Project Engineer (Public Works)



Project management, civil engineering design and engineering oversight of specific Capital Improvement Plan roadway, bridge, building, storm water, parks, and utility projects.   Primary function is to manage and review the various activities of consultants, contractors, and staff in the planning, design, and construction of capital improvement and infrastructure preservation projects.  Complex technical and professional work requires considerable contact with permitting agencies, utilities, and other County departments as well as public and private individuals and organizations. A good level of independent professional judgment and decision making is essential.

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



(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.)

  • Reports to and assists the division manager in planning and administering the activities of division and department objectives.
  • Reviews site plans, construction plans, storm water reports, geotechnical engineering reports, environmental impact reports, traffic studies, and cost estimates.
  • Coordinates permit application process and requirements with other divisions, agencies and departments.
  • Checks project construction plans for conformance with County, FDOT standards; and industry standards.
  • Identifies proposed right-of-way needs and coordinates acquisition of temporary and permanent easements.
  • Liaisons with utility companies and their agents in the construction and relocation of facilities.
  • Oversees the preparation of construction drawings and specifications and prepares bid documents.
  • Responsible for all project reviews including design, quality control, value engineering and constructability.
  • Prepares scope item quantity calculations cost estimates and prepares request for proposals.
  • Reviews and negotiates proposals. 
  • Conducts planning and design meetings, pre-bid meetings, pre- construction meetings, construction progress meetings. 
  • Monitors construction schedules for expenditures and timeliness and compliance with capital projects budget. 
  • Directs the activities of the project from start to finish; develops progress reports and analysis to insure that the project is on schedule and within budget. 
  • Negotiates various proposals, contracts, agreements and change orders necessary for the successful completion of the project. 
  • Experienced in the area of project management and administration from the development phase through implementation phase. 
  • Perform licensed certification, as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Makes adjustments to the project as needed in order to respond to unseen forces or unanticipated activities that may affect a project.
  • Reviews and executes project close out documents and coordination of turnover to maintaining agency. 
  • Prepares technical reports and presentations
  • Reviews and performs acceptance inspections for projects constructed by others.
  • Develops a punch list of deficiencies based on field review. 
  • Designs small to moderately sized roadway and/or storm water retrofit projects including drafting, and project takeoffs.  
  • Reviews neighborhood level roadway and/or storm water systems in the field to develop concepts for retrofit to improve functionality and integrate facilities to County Standards.
  • 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.)

  • Knowledge of civil engineering and specifically roadway and drainage design; principles and practices of construction administration; local building codes/design standards, state and federal permitting requirements, and the preparation of related financial grant applications. 
  • Knowledge of construction processes and procedures, materials, methods, and equipment as they relate to civil engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal permitting criteria. 
  • Knowledge of construction inspection methods, change orders, review and processing of pay requests.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software programs utilized in the performance of job related tasks. 
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of professional engineers, technicians, contractors, and inspectors in a manner conducive to effective performance.
  • Ability to apply engineering knowledge of specific administrative and technical problems.
  • Ability to identify or make changes to projects as needed in response to unanticipated events that may affect the success of the project.   
  • Ability to understand planning studies and to analyze information and formulate substantive recommendations based upon such studies. 
  • Ability to interpret construction plans for roadway, bridge, drainage, stormwater treatment area, building, utility, parks, and landscape projects. 
  • Ability to estimate quantities and costs for construction of proposed projects. 
  • Ability to review and recommend approval of plans and specifications prepared by others. 
  • Ability to present ideas and design proposals graphically, verbally, and in writing to Elected Officials, Administration, County staff, other governmental agencies, and the public.



Graduation from an ABET accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field, possess an Engineer in Training certification (successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam), and three (3) years of experience in review, design, and/or construction of roads, drainage, subdivisions, and/or commercial developments.

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

Licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or must be licensed within twelve (12) months of appointment.



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 navigate construction sites
  • Ability to lift thirty (30) pounds
  • Ability to work in the field for extended periods of time



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 frequently indoors and outdoors.

Involves frequent interaction with people.

Work is performed on construction sites, often on uneven and loose surfaces.        

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