• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Dec 06, 2019
Full Time
  • Salary: $73,633.04 - $114,136.46 Annually

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees.  Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service.  Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission:  We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.  Would you fit in?  Apply now.

This is advanced professional and administrative work of more than average difficulty, which will involve managing, reviewing and inspecting various types of development and municipal public works and utilities projects within the City.

Employees in this class review, authorize and monitor the engineering design and construction  of complex development and municipal engineering  and utilities  projects  with a specific  focus  on water, wastewater and stormwater improvement projects and city-wide master planning/modeling. A major emphasis of work is monitoring and directing the work of engineering, architectural, and utilities consultants and contractors engaged in the design, permitting, and construction of City's utilities and various other infrastructure projects. 

Work requires advanced project management skills and the ability to effectively negotiate with outside consultants and contractors.  Responsibilities include the management of numerous projects, simultaneously, in various stages of development including planning, consultant selection, design, construction management, inspection and warranty administration. 

Knowledge of and experience with various engineering standards, permitting agencies,  modeling software and engineering design and construction methods are essential requirements.

Familiarity with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and its requirements are highly desirable.
This employment class is distinguished from the Project Manager I position by the larger scope and complexity of assigned projects, the additional experience and licensing requirements, and the level of independent decision-making required.  Employees in this class perform a broad range of work assignments requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in assuring that activities meet high standards of service, are performed with the maximum effective use of resources, and that work is accomplished in accordance with accepted technical standards and in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws. 

The employee in this class may supervise subordinate professional and paraprofessional staff and inspectors.  Work is reviewed by a Senior Project Manager via conferences with the employee, through study of reports submitted, by direct observation, and by the degree of achievement of established goals, objectives, timeliness of project completion, and work plans.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!! 

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NOTE:   The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

  • Reviews permit applications and engineering plans, detailed specifications, and shop drawings for water, wastewater and storm drainage related work to ascertain that the design meets city standards; calculates permit fees and bonding fees; and prepares and maintains records and logs of the permit desk.
  • Coordinates with other City departments, external agencies and applicants on projects.
  • Provides capacity analyses for water and wastewater using modeling software.
  • Provides technical information and guidance, addresses design issues pertaining to land development, water and wastewater utility construction, surface water management, roadway improvements and other public/private improvements.
  • Prepares required designs, specifications, estimates and technical reports for special projects; prepares reports, memorandums, and related correspondence pertaining to contract and regulatory compliance.
  • Provides input for developing/modifying City code provisions, engineering standard details, standard specifications.
  • Proposes solutions for problems of design, construction, or maintenance of municipal public facilities, prepares reports and makes recommendations relating to the project and construction activities.
  • Provides direction to consultants, contractors, departments, stakeholders, and other appropriate staff to ensure communication with all parties from design of a project through construction and completion.
  • Works with inspectors to ensure that construction work is performed on schedule and in accordance with permit requirements and in compliance with established design, specifications, and contract agreements.
  • Prepares reports for upper management and stakeholder information.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public concerning drainage, utilities, and other engineering-related matters.
  • Performs CADD and some manual drafting work for special projects.
  • Performs related work as required.

1. Have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or other appropriate technical field.
2. Have at least three (3) years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, design and construction of public works projects; planning, design and construction of utility projects; planning, design and construction of private development projects; or other closely related project or construction experience.
Highly Preferred:
3. At least one (1) year of experience in Public Works Engineering in the areas of water and wastewater infrastructure and drainage; especially design experience.
4. Possession of a current license as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida (as it is needed to sign off on FDEP documents).
5. Possession of a current license as a General Contractor or certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)  

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests:  Evaluation of Training & Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.  All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening , prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204).

Established Date: 11/18/2018      Revised Date: November 30, 2018
Management Category: 3            Classification Level: Principal
FLSA: Non-Exempt                      Classification Status: Classified
Class Code:  FP029                     EEO Code: 2 - Professional      
Pay Grade: FP11
Closing Date/Time: Continuous