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Date:  Aug 12, 2022


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Requisition No: 713644 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: CONSTRUCTION MANAGER - 55007493

Position Number: 55007493 

Salary:  $81,411.39 - $105,355.79 

Posting Closing Date: 10/07/2022 






“Previous applicants need not apply”



CONTACT PERSON:  Brigett Williams


ANTICIPATED YEARLY SALARY: $81,411.20 - $105,355.79



Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including: 


  • Health insurance (over 90% employer paid)
  • $25,000 life insurance policy (100% employer paid)
  • Dental, vision and supplemental insurances
  • State of Florida retirement package
  • Generous vacation and sick leave
  • 10 paid holidays a year
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition waiver for public college courses
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules and telework (for designated positions)


Join FDOT and be part of the team that works as one to improve safety, enhance mobility and inspire innovation in the Florida transportation system!


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 Service 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.


This position requires a valid Class (E) driver license with an acceptable driving record in accordance with the Department's Drivers Record Requirements Policy. An unacceptable driving record is defined as any of the following:


  1. three (3) or more moving violations in the past 3 years that accumulate 3 or more points per violation.
  2. any 2 convictions of reckless driving in the past 3 years.
  3. a suspension or revocation of the driver license for moving violations in the past 3 years; and
  4. a suspension or revocation for refusal to take a sobriety test, or any suspension or revocation for a DUI conviction in the past 4 years


Your driving record will be reviewed, and the status of your driver license confirmed.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs and serves as a Construction Manager for the Broward Construction Office in support of highway and bridge construction program. Supervises employees by communicating regularly, plans, organizes, coordinates and schedules assigned work for employees. Motivates, trains, and evaluates employees on the performance of their duties. Supervises subordinates administering consultant and construction contracts, final estimates preparation, and materials coordination. Ensures all work is completed in compliance with the established procedures for each discipline. Advises staff about all aspects of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) construction contract administration matters. Participates in applicant selection and hiring process. Provides employee orientation, training, counseling, and disciplinary actions, and prepares employee performance evaluations.


Oversees project administration by monitoring the activities of contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance with the contract documents. Monitors field related project issues and provides guidance to project staff in handling construction engineering problems effectively and timely. Assists Construction Engineer and/or Operations Engineer in administration of the construction office by reviewing, analyzing, and making decisions or recommendations on contract and engineering specification interpretation, scope and intent of contracts, time extensions, supplemental agreements and claims or disputes. Ensures proper preparation and timely submittal of project documentation by the Project Administrator (Monthly Estimate, Supplemental Agreements, Monthly Status Reports, Contractor’s rating, etc.). This position will make field reviews and inspections. This position will sign and seal engineering documents.


Oversees the administration and scheduling of project staff on all general assignment and hybrid construction contracts needed on in-house projects. Ensures project staff properly administer all contract work for compliance with contract documents. Attends pre-construction conference meetings. Participates in the review and selection of Consultant Construction Engineering and Inspection firms. Participates in the contract negotiation with selected Consultant Construction Engineering and Inspection firms. Participates in semi-final and final inspections on completed construction projects to minimize problem areas. Oversees the on-the-job field interviews for coordinating requirements for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Labor Law Compliance and On Job Training (OJT) compliance programs with the Resident Compliance Specialist.


Interprets all plans and specifications for Resident Office/Operations Center as it relates to Construction Contract Administration. Analyzes, documents, and negotiates contract changes and claims. Oversees the processing of Supplemental Agreements, Work Orders, Change Orders, Time Extensions, and Time Suspensions to ensure they are accurate and completed in a timely manner. Ensures daily work reports and diaries are prepared in Site Manager, as required. Prepares correspondence as necessary to document project conditions. Ensures that monthly documentation (Status Report, Weather Letter, Contractor’s Past Performance, etc.) are prepared as required. Ensures project files are maintained in accordance with Department requirements. Reviews and prepares response to contractor’s request for changes to the contract documents.


Performs Consultant Construction Engineering and Inspection (CCEI) contract administration. Develops manpower estimates, scope of services, technical questions, and other necessary materials for consultant selection. Review and recommend approval of monthly invoices and personnel action requests within the required timeframes. Performs quarterly CCEI evaluations and completed final CCEI rating within 30 days of completion of CEI services.


Reviews plans and specifications for future projects in Residency or Operations Center, coordinates and assigns Design Phase Reviews. Reviews and comments in writing on Department's procedures and specifications. Visits project sites and makes field reviews.


Conducts public relations activities by resolving conflicts/issues with citizens who are affected by projects under the Department’s jurisdiction. Discusses projects with various groups and business representatives. Notify the public of upcoming construction activities, as well as, providing status reports during the life of the project as required. 


Oversees contract-related activities such as testing of materials, methods of construction and measurement of quantities. Oversees preparation of the Final Estimate Package for each assigned project and ensures the Final Estimate is prepared in compliance with the Basis of Estimates Manual, Construction Project Administration Manual, Field Standards for Final Estimates Manual, contract specifications and other related documents. Oversees Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) activities.


Oversees coordination and administration of Local Area Program (LAP) projects and joint project agreements (JPA) in the operational area. Provides guidance and assistance to local agencies in the Administration of LAP projects. This includes the overall contract administration applicable to contract modifications, final estimates, material certification, including sampling and testing of materials, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), on the job training (OJT) and labor law compliance. Ensures project issues requiring FDOT input are resolved in a timely manner to avoid unnecessary delays to the project. Reviews LAP Project Administrator field decisions, which include contract and specification interpretation, changed conditions, supplemental agreements, claims and/or disputes to ensure compliance with Construction Administration chapter in Local Agency Program Manual. Oversees the coordination and administration of the Resident Asphalt Specialist. Instruct and/or advise in the responsibilities of paving/plant inspection to ensure compliance with the Contract Specifications and develops processes for handling of various asphalt related operations.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles of road and bridge construction and maintenance. Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations. Skilled in contract administration and related activities between the department and contractor. Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments. Ability to implement programs necessary to achieve objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to supervise people. Ability to direct, monitor and inspect engineering projects. Skilled in using computer software applications. Knowledge of Construction Project Administration Manual. Knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiating techniques. Skilled in utilizing problem solving techniques. Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data.


LICENSURE & OTHER JOB-RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Licensure with the State Board of Professional Engineers under Chapter 471 Florida Statutes.


Other job-related requirements for this position: A valid Class E Driver's License is required.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami