City of Palm Bay | Palm Bay, FL

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Posted Date 3/15/2023
Salary: $80,648.00 - $128,163.00 (Yearly Salary)
Under limited supervision, performs professional and responsible engineering and supervisory work in the management of the Department's engineering department.  These functions include coordination and oversite of the following tasks:  Capital Improvement Projects, private development related to the City's utility system, in-house engineering related to the City's utility system and construction administration.  In addition, this position and department will be responsible for the environmental compliance related to the responsibilities of this utility.  This position will serve as the Division Manager for the Engineering and Construction Management Division.  This position will supervise the following positions, but not limited to:  engineering staff, construction project manager, construction inspector, engineering designer.  It will be the responsibility of the Utilities Engineer to oversee, mentor and direct each of the positions under their department.  Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in carrying out program objectives within the framework of engineering and administra­tive principles and practices and established policies and regulations.  Professionalism and teamwork is a must throughout all tasks performed. Performs related work as required.  Reports to the Assistant Utilities Director.


Oversees the planning, coordination, engineering review and construction management of several utility capital improvement projects. This includes, but not limited to coordinating with the Utilities engineering consultant(s) on the development of projects, both scoping and throughout the project development. Included in this effort will be to oversee and review any hydraulic modeling performed either in-house or by a consultant.
Oversees the development, including signing and sealing, of various in-house design projects in the areas of water distribution, reclaim distribution, and wastewater collection improvements.
Oversees construction administration and supervises staff in the inspection of various Capital Improvement Projects and Removal & Replace projects.  This position will be the project manager for the projects mentioned above for which responsibilities include: conducting meetings, reviewing pay applications and change orders, assuring work performed meets the criteria set per the bid documents and/or city details/specifications, and efforts related to the close out of project.

Coordinates with other permitting agencies on matters as it related to the Utilities Department.
Assists in the preparation and administration of project budgets.
Selects or develops design standards or methods and materials used.
Complies with all laws under the Florida Statutes and rules pertaining to the Board of Professional Engineers.
Provides engineering support and assistance throughout the various groups within the Utilities Department. 
Coordinates and oversees private and public projects (i.e. private development or another government agency) when related to the impact of the City's utilities (water, wastewater, reuse).     Responsibilities on private development include the development and review of Utilities Agreements.
Supervises other positions within the engineering department; supervisory duties include instruction; assigning, reviewing and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities; allocating personnel; recommending the selection of new employees; and acting on employee problems.
Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
Receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints from City employees, agencies, and the general public regarding division activities and projects.
Assists in the development, review, implementation, and maintenance of efficiency, quality management, and "green" projects within the City.
Assists in the development of Facility Plans and documentation/applications for State Revolving Fund (SRF) and other state and federal grant and loan programs.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other City department heads and employees, subordinates, engineers, developers, utility companies, contractors, County and State government departments, regulatory personnel, business leaders, consultants, customers, and the general public.
Performs administrative/office duties as required, including attending meetings, entering computer data, preparing reports and correspondence, etc.
Performs related duties as required.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position.  While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary that are a logical assignment to the position.


Code 2 - Non-essential employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work during an undeclared emergency or in the aftermath of an event associated with a declared emergency. On an incident by incident basis, the employee's Department Head will make the determination when the employee will be required to work.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in environmental or civil engineering and seven (7) years of experience working for a utility department or as an engineering consultant. Technical and construction experience is desired in the areas of water, wastewater and reuse, with projects varying from distribution/collection/lift stations, treatment plants, water/deep injection/ASR wells, and hydraulic modeling. A minimum of 3 years of progressive supervisory experience is required. . Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or have the ability to become licensed within 120 days of hire date.  Must possess a valid Florida's Driver's License and have and maintain an acceptable driving record.


Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including a computer, telephone, etc. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of five to ten pounds.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional character­istics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving assignments and/or directions to subordinates and receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of technical, financial and legal documents, policies and procedures, manuals, contracts, etc. Requires the ability to prepare budget documents, engineering designs, project reports, correspondence, evaluations, specifications, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply influence systems in supervising subordinates; to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions; to counsel and teach employees.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and/or professional languages including civil and environmental engineering, construction, electrical, instrumentation, surveying, budgeting, etc.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals and to determine time and weight.  Must be able to use advanced applications of algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and statistics.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery; to operate motor vehicles.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to perform­ing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


Knowledge of Job: Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Utility Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Utilities Engineer.  Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the Department and of related departments and agencies.  Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the City and other governmental agencies. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Has comprehensive knowledge of civil and environmental engineering as applied to public utilities and infrastructure.  Has knowledge of and skill in engineering designing for utility projects.  Has thorough knowledge of the systems, equipment and resources required in the provision of municipal water and sewer services.  Has comprehensive knowledge of all applicable codes and regulations, and is able to ensure compliance with such in all department projects. Is able to make sound, educated decisions.  Has the ability to plan and develop department goals related to City purposes. Knows how to apply supervisory concepts and principles.  Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.  Is able to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.  Has the ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.  Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Has the ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.  Is able to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.  Is able to assemble and analyze information and make written reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.  Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.  Has the ability to negotiate among different constituency groups with diverse interests to achieve a shared understanding and commonality of purpose.  Has the ability to communicate professionally in confrontational situations. Knows how to make public presentations.  Has the ability to communicate professionally in confrontational situations.  Knows how to make public presentations.  Has thorough knowledge of proper English usage, vocabulary, spelling and basic mathematics.  Has knowledge of modern office practices and technology.  Has knowledge of and skill in the use of computers for data and word processing, and engineering design.  Has knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions.  Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Quality of Work: Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities. Exer­cises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interaction with internal and external entities with whom the position interacts.
Quantity of Work: Performs Essential Functions and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work, which consistently meets established standards and expectations.
Dependability: Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work. Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, policy, standards and pre­scribed proce­dures. Maintains accountability for assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance: Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self?reliant and self?starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be accomplished, and initiates proper and accept­able action for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment: Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies issues or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives. Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to issues or situations. Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors. Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches issues, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
Cooperation: Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same. Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justi­fied, i.e., poor communications, variance with policies or procedures, etc. Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation intra- and inter-departmentally
Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and co-workers for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among all employees. Develops and maintains coopera­tive and courteous relation­ships inter- and intra-departmentally, and with external entities with whom the position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints in order to establish and maintain good will. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.
Coordination of Work: Plans and organizes daily work routine. Establish­es priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time?management methodology. Avoids duplication of effort. Esti­mates expected time of completion of work elements and establishes a personal schedule accordingly. Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time. Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.
Safety and Housekeeping: Adheres to all established safety and housekeeping standards. Ensures such standards are not violated.
Planning Plans, coordinates and uses information effectively to enhance activities and production.  Knows and understands expectations regarding such activities and works to ensure such expectations are met. Develops and formulates ways, means and timing to achieve established goals and objectives.  Effectively and efficiently organizes, arranges and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources to achieve such goals and objectives.
Organizing:  Efficiently organizes own work and that of subordinate staff.  Ensures that personnel understand what results are expected of them, and that each is regularly and appropriately informed of all matters affecting or of concern to them.
Staffing:  Works with upper management, where appropriate, to select and recommend employment of qualified personnel. Personally directs the development and training of personnel under charge, ensuring their proper induction, orientation and training.
Leading:  Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how such principles are to be applied.  Provides adequate feedback to personnel under charge concerning their performance. Commends and rewards personnel under charge for outstanding performance, and takes timely and appropriate disciplinary action as necessary.  Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward achievement of established goals and objectives.
Controlling Provides a work environment which is orderly and controlled.  Coordinates, audits, and controls manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of established standards, methods and procedures.
Delegating:  Assigns duties as necessary and/or appropriate to meet goals, enhance abilities of personnel under charge, build their confidence and assist them in personal growth. Has confidence in personnel under charge to meet new or additional expectations.
Decision Making:  Exercises discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting functions under charge.  Recognizes when a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not foster the desired result, and moves decisively and explicitly to develop and implement alternatives.
Creativity:  Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of functions under charge.  Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities.  Is not adverse to change that supports achievement of goals and objectives.
Human Relations:  Strives to develop and maintain excellent rapport with personnel under charge.  Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints, and responds appropriately.  Establishes a work environment to promote and maintain mutual respect.
Policy Implementation:  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of policies regarding functions under charge and the function of the organization.  Adheres to policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities, and ensures the same from personnel under charge.
Policy Formulation:  Maintains awareness of changes in operating philosophies and policies, and routinely reviews policies to ensure any changes in philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated into functions under charge.  Recognizes and understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and morale and performance.  Strives to ensure that established policies enhance same.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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