Manager of Engineering is a Registered Professional Engineer (discipline, Civil) with administrative and management responsibilities for the division. These administrative responsibilities are for the planning, surveying, design, field inspection and execution of the professional engineering services. These services include review and certification of the designs, plans and specifications prepared by the Division. This position is considered to be the City Engineer. Included in the responsibilities are the use of considerable initiative and judgment in the daily operations and in contacts required with the public, other governmental agencies, contractors, developers and professional consultants. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional and technical personnel and decision making on technical engineering work is a major part of this position.
Example of Duties:
Serves as the supervisor for the Survey, Design and Field Inspection Sections of the division.
Coordinates assigned functions and activities of the division with other departments, divisions, agencies, developers, consultants and the public.
Provides planning for and manages the personnel and resources of the division.
Conducts and attends meetings relating to departmental activities, assists in establishing priorities for the division and interprets and explains policies to the employees and the public.
Prepares specifications for contract projects, establishes engineering standards and criteria and prepares engineering studies and reports.
Prepares and administers the division budget and assists in the preparation of the capital improvement programs.
Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in civil engineering or related field.
Five (5) years of experience as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in civil engineering including three (3) years in a supervisory or management capacity.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (Civil) in the State of Florida under Florida Statutes Chapter 471 at the time of appointment.
Must possess and maintain a valid state of Florida driver's license.
Must possess and maintain a valid telephone number
May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department. Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director.
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering.
Thorough knowledge of materials, methods and techniques utilized in the construction of public work improvements, such as paving, drainage and utility installations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of surveying.
Ability to organize and coordinate the division's activities with relation to other divisions and departments.
Ability to delegate responsibility and authority effectively and to schedule work on a short term and long term basis.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other City officials and staff, other governmental agencies and the public.
Ability to express ideas and to communicate technical information clearly and concisely verbally and in writing.
All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.
THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
About City of Lakeland
Lakeland is a vibrant community conveniently located along I-4 between Tampa and Orlando. With a population just over 100,000, the city limits cover 74.4 square miles. Lakeland has many lakes that are community focal points, providing scenic areas for recreation. In fact, much of Lakeland’s culture and iconic neighborhoods are built around the 38 named lakes found in the community.
Downtown Lakeland is a vital and enjoyable place for residents and visitors. It has been dubbed “Lakeland’s living room” and truly embodies the community spirit of Lakeland. There are quaint shops, casual restaurants, pubs, craft breweries and fine-dining experiences to be found in and around the historic brick buildings that surround the historic Munn Park town square.
The City embraces its past and that is evident strolling the tree lined, brick streets in the historic neighborhoods found throughout Lakeland. The area is home to Southeastern University, Florida Polytechnic University, Polk State College's Lakeland campus, and Florida Southern College, which hosts the largest on-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.