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DISTRICT PS&E ENGINEER - 55011680

Date: Sep 7, 2017

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 19803 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: DISTRICT PS&E ENGINEER - 55011680

Position Number: 55011680 

Salary:  $72,250.20 - $93,500.26 

Posting Closing Date: 09/28/2017 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

 

132 / Program Management

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE

 

SELECTED EXEMPT SERVICE

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Charlene Ross

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (863) 519-2285

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  

 

In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Supervise and direct the overall daily activities of the District Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) unit ensuring compliance in the production and compilation of all final contract PS&E packages utilized in statewide bidding activities and local district let projects.  Plan workloads, work flows, deadlines, objectives, and time utilization with employees.  Evaluate, train, and motivate subordinate employees to improve quality and quantity of work performed.  Provide support in resolving problems, establishing work, and scheduling priority deadlines.  Communicate on a regular basis with employees both individually and in staff meetings to provide feedback and motivation.

 

Supervises staff in the review of the final Contract plans package to ensure compliance with the Plans Preparation Manual, policies, and procedures.  Assist the project managers from In-house Design, Traffic Operations, and Consultant Project Management with the electronic plans package mailing process in the areas of project start-ups, quality assurance, quality control, and electronic delivery preparation.  Ensure project managers are provided support with the authentication of project files, assembly of electronic files, and the posting of electronic plans prior to the transmittal of the final plans package for a letting.  Responsible for the general structure of the electronic plans package as required by the Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) Production Criteria Handbook.  Responsible for the final transmission of the electronic PS&E package to Central Office.

 

Supervise staff in the development of detailed construction cost estimates using Department software.  Assist in the development of the District's Five-Year Work Program with the review of preliminary project reports, long range estimates and engineer's construction cost estimates.  Review and/or oversee the reviews of construction cost estimates at all design phases to maintain the integrity of the Work Program. Oversee the preparation of all preliminary and final construction cost estimates for the District's Work Program.  Provide guidance to District Estimates staff in performing quality assurance of the plans and specifications and their relationship to the cost of a project.  Supervise the District Estimates staff in training of other District personnel as required.

 

Supervise staff to ensure that specifications in the final PS&E package are complete and in compliance with the Specifications Handbook, policies, and procedures.  Supervise staff in the development or quality assurance of in-house specifications packages.  Supervise District Specifications staff in training of other District personnel as required.

 

Serve as the District's point of contact for the Central Office Plans Processing Unit and the District Professional Services Office.  Review plans, specifications, and related contract documents regarding completeness, feasibility, and technical soundness.  Provide necessary technical input to develop a consistency of design in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) policies and procedures.  Responsible for coordinating with project managers to resolve deficiencies in the plans and specifications.  Develop and recommend procedures for improving the quality of plans and specifications prepared by in-house and consultant designers.  This includes the systematic monitoring and reporting of deficiencies during the design phases, methods to incorporate the latest design features, and resolution of construction problem trends.  Recommend remedies to improve PS&E quality by avoiding historical design errors which have resulted in excessive supplemental agreements.  Coordinate with the Senior Design Engineers and the Production CADD office as necessary for both project specific and general process improvement.

 

Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Office's business plan.  Develop and coordinate implementation of product monitoring techniques, project control systems, and quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) processes for the unit.

 

Ensure awareness of changes to criteria, policies, and procedures as set by the FDOT and the Federal Highway Administration with an emphasis on PS&E processes.  Ensure dissemination of changes to criteria, policies, and procedures and advise in the interpretation of these changes with in-house staff and consultants.  Recommend changes as required to improve performance.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  KNOWLEDGE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (FDOT) AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS (AASHTO) DESIGN CRITERIA AND STANDARDS; KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONCEPTS, TERMINOLOGY, PRINCIPALS AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES OF HIGHWAY DESIGN; KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIFICATION STANDARDS AND PRACTICES USED BY FDOT; KNOWLEDGE OF FDOT PLANS PROCESSING; ABILITY TO READ AND INTERPRET TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING PLANS; ABILITY TO EVALUATE PLANS FOR ACCURACY AND QUALITY AND TO IDENTIFY CONFLICTS WITH PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS; ABILITY TO PREPARE CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATES USED FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING; ABILITY TO SUPERVISE TECHNICAL STAFF; ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE, AND COORDINATE WORK ASSIGNMENTS; KNOWLEDGE OF LEADERSHIP PRINCIPALS; ABILITY TO COACH, SUPERVISE, COUNSEL, DIRECT, AND MANAGE DIRECT REPORTS; ABILITY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN EFFECTIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS; ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE ENGINEERING INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY VERBALLY AND IN WRITING; SKILL IN MICROSOFT OFFICE, INCLUDING WORD, EXCEL, AND POWERPOINT.

 

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve in the Transportation Emergency Management Team.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.


Nearest Major Market: Lakeland