Professional Engineer that serves as a high- level technical expert for the Northern Everglades Section. The incumbent is responsible for providing planning and engineering services including guidance and recommendations on issues affecting water resources management and environmental restoration for ongoing and future restoration projects in support of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program (NEEPP), as administered by the Division of Ecosystem Restoration & Capital Projects via Watershed Protection Plans.
Engineering services and decisions are made based on a diversified knowledge of theories, precepts, concepts, and practices related to a specific discipline. In addition, incumbent has solid working knowledge of standards and practices for related engineering disciplines. Incumbent demonstrates extensive technical expertise and experience in one or more of the following roles for the District:
Experienced Consultant in Hydrology and Hydraulics that develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of engineering projects and initiatives; assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluations and products; identifies errors/malfunctions/omissions and implements corrective actions; estimates water budgets for projects using District approved models/tools.
Disciplined Consultant that performs complex research and/or completes innovative engineering assignments that require the development of new and/or improved techniques and procedures; conducts QA/QC of hydrologic/water quality data.
Project Manager for ongoing and future projects. Responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of projects across the Northern Everglades region, including acting as an "owner's agent" through design, permitting, construction, operations and maintenance, and contract development and execution. Work may include review of technical suitability documents, performing evaluation of cost effectiveness, writing scopes of work for design and construction contractor solicitation, collection of field data, and stakeholder relationship building and maintenance.
In any of these roles, incumbent provides significant input and recommendations for the Bureau's work plan, expense budget, and SOPs; applies technical expertise to proactively identify and resolve issues, discrepancies and problems of any nature related to assigned projects and processes; actively manages time, independently schedules and tracks on-going assignments with minimal supervision; effectively authors and edits technical reports; leads, coaches, and maximizes contribution of team members; champions positive internal and external stakeholder relationships; understands customer needs and expectations; communicates well orally and in writing.
Required skills/experience include knowledge of construction processes related to water management projects (e.g., earthwork, water control structures, etc.); development of water budgets; resolving problems related to hydrology, hydraulics, other water-related environmental systems, and associated ecological impacts; reviewing cost estimates; knowledge of State and/or Federal permitting regulations, etc.
Typically has Bachelor's Degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program.
8+ years of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within engineering discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives. Disciplines for engineering education and experience include Agricultural, Civil, and Environmental engineering.
Experience in planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of water resources engineering projects and/or dispersed water management projects, development of operational plans, and hydrologic/hydraulic calculations is preferred. Preference to those individuals with experience in working with agricultural producers.
State of Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license and keep licensure status current.
Valid State of Florida Driver's License required.
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