Project Manager II - Public Works Stormwater

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Project Management Public Works Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $80,478.32 - $124,747.17 Annually USD

Job Description


Looking for a GREAT PLACE TO WORK??? Well look no further than the Engineering Division within the Department of Public Works at the City of Fort Lauderdale!!! We would like to welcome a P ROJECT MANAGER II to join our TEAM!!! We think it's you?! Apply now!

This is advanced professional and administrative work of more than average difficulty, which will involve project management, design, permitting, contract negotiations, and construction engineering services for various stormwater and seawall projects.

This specific position deals with regulations, modeling, and design in addition to project design/construction management.

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

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

Familiarity with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), Broward County Environmental Protection Department, and South Florida Water Management District 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.

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The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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


  • Prepares required engineering designs, calculations, specifications, estimates, and technical reports for in-house design projects.
  • Prepares reports, memorandums, and related correspondence pertaining to contract and regulatory compliance.
  • Reviews permit applications, specifications, shop drawings, and engineering plans developed by engineering consultants for city infrastructure projects to ascertain that the design meets city standards.
  • Coordinates with other City departments, external agencies, and project stakeholders on City 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 certification as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
6. 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 ).

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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