The Town incorporates a Council/Manager form of government. The Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer under their dual role capacity works under the direction of the Public Works Director using a highly collaborative relationship. As the Town’s Assistant Public Works Director / Town Engineer, this position will work as the second in command to the Public Works Director for all issues related to the Public Works Department. This role is key in assisting with the administration of Public Works staff, infrastructure projects & oversight of general community development projects for the Town. This position is responsible for assigning and reviewing work of subordinate employees engaged in street and drainage, facility maintenance and parks and irrigation functions. This position will assist the Public Works Director in establishing department policies, department budgets, reviewing technical specifications and plans, drafting bids, negotiating agreements, overseeing capital projects to assure they are completed in a timely manner. This position is charged with keeping projects on task and on schedule and responsible for performing all aspects of construction management including collaboration with consultants as required. The Assistant Public Works Director / Town Engineer will also work closely with the Town’s Grant Writer, Public Works Director and Town Manager to ensure that all available funding for key projects are pursued and that grant funded projects remain in compliance with grant requirements.
The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline along with five (5) or more years of experience in the practice of engineering, design, project management, construction management and maintenance of public works infrastructure. Familiarity with SCADA Systems, managing and reporting N.P.D.E.S. Familiarity with bridges and drawbridge mechanical systems. AutoCAD & GIS Software knowledge is required. The ideal candidate must be registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Florida and have experience working with local and state regulatory agencies (i.e. FDOT, DERM, etc.). Must have and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.
The successful candidate must also have the following skills or attributes: excellent oral and written communication, multi-tasker, team player, self-starter, impeccable integrity / ethics, innovative, technological, and forward thinker. The annual salary range for this position is $90 – 120K depending upon qualifications. The Town offers excellent benefits such as health, vacation, and pension through the Town’s private retirement system.
Interested individuals should submit (in pdf format) a cover letter, resume, and a completed Town of Bay Harbor Islands Employment Application to Mrs. Shaun Gelvez, Human Resources Manager. This position is open until filled. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.