ESSENTIAL DUTIES Supervises technical staff in the design and preparation of engineering projects. Initiates and/or recommends personnel actions including hiring, promoting, transferring, and disciplining staff. Monitors efficiency, ensures harmonious relations, training and other aspects of staff performance, providing for improvements where necessary. Conducts employee performance evaluations. Enforces County policies. Instructs and educates staff in engineering design, theory, and practical application.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, and implements Capital Improvement Projects through consultants, City, County, State Federal Agencies to ensure that all assigned projects to meet the goals including the public interests, County policies, regulatory requirements, and engineering standards. Develops Scope of Services for contracted-out design projects in coordination with Survey/Right-of-Way, Stormwater Engineering, Operations, Mosquito Control and Stormwater Maintenance, and Construction Management. Coordinates permitting with regulatory agencies. Reviews proposed Scope of Services from consultants and makes recommendations for approval. Reviews phase submittals and invoices from consultant, provides comments and/or recommends for approval. Prepares agenda Items for submittal to the Board of County Commissioners as required. Coordinates with consultants to meet with the public and special interest groups to discuss concerns and make presentations on proposed and/or current project status updates.
Designs Capital Improvement Projects and Minor Projects, processes permits, and prepares contract documents. Develops and/or directs the development of engineering design plans, calculations, specifications, and project schedules based on scope and direction from the Chief of Engineering Design. Prepares City, County, State and Federal Permit Applications packages. Prepares construction documents for bids including cost estimates. Provides engineering expertise during Right-of Way/Easement acquisition and construction phases. Prepares and certifies environmental compliance reports, record drawings, and operating permit applications.
Reviews construction plans for conformity to accepted design standards, applicable local codes, ordinances, County policies, and other applicable standards. Reviews outside agency plans and specifications that affect County maintained roadways to ensure engineering design, and compliance with County policies and regulatory requirements. Formulates response letters to outside agencies. Attends meetings as needed to ensure County interests are conveyed.
Evaluates routine operational or maintenance problems within the County street and drainage network, and develops solutions for small projects. Meets in the field with operational personnel and the public to discuss corrective solutions for relatively minor problems. Prepares engineering studies including research, data collection, evaluation and final reports. Prepares drawings and other documents for reference to field crews in correcting operational or maintenance problems. Prepares and processes permit application documents necessary for maintenance.
Performs financial oversight and acts as a back-up to the Construction Project Engineer. Reviews contractor pay requests for accuracy and compliance with bid specifications. Prepares payment request forms in compliance with the prompt payment act. Assists field inspectors to verify/track contract quantities/overruns for compliance with budget. Prepares change orders for time and money as necessary. Reviews bids for balance and completeness prior to award
Performs miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Chief of Engineering Design, Chief of Engineering Coordination, Director of Engineering Services, or Public Works Director. Prepares agenda items or provides engineering expertise for their development. Prepares opinions of probable cost for various projects. Assists in the review process for new site plans.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and five years of experience in civil engineering design/construction or project management after professional engineer registration, one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of a valid Florida Driver's license and favorable driving record. Must be a Florida licensed Professional Engineer. An FDOT Advanced Maintenance of Traffic Certificate is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.