Senior Professional Engineer

St. Johns River Water Management District
Palatka, Florida
Jul 09, 2021
Aug 09, 2021
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Senior Professional Engineer

Bureau of District Projects and Construction


Job Summary: This is advanced professional engineering work for large and complex water resources construction projects.


Job duties include:

  • Serves as the engineer-of-record; prepares, oversees, and certifies the preparation of analyses, designs, drawings and specifications for civil engineering projects. Provides guidance and technical assistance to assigned engineers and technicians.  Performs, reviews, and oversees the preparation of construction cost estimates.  Provides construction phase services including periodic inspections, review of contractor submittals, preparation of reports, project correspondence, and revisions to drawings and specifications as required.  Assists in training of technical support staff and engineering staff in the production of engineering construction documents.
  • Project manager and project development manager for large and complex water resources construction projects. Coordinates project issues with consultants, contractors, construction management staff, external agencies, local governments and other District staff. Reviews design plans and specifications for constructability prior to start of construction. Reviews cost estimates and scheduling for construction projects. Works with District contract staff on bids, contracts, and work orders. Prepares and negotiates scopes of work for individual work orders; reviews and comments on work orders prepared by others; tracks and coordinates work orders with contractor, including staffing, invoices, and change order requests. Provides construction progress reports; establishes and maintains construction project schedules and budgets during construction; and schedules and coordinates completion of tasks with construction contractors. Maintains communication with supervisors on progress, budget, and problems experienced during construction.
  • Works in the field as a professional engineer and project manager on large and complex water resources construction projects. Directs contractors and District construction inspections in the field to facilitate completion of construction projects. Directs the District site construction inspector and District annual construction contractor on construction work plans, efficiency of construction operations, and design plans and specifications. Resolves problems experienced during construction.

Additional Details:

Base Salary:  $62,316.80

Benefits include Florida Retirement System, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, professional development and wellness program.

Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the Unites States.

Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such service members and veterans will receive preference in employment and are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Veterans’ Preference/Drug-Free and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Location: Palatka

Closing Date: Open until filled

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental, civil, hydraulic, agricultural or water resource engineering, registration by the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer, and one year subsequent experience in work directly related to permit review.