Licensed Engineer (Highway Construction & Engineering Division)-Broward County

Announcement is open until a sufficient number of applications are received and may close at any time.   

The Licensed Engineer position for the Highway Construction and Engineering Division will be responsible for performing a wide range of engineering and management activities, including, but not limited to the following: (1) Management of capital projects and miscellaneous specialty projects; (2) Preparation of solicitation and contract documents for consultant and contractor agreements in accordance with County requirements; (3) Developing and reviewing construction plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates; (4) Performing contract negotiations and preparation of final award documents; (5) Consultant and contractor contract management, including development of scopes of service, project schedules, and costs; (6) Preparation of engineering plans using latest engineering software (MicroStation, GeoPak, AutoTurn, etc.,)including signing and sealing construction plans. The Licensed Engineer will review and perform quality assurance and quality control for assigned projects, manage assigned staff and their work, and coordinate with County agencies and other transportation agencies, such as FDOT, municipalities, water control districts, etc. 

General Description
Advanced professional and supervisory engineering work in the design and review of a wide variety of engineering and environmental projects.
Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or closely related field.

Requires four (4) years progressively responsible experience in professional engineering work appropriate to the area of assignment including six (6) months of lead work/supervisory experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses
Possess and maintain Professional Engineer License in State of Florida for duration of assignment.

*Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Public Administration or closely related field
*Doctorate in Civil Engineering, or closely related field
*Certification in the use of three (3) or more of the following engineering programs (i.e., ICPR,ASAD, HY-8, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Synchro, HCS, IMSA), or similar
*Certification in three (3) or more of the following construction qualifications; FDOT CTQP QC Manager, FDOT CTQP Earthwork II, FDOT CTQP Asphalt II, FDOT CTQP Drilled Shaft, FDOT Pile Driving or similar
*Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, Professional Surveyor & Mapper, General Contractor License, or similar
*Project Management Professional and/or Certified Public Manager
*Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Training Certification
*Five (5) or more years of experience in one (1) of the following specialized fields of engineering: Traffic Operations, Structures, Drainage, Geotechnical, Construction Management
*Five (5) or more years of experience in design and construction of roadway/traffic projects
*Three (3) or more years of experience with CADD software and related design programs
*Two (2) or more years governmental contract and procurement experience 

International Degrees
For consideration of international degrees, you must have your degree evaluated by an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). To access the NACES Membership directory, please visit

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.
Prepares plans and technical specifications for construction bid; works with Purchasing to develop contracts, reviews and edits documents; attends pre bid and pre construction meetings; reviews all complete bids for construction award.
Performs in depth technical review of construction plans in various submittal stages; reviews plans for concurrence with agreed upon design requirements, and constructability; works with other County public works agencies to maintain and update design and equipment standards; performs general communication, decision making and coordination with a multitude of professionals within these projects.
Manages construction contracts including procurement, cost accounting, schedules, and construction engineering inspections; manages engineering consultants, conducts negotiations, supervises preparation of scope and fees, provides oversight of consultant design services and approve invoices.
Reviews customer construction plans for dewatering determination; conducts quality assurance and quality control reviews of internal design projects.
Enters data and uploads documents in the Broward County and Florida State computer systems to track contaminated site cleanup status; maintains oversight and control of assigned cleanup projects, site inspections, and enforcement related activities to ensure compliance with regulations.
Trains and assists in resolving complex Air Permitting issues; schedules, assigns and supervises engineering projects prepared by consultants; supervises the Design Section staff’s day-to-day activities.
Supervises and participates in the studies and reports prepared by engineering consultants; participates in negotiation with consultants and contractors; conducts meetings with consultants, contractors, staff and other stakeholders.
Coordinates the process of bidding, contract development, exchange of information, and surveys.
Reviews environmental assessment reports and remedial action designs and reports, construction and dewatering plans and updates databases to reflect these activities; prepares and reviews paperwork for issuance of order for own/others projects.
Provides training, peer review, technical support (including review/approval of technical designs) of documents/correspondence for team members; attends internal/external meetings related to own and team members’ projects.
Maintains contact with State of Florida personnel, consultants and responsible parties including meetings and telephone conversations.
Performs site inspections for own projects and for team member projects that require Professional Engineer review; reviews contractor submittals for compliance with contract documents. Responds to contractor requests for information.
Provides technical direction or supervision to junior engineers, engineering or computer-aided design (CAD) technicians and other technical personnel; prepares PS&E (plans, specifications and estimates) documents for design of County facilities.
Performs related work as assigned.
Physical Demands
Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.
Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.
Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.
County Core CompetenciesAll Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County’s four core behavioral competencies.
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities 
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-4800
(954) 831-4000

Position #1409716


For Licensed Engineer (Highway Construction & Engineering Division) Supplemental Questionnaire,