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Assistant City Engineer

at The City of Boca Raton

Pay: $33.49 to $57.71/hour
$33.49 - $57.71
Posted: 3/15/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2543110

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Overall Job Objective

Job Description

The City of Boca Raton is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant City Engineer. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for performing professional level engineering work in the design of public works and utility facilities and overseeing capital projects. To be considered for this position, candidates must have a Professional Engineering (PE) license at date of hire with the ability to obtain a Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license within 6-months of employment.

The ideal candidate will have experience with stormwater design and engineering. 

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Performs professional engineering and administrative work in the design of public works and utility facilities; managing and overseeing a variety of capital improvements and engineering design projects, including contract administration; does related work as required. Reports directly to the City Civil Engineer. Supervision is exercised over subordinate technical personnel and professional consultants.
 
TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
Oversees the design and construction of engineering projects for developers and City capital improvements;
Reviews and develops engineering design plans, contract documents, and specifications for bid;
Coordinates the activities and ensures that the practical applications of State, County, City, and departmental design criteria and City Codes are adhered to with respect to transportation including, but not limited to highway and street design, driveway connection, parking lots, etc.;
Supervises employees responsible for preparation and monitoring of construction permit compliance by private developers, prepares cost estimates, and initiates action for stormwater regulation noncompliance;
Reviews master plans, site plans, roadway plans, parking structure plans, signing, pavement marking plans, and landscaping plans;
Conducts meetings with developers, architects, and engineers to resolve complicated issues centered around design and construction of transportation and drainage elements of a given project;
Designs roadway, intersection, and drainage improvements funded through the City's Capital Improvements Program;
Oversees the preparation of in house construction drawings;
Performs contract administration of in house CIP and tracks municipal services department project progress;
Develops and prioritizes the work of subordinates and consultants and establishes goals and objectives;
Oversees the work of in-house and outside professional landscape architecture consultants;
Prepares and manages the City Stormwater Utility Fund budget and monitors expenditures;
Participates as an active member on the Palm Beach County NPDES Steering Committee
Reviews Municipal and private development projects for compliance with NPDES requirements;
Responsible for all NPDES reporting requirements related to City stormwater utility systems.
 
RELATED TASKS:
Develops and assists in the development of the City's construction standards, Code of Ordinances, and department policy regarding matters that affect the construction, maintenance and safety within or contiguous to City streets;
Plans and assists with contract administration and the evaluation of bids;
Coordinates with engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors, regulatory authorities, and City officials;
Reviews cost estimates, permits, shop drawings, testing results, and as-built plans;
Responds to resident, business, and other City customer inquiries;
Prepares and reviews technical reports;
Oversee GIS stormwater utility operations including data development, database management, and administration;
Performs related tasks as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and
Specifications, design, construction, and maintenance of stormwater utility projects; thorough knowledge of South Florida drainage design and systems; thorough knowledge of FDOT design standards and specifications; knowledge of land surveying systems, methods and techniques; knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer-aided engineering drafting; ability to instruct subordinate personnel in proper work methods and to supervise their work; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, contractors, outside agencies and the general public; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to prepare technical reports. 
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering; Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in engineering design and maintenance of infrastructure and facilities with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive supervisory experience in directing and managing the work of engineers and/or engineering technicians.
 

CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:

Possession of a Professional Engineering (PE) license at date of hire with the ability to obtain a Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license within 6-months of employment.

 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid State of Florida driver's license with no more than six (6) points in the past three (3) years and 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to lift, carry, and push articles weighing up to 50 lbs. Must be able to wear hard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, back support, safety shoes/boots, hearing protection, safety harness, and gloves.
 

BACKGROUND REQUIREMENTS:

The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Educational Verification
  • Certification/License Verification
  • Physical
  • Drug and Alcohol Screen