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Performs highly advanced engineering work on multiple major projects of high complexity including high risk projects. Visits construction projects regularly to review progress of contract work and manage subordinate staff assigned to respective projects. Ensures that projects are properly signed, and traffic is being maintained satisfactorily in accordance with the approved Traffic Control plans. 
Assists in training and developing of subordinate staff assigned to projects. Ensures subordinate staff properly administer all contract work for compliance with contract documents and in accordance with Department policies and procedures. Ensures that clear, accurate records are kept of all construction related activities. 
Reviews and makes recommendations on construction related claims. Provides technical assistance and related coordination activities to utility companies that are in construction phases with regard to relocation of utilities within project limits. Prepares, signs and seals engineering documents. May be required to operate a Florida Department of Transportation Vehicle.

Prepares Monthly Progress Estimates, Final Estimates and other project correspondence or oversees the preparation of these if assigned to subordinate staff. Develops Contract Modifications to compensate for additional work and time. Responsible for public awareness and resolution of customer complaints related to assigned projects under construction.  Reviews contract claims for time/monies and submits recommendations to the Resident Engineer and/or Operations Engineer. Recommends final acceptance of projects in conjunction with the Resident Engineer and/or Operations Engineer. 

Reviews construction plans and provides comments on constructability and contract time prior to projects going to letting. Coordinates Federal Highway Association (FHWA) approval of necessary contract modifications. Accompanies FHWA Engineers on project inspections as required. Investigates issues and arrives at solutions that are satisfactory to both the FHWA and the Department. Monitors EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) compliance, On-the–Job training and DBE’s (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) to assure contract requirements are met by the contractor. Participates in design build selection process. Develops Position Papers and responses to contractor opposing Positions Papers for presentation at Disputes Review Board (DRB) Hearings and makes recommendations to the Resident Engineer/Operations Engineer for acceptance or rejection of a DRB ruling.

 Manages Consultant Construction Engineering and Inspection (CCEI) contracts and is in responsible charge of CCEI managed construction projects at all times. Visits assigned projects and monitors the CCEI to ensure construction project administration is in accordance with the contract documents, the Construction Project Administration Manual (CPAM), department policies and procedures. Provides guidance to the CCEI on plan errors, field changes, extra work, contract interpretations and procedure interpretations. Reviews and provides guidance to the CCEI on construction supplemental agreements, work orders, time extensions and other contract changes. Acts as the liaison between the CCEI, the Design Project Manager (DPM) and the Engineer of Record (EOR

Prepares CCEI manpower estimates and budget estimates. Responsible for the CCEI contract acquisition and prepares CCEI Scopes of Services both in conjunction with the District Construction Office and the Professional Services Office. Serves as a Technical Review Committee (TRC) member for CCEI selections. Reviews and evaluates Letters of Interest and written technical proposals. Develops interview questions for CCEI selections on complex bridge construction projects. Works in conjunction with the District Construction Office and the Professional Services Office to negotiate contracts for CCEI services. Conducts the Pre-Service Meeting with the CCEI firm in accordance with the CPAM.

Reviews and approves monthly CCEI invoices. Performs quarterly/final CCEI performance evaluations and in-depth engineering reviews in accordance with the CPAM. Reviews and recommends approval of CCEI personnel action requests. Reviews and approves Supplemental Amendments for additional services on CCEI contracts.

Assigns work to personnel under their supervision and follows through on assignments with subordinates to ensure timely completion by communicating regularly. Motivates, coaches, and guides staff to perform effectively and efficiently in their job duties. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of an engineering specialty area. Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations. Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments. Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data. Ability to plan, design, evaluate and investigate engineering works and systems. Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques. Ability to direct, monitor and inspect engineering projects. Ability to solve problems relating to engineering. Ability to supervise people. Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments. Ability to communicate engineering information effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

LICENSURE & OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Licensure with the State Board of Professional Engineers under Chapter 471 Florida Statutes. This position requires certification in Final Estimates Level I, Final Estimates Level II, and QC (Quality Control) Manager through the Construction Training Qualification Program (CTQP) and Advanced Maintenance of Traffic. Must obtain within six (6) months and maintain thereafter.
OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS:  A valid Class "E" driver's license is required. While on duty status, the incumbent of this position may be required to drive a state owned or leased vehicle to perform the duties of the position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.
As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.
A Competitive Area Differential (CAD) additive in the amount of $4,222.40 will be added to the annual salar