Under general direction, oversees, manages, and administers the operations and services of the Engineering Services Department assisting the Director of Engineering Services. Manages the Department’s Project administration to ensure that they are initiated and completed within the determined time frames; assists in the development and shaping of an appropriate organization structure to support current and future department objectives, and integrates and evaluates the work of the department’s divisions. Participates in the development of and overseeing capital improvement budgets. Discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff and implements adjustments as necessary. Oversees engineering plan review for Construction Services and the Building Official and ensures compliance of all City construction practices and standards on construction projects within the public right-of-way are adhered to and any construction relating to City owned utilities. Reviews the work of consultants and ensures timely completion of projects within the established budget. Reviews and recommends approvals of project change orders. In support of the Director of Engineering Services, may attends and participates in community meetings to provide information on projects, respond to questions, or to resolve sensitive issues and complaints. Participates in the development of the Department’s budget; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff and implements adjustments as necessary; conducts financial, organizational and operational service delivery studies. Prepare reports of findings and recommends methods for improving operational effectiveness; and will assist in preparing project status reports, financial reports, and budget reports to keep management informed on department operations and City funded projects. Prepares responses to citizen, business, or contractor complaints regarding Department services or proposed and current projects; provides cost estimates to staff, citizens and elected officials as request; and actively participate in coordinating and managing relations between the City and outside agencies.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Civil Engineering and seven (7) years of experience as an engineer to include three (3) years in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for managing construction projects related to underground infrastructures, road construction, traffic and roadway lighting, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Professional Engineer’s license and a valid Florida driver’s license are required.
A valid State of Florida driver’s license, required. A valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of employment.
How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by visiting our site at www.wpb.org. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.
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