Senior Engineer / Principal Engineer / S...

City of Cape Coral, FL - City of Cape Coral, FL3.7

Full-time
SAFETY SENSITIVE: No FINGERPRINTING REQUIRED: Yes

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO CURRENT CITY OF CAPE CORAL EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO APPLY.

AT THIS TIME, WE ARE LOOKING TO HIRE AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LEVELS:
SENIOR ENGINEER ($56,056.00 Min - $84,073.60 Max)
PRINCIPAL ENGINEER ($69,056.00 Min - $103,584.00 Max)

Under the general supervision of a Division Manager or designated Supervisor, the Engineer, Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer manages contracted designs and/or performs in-house designs, cost estimates, permitting, preparation of technical plans & specifications, construction and contract administration for a variety of capital improvement projects, including but not limited to transportation, drainage, water/sewer/irrigation and City facilities, as assigned. When assigned to the Department of Community Development, primarily review of commercial development applications and related permits for compliance with the applicable regulations. Maintains close liaison and interacts daily with design consultants, surveyors, engineers, regulatory agencies, city administration, architects, contractors and inspectors. Provides project management services and coordinates bid process for specific projects as assigned. Prepares time schedule, budget reports, technical specifications and plans for a variety of capital improvement projects. Researches, analyzes and reports on issues including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance, system operations, property ownership, and inter-municipal agreements. Responds to inquiries from the public, resolves problems and represents the City at public meetings as required. Directly supervises and provides guidance to staff as assigned within the scope of a specific project. Provides assistance to the designated manager in preparing the annual and five year budget.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Specific Duties may differ from Engineer, Senior Engineer or Principal Engineer.
Develops project design criteria, specifications and budgets, prepares plans, obtains permits, provides cost estimates, develops time scheduling, and provides coordination and inspection review.
Prepares Invitation to Bid packages in conjunction with Procurement and Legal Departments, reviews bid proposals for completeness, accuracy, and applicability to project budget.
Negotiates and manages design service contracts with outside engineering agencies and professional consultants. Researches and develops defined scope of services. Reviews expenditures and pay requests.
Assists in the preparation of the Division or Department budget, Capital Improvement Plan and Strategic Plan.
Coordinates construction and maintenance projects with other departments and outside developers as applicable.
Prepares and manages grant applications for engineering projects.
Reviews, develops, and updates engineering and construction standards.
Conducts formal and informal plan and specification reviews.
Reviews various commercial development and permit applications providing formal plan review comments to applicants and contractors regarding compliance with the City Engineering Design Standards (EDS), Land Development Code (LDC), Utility Design Procedures Manual, Comprehensive Plan, Florida Statute 177, SFWMD, NPDES criteria and other applicable regulations.
Develops technical reports regarding project functions including areas such as regulatory compliance, system operations and project progress updates.
Reviews complex Traffic Impact Statements.
Reviews applications to vacate platted rights-of-way and easements.
Researches and processes water management system designs and permits for existing and planned developments.
Provides approval and/or denial of site development and infrastructure, demolition, parking lot, utility relocation, land clearing, storm drain and utility service relocation and right of way permits.
Attends meetings with developers, consultants, contractors, regulatory agencies and other municipalities and departments.
Responds to and resolves problems and inquiries from the public and participates in public meetings as required.
Demonstrates resourcefulness in researching review issues that indicate unusual/unique circumstances, with intent to respect the needs of contractors and property owners while maintaining the integrity of established regulatory practices.
Develops technical reports regarding project functions including areas such as regulatory compliance, system operations and project progress updates.
Works within the department and with other departments in developing new design/application criteria, and coordinates project documentation and related GIS updates.
Supervises and provides guidance to staff as assigned within the scope of a specific project.
Required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of assigned tasks.
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

Senior Engineer ($56,056.00 Min - $84,073.60 Max)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related engineering field.
Five (5) years of experience in project management, construction, inspections, planning, design, permitting and/or general engineering.
Principal Engineer ($69,056.00 Min - $103,584.00 Max)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering or related engineering field.
Ten (10) or more years of experience in project management, construction, inspections, planning, design, permitting and/or general engineering.
Licenses or Certifications
Must possess a valid state driver's license and obtain a valid Florida driver's license within thirty (30) days of hire.
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS
None.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Engineer in Training (EIT) or Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license.
FDOT MOT (TTC) Advanced Certification
FDEP Stormwater Management Inspector or FDEP Erosion Control Inspector or FSA Stormwater Operator Certification Level 2.
APWA Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) or APWA Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM).

ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:
General engineering design principles and practices relating to hydrology, hydraulics, water, wastewater, irrigation, traffic, transportation planning, pavement, soils, structures, lighting and infrastructure system functions, with specific knowledge in at least three areas.
Local, State and Federal regulatory permitting requirements and understanding of the concepts related to various engineering design, planning, bidding, contract management, and construction techniques, inspection and management.
Modern office support functions.
Report and record maintenance principles and techniques.
Business English, the application of such to a variety of formats and styles and editing principles and techniques.
Cash management and basic accounting principles and practices.
When assigned to Traffic Division - Traffic operations relating to signal timing, traffic control signing and striping standards/criteria, and implementation/maintenance of safety standards.

Skill in:
Written and oral communications for effective expression and clarity with federal, state and local agencies, developers, public and other staff members.

Ability to:
Operate a motor vehicle in performance of assigned tasks.
Relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions, to include applying consistent courtesy and tact in considerable public contact and/or confrontational situations.
Be adaptable to performing under frequent deadlines and/or in response to emergencies.
Convey a sense of authority and influence.
Apply sound judgment and interpretation based on acquired knowledge in circumstances where limited standardization exists.
Read and interpret various technical materials, ranging from moderate to complex terminology, associated with job functions.
Understand and apply the City Land Development Code, Engineering Design Standards and Utility Design Procedures Manual to commercial development.
Understand and perform advanced mathematical skills, i.e., graphs, geometric or algebraic principles.
Read and/or interpret engineering plans, site plans, plats, blueprints, surveys, or topographical maps and various other forms of property/project documentation.
Effectively utilize a variety of modern office equipment, i.e., computers, printers, scanners and copiers.
Effectively utilize various modern computer applications, i.e., spreadsheets, hydraulic analyses and scheduling.
Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information received and processed.
Establish and maintain working relationships with supervisor, support staff and other department's position interacts with.
Review essential functions for efficient results and accuracy.
Compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics of documentation, accounts and reports.
Read a variety of materials relevant to government, legal and City administration operations that range from moderate to complex levels.
Analyze and interpret problems, and draw valid conclusions in task processing and prioritization.
Perform field inspections to determine facts through observations and investigations.
Inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various types of information.
WORK ENVIRONMENT/ CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tasks are generally performed in both a common office environment and field environment with exposure to weather and uneven terrain.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods. Tasks may require some unassisted lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of lightweight objects up to 20 pounds. Tasks may require prolonged periods of visual concentration or keyboard/mouse use.

Requires the ability to speak, hear (perceive sound) and/or signal people to convey and exchange information; differentiate between colors or shades of color; read a variety of materials, at times complex; apply principles of rational problem-solving; record and deliver information, explain procedures, issue and follow oral and written instructions; and communicate effectively and efficiently in Standard English.