Lead Engineer - 2998BR
This is a senior staff level, regulatory position responsible for the review and analysis of Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) applications having complex water resource issues. Responsibilities include coordination of water resource issues with local government permitting programs, other Bureaus within the Division and other Divisions within the District. It requires knowledge of the District's regulatory program as well as knowledge of District operations and planning efforts. Work is performed under strict deadlines.
The position requires advanced knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics and computer software related to water resources. Knowledge of permitting programs, criteria and practices, as well as construction methodologies. Experience in reviewing construction plans and specifications, engineering and environmental reports and the use of water resource computer programs. Skills and experience communicating credibly with engineering professionals, attorneys, construction professionals, developers, agriculturists and interested parties.
The selected applicant must be able to analyze complex environmental resource permit applications and skillfully prepare the necessary written and oral reports commensurate with the complexity of the application. Must have the ability to exercise independent judgment to the degree appropriate for the situation as well as complete projects and perform tasks independently with minimal direction and guidance of a supervisor based on instructions given regarding generally expected results and objectives.
The successful candidate is responsible for maintaining close communication with their direct supervisor on various issues and matters, including the status of deliverables and assignments. Work products are reviewed for technical accuracy and overall quality, as well as application of sound professional judgment and for adequacy in meeting objectives.
Work is performed in a deadline-oriented environment. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. Candidates must have the ability to schedule and manage time to meet strict deadlines and must have experience in the use of personal computers and programs.
Employment Guidelines (This position may be filled as a Lead Engineer, Senior Engineer or Staff Engineer_
Lead Engineer: Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program n Agricultural, Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field and at least eight (8) years of qualifying experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in water resource engineering. Two (2) years of experience with the ERP program preferred.
Senior Engineer: Typically has Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program in Agricultural, Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field and at least six (6) years of qualifying experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in water resource engineering.
Staff Engineer: Typically has Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program in Agricultural, Civil, Environmental, or related engineering field and at least four (4) years of qualifying experience that demonstrates measurable career progression in water resource engineering.
Prior experience analyzing ERP application documentation, preparing staff reports, using regulatory databases, and familiarity with SFWMD business processes are preferred. The candidate must be extremely organized and have the ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
Candidate has a State of Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license and keeps licensure status current. Alternatively, candidates with PEs from other states must receive their State of Florida PE through endorsement/reciprocity within six months of employment.
Valid State of Florida Driver’s License required.
Physical Requirements/ Working Environment
Due to the District's response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.
Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the job posting.