This is highly responsible professional and supervisory work involving a variety of major engineering functions.
Nature Of Work
An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of assignments involving administration and supervision of a major engineering function. Work is of unusual difficulty and may include planning, designing and managing major engineering development programs and projects. Under general direction, employee is required to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives and goals. Direction and supervision are exercised over subordinate personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports, and observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties
Serves as the chief capital planning engineer for the transportation division and coordinates planning level efforts with other transportation agencies such as Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Hillsborough County Public Works Department (HCPWD), Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA).
Leads the transportation division capital planning section and plans preliminary engineering, feasibility, and concept development for capital improvements.
Coordinates the transportation capital planning process with various stakeholders including: the transportation division capital projects section, traffic studies section and traffic management center to identify and prioritize capacity, operational and safety improvement as well as maintenance needs of existing assets; the planning sections of other City departments; FDOT, HCPWD, THEA and HART on work program development and pursuit of grant funding opportunities; Hillsborough MPO on the LRTP/TIP/UPWP development; planning commission on transportation elements of the comprehensive plan; and private developers on transportation plan reviews.
Supervises and administers the planning and/or design of major engineering functions in Public Works, Transportation, Contract Administration or a utilities department; determines or assists in the determination of priorities in the scheduling of projects; prepares estimates of costs and makes recommendations for inclusion in the annual departmental budget; supervises and participates in preparation of plans, specifications and contract documents for a large variety of projects requiring contract bid or for internal use.
Acts as project manager of major engineering development programs; supervises and coordinates all related activities including programming, contract administration, construction inspection, progress reports, and change orders; maintains continuous liaison with local, state and federal governments, and civilian agencies; reviews and initiates approval of plans and specifications prepared by consulting engineering firms; has responsibility for monitoring field engineering construction work.
Replies to technical inquiries from the general public and from governmental agencies on policy, petitions, ordinances, engineering problems, and estimated construction costs; coordinates present and future needs of the department with other agencies.
Exercises general supervision over and participates in the training of professional, sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel; completes evaluations; approves leave and training requests; administers discipline when needed; responds to grievances.
Conducts studies and prepares periodic and special reports; coordinates same within the department and with other municipal departments, utility agencies, contractors, engineering firms, and governmental agencies.
Confers with utilities on such matter as services requirements, points of entry, and easement; reviews inspection reports completed by subordinates to ensure that documentation is complete and action taken is proper; meets with developer and other interested parties regarding major or potential construction projects within Tampa/ Hillsborough area; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, plans, specifications, and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations/construction methods.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: principles and practices of the assigned area of engineering; federal, state and municipal rules, regulations, ordinances, and other pertinent documents; engineering developments and information related to the area of assignment.
Considerable knowledge of: Highway Capacity Manual, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model, and other traffic modeling, analysis, optimization, and simulation tools; plan reviews, quality assurance and quality control, cost estimating; staff-hour estimates and scope of services development; engineering and administrative management procedures, practices and methods; supervisory techniques.
Working knowledge of: Transportation capital planning; feasibility study process; project development and environmental (PD&E) processes; transportation asset management; ADA transition planning; FDOT’s work program (WP), highway safety improvement program (HSIP), county incentive grant program (CIGP), and local agency program (LAP); Hillsborough MPO’s long range transportation plan (LRTP), transportation improvement program (TIP), and unified planning work program (UPWP); planning commission and City of Tampa comprehensive plan process; ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and database software.
Ability to: plan, organize, assign, direct, supervise, and review the work of others engaged in a variety of engineering assignments; analyze plans, specifications and other technical materials and draw sound conclusions; organize in report form and present sound recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing; train others in the assigned area; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in the assigned area, and five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, including three (3) years in supervisory experience.
Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
About City of Tampa
The City of Tampa is the largest city in Hillsborough County, is the county seat and is the third most populous city in Florida. It is located on the west coast of Florida, approximately 200 miles northwest of Miami, 180 southwest of Jacksonville, and 20 miles northeast of St. Petersburg. The population of the city represents approximately one-third of the total population of Hillsborough County. Tampa's economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and the port of Tampa. Contributing to the success of our community is the way businesses, City government, and citizens work together to make Tampa a better place to live.