POSITION DESCRIPTION: Perform technical work in drainage design and permitting for highway projects, with little or no supervision. This includes, but is not limited to, the design of storm sewers, roadside swales/ditches, retention/detention ponds, exfiltration trenches, and pollution control structures. Additional work includes the documentation of all supporting drainage calculations and computer applications required for design and permitting purposes. This position requires significant coordination with the roadway designer to ensure all project schedules are maintained, and all drainage and permitting problems are resolved.
Completes phase reviews of highway projects designed by consultants with regards to drainage design and permitting. This includes coordination with Florida Department of Transportation (Department) project managers and consultants; making recommendations for improved drainage design and enforcement of Department drainage criteria; establishing permits requirements for each project and completing the required reviews of the permit sketches and applications.
Assist in the preparation of Project Development & Environmental (PD&E) reports. This includes collecting drainage data, evaluating floodplain impacts, defining drainage areas, determining outfall locations, establishing permit criteria, defining the involved permit agencies, making recommendations on alternatives and computing cost estimates.
Respond to drainage inquires (flooding problems) made by the public, Department staff, local government, and others. This includes collection of all relevant drainage data, and development of recommendations for resolution with all supporting drainage calculations and potential permitting needs.
Assist in the preparation of Bridge Hydraulics Reports and Bridge Hydraulics Recommendation Sheets. Also, include assisting in performing hydraulic studies and preparing reports such as Location Hydraulics Reports and Pond Siting Reports for PD&E studies and design.
Recommend improvements and innovations to the District Drainage Engineer on any drainage and permit work process. This may include changes/revisions to the drainage databases, management of our resources, processing of phase reviews, or any other process overseen by the Drainage section.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of basic stormwater management. Knowledge of Department criteria for use in review and design. Knowledge of computer aided design and drawing software, including Microstation and Geopak. Knowledge of basic environmental permitting. Skill in using a personal computer and software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs Skill in verbal and written communication. Skill in interpreting maps, aerials, and construction plans. Skill in negotiating both internally and externally with other agencies. Skill in managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines. Ability to work independently. Ability to perform field reviews. Ability to present information in an organized manner. Ability to perform as a team member. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to present information in an organized manner.