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Program Engineer - Tampa Bay (Largo) , FL (ID: 293221)

Title Program Engineer
Type Engineering
Date Posted January 7, 2018
City / Organization Tampa Bay (Largo) , FL
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Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with supervisory experience to provide best practice design, project management and team leadership for City transportation, stormwater and sanitary sewer utility projects. This position will have a strong emphasis on construction management.

We seek an experienced senior engineer to manage projects that impact the City's asset portfolio in all assigned areas. Must have the ability to multi task and oversee high profile construction projects through completion while managing the budget and schedule for multiple projects simultaneously.

Position reports to the Assistant Engineering Services Director.

Hiring Range: $60,300 - $75,300







  • Utilizes advanced engineering principles and techniques and follows established guidelines, policies, and procedures in performing responsibilities in assigned area such as:

    • project design and management of capital projects;
    • project design
    • asset and life cycle management
    • construction management; and/or
  • Review, approve, or recommend approval of project management plans, Request for Proposals and critical project documents

  • Oversees engineering work programs and provides team leadership for assigned work teams

    • Evaluate project status and set project team milestones for completion of project tasks

    • Evaluates and monitors project budgets and expenditures

    • Coordinate completion of project tasks with project team members

    • Report and communicate project status to project customers and stakeholders

    • Route project deliverables for staff comment and review.

  • Develops and conducts internal training sessions and programs.

  • Supervising staff assigned to work team(s) when appropriate:

    • Responsibility for managing human resources (collaborating on hiring, orientation, training, assignment scheduling, coaching, counseling, performance management and improvement, etc.) Mentors and develops employees and enforcing policies and procedures.

    • Develops and communicates job expectations and provides positive, constructive feedback.

    • Plans, monitors, appraises and reviews job contributions.

  • Serves as Engineer of Record, Project Manager and/or City Representative to provide complete project design, construction and/or procurement work products

  • Prepares and assists with City Commission and advisory committee reports and presentations

  • Perform related work as required.

Other specific duties / Construction Management

  • Manage various project delivery methods ranging from design-bid-build, construction management at risk (CMAR), to design build (DB);

  • Maintain contact with contractors and other related professionals engaged with the City to ensure completion of projects within time frame and budget allowed;

  • Conduct periodic site visits on intervals determined by the scope and complexity of the project. Such visits to include compliance with construction documents, protection of City assets, and general overview of the status and condition of the project;

  • Ensure project files contain all correspondence related to a project from the estimates and bidding documents through design and construction phases, including plans, specifications, and Construction Change Request files, invoices and backup documentation, and closeout materials;

  • Review and process pay requests, Requests For Information (RFI), change orders and shop drawings.

  • Assigned work teams include: Engineering Construction Management





Training and Experience: 

  • Current State of Florida Professional Engineer license or current Professional Engineer license from another State that can transfer within six (6) months of hire.

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering

  • At least four (4) years directly related engineering experience and project management capacity

  • A minimum one year in a supervisory, team leader or project team lead capacity

  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License or a valid driver's license in another state allowing transfer within 30 days from date of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Training and knowledge of supervisory and leadership best management practices including including coaching, counseling, hiring, selection, managing performance, addressing performance improvement issues as needed and performing related administrative work

  • Advanced knowledge of municipal engineering practices and procedures including surveying, construction, infrastructure design and drafting techniques.

  • Ability to:

    • apply engineering knowledge to specific technical and infrastructure problems and to develop working contract plans and specifications

    • work as effective project manager and team leader,

    • communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing

    • coordinate engineering projects and work programs.




Work Environment: 75% inside a climate controlled building. 25% outside which includes driving.

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require sitting approximately six (6) hours per day, standing approximately one (1) hour per day, and walking approximately one (1) hour per day. The job also requires frequent fine manipulations, repetitive motion, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 15 pounds; occasional bending/stooping, grasping, reaching, and lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 44 pounds. On rare occasions work requires climbing, crawling, kneeling, pulling, pushing, and lifting/carrying objects weighing more than 45 pounds.

Sensory Requirements: Hearing: Ability to understand what others are saying in normal conversation and on the telephone. Speaking: Ability to communicate orally with others and speak effectively on the telephone. Seeing: Ability to see and read plans and computer monitor screens, operate a vehicle, and read normal and/or fine print.

Driving Requirements: The work requires frequent driving and possession of a valid Florida Driver's License ortransfer of a valid current state license within 30 days.

Office Software: The work requires the ability to operate the following office software: computerized work and asset management systems, project management and scheduling programs, engineering design and modeling programs, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) tools, email, electronic calendar scheduling, spreadsheets, and word processing.


Job Post Expiration Date   January 26, 2018

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .