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Date:  Nov 15, 2022

TAMPA, FL, US, 33619

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Requisition No: 757781 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER - 55003245

Position Number: 55003245 

Salary:  $101,673.04 - $131,576.87 

Posting Closing Date: 12/16/2022 



796 / Tampa Operations Center




CONTACT PERSON:  Sofia Martinez

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (813) 612-3307


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 candidates 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.


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. 


Upon hire, 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.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: Serves as Construction Engineer responsible for the construction of a number of highway and bridge construction projects in a large urban area. Coordinates the work of Project Administrators and Office Personnel by planning workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives and time utilization with employees. Drives to and from work sites to meet with Project Administrators and inspection staff to discuss ongoing project issues and inspect and observe ongoing construction activities. Supervises employees by communicating regularly, motivating, training, evaluating, and planning and directing employee's work, to perform effectively and efficiently in their job duties. Coordinates personnel monitoring Equal Employment Opportunity compliances, On-the-Job Training and Disadvantage Business Enterprises in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration 1273 Required Contract Provisions for Federal Aid Construction Contracts to assure requirements are met by the contractors.


Reviews all Plans and Specifications for projects in Residency, coordinate and assign Design Phase Reviews. Reviews and comments in writing on Department’s Procedures and Specifications. Sign and seal documents as needed.


Assumes the duties of the Resident Engineer including supervision of subordinates during his or hers absence and attends meetings for him/her. Reviews and approves contract invoices in the absence of the Resident Engineer. Assists the Resident Engineer in developing and monitoring of office QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) construction plans for location Construction Office. Interviews and reviews applicants for employment with the Department. Develop, monitor, update and revise construction reports as required by the Resident Engineer.


Serves as Department liaison with utility companies, property owners, city and county representatives on projects and attends meetings which involve future construction projects. Drives to and from project sites and accompanies representatives of FHWA on project inspections and Final Acceptance reviews. Checks roadway and bridge plans for accuracy and engineering safety features.


Reviews and develops Supplemental Agreements and Change Orders for construction changes, plan errors, extra work and their justifications for funds approval.


Assists the Resident Engineer in developing and monitoring of office QA/QC (Quality Assurance/Quality Control) construction plans for location Construction Office. Interviews and reviews applicants for employment with the Department.


Develop, monitor, update and revise construction reports as required by the Resident Engineer.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of an engineering specialty area. Knowledge of engineering design, construction, production and/or operations. Skill in using engineering tools, equipment and/or instruments. Ability to analyze and interpret engineering data. Ability to plan, design, evaluate and investigate engineering works and systems. Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques. Ability to direct, monitor and inspect engineering projects. Ability to solve problems relating to engineering. Ability to supervise people. Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments. Ability to communicate engineering information effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Skilled in the use of a personal computer and department used software programs.


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


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Class E Driver's License Required. This incumbent of this position is required to work with or around Department of Corrections inmates.


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: Tampa