Candidates Must Apply at www.myclearwater.com
The position is within the Utilities Division of the Engineering Department: the primary function is to act as project manager overseeing external consultants as they develop a variety of challenging potable water supply, treatment, and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; and reclaimed water engineering projects. Advises and mentors junior staff and acts as a senior technical advisor within the Utilities Engineering team. Performs technical and professional engineering work associated with site investigations, technical analysis and reports, and development of design plans and specifications associated with City of Clearwater utilities infrastructure. Employees in this position are expected to manage multiple projects effectively and exercise sound engineering judgment to resolve technical problems on a variety of utilities engineering projects. Strong multi-tasking and time management skills are required.
Professional Engineer – $65,165.36
Senior Professional Engineer – $71,844.90
Selected candidate will be hired into one of the above levels; Professional or Senior Professional; offered level and starting salary negotiated depending on qualifications.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions: — Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: Serves as project engineer and performs project management and engineering tasks for various complex projects; performs technical civil engineering tasks in the field and office, reviews reports and construction plans for compliance with City codes and proper engineering design. Checks, evaluates, and reviews plans, specifications and reports submitted by private engineering consultants are compatible with other utilities infrastructure projects and conform to the City’s overall goals and objectives. Leads, guides, and mentors less experienced Engineering staff; ensures all procedures and policies are implemented and provide various professional development opportunities. Provides various engineering advice in regard to proposals made, specifications and standards as to soundness of design, theory, and construction practice. Performs and conducts inspections in the field, observes operations, and determines quality of work and compliance with City Codes; negotiates with regulatory agencies to obtain necessary construction or operation permits. Conducts, coordinates, and participates in various public informational meetings for proposed projects; interacts and engages with citizens to resolve problems, conflicts, and provide for public improvements; performs various tasks for the emergency preparedness response of the City. Provides extensive expertise in the development, formulation, and implementation of engineering standards and specifications and office policy; conducts engineering studies and evaluations, compiles information, and makes other recommendations. Identifies needed improvements and assists with changes to policies and standard operating procedures to increase efficiencies. Manages, monitors, and handles engineering consultant contracts; provides feedback and general information regarding contract status and details; sets agenda items, monitors project status, and conducts extensive meetings during project implementation. Frequent consultation with internal divisions, consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders as required in the analysis, design, review of studies/reports/plans/specifications, and inspection of construction work for compliance with engineering criteria. Ability to serve as Engineer of Record for minor in-house water, wastewater, and/or reclaimed water projects. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, engineers, employees, and others, and deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully. Assisting the general public with engineering related information requests. Performs other job duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Licenses, Certifications, and Equipment: A valid State driver’s license is required. Current State of Florida Professional Engineer License or current Professional Engineer License from another State that can transfer within six (6) months of hire date is required. This position is required to operate the following equipment, machines, tools, and other work aides: Fax, copier, radio, phone, computer, vehicles, and other equipment as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Professional Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering degree; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Senior Professional Engineer – Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related engineering degree AND two (2) years of professional engineering experience as a Professional Engineer; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Knowledge of – Modern civil engineering terminology and principles Supervision, direction, leadership, and management of engineering staff and projects Professional engineering tasks and practices Construction, inspection, and maintenance of construction projects Department policies and protocols Skill in – Planning and designing difficult engineering projects Inspecting work for compliance with plans and specifications Negotiating with regulatory agency staff to obtain construction/operation permits Preparing budgets and construction estimates Manage multiple projects and ensure completion Plans, designs, reviews, and manages difficult or challenging engineering projects Establishing and maintaining good relationships Dealing tactfully with the public Operating a computer with general proficiency