Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform professional engineering design and to manage the design of minor and major highway bridges, and miscellaneous structures (culverts, retaining walls, noise walls, perimeter walls, structural supports for signals and lighting).
SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate must be familiar with and able to evaluate the condition of bridges and other structures to perform load rating calculations, review FDOT bridge inspection reports to make determinations and recommendations for the repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of bridges.
The preferred candidate will have a background in engineering using Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology including, but not limited to, Microstation or AutoCAD programs. The Senior Project Manager selected must be able to work in coordination with the Road Maintenance Division and the Construction Engineering Inspection Section of the Transportation Engineering Division in the Growth Management Department.
ADDITIONAL ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Manages the design of capital road and bridge Improvement projects as part of a team of project managers delivering the five-year work program on time and within budget.
A background in design and construction of road and bridge projects will be beneficial to the candidate selected for this position. Coordinates the processes involved in bidding and in contracting of services; prepares Requests For Proposal (RFPs) for engineering services, design services, construction services, inspection services, maintenance services, or other services; prepares bid packages; conducts pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; issues addendums to clarify questionable issues; participates in negotiations of scope of services and fees for professional services agreements; makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the selection of vendors and the award of contracts; composes contract language, including that used in specification packages. Coordinates acquisition and/or maintenance of required permits; researches federal, state, and local code requirements; coordinates efforts between multiple departments, co-applicants, and consultants to prepare application documents; develops programs and reports as required by permit.
Ensures compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; interprets construction plans and specifications; researches code books as needed; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations. Consults with division management or other officials to review the status of division projects, reviews/resolves problems, receives advice/direction, and provides recommendations. Reviews construction plans, designs, design reports, and specifications relating to projects; develops designs, drawings, or maps associated with approved projects; conducts field checks of proposed designs; makes recommendations concerning improvements, modifications, design strategies, structural systems, or other aspects of project development.
Prepares and administers project budgets; submits justifications for budget requests; monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. Prepares project schedules; monitors progress of project in meeting established schedule. Oversees, administers, and coordinates work performed by consultants, contractors, or other service providers; administers annual maintenance contracts; monitors work to ensure compliance with terms of contract; reviews invoices and payment requests submitted by consultants/contractors.
Manages projects during design phase and consults with construction project manager during construction phase when necessary; attends regular project progress meetings; prepares, reviews, and processes change orders for changes to contracted scope of work; processes purchase order requisitions, work orders, and invoices; reviews project progress reports submitted by contractors; monitors adherence to project schedules. Prepares executive summaries for presentation to Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, or other officials. Provides technical advice, information, and assistance concerning engineering issues, project management issues, design/construction activities, and other issues to contractors, consultants, county staff, public agencies, or others; responds to questions or complaints; assists in resolving engineering problems, project development issues, or conflicts involving project participants; recommends solutions to problems. Coordinates projects and work activities with other departments, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors, utility companies, state agencies, outside agencies, or others as needed; coordinates with utility engineering staff to identify location of existing utilities and conduct other utility work.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field; supplemented by seven (7) years previous experience and/or training that includes civil engineering, engineering design, engineering plan review, computer-aided design (CAD) operations, surveying, and experience in specific area of assignment, which may include utilities engineering, transportation engineering, traffic engineering, landscape design/management, stormwater management, facilities management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or obtain one within six (6) months of hire.
May possess PE from another state but must obtain a Florida Professional Engineer license within 12 months from date of hire.
Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's License with any applicable endorsements and maintain eligibility requirements and endorsement(s) to drive a County vehicle. Fingerprinting required. Experience in the design and evaluation of bridges preferred.
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