SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

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MAJOR FUNCTION:  Responsible for the administrative and technical management, planning, design, construction and post construction of public works projects from conceptual development through the final construction process.  Responsible for evaluating development related submittals for adequacy and/or conformance to the County’s Code of Ordinances and Land Development Code.  Oversee and direct the work of a team of technical and non-technical staff.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS NEEDED IN ORDER TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

Knowledge:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering;
  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.
  • Knowledge of local agency, roadway, and drainage design standards.
  • Knowledge of construction procedures for site work, roadway construction, drainage systems, utility work, signalization, signing, striping, maintenance of traffic, materials sampling and testing procedures.
  • Knowledge of state and local standards, such as the Florida Department of Transportation standards and specifications. Knowledge of the County’s Code of Ordinances and Land Development Code.

 

Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and direct the work of professional engineers and technicians in a manner conducive to effective performance.
  • Ability to provide professional and technical review to a wide variety and large volume of engineering plans, specifications or related documents.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, developers and agencies.    
  • Ability to review and recommend approval of plans and specifications prepared by others. 
  • Ability to estimate quantities and costs for construction of proposed projects.

 

Skills: 

Skills in engineering design, contract administration and project management techniques, including planning strategies to maintain project schedules and identify critical paths.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:

  • Assist the Public Works Director and/or the County Engineer in the development, planning and administration of various activities associated with the department and/or division.
  • Supervise and responsible for planning, coordinating and approving the work of technical and non-technical staff. 
  • Responsible for all aspects associated with the planning, design, construction and post construction of public works projects. 
  • Evaluates adequacy and/or conformance to County Code of Ordinances and the Land Development Code for plats, construction plans and development site plans submitted for County approval. 
  • Coordinates work with municipalities and other governmental agencies. 
  • Coordinates the engineering aspects of the County Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) program with County officials and the general public.
  • Provides professional guidance and direction to developers and consultants for the proper development of the associated projects.
  • Serves as professional consultant in matters pertaining to the area of assignment.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for the consideration of County staff, boards and committees.
  • Works collaboratively with County officials, design professionals, contractors, stakeholders, utility representatives, the general public, and other permitting agencies.
  • Conducts or coordinates special engineering studies.
  • Signs and seals documents, e.g. plans, specification, costs estimates, etc. as needed.
  • Assists and trains other County staff, as required. Performs related work as required.

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ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: 

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.

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Good hand/eye coordination.
  • Ability to communicate concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Occasional walking and standing. Ability to occasionally lift 30 pounds. 
  • Ability to navigate construction sites.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS:  The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of the job. Work both outside and inside the office.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:  Ability to tolerate variable weather conditions.

 

WORK HAZARDS:  Field work will require mobility skills over variable terrain.  Occasional roadway traffic and heavy construction equipment.

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT USED OR NEEDED:  Possible safety equipment, i.e.: a hard hat and safety vest etc., while inspecting County projects.

 

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in engineering.

 

EXPERIENCE:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in civil engineering and five (5) years of progressive experience in all aspects of civil engineering including two (2) years’ experience in the supervisory aspects of the work, or any equivalent combination or related training or experience.

 

LICENSE CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION:   Must be a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or the ability to obtain within one (1) year through reciprocity.