Director of Engineering Services
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Develops and shapes an appropriate organization structure to support current and future department objectives.
- Integrates and evaluates the work of the department’s divisions.
- Participates in the development of and oversees capital improvement budgets. Discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff and implements adjustments as necessary.
- Schedules employees, assigns work and monitors its progress. Guides and develops employees in the accomplishment of duties, completes performance evaluations, handles discipline issues.
- Provides administrative and technical direction to Engineering Department staff.
- Oversees engineering plan review for Construction Services and the Building Official.
- Sets 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.
- Proposes and monitors staffing requirements and the hiring and training of qualified personnel.
- Reviews the work of consultants and ensures timely completion of projects within the established budget. Reviews and approves project change orders.
- Attends and participates in community meetings to provide information on projects, respond to questions, or to resolve sensitive issues and complaints.
- Oversees and 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.
- Prepares 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.
- Serves on various committees and boards to provide technical expertise and advice related to engineering, project design and construction.
- Supports all City departments with engineering design solutions as necessary.
- Provides cost estimates to staff, citizens and elected officials as request.
- Coordinates and manages relations between the City and outside agencies.
- Knowledge of contract negotiations and consensus building.
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of management, supervision, budgeting, and project management.
- Knowledge of city standards and specifications for design and construction of capital improvement projects.
- Knowledge of civil engineering basics such as math science, plan preparation and project design, blueprint reading.
- Knowledge of civil engineering associated with underground infrastructures, roadways, buildings, water and sewer plant function.
- Knowledge of GIS, CAD and modeling software capabilities.
- Skills in public speaking.
- Skills in resolving conflicts amongst staff or with outside contractors.
- Skills in planning, coordinating, and scheduling multiple competing design and construction projects.
- Skills in analyzing complex issues and developing and implementing an appropriate response.
- Skills in responding appropriately to issues and concern voiced by contractors and the community
- Skills in analyzing and evaluating information accurately, and in expressing ideas clearly, when providing oral or written reports and recommendations.
- Skills in supervising the work of staff, contractors, and consultants.
- Skills in using general office equipment such as computers, fax, copier, calculation, and telephone.
- Ability to interpret, negotiate, and monitor professional service and construction contracts.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Civil Engineering and seven (7) years 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.
Last revision date: December 2006