The purpose of this classification is to provide council on new development activities and to perform managerial and administrative work associated with engineering. The Town Engineer is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and overseeing all operations of engineering. This position performs highly complex program & project management that includes one or more functional areas such as design, transportation, development review, construction, traffic studies, engineering & planning, surveying & mapping, and general civil engineering pertaining to roadways, drainage, bridges, and railway crossings. The position is also responsible for monitoring construction projects, making recommendations, supervising assigned projects, developing and administering the budget, maintaining records, and performing other functions as appropriate.
Tasks required of those in the position of Town Engineer include but are not limited to:
Supervises the planning and design of complex public works and Town projects; estimates quantities and cost of such projects.
Analyzes conflicting design requirements and approves changes.
Plans, organizes, directs and is responsible for the performance of the engineering, right-of-way and surveying functions.
Reviews and approves plans and specifications for proposed projects; prepares reports and recommendations to superiors; seals plans and approves contracts for construction and maintenance projects.
Plans, directs and coordinates the inspection of construction projects to ensure compliance with engineering plans, contracts, specifications and Town Code.
Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work performed by contracted staff personnel.
Maintains liaison with consulting engineers and appropriate County, State and Federal agencies regarding joint projects.
Meets with citizens and developers to discuss Town codes and regulations, resolves concerns, and coordinates operations.
Interprets and defines specifications, ordinances and codes.
Prepares construction estimates for proposed Town projects and serves as construction manager during projects.
Reviews and approves construction plans prepared by consulting engineers and architects.
Advises Town departments on matters relating to engineering and construction projects.
Develops and coordinates activities for capital budget projects.
Develops and supervises the Engineering Division operating and capital improvements projects (CIP).
Directs the preparation and submission of grant applications and serves as grant administrator for programs funded by grants.
Any related duties and special projects as assigned by the Public Services Director & Town Manager.
Reviews and inspects developmental projects for engineering compliance.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The Employee demonstrates considerable knowledge and is guided by the principles of personal and professional integrity; community engagement; equity and inclusion; staff effectiveness; and personal resiliency and development. The employee is also expected to lead by example and demonstrate the highest level of ethics.
Advanced comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering; modern engineering methods and techniques of design, construction, maintenance, and municipal project contract management.
Thorough knowledge of modern management principles and practices.
Ability to analyze complex organizational, operational, and management programs.
Ability to communicate technical and complex concepts in a clear and readily understandable format.
Ability to interpret and explain environmental, financial and legal documents and contracts.
Considerable knowledge of the use of computers for varied
Ability to accurately record and maintain
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other departments, officials and the
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
Ability to write clear and concise reports, memoranda, directives and
Ability to exercise judgment and initiative in the performance of
Must be able to work
Thorough knowledge of best practice in procurement of construction and engineering services.
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution or closely related field and at least seven (7) years of progressive engineering experience including at least four (4) years of supervisory or lead experience.
Must possess and maintain a valid Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification in the State of Florida. If P.E. is from out of state, must be able to obtain FL certification within 6 months of service.
Must possess a valid Florida driver's license.
Certification as a Floodplain Manager and as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer in the state of Florida is preferred.
A Master's Degree in Engineering or Administration is desirable.
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the essential duties and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to stand, sit, see, speak, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, telephone, or other electronic device.
Occasional light to moderate lifting of office products and supplies may be required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a teammate encounters while performing the essential duties and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Moderate noise (business office with computers, telephones, printers, fax machines, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and light traffic).
Ability to work within a confined area.
Ability to work in a computer station for an extended period.
The physical environment requires the employee to work inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
May be requested to work and weekends for special town events, projects, activities or emergencies.
Additional Salary Information: Health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Florida Retirement System Pension
Internal Number: TE03052020
About Town of Pembroke Park
Not so long ago, the area known as Pembroke Park was made up of nurseries, quarries and mobile home parks. Such names as Holly Hill, Hollywood Ridge Farms and the Town of Pembroke Park were prevalent. Pembroke Park was incorporated on December 10, 1957. The total area of the town is 1.6 square miles. Of this area, six-tenth of a mile is lakes. What was once rock quarries are now beautiful lakes that enhance the aesthetic quality of Pembroke Park. Located in southwestern Broward County, the town is bounded on the south by Dade County, on the east by Hallandale Beach, and on the west by Miramar and on the north by Hollywood. With access from I-95 and a short distance from the Florida Turnpike, the Town has attracted modern warehouses and business development for its industrial areas.
By adopting a “Comprehensive Land Use Plan” in 1989, the town commission provided a blueprint for orderly growth and development of Pembroke Park. Pembroke Park has 17 mobile home pars, four of which are devoted to recreational vehicle camping. The number of mobile homes is very nearly constant from year to year. New apartments, villas and town homes are located on the western edge of town. Four passi...ve parks have been constructed in recent years on both ends of town to accommodate all residents of the surrounding areas.
The vital new Pembroke Park faces the future with a confidence born of strategic planning and careful financial management. Town leaders have established a Planning Consultant along with the Planning and Zoning Board that insures building conditions and quality of life will remain as the residents all know and have come to enjoy. The Mayor and the Town Commission along with the Town Manager and other staff of development professionals are working now to help make the future of Pembroke Park one of vitality and beauty in the South Broward community. Improved human and social services are objectives the Town will continue to meet for year 2017 and beyond.