Utilities Engineer

City Of Palm Bay Palm Bay , FL 32907

Posted 2 days ago

MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Benefits Supplemental Questions

Utilities

Rate of pay will be based upon qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree in environmental or civil engineering and seven (7) years of experience working for a utility department or as an engineering consultant. Technical and construction experience is desired in the areas of water, wastewater and reuse, with projects varying from distribution/collection/lift stations, treatment plants, water/deep injection/ASR wells, and hydraulic modeling.

A minimum of 3 years of progressive supervisory experience is required. Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or have the ability to become licensed within 120 days of hire date. Must possess a valid Florida's Driver's License and have and maintain an acceptable driving record.

EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS:

Code 2 - Non-essential employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work during an undeclared emergency or in the aftermath of an event associated with a declared emergency. On an incident by incident basis, the employee's Department Head will make the determination when the employee will be required to work.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:

Under limited supervision, performs professional and responsible engineering and supervisory work in the management of the Department's engineering department. These functions include coordination and oversight of the following tasks:

Capital Improvement Projects, private development related to the City's utility system, in-house engineering related to the City's utility system and construction administration. In addition, this position and department will be responsible for the environmental compliance related to the responsibilities of this utility. This position will serve as the Division Manager for the Engineering and Construction Management Division.

This position will supervise the following positions, but not limited to: engineering staff, construction project manager, construction inspector, engineering designer. It will be the responsibility of the Utilities Engineer to oversee, mentor and direct each of the positions under their department.

Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in carrying out program objectives within the framework of engineering and administrative principles and practices and established policies and regulations. Professionalism and teamwork is a must throughout all tasks performed.

Performs related work as required. Reports to the Assistant Utilities Director.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:

Oversees the planning, coordination, engineering review and construction management of several utility capital improvement projects. This includes, but not limited to coordinating with the Utilities engineering consultant(s) on the development of projects, both scoping and throughout the project development. Included in this effort will be to oversee and review any hydraulic modeling performed either in-house or by a consultant.

Oversees the development, including signing and sealing, of various in-house design projects in the areas of water distribution, reclaim distribution, and wastewater collection improvements.

Oversees construction administration and supervises staff in the inspection of various Capital Improvement Projects and Removal & Replace projects. This position will be the project manager for the projects mentioned above for which responsibilities include: conducting meetings, reviewing pay applications and change orders, assuring work performed meets the criteria set per the bid documents and/or city details/specifications, and efforts related to the close out of project.

Coordinates with other permitting agencies on matters as it related to the Utilities Department.

Assists in the preparation and administration of project budgets.

Selects or develops design standards or methods and materials used.

Complies with all laws under the Florida Statutes and rules pertaining to the Board of Professional Engineers.

Provides engineering support and assistance throughout the various groups within the Utilities Department.

Coordinates and oversees private and public projects (i.e. private development or another government agency) when related to the impact of the City's utilities (water, wastewater, reuse). Responsibilities on private development include the development and review of Utilities Agreements.

Supervises other positions within the engineering department; supervisory duties include instruction; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; recommending the selection of new employees; and acting on employee problems.

Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.

Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints from City employees, agencies, and the general public regarding division activities and projects.

Assists in the development, review, implementation, and maintenance of efficiency, quality management, and "green" projects within the City.

Assists in the development of Facility Plans and documentation/applications for State Revolving Fund (SRF) and other state and federal grant and loan programs.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other City department heads and employees, subordinates, engineers, developers, utility companies, contractors, County and State government departments, regulatory personnel, business leaders, consultants, customers, and the general public.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs administrative/office duties as required, including attending meetings, entering computer data, preparing reports and correspondence, etc.

Performs related duties as required.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary that are a logical assignment to the position.



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