Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated. The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.
Professional engineering work responsible for managing Utilities Community Investment Program (CIP) projects. This includes management responsibilities primarily related to the County’s Utility CIP Expansion program but may also include Renewal and Replacement (R&R) projects and other project-related management duties necessary to support the mission of the Utilities CIP. This position includes the following major functions:
Manages the activities of outside consultants and contractors for utility projects, including potable water production, transmission and distribution; wastewater collection, treatment and disposal; and reclaimed water transmission and distribution.
Performs critical engineering feasibility analyses, hydraulic analyses, treatment and performance efficiency evaluations, and alternatives analyses, working with both staff and of outside consultants.
Assists in the development, preparation and maintenance of Utilities CIP annual budget, project budgets, progress and status reports, letters, files, and other documentation related to projects. Also assists in the preparation of project-specific and annual engineering and construction contracts.
Interacts, develops and maintains strong working relationships with local, state and federal regulatory agencies as well as other County divisions and the development community in designing, bidding, permitting, and constructing Utilities CIP projects.
Responsible for managing CIP expansion and other CIP projects from conceptual stage through construction and project close-out. Requires management of consultants and contractors to ensure that project objectives are met and that contract requirements are adhered to. Provides technical expertise in support of complex engineering design and construction tasks/projects. As a Professional Engineer, this position may be required to sign and seal permit applications and construction drawings.
Prepares and maintains progressive project reports/files, including project schedule information and work activities. Reports may be for the Utilities CIP Manager, as well as the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and various regulatory agencies (e.g., Florida Department of Environmental Protection, United State Environmental Protection Agency, Polk County Health Department, Water Management Districts, etc.).
Coordinates with outside consultants regarding the preparation/execution of site surveys, environmental studies, engineering reports, design drawings, technical specifications, schedules, cost estimates, permit applications, and bid and construction documents. This includes ensuring adherence to contract requirements. Provides engineering, technical, project management and administrative support to the Utilities’ CIP Manager. Reviews invoices for services from consulting engineers and contractors to determine that services have been performed prior to submission for payment authorization.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILIITES, AND SKILLS:
This position requires knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of civil and/or environmental engineering applied to water and wastewater facilities, collection systems, and distributions systems, including reclaimed water systems and wastewater solids handling. Must possess a strong working knowledge of local, state and federal rules, regulations and statutes related to potable water, wastewater and reclaimed water systems. Knowledge of methods, techniques, and materials used in utility system construction. Ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans. Ability to prepare engineering and related reports, capital improvement plans and budgets, letters and memorandums, etc. Ability to analyze, identify, and report financial data and trends. Ability to plan, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned personnel.
This position requires the ability to appropriately apply the concept of engineering problem solving as it relates to the development and operation of the County’s Utility CIP Division’s mission. This position requires the ability to develop engineering scope of work and capital and engineering design work projects; the ability to communicate engineering information effectively in both verbal and written forms to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Must possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, superior communications skills (verbal and written), time management and organizational skills, critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, and presentation skills, particularly in public settings.
Ability to write clear and concise general and technical policies, procedures and instructions. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications to create spreadsheets, presentations, and written documents/reports.
Graduate of an ABET accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in civil or environmental engineering and have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in engineering design, permitting, and project / construction management experience involving water and wastewater utilities including a minimum of two (2) years of related supervisory experience.
Must be registered Professional Engineer in Florida or have the ability to become a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida within six (6) months after employment within this classification.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment.
A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. This substitution acceptability shall be determined at the sole discretion of the County.
This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.