St. Lucie County – Board of County Commissioners, County Engineer
Salary: $63,923.81 - $102,239.90
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

MAJOR FUNCTION: Highly responsible administrative work in the area of professional engineering involving the planning, coordination and execution of County Engineering Division activities.


Knowledge: Knowledge of engineering as it relates to public works design, maintenance and construction. Knowledge of modern engineering standard-of-care criteria, current literature and sources of information in the area of public works engineering. Knowledge used in making statistical surveys and cost analysis.

Abilities: Ability to plan, review, supervise and direct the work of technical and professional engineering personnel. Ability to plan and prioritize public works engineering projects and programs. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, government officials, the contracting community and the general public. Ability to apply engineering knowledge of specific administrative and technical problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Reviews all subdivision and development plans as to paving and drainage to ensure adherence to the St. Lucie County Land Development Code and other applicable standards. Assists Road & Bridge Division Manager with solutions to drainage and maintenance problems. Supervises all services performed by Engineering Division including, but not limited to Right of way acquisition; surveys for drainage and road reconstruction; project management; permitting; and modernization of existing intersections. Reviews plans prepared by consulting engineers. Reviews for approval applications for various construction permits and agreements. Prepares budget for Engineering Division. Assists County residents with solutions to their various problems which pertain to drainage, road and traffic. Performs any other engineering services as needed. Attends Board of County Commission meetings as required. Performs related work as requested or assigned.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Use of both hands and fingers with dexterity. Good vision and hearing with or without correction.  Occasional walking and frequent standing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS: Majority of work inside the office in a sedentary posture. Safe driving ability. Routine and regular inspection of construction and road projects.

WORK HAZARDS: Occasional field work may require mobility skills over variable terrain. Possible vision dysfunction due to heavy computer work.

EDUCATION: Graduation from and accredited college or university with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: Fifteen (15) years of progressive public works and engineering experience, the last five years of which should be management experience. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum requirements but cannot substitute for college degree or professional registration.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION: Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or the ability to obtain registration through reciprocity within six (6) months from date of hire.  Valid Florida Driver's License and a good driving record are required.

TO APPLY:  Interested candidates must submit an online application at  For additional questions, please feel free to contact St. Lucie County – Human Resources Department at (772) 462-1546.