NATURE OF WORK
This is highly responsible managerial, administrative, and professional engineering position within the Public Works Division of the Utilities Department. The Employee in this position will report directly to the Assistant Utilities Director.
An employee in this classification is responsible for performing and supervising a variety of engineering assignments, which may include, but are not limited to, the water resources management, regulatory compliance and permitting, planning, design and construction of the City's various infrastructure including storm drainage, sanitary sewers and potable water systems, streets and other pavement systems, sidewalks, landscape and irrigation systems. Other duties may include exercising a high degree of technical knowledge and ability in applying principles of engineering to operations, or in coordinating efforts to assist in proper development, implementation and completion of major programs such as the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Utilities Director, the incumbent exercises considerable initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives and goals. The position requires the employee to perform supervisory and administrative duties in managing, coaching, and developing the Engineering Section of the Public Works Division.
Examples of Duties
This position supervises the day-to-day operation of the Engineering Section. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing, supervising and coordinating the design and construction of a wide variety of municipal engineering projects, traffic and transportation engineering, limited architectural design and engineering services activities such as water resource management, regulatory compliance and permitting, reviews and approving preliminary designs, final designs, design and construction cost estimates, providing project recommendations for inclusion in planning and design functions, supervising and participating in inspection of construction of various City projects, and signing/sealing documents for City projects.
Processes permits through the State, County, and other related regulatory agencies for City projects.
Directs or participates in preparation of policies, regulations, and ordinances.
Participates in development and management of the Engineering Section's annual budget.
Coordinates plans, special studies, contracts, designs, and functional requirements with municipal departments and outside sources, such as contractors, engineering firms, and governmental agencies.
Represents the Utilities Department in areas of work at technical meetings and conferences; maintains effective relationships with municipal and outside agencies; performs functions in administration of Federal programs through coordination with municipal departments and outside agencies by understanding and interpreting State and Federal guidelines.
Supervises and trains professional, sub-professional, technical, and administrative personnel.
Completes studies, updates files, prepares plans; reports and makes recommendations with respect to future projects and preventative maintenance programs, as required.
Determines time priorities of specific projects in accordance with their necessity and desirability and the time limits set for completion.
Assists the Assistant Utilities Director in studies, research, and other required tasks.
Performs related work as required and assigned.
Graduation from an ABET certified and accredited university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Mechanical or the Environmental engineering field, Master's Degree is preferred.
PROOF OF EDUCATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH APPLICATION. (Applications without attached proof of education will not be processed for consideration.)
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level experience with minimum three (3) years of professional supervisory experience is required.
Municipal (local, state or federal government) experience preferred.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Incumbent must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Possess a valid State of Florida driver's license with acceptable driving records.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee is frequently required to move and remain stationary during long periods of time, descend and climb stairways and extended periods of standing observation may be required during field activities. Must have the ability to safely operate a City issued motor vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 30 pounds.
Work is performed in various environments including standard office setting and at various public locations within the City including locations. Shifts and work hours may include evenings, weekends, holidays, emergency situations/events. Employee must have the ability to work outdoors including intense or inclement weather conditions.
The ability to perceive and differentiate visual cues or signals. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to calculate, figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commission, proportions, percentage, area, circumference and volume.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
Considerable knowledge of surveying principles, practices and laws governing land subdivision.
Considerable knowledge of the design, construction, and operation of public works facilities, including highways, bridges, water, wastewater, flood control and drainage works.
Considerable knowledge of applicable laws and regulatory codes pertinent to design and construction.
Considerable knowledge of mathematics, automatic data processing equipment and techniques, and computer program languages for scientific and business applications.
Ability to learn complex engineering design procedures, and to analyze and organize a large and complex array of data for electronic processing.
Ability to make engineering cost estimates and related computations and recommendations on moderately difficult engineering problems.
Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Ability to design moderately difficult engineering projects.
Ability to take charge of moderately difficult engineering construction projects, to obtain adherence to plans and specifications, and to secure compliance by private contractors with contracts in a tactful, firm and impartial manner.
Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Skill in the use of civil engineering instruments and equipment.