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Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 394982 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55014032 

Salary:  $65,681.57 - $84,999.68 

Posting Closing Date: 07/03/2021 



542 / Consultant Project Management





CONTACT PERSON:  Tracey Grasser

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (386) 943-5321




The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, several low-premium healthcare options, tuition waivers, and training opportunities for professional growth and development.  For additional benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to


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 individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Please contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Human Resources Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-5300 for assistance.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Manages and performs engineering work for design projects with general supervision.  Signs and seals plans or documents as requested.  These projects are assigned to consultant firms and are rural highway capacity projects, interstate resurfacing projects, urban arterial resurfacing projects, bridge rehabilitation, bridge replacement, mobility (rail, park and ride lot).   These projects are characterized as crossing multiple discipline areas with similar or related functions; utilizing new or multiple project management techniques; possessing an increased level of project visibility, impact, and risk; and requiring reporting and communication with the department senior management. Updates production project schedules in maintaining overall work program goals.  Coordinates phases of work between consultants and other disciplines (Right of Way, Testing Lab, Traffic Operations, Planning, Design, etcetera) to maintain schedules and projected production/mail dates.


Develops contract scope of services and coordinates activities related to initiation, advertisement, and execution of contracts.  Coordinates with discipline project managers for the preparation of project-specific scope of services, staff hour estimates, consultant staff hour negotiations, contract execution and maintenance.  Coordinates, reviews and approves invoices.  Prepares, coordinates and negotiates Supplemental Agreements as required.  Coordinates with Professional Services Unit to ensure all contractual processing meets Department criteria.


Advises and assists other Florida Department of Transportation (Department) project managers.  Assists other local agency project managers in coordinating with projects on state system.  Advises and assists consultants in application and determination of technical work such as geometric design, traffic analysis, plans quantity calculations, cost analysis, pavement structure design and interpretation of engineering policy and overall plans preparation for major design projects.


Coordinates review  of work packages of consultants such as but not limited to, Line & Grade submittals, Initial Plans Review, Final Plans Review, Structure Plans, Bridge Development Report, Bridge Hydraulic Recommendation, Pond Siting Report, Pavement Constructability, and other various technical report and submittals as required from the Design consultant.


Stays up-to-date on current memoranda and detail plan indexes, administrative and engineering policies relative to consultant contracts and plans production. Coordinates plan revisions after consultant contract completion to reflect changes in conditions or standards.  Signs and seals revisions.  Attends meetings and field reviews.  Serves as liaison and spokesperson on behalf of the Department with public, federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials and private parties as required.  Provides periodic reports to management concerning problems, delays, good points, etcetera.


Assists unit manager and District Consultant Project Management Engineer as instructed.  Prepares reports, exhibits, and presentations for project related issues.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Department Project Management policies and procedures. Knowledge of advanced engineering design concepts and principles. Knowledge of professional services and contractual procedures. Knowledge of the Department’s Plans Preparation Manual, Design Standards, Standard Specifications and Federal Highway Administration directives. Knowledge of Department’s production process for developing and delivering the Work Program. Knowledge of plan review techniques as they relate to roadway design. Skill in one or more aspects of engineering design related to transportation projects. Skill in reviewing and interpreting technical data. Skill in contract management. Skill in developing technical scope of services and staff hour estimates and negotiating staff hours. Skill in managing multiple priorities and making timely decisions in order to keep projects within budget and meet department requirements. Skill in working with the public, consultants, government officials and regulatory agencies to maintain effective working relationships. Skill in preparing and reviewing engineering reports. Ability to work independently and make decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to monitor and assess the performance of consultants. Ability to utilize engineering design skills to identify and resolve issues necessary to implement solutions to meet product quality and schedule. Ability to build teams and get them focused on a common goal. Ability to define issues, facilitate meetings, organize presentations knowledgeably and clearly to all levels of participants (plain language). Ability to utilize a personal computer.


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


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of this position, incumbent must respond to emergencies.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.


As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.


THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.  If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.


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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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