PROJECT ENGINEER (Project Manager II - DSD Engineering)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full Time Engineering Project Management
  • Salary: $75,858.64 - $117,586.14 Annually USD

Job Description


Now here is a GREAT PLACE TO WORK!!! This is the Engineering Division at the Development Services Department (DSD) at the City of Fort Lauderdale!!! They are like family and enjoy giving back to the community! They would like to welcome a P ROJECT ENGINEER to join their TEAM!!! Maybe it's you?! Apply now!
This is advanced professional and administrative work of more than average difficulty, which will involve managing, designing, reviewing, and inspecting various types of development and municipal public works and utilities projects within the City.
This specific position deals with regulations, modeling, and design rather than project management/construction.

Employees in this class review, authorize and monitor the engineering design and construction of complex development and municipal engineering and utilities projects with a specific focus on water, wastewater and stormwater improvements and city-wide master planning/modeling. A major emphasis of work is monitoring and directing the work of engineering, architectural, and utilities consultants and contractors engaged in the design, permitting, and construction of City's utilities and various other infrastructure projects.

Work requires advanced project management and technical skills and the ability to effectively communicate with consulting firms and contractors. Responsibilities include the management of numerous projects, simultaneously, in various stages of development including planning, consultant selection, design, construction management, inspection and warranty administration.

Knowledge of and experience with South Florida engineering standards, permitting agencies, modeling software and engineering design and construction methods are essential requirements.

Familiarity with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations is highly desirable.

This employment class is distinguished from the Project Manager I position by the larger scope and complexity of assigned projects, the additional experience and licensing requirements, and the level of independent decision-making required. Employees in this class perform a broad range of work assignments requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in assuring that activities meet high standards of service, are performed with the maximum effective use of resources, and that work is accomplished in accordance with accepted technical standards and in compliance with applicable rules, regulations and laws.

The employee in this class may supervise subordinate professional and paraprofessional staff and inspectors. Work is reviewed by a Senior Project Manager via conferences with the employee, through study of reports submitted, by direct observation, and by the degree of achievement of established goals, objectives, timeliness of project completion, and work plans.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.


  • Reviews permit applications and engineering plans, detailed specifications, and shop drawings for water, wastewater and storm drainage related work to ascertain that the design meets city standards; calculates permit fees and bonding fees; and prepares and maintains records and logs of the permit desk.
  • Coordinates with other City departments, external agencies and applicants on projects.
  • Provides capacity analyses for water and wastewater using modeling software.
  • Provides technical information and guidance, addresses design issues pertaining to land development, water and wastewater utility construction, surface water management, roadway improvements and other public/private improvements.
  • Prepares required designs, specifications, estimates and technical reports for special projects; prepares reports, memorandums, and related correspondence pertaining to contract and regulatory compliance.
  • Provides input for developing/modifying City code provisions, engineering standard details, standard specifications.
  • Proposes solutions for problems of design, construction, or maintenance of municipal public facilities, prepares reports and makes recommendations relating to the project and construction activities.
  • Provides direction to consultants, contractors, departments, stakeholders, and other appropriate staff to ensure communication with all parties from design of a project through construction and completion.
  • Works with inspectors to ensure that construction work is performed on schedule and in accordance with permit requirements and in compliance with established design, specifications, and contract agreements.
  • Prepares reports for upper management and stakeholder information.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public concerning drainage, utilities, and other engineering-related matters.
  • Performs CADD and some manual drafting work for special projects.
  • Performs related work as required.


1. Have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or other appropriate technical field.
2. Have at least three (3) years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience in one or more of the following areas: planning, design and construction of public works projects; planning, design and construction of utility projects; planning, design and construction of private development projects; or other closely related project or construction experience.

Highly Preferred:
3. At least one (1) - three (3) years of experience in Public Works Engineering in the areas of water and wastewater infrastructure and drainage; especially design experience!
4. Possession of a current license as a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Florida (or EIT).
5. Possession of a current license as a General Contractor or certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)


Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training & Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening , prior to appointment. Open until sufficient applicants have applied.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).

Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: November 30, 2018
Management Category: 3 Classification Level: Principal
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Class Code: FP029 EEO Code: 2 - Professional
Pay Grade: FP11
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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