Martin County Board of County Commissioners


Department:              Public Works

Salary Grade:            981

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Reports To:                Public Works Deputy Director


To work on complex projects involving a variety of coastal related services, including beach nourishment; shoreline stabilization; inlet management, dredge design; geotechnical investigations; hydrographic and bathymetric surveying; beach and dune vulnerability assessments; environmental restoration and mitigation; climate resilience and sustainability

initiatives (Resilient Martin); coral reef conservation and artificial reef implementation efforts; and NEPA environmental impact assessments that are effective and coordinated for reducing the risks to people and the developed and natural environment from flooding and coastal erosion by managing the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and advancement of the provision of technically, environmentally, and economically sound and sustainable coastal protection measures. 

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.

This position requires public interaction or regular appearances before the Board of County Commissioners and therefore does not permit a claim for protection of your place of work if you will be claiming an exemption from Public Records under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.


(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

Provide guidance and direction on technical needs and approach to conducting coastal engineering and modeling projects relating to:

•           Shoreline stabilization and habitat restoration

•           Climate resilience planning and implementation

•           Design of coastal structures

•           Inlet management

•           Engineered Beach and Dune management

•           Coral resource management

•           Artificial reef permitting and construction

Perform coastal engineering analyses and designs by application of sound and sustainable coastal protection measures.

Perform QA/QC function to ensure quality deliverables and project goals are addressed.

Management of coastal programs and projects by effective planning, designing, permitting, scheduling, and budgeting processes.

Oversee the staff performance of requests for proposals, managing design contract to produce plans and specifications, reviewing project milestones, reviewing plans, providing technical assistance, providing construction oversight, preparing design revisions, and reviewing and commenting on submitted reports and plans.

Develop report, factsheet, and presentation for non-technical and technical audiences. Make presentations to the County Board of Commissioners and citizen groups.

Organize and interpret engineering data for development of clear and concise engineering reports and technical documentations.

Generate and recognize cost-effective and constructible technical solutions for coastal engineering challenges.

Manage development and evaluation of all required environmental documents and technical documents.

Monitor all coastal shoreline restoration processes and associate permitting and mitigation processes.

Collaborate and coordinate with Federal/State agencies and coastal engineering consultants to manage all coastal assets effectively.

Perform and oversee staff for the planning, analysis, design, and inspection of coastal projects including beach nourishment, shoreline stabilization, dredging, environmental restoration, and mitigation, etc.

Develop all coastal project construction specifications and requirements for a successful bidding and submittal of project award recommendation package.

Keeps Public Works Director and Public Works Deputy Director fully informed of all project related issues.

Assists and trains other County staff, as required.

Supports and observes the policy and procedures of Martin County.

Performs work related to this job description, as required.


(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Working knowledge on multidisciplinary engineering services involving coastal projects feasibility study process, permitting and NEPA process, planning, cost estimating and budgeting, design, environmental science, environmental engineering, structural engineering, civil engineering, and construction methods. 

Knowledge of marine geology and oceanography to implement coastal protection measures.

Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills

Knowledge of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program and experience implementing

FEMA’s coastal flood hazard analysis and mapping methodologies.

Knowledge of coastal flooding and sea level rise resilience and adaptation.

Proven experience with project delivery for Federal, State, and local coastal agencies, specific experience with USACE, BOEM, FEMA, USGS, NOAA strongly preferred.

Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including technical writing and presentation skills.

Ability to supervise employees in the implementation of operational programs and capital projects within a team-based environment.

Ability to encourage and foster customer service, employee development and empowerment. 

Ability to read, interpret, evaluate, and explain construction-related documents, plans, and specifications. 

Ability to recognize deviations from, and inconsistencies in, such plans during the construction process and develop appropriate solutions. 

Ability to read, understand, and interpret Project CPM Schedules; track contract progress relative to contract time elapsed and progress of payments. 

Ability to make detailed technical inspections; to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with County officials, contractors, engineers, scientists, property owners, and the public.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Coastal Engineering, Biology, Engineering, Physical Science or closely related field and six (6) years’ experience in Coastal Engineering programs including but not limited to beach re-nourishment, dune restoration, inlet dredging and inland waterways. Must possess two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. 

Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.


Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction)

Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

Ability to sit for long periods of time

Ability to work on uneven surfaces at construction sites and/or on boats. 

Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier, and other related office equipment as necessary.

Occasional lifting/ light physical work.

Occasional balancing, climbing, turning, bending, stooping, crouching, carrying, pushing, pulling, handling, working speed, swimming/waves.

Frequent driving (vehicle/equip/other).

Very frequent walking, standing, color vision use, depth perception use, repetitive hand motion, hand/wrist movement.

Constant speaking, hearing, seeing.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed primarily indoors.

Involves frequent interaction with people.

May require attendance at night meetings and/or outdoor meetings.

Occasionally outside, hot, humid, wet, dusty, noisy, exposed to insects, working on slippery surfaces.

Frequently working on irregular surfaces, working on waves/choppy water.

Very frequently working with adequate lighting.

Constantly working with adequate ventilation.


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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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