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Senior Utilities Engineer

Company: Town of Jupiter
Location: Jupiter
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

The purpose of this classification is to manage the in-house and outsourced design and construction projects for capital improvements and/or field operations and maintenance including coordinating, --preparing and administering design documents and contracts, presenting and obtaining approval --of project plans, schedules and budgets; securing permits; inspecting and overseeing construction; and coordinating the work of contracted consultants, contractors, other service providers and Town staff.----

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe following duties are normal for this position.-- The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.-- Other duties may be required and assigned.General DutiesDevelops, manages and administers surveys, geotechnical, architectural and engineering design contracts reviews design documents; and ensures project designs meet accepted engineering principals and Town construction standards.--Prepares and presents-- project designs, budgets, cost projections, and construction schedules for review and approval.Obtain permits, agency approvals and other applicable authorizations for construction projects; prepare documentation and applications for needed permits such as health department, storm water and environmental resource permits; secure permits; evaluate, support and ensure permit conditions are satisfied; and ensure compliance with applicable regulations, standards and requirements.Develop and/or review and approve project work schedules; coordinate construction activities; conduct construction progress meetings; monitor work with targeted milestones and completion dates; prepare documentation of project progress and status.Inspect work throughout construction; may supervise an in-house and consultant inspection staff. Enforce quality assurance standards; ensure work meets construction specifications and construction standards; enforce Town, state, and federal regulations pertaining to work zone safety, environmental protection measures, and other construction requirements; and prepare inspection summary reports.Communicate and coordinate with contractors from planning through completion of projects; interpret plans, specifications, policies, and procedures; provide guidance and instruction; respond to contractor questions and requests; and resolve conflicts.Monitor project costs; track expenditures; review and approve billing invoices; maintain cost records.Supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and assistant department supervision with employee performance appraisals.Utilize a personal computer, as necessary to perform essential functions, such as mathematical calculations, word processing, creating and utilizing spreadsheets, database, or other computer software. Operate assigned motor vehicle and general office and field equipment as necessary for field inspections, construction and various coordination meetings.Manage and/or design contract and construction documents which may involve defining scope of projects, conducting/managing engineering design, drafting plans/specifications, or preparing bid documents and-- contracts; facilitate or conduct computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting or development of drawings and designs.Perform general administrative and clerical duties in support of assigned responsibilities including preparing correspondence, entering, and retrieving data using automated information systems, and answering telephones.Perform field inspections of construction projects and public developments, inspect commercial and residential construction projects to ensure compliance with plans/specifications as approved by the Town; review construction permits to ensure construction plans meet approved plan specifications.Maintain a comprehensive, current knowledge or applicable laws, regulations, and standards; maintain an awareness of new construction methods, materials, inspection practices, trends and advances in the professional read professional literature; maintain professional affiliations; attend workshops and training sessions as appropriate.Interpret, explain, and ensure engineering compliance with applicable state, county, and Town codes, ordinances, resolutions, regulations, standards, specifications, policies and procedures, as well as, approved construction plans; research Town codes, engineering standards, technical manuals, or other resources as needed; initiate any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.Performs other related duties as required.Duties when assigned to the Utilities DepartmentServe as a primary manager for Utilities field operations with responsibilities ranging from system operations and maintenance oversight to construction project management.Oversee, manage, and improve processes for day to day operations of utilities field and warehouse activities. Make recommendations and implement systems to improve processes and procedures.Assist in short and long term planning, budget preparation and monitoring of utilities field operations and maintenance; assist in short and long term planning and implantation of utilities field asset maintenance and asset management. Conduct purchasing activities as required.Conduct special studies and projects; conduct data collection, research and report preparation as required to present findings of special studies and projects. Perform constructability and value analysis reviews.Negotiate terms for utilities field service agreements and maintenance/construction contracts. Negotiate and prepare change orders for construction contracts and coordinate with consulting engineers as needed. Conduct site inspections and oversee construction of various construction projects.Recommend the hiring, termination and promotion of staff.Duties when assigned to the Engineering/Public Works DepartmentMay prepare and present the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) work program projects/updates to the CRA Board; responds to questions and requests for additional information from the Board; obtains approvals for the CRA Program; and implements program plans and projects--and presents written and oral presentations on capital projects for a variety of audiences including civic groups, Chamber of Commerce, local boards and/or commissions, and other interested organizations; provides information on project proposals, plans, status and costs; answers questions; responds to inquiries; and resolves complaints.--Identifies, prepares and presents grant opportunities to secure funding for various capital projects; administers awarded grants and ensures compliance with grant requirements.--Perform "permanent reference monument" inspections verify that survey monuments were installed on approved platted properties.Prepares LAP Documents for submittal to FDOT.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering or a related field; supplemented by five years of progressively responsible experience performing construction contract administration work and design project management. Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or Business is preferred. State of Florida Engineer Intern (E.I.) certification is required. State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is preferred. Candidates not in possession of the State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license upon hire must obtain the license within the two (2) years of start date. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.TARGET SALARYPossession of State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license -- $90,498.90 - $135,748.48 OR;No possession of State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) license -- $82,271.71 - $135,748.48PERFORMANCE APTITUDESData Utilization:-- Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.--Human Interaction:-- Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence over others in coordinating activities of a project, program, or designated area of responsibility.--Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:-- Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions.--Verbal Aptitude:-- Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information.--Mathematical Aptitude:-- Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations involving basic algebraic principles and formulas, and basic geometric principles and calculations.--Functional Reasoning:-- Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.--Situational Reasoning:-- Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.--ADA COMPLIANCEPhysical Ability:-- Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds).-- Work includes work outside ininclement weather.-- Requires the ability to walk on uneven, unpaved and sloping surfaces; climbing ladders to 12 FT.--Sensory Requirements:-- Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds and visual cues or signals.-- Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.--Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.--Town of Jupiter, Florida--is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Keywords: Town of Jupiter, Jupiter , Senior Utilities Engineer, Engineering , Jupiter, Florida

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