Engineering Services Construction Supervisor

  • 303218

SUMMARY: Under general direction, plans, supervises and coordinates work associated with the plan review, utility infrastructure, capital improvement projects, general construction coordination and inspection of construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned.

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)
  1. In a supervisory role maintains the Engineering Services Project Review and Construction Coordination Groups to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operation.
  2. Manages the work of Engineering Services Project Coordinators and Construction Coordinators to ensure compliance to City Standards and all pertinent code requirements during plan preparation through final project acceptance, with the construction services department when appropriate.
  3. Oversees the development of guidelines to standardize construction inspection procedures, report requirements, and documentation of field deviations reference for as-builts review and approval.
  4. Participates in project design meetings, assists the City design engineers to review design plans and specifications for construct ability and conformance with City standards and specifications. Supports staff as necessary written and oral reports on projects for City management, City Commission Boards, and the public.
  5. Serves as liaison to other City Departments to ensure all projects are completed to their satisfaction. Ensures coordination of city projects with other municipalities and agencies.
  6. Monitors groups work load and specific project progress in conjunction with the Project Manager to ensure project schedules are met or adjusted in line with current project conditions.
  7. In conjunction with the Project Manager ensures daily project progress reports and project review meeting reports are kept up to date. Ensure all projects are released only with approved preliminary and final record drawings, review pay applications, negotiate change orders and work change directives.
  8. Provides quality control inspection of material and workmanship in multiple construction trades ensuring compliance with standard specifications, contract documents, and industry construction methods adopted by AWWA, APWA, DEP, FDOT, ANSI, and ISO.
  9. Review department SOP’s and review fees to make sure they are up to date and in line with other municipalities.
  10. Ensures inspections for utility, capital, and land development projects for compliance with regulatory permit conditions are performed as required. Complete site safety and MOT inspections in compliance with OSHA and FDOT requirements. Ensure Environmental permits are complied with, i.e. NPDES.
  11. Ensure engineering project related utility service shutdowns and connections are properly supervised and coordinated, including emergency work as necessary.
  12. Responds to and resolves citizen inquiries and complaints regarding projects within the department’s scope of supervision.
  13. Performs full supervisory responsibilities for assigned staff; interviews, trains, motivate, assigns, evaluates work, time management and disciplines employees according to established City procedures, conducts performance appraisals of assigned employees.
  14. Develops, controls, monitors and improves performance measures for Work groups.
  15. Manages public right-of-way construction and inspection programs. Coordinates access, use, and maintenance of City public rights-of-way related to construction activities, in conjunction with City Traffic Engineering and Public Works Departments.
  16. Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Knowledge in planning, coordinating, and implementing a wide variety of utility infrastructure, capital construction and maintenance projects.
  • Knowledge in land development practices and construction methods.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and city laws, ordinances, codes and regulations applicable to area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Knowledge of principles of projects cost accounting.
  • Knowledge of general construction methods, materials, and equipment utilized in water, wastewater, storm water, reclaimed water, water/wastewater treatment facilities, roadway construction, commercial landscaping, irrigation, electrical, commercial building construction, right-of-way improvements, and public-areas construction. Including construction inspection principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of quality control measures utilized in multiple construction trades.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints/engineering drawings.
  • Skill in organizing and coordinating large construction projects and managing project budgets.
  • Skill in resolving problems related to construction projects, contractor compliance and project design.
  • Skill in performing researching, analyzing findings, preparing and presenting reports to City management, Boards and Commission.
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a personal computer and related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage activities on multiple projects in an effective and efficient manner under constant pressure and strict deadlines.
  • Ability to manage people, time, materials and equipment in a technical and governmental environment.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate with contractors and developers.
  • Ability to independently make decisions in field conditions in accordance with standard specifications, contract documents, regulations, and laws.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves sedentary to light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, walk, reach with hands and arms and to occasionally lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. There is occasional need to work outdoors, with exposure to the weather, when inspecting construction sites. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering or construction related technology or related field and seven (7) years of experience working in the design or construction of utility systems or managing utility construction projects, including two (2) years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience,. A valid State of Florida driver’s license is required. Preference will be given for license /certification by FWPCOA, FDEP, FDBPR, SBCCI, or CTQP.

FLSA Code: E
Last Revision date: October 2006
Overtime: No
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