Engineer in Training/Associate Engineer
POSITION SUMARY: This position supports the Public Works Director (County Engineer) by assisting with a variety of entry-level professional engineering duties in the areas of planning, designing and constructing transportation infrastructure, water treatment and distribution systems, sewage treatment and distribution systems, storm water and drainage projects, environmental permitting, water resources, capital projects, building renovations, and public transit. This position will also assist with preparing permit applications, public works contracting, grant applications, and grant reporting, and site development plan and construction plan reviews.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Conducts field investigations to analyze and document existing conditions, reports on findings and makes recommendation. Places traffic counters in designated locations and keeps track of traffic counts on the County road network.
Assists in the development of engineering project plans. Assists in completing engineering reports, feasibility studies, and permit applications for FDOT, SFWMD, and FDEP. Assists in developing project cost estimates. Completes or assists in the completion of NPDES reporting requirements to the FDEP. Performs engineering design, mapping and plans production using basic Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), GIS programs. spreadsheet programs, and hand calculations. Develops supporting exhibits, evaluations, and calculations for various projects.
Assists in creating Request for Proposals, Request for Qualifications, Request for Quotes, Invitation to Bids, and engineering and construction contract documents by setting project requirements and technical specifications. Reviews or assists in the review of proposals, bids, quotes, and technical specifications. May serve on selection committees in the review of proposals or qualifications. Assists in the issuance of addendums regarding requests for additional information.
Assists in post design services such as attending pre-bid meetings and pre-construction meetings. Assists in the issuance of addendums regarding requests for additional information. Attends construction meetings and coordinates with County consultants and contractors as necessary. Assists in the review of pay requests for accuracy.
Reviews and inspects ongoing and completed projects, and investigates citizen complaints. Reports on problems and compliance issues. Recommends improvements and project modifications as appropriate.
Assists in reviewing site development plans and construction plans for compliance with engineering standards.
Assists in the review of construction plans and specifications regarding County projects.
Assists in public transit management for the County.
Assists with capital projects, both new construction and renovations.
Assists and coordinates with FDEP in regard to BMAPs and TMDLs. Attend meetings with the SFWMD, FDEP and other entities as necessary.
Provides project management assistance with public works projects that may include, but not limited to, aviation, roads, bridges, drainage, water resources, environmental permitting, potable water facilities and distribution systems, and wastewater facilities and collection systems.
Conducts utility applications review and assists in issuing utility permits.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: Scans and files engineering drawings and other related information when necessary. Attends meetings with other government agencies and with the public and local officials. Will be required to work during declared states of local emergency. May be required to work after hours to meet project deadlines or due to construction projects. May be required to attend community meetings in evenings and weekends. Performs related duties as required and any other duties deemed necessary.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university in Civil or Agricultural engineering or related degree required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES: Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering. Knowledge of road construction methods and technologies. Knowledge of advanced mathematics related to engineering issues. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledge of statutes and laws governing highway engineering and construction projects. Ability to review blueprints and plans for structural soundness and compliance with requirements. Project management skills. Ability to use Microsoft Excel, GIS and CADD computer software.
HOURS OF WORK: Engineering Office in LaBelle, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
ANTICIPATED STARTING PAY: Annual pay range is $45,000-$55,000 depending on experience, expertise, skills, and knowledge. This is a full-time salary position that includes County medical benefits and State Retirement.
TO APPLY: Submit a completed Hendry County BOCC Application & Applicant Survey, and Veteran's Preference forms to:
Audelia Bustamante Hendry County BOCC P.O. Box 2340 LaBelle, FL 33975 (Physical address: 640 S. Main Street) Telephone: 863-675-5352 Fax: 863-674-4195 http://www.hendryfla.net email@example.com
HENDRY COUNTY B.O.C.C. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY IN HIRING OR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES HENDRY COUNTY B.O.C.C. IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO ELIGIBLE VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS
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