Engineering Services

Industry Sector: Engineering Services

From the physical moving of dirt to the employment of advanced communications in outer space, the Engineering Services industry in Fairfax County covers a vast range of disciplines including construction and infrastructure support, environmental and geotechnical engineering, specialty engineering and product testing.

Fairfax County has seen robust construction in recent years, spurred by commercial, residential and infrastructure improvements.  In particular, the Silver Line Metrorail has kept developers and construction firms in constant motion throughout Tysons Corner, where virtually all proposed development is within a half-mile of four Metrorail stations.

The county’s proximity to Washington, D.C., and a highly-educated workforce have also contributed to the growth of this sector. Engineering degree programs are available locally at both George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, keeping that talent pool supplied and up to date.

Engineering-related firms capitalize on federally-funded research and development centers (FFRDC) as well as proximity to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Defense and the Army Corps of Engineers.

With the need for engineering services in the fields of transportation, energy, environmental and architecture, leading firms in Fairfax County include Bechtel, Parsons, Dewberry, CH2M Hill, VSE Corporation, Raytheon, HITT Construction, AECOM, MITRE Corporation, ICF International, SAIC and AMERICAN SYSTEMS.

These companies are involved in transportation, energy and environmental services, architecture, civil engineering, systems engineering, infrastructure, research and development and simulation. Many service the county’s large numbers of real estate developers and construction firms.