning and implementation of new or revised programs and operational policies and procedures. Applies comprehensive knowledge of functional area to oversight of management. Serves on statewide and/or nationwide state, federal and local government committees and task forces representing the agency. Responds to high level legislative, local government, citizen, consultant and others concerns to ensure understanding and gain cooperation. Applies comprehensive knowledge of business decision making to soundly manage business efforts. Applies knowledge of leadership and human resource management principles and practices. Licensure as specified by the Code of Virginia. Impacts the expenditure of funds. Affects the ability of management to carry out their duties and responsibilities in an efficient and effective manner. Operational decisions may influence the work of other areas in the agency. Affects the agency image when dealing with citizens and local or federal officials. Results of judgments are usually considered as definitive and final. Administratively determines policies and procedures. Significant executive management responsibilities in assigned area. Requires independent judgment in the interpretation of
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Requires independent judgment in the interpretation of agency, state, and federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Relies on professional expertise, experience and broad business knowledge of many phases of the business to plan and accomplish long-range goals. Serves as member of agencys statewide executive leadership forum. May serve as member of agency Executive Team which determines the budget and the direction and goals of the organization and formulates overall agency policy and administration.

Architecture/Engineering Manager IV

Code: 39056

Pay Band: 8

SOC: 11-9041*

The Architecture/Engineering Manager IV role provides career tracks or executive managers who serve as the agencys chief engineer responsible for planning and directing large-scale, multi-divisional preliminary engineering and construction programs for transportation operations with statewide scope. Directs areas such as location and design, structure and bridge, right of way and utilities, materials and transportation construction. Employees interface with state and federal officials and executives on agency issues and with the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Architecture/Engineering Manager IV COMPLEXITY Performs work of unusual difficulty in the executive management of multiple large-scale preliminary engineering and transportation construction divisions and operations having statewide impact. Requires thorough knowledge of agency, state, and federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to engineering. Requires comprehensive knowledge of large-scale organizational functions related to engineering projects and operations. Requires comprehensive knowledge of organizational planning and program evaluation. Requires Professional Engineer Registration for signatory and decision making purposes relating to engineering documents and operations. Requires comprehensive knowledge of leadership and human resource management principles and practices. Respond to specific high level legislative, local government, citizen, consultant and others concerns to ensure understanding and gain cooperation. Requires Professional Engineer (PE) Registration.

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Decisions impact the expenditure of state and federal funds in preliminary engineering and transportation construction operation. Decisions impact the current and long-range management and direction of preliminary engineering and transportation construction divisions. Decisions impact integration of operational activities, which are diverse in nature and objectives. Decisions impact coordination of efforts among divisions to secure necessary approvals to meet dates for advertisement of projects for construction. Resolves conflicting priorities among operational areas within the organization. Allocates financial, staffing, technology and other resources. Provides high level technical assistance and guidance to executive level management, agency board, state and federal officials and political entities on complex engineering and operations issues. Key decision making level for engineering operations in the organization. Sets program priorities. Identifies future program direction. Presents biennial budget for preliminary engineering and transportation construction to the Executive Team. Approves new or revised operational policies and procedures. Serves as a member of agencys Executive Team which determines the budget and the direction and goals of the organization and formulates overall agency policy and administration. Serves as member of agencys statewide executive leadership forum.

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*Statistical Reporting This Career Group includes, but is not limited to, those in the following Standard Occupational Classifications: 11-9040 11-9041 11-9199 17-0 17-1011 17-2040 17-2041 Engineering Managers Engineering Managers Managers. All Others Architecture & Engineering Occupations Architects, Except Landscape & Naval Chemical Engineers Chemical Engineers
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17-2050 17-2051 17-2070 17-2071 17-2072 17-2081 17-2110 17-2111 17-2130 17-2131 17-2140 17-2141 17-2150 17-2151 17-2190 17-2199

Civil Engineers Civil Engineers Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electrical Engineers Electrical Engineers, except Computer Environmental Engineers Industrial Engineers, including Health and Safety Health and Safety Engineers, except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors Materials Engineers Materials Engineers Mechanical Engineers Mechanical Engineers Mining and Geological Engineers, including Mining Safety Engineers Mining and Geological Engineers, including Mining Safety Engineers Miscellaneous Engineers Engineers, all others

New Effective Date: 11/01/01 ENGINEERING DESCRIPTORS Chemical: Responsibilities include the design of chemical plant equipment and devise processes for manufacturing chemicals and products, such as gasoline, synthetic rubber, plastics, and cements by applying principles and technology of chemistry, physics, and engineering. Civil: Responsibilities include performing engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of buildings, structures, and facilities, such as roads, airports, bridges, harbors, power plants, water and sewage systems and waste disposal. Electrical: Responsibilities include the design and review of electrical plans and specifications and directing the installation, renovation, and maintenance of moderately complex electrical systems and devices. Work activities include independently reviewing electrical plans for new buildings and renovation work to ensure conformance with applicable codes and regulations. Environmental: Responsibilities include designing, planning, or performing engineering duties in the avoidance, minimization, and mitigation of environmental hazards utilizing various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation or pollution control techniques, and the avoidance or minimization of adverse environmental impacts. Materials: Responsibilities include the evaluation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in relation to materials. Mechanical: Responsibilities include the design and development of plans for mechanical systems such as heating and air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing, special equipment, and other related areas and the evaluation of field installations with possible recommendations for design modifications. Roadway: Responsibilities may include engineering related to designing roadways;
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Roadway: Responsibilities may include engineering related to designing roadways; surveying; hydraulics; conducting analysis and resolving problems related to geometrics; project management; and contract management. Safety: Responsibilities may include design and identification of environmentally and ergonomically efficient methods related to design, planning and other areas. Structural: Responsibilities may include designing and/or checking statically determinate and indeterminate bridge structures of concrete and steel to meet geometric, strength and economic requirements; managing projects; and managing consultant contracts for design. Traffic: Responsibilities include the design and development of traffic systems and appropriate signaling systems; project management; and contract management. Rehabilitation: Responsibilities may include the analysis, identification and application of existing technologies to address specific client requirements; and the analysis, design, manufacture or modification of adaptive or specialized equipment or environments for clients and the coordination of services provided through a rehabilitation engineering program. Utilities: Responsibilities may include the review and evaluation of construction and specifications for conformance to desired utility standards and directing the utilities mechanical and electrical construction of alteration, renovation and building projects. History (Previous class titles listed by new role titles.) Architect/Engineer I CLASS CODE 52014 52083 52025 52026 52015 52055 52056 52057 52015 52204 CLASS TITLE Environmental Engineers Civil Engineer Electrical Engineer Electrical Engineer Senior Environmental Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer Mechanical Engineer Senior Mechanical Engineer Consultant Environmental Engineer Consultant Architect GRADE 12 12 12 13 13 12 13 14 14 12
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52204 52205 52206 52221 52241 52242 51011 51021 51022 53201 53202

Architect Architect Senior Architect Consultant Capital Outlay Project Engineer Safety Engineer Safety Engineer Senior Transportation Engineer Trainee Transportation Engineer Transportation Engineer Senior Rehabilitative Engineer Rehabilitative Lead Engineer

12 13 14 13 12 13 12 13 14 12 13

Architect/Engineer II CLASS CODE 51023 52215 CLASS TITLE Transportation Engineering Program Supervisor State Review Architect/Engineer GRADE 15 15

Architecture/Engineering Manager I CLASS CODE 52056 52222 54114 51141 52243 CLASS TITLE Mechanical Engineer Senior Capital Outlay Program Manager Transportation Construction Project Engineer Transportation Assistant Resident Engineer Safety Engineer Supervisor GRADE 13 14 12 13 14

Architecture/Engineering Manager II CLASS CODE CLASS TITLE GRADE


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CODE 52223 52224 52244 52216 52217 52078 52075 52077 51142 51241 51242 51041 51042 51213 51031 Capital Outlay Program Assistant Director Capital Outlay Program Director Safety Engineer Manager State Capital Outlay Review Supervisor State Capital Outlay Review Manager Public Health Engineering Regional Director Public Health Engineering Bureau Director Public Health Engineering Division Director Transportation Resident Engineer Transportation Regional Program Manager Transportation Regional Program Administrator Assistant Division Administrator Transportation Division Administrator Transportation Transportation District Assistant Engineer Transportation District Deputy Administrator 15 16 15 16 17 15 16 17 15 15 16 16 17 16 17

Architecture/Engineering Manager III CLASS CODE 51032 21041 21036 51043 72164 CLASS TITLE Transportation District Administrator Engineering and Buildings Assistant Director General Services Deputy Director for Engineering and Buildings Assistant Commissioner Transportation Corrections Planning & Evaluation Director GRADE 18 18 19 20 18

Architecture/Engineering Manager IV CLASS CLASS TITLE GRADE


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CLASS CODE 51044

CLASS TITLE Chief Engineer Transportation

GRADE 21

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