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Engineering Manager (0179) (Hybrid-Remote Eligible)

Southwest Florida Water Management District
Tampa, Florida
$90,000 - $110,000
Closing date
Oct 30, 2022

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Construction Engineering
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Build a Team for Our Water Resources.

Explore your potential and commit to a cause that matters for today and generations to come. Lead a customer service focused team that is committed to preserve one of our most vital resources. Build a career that can become your life’s work with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District).

Join our Engineering & Project Management Bureau

Here is your opportunity to build and lead a new team! Using your expertise in the field of design and construction management, this opportunity will allow you to coach and mentor a team that is dedicated to making a positive impact towards a cause that matters. This exciting position will be responsible for managing and leading the District’s newly formed Design & Construction Management Section. This new management position will allow the successful candidate to form an innovative team to standardize design and construction management practices for the implementation of capital improvement projects. The Design and Construction Manager (Engineering Section Manager) will have three professional direct reports focused on managing projects identified in the Capital Improvement Plan for Flood Control Structures. You’ll have the chance to work with a wide range of teams in this rewarding position, each of which plays a vital role in our efforts to preserve our most valuable natural resources.

The District supports a flexible work environment and remote work schedules so that employees can enjoy their time outside of the District.

For helping to maintain our valuable water resources, we offer:

  • Florida retirement system/retirement benefits
  • Deferred compensation
  • Work-life balance
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Health savings & flexible spending accounts
  • Prescription drug coverage & mail order program
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Legal and identity theft protection
  • Wellness program
  • Public service loan forgiveness qualified employer
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • State adoption benefit program qualified employer
  • Training and development resources
  • Innovative projects
  • Advanced technologies


$90,000.00 - $110,00.00

The starting salary range is included for the Scientific Manager profile which reflects 15.2% to 77.1% of the respective pay grade. The starting salary will be based on the education and experience of the successful candidate. The District conducts annual performance evaluations that may award applicable pay increases based on positive employee performance.

Essential Functions

  • Hire, supervise, evaluate, develop, coach, discipline, discharge and otherwise manage and lead staff and resolve staff issues in accordance with established policies and procedures. 
  • Oversee management of projects ranging from capital improvement planning, design and construction of flood control and conservation structure components to entire facilities.
  • Coordinate with the District Structure Operations (STROPS), State, and local government staff in the development of standards, procedures, project requirements and review/approval of project design and construction.

Working Conditions

Work is primarily performed in a standard office setting. Ability to perform continuous repetitive tasks (to include keyboarding and driving) with one or both hands and feet is required. Considerable time is spent outside the office meeting with legislators, board members, government officials, scientists, engineers, other agencies' staff, and the general public. Some time is also spent in the field, often at remote, undeveloped sites and/or on or around open water. May be exposed to extremes in elements, temperature, and humidity and to a variety of pests, including mosquitoes and ticks. Must be able to operate a District vehicle for 2 or more hours at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employee may be subject to call-in outside of regularly scheduled work hours, or required to be on call, including on nights, weekends or holidays, to respond to emergency management activities or other incidents requiring rapid response in support of District operations.

Required Credentials for Engineering Manager Opportunity

  • Bachelors degree (or higher) in engineering, and/or related field
  • Five (5) years related work experience in design and construction management
  • Valid Florida Professional Engineer license or the ability to obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Credentials for Engineering Manager Opportunity

  • Two (2) years supervisory experience
  • Experience with design and construction of water control structures

  • Degree in civil, environmental, or water resources engineering

Application Process

The District will determine eligibility for employment solely from the information provided on a District employment application. All applicants are required to complete, in full, a District employment application. Any application that is not complete will not receive consideration for the position. A resume will not be considered as a substitute for the information requested on the application for purposes of qualification.

Additional Details

This position is typically scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, out of the Brooksville or Tampa, FL office. Some remote work is available for this position. This position is eligible for compensatory time for hours worked over 40 hours, in a week.

This position is also eligible for relocation reimbursement, limited to moving expenses, upon meeting mileage and program criteria. 


The District is responsible for managing and protecting the water resources and related environmental systems. To protect natural systems that sustain ground water, there must be limitations on how much water can be withdrawn. This is accomplished through planning, permitting and regulation. Local and regional governments, agricultural and other users come to the District to request water use permits. In addition to protection through regulation, the District technically and financially assists regional water supply authorities and local governments in developing new water sources.
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