Senior Professional Engineer (Transportation Asset Preservation)

Recruitment #1707-SRPEGENX-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

WHAT MATTERS MOST

Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

JOB OVERVIEW

This position performs professional work in the planning and administration of transportation asset management programs including roadway pavement, bridge, and sidewalk systems.  The position will supervise and administer asset management programs, identify annual and projected asset preservation and renewal capital improvement needs, and support CIP and annual funding decisions. The position will supervise two teams and will have significant community interaction through the asset renewal and replacement project development process.  Work assignments are performed independently requiring skill and experience in municipal engineering and are reviewed by the Section Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ten years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain a Professional Engineer's license in the State of Florida within six months of employment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Physical Demands:

Sitting , bending, walking, operation of motor vehicle, good vision, hearing, situation awareness, use of computers, good oral skills.

Work Environment:

Office environment, field work to evaluate existing conditions of assets and future projects, offsite meetings, and field work related to emergency situations and post event assessment and recovery.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Advanced knowledge of Public Works engineering, asset management, and asset preservation practices and procedures for transportation infrastructure.
  • Thorough knowledge of asset management, business analytics, and geographic information system software.
  • Knowledge of Federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to public infrastructure engineering and construction.
  • Knowledge of computer modeling and computer aided drafting and mapping software and applications.
  • Knowledge of County’s comprehensive planning, capital improvement projects, and growth projections.
  • Ability to develop major capital improvement projects and asset preservation plans, and perform complex engineering data analysis calculations using spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Skill in coordinating engineering programs and projects including infrastructure condition assessment, data management and analysis, risk assessments and life cycle cost analyses.
  • Ability to work as an effective program supervisor; ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Ability to be adaptive and thrive in a fast paced work environment.
  • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
    • Develops large and complex project goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and budgets. 
    • Manages and is responsible for one or more phases of large public infrastructure or development projects.  Independently reviews and approves development activities and conditions with engineers and developers.
    • Manages and is responsible for one or more phases of large public infrastructure or development projects.  Manages projects for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), including development and procurement, and engineering and construction contracts.
    • Applies expertise and a thorough knowledge of current engineering principles and practices to resolve crucial issues and unique conditions; recommends new practices or changes in emphasis of projects.
    • Supervises a staff of professional and technical employees; plans, schedules, coordinates the preparation of documents and activities for multiple major projects; reviews operational procedures to ensure compliance with applicable policies and performance measures.
    • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others; leads project meetings and makes presentations; represents the County and maintains productive relationships with individuals and related organizations.
    • Signs and seals engineering documents.
    • Manages public works closeout activities.
    • Provides expert testimony in the environmental permitting appeal process. 
    • Conducts pre-bid/preconstruction conferences and other meetings as required.
    • Recommends staffing requirements and budgets.
    • Evaluates bids for consultant performance.
    • Independently approves and negotiates development activities and conditions with engineers and developers.
    • Serves as expert advisor on construction projects to technicians and engineers on complex design/construction problems. 
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document.

    Conclusion

    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

    We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

    • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
    • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
    • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
    • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
    • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

    Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

    Veteran’s Preference:

    Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

    Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

    Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

    Response/Recovery Activities:

    Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*