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Civil Engineer II

City of St. Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, Florida
$73,023 - $117,479 DOQ
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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The City of St. Petersburg Engineering & Capital Improvements Department is one of 171 American Public Works Association (APWA) certified agencies in the nation and we continue to grow, delivering award winning projects such as the internationally recognized new St. Pete Pier, as well as awards for infrastructure upgrades and sustainability. The Engineering & Capital Improvements Department will be embarking on major infrastructure projects and extensive system capacity upgrades, implementing both the integrated water and wastewater master plan which includes water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater master plans. Also included in this infrastructure upgrades are roads, bridges, and seawalls, as well as vertical assets such as the new Shore Acres Recreational Center, all focused on resiliency and sustainability.


With such a major replacement and upgrade program, the City of St. Petersburg Engineering & Capital Improvements Department is looking to expand its team to include additional Engineers, Project Managers, Architects, and other essential staff to be part of delivering and advancing its community into a new era.


This is very responsible professional civil engineering work of a supervisory nature including the planning, investigation, location, design and construction of municipal engineering and public works projects. Work involves application of engineering skills and knowledge to perform difficult projects; and lead supervisory responsibility over other technical and professional employees assigned to specific projects. Work requires the exercise of considerable judgment and initiative; the appli­cation of professional engineering knowledge in evaluating the cost effectiveness, safety and practicality of construction methods; and providing technical support for all activities, such as preparation of plans, specifications and technical reports.

Salary:  $73,023 - $117,479

Close Date:  05-24-2024 (11:59 PM)

Minimum Qualifications.  Applicants must:

  • Have a valid Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) to qualify as an Engineer in Training or have experience as a Florida registered Professional Engineer (PE).
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of civil engineering experience.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver License.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Have knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of civil engineering construction and design.
  • Be skilled in the use of a personal computer and computer software including: 1) Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare reports, analyses and studies, and 2) the latest Civil 3D application.

Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:

  • Have experience planning, assigning and supervising related work of professional and technical employees.
  • Have experience gathering, organizing, interpreting and compiling relevant engineering information and data to provide a basis for sound decision making. 
  • Have experience performing error-free advanced mathematical calculations such as trigonometry and calculus.
  • Have experience reviewing construction plans, drainage calculations, and drainage models.
  • Have experience preparing stormwater basin delineation maps.
  • Have experience understanding engineering challenges and providing solutions to complex challenges.
  • Have experience in technical writing, engineering cost analysis, and project scheduling.
    • For Stormwater Experience: Extensive experience in stormwater modelling using EPA SWMM and ICPR 4.0. Technical proficiency with GIS software ArcMap and software package ArcHyrdo. Modelling and database management experience with SWFWMD’s GWIS-ICRP modelling approach.
    • For Environmental Experience: Extensive experience in DEP Processes for site remediation, monitoring, testing and compliance.  



For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process.  At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified.  A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules.  Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.

Apply online at - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings.  City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate.  The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions.  In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment.  Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.



The City of St. Petersburg is a City of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. Our employees have the important and rewarding role of serving the City of St. Petersburg and its citizens, helping to make our City a premier destination to live or visit. We offer job opportunities in a wide variety of fields and with competitive benefits and a pension plan, we are an excellent place to find a career. We invite you to search and apply for our vacant jobs.

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