ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Develops and reviews engineering plans for water and wastewater utility projects, including lift stations, wastewater treatment plants, sanitary sewer collection systems, force mains, water plants, and water distribution systems. Operates under the supervision of the Department Director who is a professional engineer. Communicates with field staff and supervises technicians to develop technical engineering documents. Reviews work produced from consulting engineers for completeness and accuracy according to city specifications and engineering principles. Prepares bid specifications and estimates for contract construction. Assists contractors in interpreting City regulations and specifications. Prepares and supervises preparation of applications for permits from FDEP, SWFWMD and other regulatory agencies. Manages the construction of projects, including field adjustments, contracts, construction contractors, change orders and invoice payments. Advises and assists field staff in respect to proper utility maintenance practices and equipment. Uses engineering computer models to evaluate water, wastewater and piping designs. Responds to public complaints pertaining to construction and public right-of-way and makes recommendations for corrective action. May perform other related engineering work including: interpretation of site plans, codes, easements, legal descriptions, regulations and standards; conducts field work and inspections. Performs administrative and reporting functions as necessary for job performance. Assists in managing the capital improvement program, including project planning and budgeting. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering related to water supply and wastewater projects. Capability to develop plans, specifications and contracts. Supervise and evaluate plans and construction work. Ability to relate well to contractors, the general public and fellow employees. Ability to give clear, concise directions, orders and reports both verbally and in writing. Capability and experience in design of water and wastewater utility systems and preparation of permit applications. Proficiency in the operation of computer programs, including hydraulic models, GIS and CADD preferred.
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Graduation from college with a Bachelor's degree in
Engineering. Four (4) years of pertinent work experience in water and wastewater engineering.
An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to
the foregoing specific requirements may be substituted.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid Florida Class E drivers' license with a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven. Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant's system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.
A City of Winter Haven Employment Application Must be Completed and Submitted to Human Resources
PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Must have the physical ability, strength and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.