NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced professional and supervisory engineering work in the design and review of a wide variety of engineering and environmental projects.
Work involves the supervision of subordinate engineering and technical personnel engaged in the design and review of public works improvements, environmental and water distribution projects and industrial and solid waste facilities. Work requires the application of advanced engineering skills and knowledge and affords opportunities to exercise considerable independent judgment in developing and completing projects. Assignments usually are received in the form of broad instructions or general program objectives. Supervision may be exercised over professional and technical staff, sub-professional assistants, and other employees engaged in various design, review, construction, inspection, maintenance or related clerical operations. Work is reviewed for general adherence to established guidelines and procedures.
This class is distinguished from Engineer II by the additional experience required, the greater complexity of assignments and the supervisory or leadworker responsibilities and the need for an incumbent to possess a registration as a Professional Engineer.
Schedules, assigns and supervises engineering design projects; directs and coordinates field surveys, plan design, preparation and review, cost estimate development, and specifications preparation; participates in the development, design and review of major and complex projects.
Supervises and participates in the analysis and review of engineering studies and designs prepared by professional consultants; prepares recommendations for the consideration of professional and administrative superiors and committees.
Supervises the preparation of right-of-way and construction plans for major thoroughfares; conducts studies and prepares reports on proposed locations for future major thoroughfares;
maintains liaison with appropriate outside agencies concerning projects under consideration for construction.
Reviews construction permits for potential sources of air, soil or water pollution.
Supervises and participates in the activities of construction engineers, inspectors, and materials technicians in the investigation and construction of water and sewer mains, roadways, structures, and related public work projects; prepares general and special specifications for contract construction; supervises the maintenance and analysis of payment estimates and records.
Oversees and performs the technical review of remedial action plans; oversees and administers environmental licensing programs.
Conducts special engineering studies and projects relating to technical and administrative aspects of the public works function; coordinates the utilization of computer technology as related to the engineering function.
Conducts long-range studies involving other departments, agencies and organizations; prepares reports and recommendations.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of public works facilities and environmental projects in the area of specialization.
Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the field of engineering specialization.
Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.
Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design, review, construction, and inspection of a variety of public works and environmental projects.
Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering or field of specialization appropriate to area of assignment; four (4) years progressively responsible experience in professional engineering work appropriate to the area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and education.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
In those instances in which a registered engineer signs any document for the County in the performance of his/her regular work, that employee shall be accorded such protection and immunity from any lawsuit as a result of his/her conduct within the scope of his/her employment to the extent provided by law.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics
Work Locations: Aviation, Construction Management,
Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Protection, Parks and Recreation, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R5/00