Provides complex professional work ensuring proper application of Civil Engineering principles and techniques, for the Engineering Department. Position focuses on managing the engineering aspects of County Roadway and Traffic Operations, including capital improvement roadway projects, traffic studies, design, maintenance, traffic control facilities, and transportation planning programs. Ensures Department compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations. Performs related administrative and supervisory work as required.
Plans, manages, coordinates and supervises the transportation functions and programs of the Nassau County Engineering Department and all Nassau County roadway capital improvement projects.
Supervises professional, technical, supervisory and support staff; supervisory duties include instructing; planning, assigning and reviewing work; maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new employees; allocating personnel; acting on employee problems recommending employee promotions, transfers, discipline and discharge; and performance appraisals.
Reviews the work of subordinate staff for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations; offers advice and assistance as needed.
Develops and implements the Engineering Department Capital Improvement Program.
Provides technical support and engineering services to the Road Department, including Capital Improvement Program and permitting.
Provides for the adequate training and development of department employees.
Develops and recommends policies and programs for highway planning, design and maintenance; provides technical assistance for Engineering Department personnel; reviews highway, bridge and drainage structure; planning and design activities for conformance with Federal, State and County policies and standards.
Prepares bid packages, requests for proposals, requests for qualifications including scope of services, specifications, contract documents, location maps, etc.; responds to requests for additional data and/or clarification; reviews bids and proposals and makes recommendations for award to the County Engineer.
Performs contract administration and management after award of contracts which includes; monitoring work performance and progress; directing contractors and consultants; coordinating work between various agencies involved with the projects; and reviewing and processing contractor/consultant invoices.
Ensures department compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Develops and administers department budgets as assigned; reviews and approves invoices for payment.
Coordinates department activities with other divisions, departments, agencies and utilities as required.
Reviews technical documents as submitted by engineers and developers.
Establishes and supervises traffic data collection efforts for transportation studies and reports pertaining to the implementation of traffic control devices; condition diagrams, and accident history to recommend appropriate geometric, roadside or traffic control devices; prepares and submits traffic study reports to the County Engineer.
Reviews traffic studies associated with traffic enforcement agreements; confers with consultants and makes recommendations to the County Engineer.
Develops and/or reviews proposed maintenance of traffic plans prepared by others for County projects involving road closures, lane closures and detour routes.
Meets with developers and staff to discuss proposed projects.
Prepares status reports as directed. Prepares exhibits to aid in Board decision making.
Directs special projects as assigned.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints.
May be required to act as the County Engineer in his/her absence.
Performs a variety of routine administrative duties as required, which may include but are not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering computer data, attending and conducting meetings, etc.
Prepares, processes and submits various documents, survey exhibits, engineering drawings, blueprints, contracts, permits, various reports, memos, correspondence, etc.
Prepares agenda items for County Engineer’s review.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Board of County Commissioners, County Attorney, subordinates, County employees, developers, engineers, contractors, consultants, municipal personnel, various other Local/State/Federal agencies, vendors and the general public.
Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, which may include a computer, printer, fax machine, copier, calculator, telephone, two-way radio; utilizes an engineering and architectural scale, etc.
Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
Prepares exhibit materials.
Performs related duties as required.
(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other relevant field and five (5) years or more of engineering and/or engineering service management experience, traffic engineering experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience in working with one or more of the following areas: Development Review or Roadway Maintenance including innovative roadway surface treatment applications and rehabilitation of existing Stormwater systems is desired but not required. Must possess a Professional Engineer License issued by the State of Florida and remain licensed. Must possess a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer Certification. Must possess a valid State Driver’s License.
About Nassau County Board of County Commissioners
Nassau County is located in the Northeast section of Florida just South of Georgia, and has a population of approximately 61,094 and is about 671 square miles in size. Nassau County Board of Commissioners employs approx. 350 employees and offers a cometitive benefits package.