General Description of Duties
Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.This is highly responsible professional work providing project management and technical support for water quality improvement projects. Work involves enhancing the Division’s delivery of septic tank to sewer projects and advanced septic tank treatment projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIESPlans, organizes and implements water quality improvement Capital Improvement projects through the management of contractors, consultants, utilities, and construction inspection staff. Reviews design and construction documents for septic tank to sewer and septic tank upgrade projects, and develop the project schedule to meet desired deadlines. Coordinates construction management activities with other agencies and projects to minimize the disruption of the public. Prepares bid contract award agendas, notice to proceed, status meeting minutes, project close out documents and contractor evaluations. Responsible for construction project outcome for meeting the requirements of the plans and specifications, being on time and within budget.
Designs Capital Improvement Projects, process permits, and prepare contract documents. Develops, or directs the development of, engineering design plans, calculations, specifications, and project schedules based upon the scope and direction by the Chief of Engineering Design and Stormwater Management Coordinator. Prepares City, County, State, and Federal Permit Applications packages. Provides engineering expertise during Right-of-Way/Easement acquisition and construction phases. Prepares and certify environmental compliance reports, record drawings and operating permit applications.
Manages the capital improvement projects either designed by outside consultants or in-house staff to ensure quality and completeness. Reviews construction plans for conformity to accepted design standards, applicable local codes, ordinances, County policies, and other applicable standards. Schedules and leads preconstruction and construction progress meetings when the construction inspection and management are handled by in-house staff. Coordinates with Engineer of Record when necessary to approve field changes meeting the design intent. Utilize sound engineering judgment to develop/analyze/verify that the proposed change is necessary and is a cost efficient means to achieve the desired result without negative offsite impacts.
Manages assigned projects during construction when needed. Reviews contractor pay requests for accuracy and compliance with the bid specifications. Coordinates with the Construction Management staff to verify and track actual pay item quantities used for compliance with the budget, and reviews and approves payment requests in compliance with the prompt payment act. Prepares change orders for time and money as necessary.
OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIES
Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Chief of Engineering Design, Stormwater Management Coordinator, Director of Engineering Services, and Director of Public Works. Provides necessary information regarding the status of projects for the Director to answer Commissioner or Administration inquiries regarding a specific project. Prepares agenda items or provides engineering expertise for their development. Other tasks as requested.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
A professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of civil engineering. Knowledge of using computer software to perform engineering design such as design calculations and design plans and to develop the Evaluation and Design Report. Skilled in applying basic engineering data gathering methods. Ability to make sound engineering based field decisions in an expedited manner. Skilled in effective written and oral communications. Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor while dealing with hostile or angry individuals. Possess a high degree of human relations skills to persuade or influence the behavior of others. Ability to maintain good rapport with other agencies, consultants, contractors, and citizens by being courteous, cooperative, and conscientious. Ability to track project status and citizen inquiries. Knowledge of wastewater treatment practice and stormwater engineering.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK
This position requires significant independent judgment as well as interpersonal skills. Work involves being able to diffuse potentially hostile customers, discern the customers true issue, and develop (if possible) a workable cost effective solution and implement as quickly as possible. Multiple concurrent projects will require rapid shifts in attention to ensure project progress to be maintained.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
Internal and external contacts include County and City staff, and other regulatory agencies such as FDOT, FDEP, NWWMD, USACE, Tallahassee Growth Management, and Florida Department of Health.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED
Equipment and tools used include personal computer, word processing software, spreadsheet and database software, specialized software such as GIS (Geographical Information System), stormwater engineering and utility engineering design related software, PondPack, Flow Master, Culvert Master & ArcGIS, Advance ICPR, Hydro Flow, XP-SWMM, scientific calculator, and a vehicle.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is performed both indoors and outside. Outside work may expose employee to insects and animals. Physical demands include walking, sitting, balancing, and stooping.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering, and two years of related work experience in civil engineering design/construction or project management after professional engineer registration.
Necessary Special Requirements:
A valid Florida Driver’s license and have a favorable driving record.
Must be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
FLSA STATUS: Position is exempt. Employee performs professional work that involves advanced knowledge in a field of science. Employee must have considerable knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of civil engineering. Work involves recommending solutions for water quality matters.
Leon County BBC offers an extensive benefit package for FULL TIME employee. Below are some of the highlights.
- Medical Insurance-Employer and Employee Contributions
- Voluntary Dental Insurance
- Voluntary Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Group Term Life Insurance-Employer Paid
- Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance
- Voluntary Long Term Disability Insurance
- Voluntary Legal Insurance
- Voluntary Individual Insurance Coverages with AFLAC & Colonial
- State of Florida Retirement Plan-Employer & Employee Contributions
- Voluntary 457(b) Deferred Compensation Savings for Retirement
- Retirement Savings Match-for-employees earning less than $50,000
- Annual Leave Accrual
- Sick Leave Accrual
- 3 Personal Days
- Paid Parental Leave
- Tuition Assistance Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Loans At Work Program
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Location/Region: Tallahassee, FL (US)