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Engineer III

at City of Delray Beach, Florida

Pay: $30.43 to $48.7/hour
$30.43 - $48.7
Posted: 1/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2418858

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Description

**Salary can be commensurate with qualifications and experience**
Veterans' Preference Applies

EEO Statement
The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.

Responsible professional and administrative work assisting the City Engineer with civil engineering responsibilities, primarily stormwater engineering
This work involves coordination, implementation, and participation in advanced and complex professional engineering work associated in the design, review, management and construction of projects of small to large scopes for the City.  Work also includes advanced professional and financial work in the design, management and preparation of plans and contract documents for permitting and construction of capital projects and rehabilitation of: buildings, parks, municipal water mains, reclaimed water mains, sanitary sewer mains, sanitary pump stations, stormwater pump stations, roadway construction, stormwater management, and stormwater drainage projects.  Work is performed under the general direction of the City Engineer.  Hours outside the normal work day may be required.

**Hours of Work: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am - 4:30 pm**

Essential Job Duties

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Coordinate City's complex and large scale engineering projects performed by consultants.
  • Recognized as the point person for all Grant related engineering projects and compliance matters.
  • Prepares, and reviews project schedules; investigates and resolves schedule on assigned projects.
  • Supervise staff in scheduling, design, permitting, bidding and construction of City projects.
  • Design, prepare, review, and approve: complex engineering plans and contract documents for permitting and construction of municipal water main sanitary sewer, roadway, drainage projects and various other projects. Review engineering plans prepared by staff, consultants and private developers.
  • Provide technical direction, project management, and assistance to developers, consultants, outside agencies and engineering staff regarding projects.
  • Prepare and review RFQ's and RFP's for professional engineering, architecture, surveying, and landscape architecture services for various City projects; assists other departments with engineering recommendations and selections of consultants/contractors.
  • Perform construction management and field observations for various City projects such as buildings, parks, and roadways, infrastructure utilities, full depth reclamation, milling and resurfacing, streetscape, landscaping, irrigation, and street lighting.
  • Coordinate City projects with other municipalities and agencies.
  • Prepare budget estimates for all capital improvement projects; approve materials, methods, equipment, specifications, cost estimates and other documents related to project design and construction.  Negotiate contracts for best value to the City.
  • Prepare and present written and oral reports on projects for City management, City Commission Boards, and the public.
  • Perform research, analyze findings, and prepare recommendations for project planning needs.
  • Assist in the preparation of the City's 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
  • Respond to and resolve citizen inquiries and complaints regarding engineering projects.
  • Communicate with co-workers, consultants, citizens via meetings and telephone.
  • Prepare correspondence and reports.
  • Read, interpret survey and construction plans.
  • Visit job sites and evaluate progress.  Monitor progress of construction and prepare and certify required documentation for construction closeout with regulatory agencies.
  • Review and approve consultant and developer projects.
  • Work across boundaries to ensure full funding of projects is achieved.
  • Facilitate and coordinate submission of the Engineering Services Division CIP Projects for approval.
  • Review project team's schedules, work assignments and monitor project progress.
  • Prepare project status report, financial reports, and budget reports to keep management informed of projects' status.
  • Prepare dollar and time budget estimates for all capital improvement projects.
  • Maintain full knowledge of the terms of grants and grant agreements assigned.
  • Create and complete grant compliance and monitoring requirements along with coordinating extensions and amendments to grant agreements, when applicable.
  • Maintain compliance with grant close-out procedures including submission of final reports.
  • Supervise engineering personnel.  Provide administrative and technical direction to employees; write and conduct performance evaluations and conduct disciplinary hearings.
  • Propose and monitor staffing requirements and the hiring and training of qualified personnel.
  • Conduct, attend and participate in community meetings to provide information on projects, make presentations to civic groups, city councils, and governmental officials, act as the City representative on various advisory committees and boards and respond to questions or resolve sensitive issues and complaints.
  • Review the work of personnel and ensure timely completion of projects within the established budget and timeframe.  Review and approve project change orders and hold project managers accountable for deadlines.
  • Coordinate annual budget requests, prepare budget transfer justifications.
  • Coordinate issues related to railroad crossings.  Oversee issuance of City right-of-way permits and their enforcement.  Coordinate road closures for City events.
  • Develop plans for and conduct post-hurricane and emergency assessments.
  • Participate in the development of Engineering Services Division's Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Budget.  Discuss and resolve budget issues with appropriate staff and implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Serve on various committees and boards to provide technical expertise and advice related to engineering, project design, and construction.
  • Coordinate work with other municipalities including:  South Florida Water Management District, LWDD, Palm Beach County (PBC) Health Department, PBC Engineering, and the Florida Department Of Transportation; prepare inter-local agreements; coordinate work of the City's CIP Projects.
  • Keep abreast of the latest industry trends and practices with respect to civil engineering.
  • Perform all functions and responsibilities according to the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics and Florida State Statutes 112.313.
  • Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. 
  • Six (6) years of civil engineering experience with a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory role. 
  • Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License and clean driving record. 
  • Must possess and maintain a Florida registered Professional Engineer. 
Must possess advanced knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and administration as applied to the construction of municipal public works.  Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with subordinates, other City employees and the general public.  Skill in surveying and reading plans.  Ability to manage and supervise staff.  Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to make presentations to small or large audiences.  Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment.  Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, Project, MS Excel and electronic mail.
The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization's mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer's specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.
A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Information

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  Works inside in an office environment and occasionally outside in visiting work sites.