MAJOR FUNCTION: Highly responsible administrative work in the area of professional engineering involving the planning, coordination and execution of County Engineering Division activities.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS NEEDED TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Knowledge of engineering as it relates to public works design, maintenance and construction.
• Knowledge of modern engineering standard-of-care criteria, current literature and sources of information in the area of public works engineering.
• Knowledge used in making statistical surveys and cost analyses.
• Knowledge of generally accepted transportation planning techniques and processes.
• Ability to plan, review, supervise and direct the work of technical and professional engineering personnel.
• Ability to plan and prioritize public works engineering projects and programs.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, government officials, the contracting community and the general public.
• Ability to apply engineering knowledge of specific administrative and technical problems.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION:
• Review all subdivision and development plans as to paving and drainage to ensure adherence to the St. Lucie County Land Development Code and other applicable standards.
• Assist Road & Bridge Division Manager with solutions to drainage and maintenance problems. Supervises all services performed by Engineering Division including, but not limited to Right-of-way acquisition; surveys for drainage and road reconstruction; project management; permitting; drainage improvement projects; and modernization of existing roadways and intersections. Reviews plans prepared by consulting engineers.
• Review for approval applications for various construction permits and agreements.
• Prepare budget for Engineering Division.
• Assist County residents with solutions to their various problems which pertain to drainage, road and traffic.
• Perform any other engineering services as needed.
• Attend Board of County Commission meetings as required. Performs related work as requested or assigned.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Good vision and hearing with or without correction. Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Use of both hands and fingers with dexterity. Occasional walking and standing is required.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION REQUIREMENTS: Routine and regular inspection of construction and road projects. Constant work inside the office in a sedentary posture. Occasional outdoor work at remote offices and outdoor work sites when visiting
County departments. Safe driving ability.
WORK HAZARDS: Occasional field work may require mobility skills over variable terrain. Possible vision or hand/arm dysfunction due to heavy computer work.
SAFETY EQUIPMENT USED OR NEEDED: None
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent from an accredited college or university required
EXPERIENCE: Ten (10) years of progressive public works and engineering experience, the last five years of which should be management experience.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION: Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or the ability to obtain registration through reciprocity within six (6) months from date of hire. A valid Florida driver’s license is required with a good driving record.