The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees and currently, the Transportation and Mobility Department is seeking an Engineering Design Manager for their Transportation Division. We desire employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service, employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? If so, apply now!
The position of Engineering Design Manager is responsible for administrative, managerial, and professional transportation engineering and planning work of more than average difficulty in the alignment of public and private transportation projects with applicable engineering standards and the mobility goals of the City's Vision and Strategic Plans. The employee manages the transportation portion of the City's Development Review Committee (DRC) process under general direction, directly and through subordinate management personnel and engineering and design consultants. The person in this class is responsible for the review of traffic impact studies, proposed development site plans, and strategies proposed to mitigate traffic impacts from development projects. Responsibilities also include the analysis of traffic operational and safety concerns, traffic calming implementation, maintenance of traffic plan review, and associated signing, pavement marking and signalization modifications to the existing road network. The person in this class may lead the implementation of multimodal transportation planning studies, manage the implementation of infrastructure projects, conduct research, prepare and present reports to department managers, the City Manager, the City Commission, neighborhood representatives, external agencies, and others as needed to support City traffic policy and practice. The employee may sign and seal engineering drawings and serve as the Engineer of Record on City infrastructure projects as needed. The person in this class must exercise considerable independent judgment. Work performed is reviewed through direct observation, review of work products submitted for thoroughness and accuracy, and results achieved.
This is advanced managerial and professional engineering work of considerable difficulty involving the design of a wide variety of municipal public works and utilities operation projects and the supervision of a major engineering work group, or the review of private development projects for conformity with applicable codes including Development Review Committee (DRC) engineering plans review coordination, overseeing City permitted work being performed in right-of-way areas and resolving associated right-of-way issues, and management of engineering permit issuance.
An employee in this class has immediate responsibility for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for all types of Public Services structures and appurtenances, or the review of private development projects. Work involves the supervision of subordinate engineering and technical personnel. Work assignments require the application of advanced management and engineering skills and considerable use of independent judgment in developing and completing projects or in the management/review of projects being developed by engineering consultants or private developers. Assignments are received from an administrative superior and are given with general objectives to be achieved as an end result. Overall results are reviewed to assure conformity with engineering standards, applicable codes, departmental policies and municipal regulations.
The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.
This position will remain open until a sufficient number of applications have been received.
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
This job classification is in Management Category III for benefits purposes.
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.
1. Have graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or other appropriate engineering field.
2. Possess a valid registration as a Professional Engineer. Must obtain State of Florida registration as a Professional Engineer within one (1) year of appointment.
3. Have at least five (5) years responsible post-graduate experience in one or a combination of the following areas: planning, design and construction of highways, streets, water distribution, wastewater collection or other Public Services projects, planning, design and construction of private development projects or other closely related engineering experience.
Experience in transportation engineering, to include planning responsibilities and the supervision of subordinates.
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of transportation-related engineering, including traffic circulation, traffic calming strategies, and multimodal transportation infrastructure and practices.
Considerable knowledge of the modern principles and practices of urban planning and engineering, particularly in applying creative and innovative design and policy solutions to multimodal infrastructure and operational issues.
Considerable knowledge of city, county, state, and federal traffic, pedestrian and bicycle safety regulations, development review requirements and processes including traffic impact analysis, concurrency requirements and multimodal mitigation strategies.
Experience reviewing and evaluating private development proposals for conformity with applicable codes and engineering standards, and analyzing impacts to motorized and non-motorized traffic, and to assist in the development of appropriate mitigation and improvements.
Knowledge of traffic analysis, including trip generation, micro and macro travel demand and forecasting modeling, and preparing and/or reviewing traffic impact studies.
Experience analyzing and presenting complex planning and engineering issues and solutions to a variety of audiences, including the public, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
Experience in the development of innovative multimodal policies and programs at the local government level.
Experience leading complex transportation planning studies and infrastructure design and construction projects.
Working knowledge of urban planning principles and sustainable design practices.
Experience planning, scheduling, coordinating and reviewing the work of other engineers, contractors, technical and clerical staff.
About Our Community
Incorporated on March 27, 1911, encompassing approximately 36 square miles with an estimated population of 176,013, Fort Lauderdale is the largest of Broward County's 31 municipalities and the eighth largest city in Florida. Embraced by the Atlantic Ocean, New River and a myriad of scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale truly lives up to its designation as the "Venice of A...merica."
An advantageous economic climate is helping the City of Fort Lauderdale establish itself as a world-class international business center and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding or relocating businesses. Once known strictly as a tourism-based economy, Fort Lauderdale now supports a diverse range of industries, including marine, manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate, high technology, avionics/aerospace, film and television production.
Fort Lauderdale also offers an outstanding quality of life, highlighted by a semi-tropical climate, rich natural beauty and array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities. Blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and pleasant year-round ocean breezes, world-famous Fort Lauderdale Beach offers premier opportunities for recreation, relaxation and enjoyment. The picturesque Riverwalk serves as the cornerstone of the City's arts, science, cultural and historic district which features the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery and Science, Museum of Art and Old Fort Lauderdale Village and Museum. Las Olas Boulevard has gained international acclaim as Fort Lauderdale's centerpiece of fashion, fine dining and entertainment. In addition, the City's downtown area is home to Broward Community College, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, the award-winning Broward County Main Library, federal, county and school district offices.
Through the cooperative efforts of residents, businesses and local government, Fort Lauderdale has evolved into a City that offers the best of both worlds - an attractive business environment and an outstanding quality of life. Fort Lauderdale is a great place to live, work and raise a family, and the City looks forward to continuing to build upon its success to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is situated on the southeast coast of Florida, in the east-central portion of Broward County, approximately 23 miles north of Miami and 42 miles south of Palm Beach. The City shares boundaries with nine other municipalities, as well as unincorporated areas of the County. Encompassing approximately 36 square miles, Fort Lauderdale is the eighth largest city in Florida and the largest of Broward County’s 31 municipalities.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is named for a Second Seminole War fortification built on the banks of the New River in 1838. That year, Major William Lauderdale led a detachment of Tennessee Volunteers south along the east coast of Florida to capture Seminole agricultural lands and battle the elusive Indian warriors. Altogether, three forts named after Major Lauderdale would be constructed: the first at the fork of New River; the second at Tarpon Bend; and the largest on the beach at the site of Bahia Mar. None of the forts survives today.