Engineering Supervisor Job Description

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Under the direction of the City Engineer and/or Assistant City Engineer, performs responsible supervisory project management, engineering design and/or development plan review work. Design work involves the production of engineering plans and specifications for capital improvement projects. Review work involves the review of engineering plans for development projects including subdivisions, commercial, and industrial site plans. Work assignments are received both orally and in writing. Work is performed with considerable latitude and independence in judgement and decision-making within established policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and guidelines. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, periodic inspection, and for results obtained. Performs other work as required.




Designs City capital improvement projects associated with utilities, stormwater, roadways, and site work.

Coordinates the review of development projects.

Develops and communicates capital improvement project scopes based on the City's capital improvement plan.

Coordinates directly with City departments during project design phase to address continual function, operations, and maintenance-related aspects of design.

Serves as project manager for capital improvement projects by overseeing outside consultants’ design efforts.

Prepares quantity and cost estimates for capital improvement projects.

Performs primary construction engineering and construction administration functions on capital improvement projects.

Supervises the activities of engineering construction inspection.

Prepares or assists in preparing permit applications to the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Transportation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Florida East Coast Railway.

May prepare or assist in preparing project contract documents.

May develop or refine City design and construction technical specifications.

Responds to resident/property owner complaints and concerns.

Coordinates directly with the public regarding information on capital improvement projects and development projects.

Coordinates directly with property owners to obtain necessary easements needed for capital improvement projects.

Plans, assigns, directs, and evaluates the work of subordinates.

Performs other work as required.




Completion of a four-year college degree in a civil engineering or related engineering curriculum and certification as Engineer Intern. Two years of design, survey, or other civil engineering experience preferred. Operational understanding of AutoCAD and ICPR. Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. Must possess a valid State of Florida driver’s license. Applicants who possess a valid out of state driver’s license must obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.



Knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the design, construction, and maintenance of municipal public works projects.

Ability to prepare and interpret engineering plans and specifications.

Ability to perform technical research and calculations and to present findings and recommendations clearly.

Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of municipal public works projects.

Knowledge of technical drafting practices and techniques and ability to draft using AutoCAD.

Knowledge of legal statutes and ordinances pertaining to engineering and public works projects.

Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of municipal public works projects.

Ability to plan, assign, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, contractors, developers, and the general public.

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with others.

Advanced knowledge and skills in the use of a computer and various application programs.

Ability to adapt to rapidly changing priorities on a daily basis in order to changing construction schedules and to meet the needs of grant funded project deadlines.

Knowledge of City organization and functions, and the relationships with other levels of government.

Ability to develop and maintain accurate and detailed files.

Ability to track complex processes, systems and regulatory requirements.



Ability to learn simple and complex tasks.

Ability to complete tasks unassisted once trained.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.

Ability to speak clearly in English.

Ability to see and/or read both large and small written and printed characters, letters, numbers, and words.

Ability to print, write, or draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols that are legible and easily understood by others.

Ability to use a computer.

Ability to hear and understand conversation spoken in a normal, low and high pitched, whisper and loud tone of voice, as well as accents and rapidly spoken.

Ability to lift, carry, push and pull items weighing between one and fifteen lbs.

Ability to carry items from one point to the other for a distance which may range from less than 10 feet to not more than 300 yards.

Ability to lift items up to or down from knee and waist height.

Ability to push and pull items (which may or may not have rollers) for distances not to exceed 20 feet, and such distance may be level, inclined and declines.

Ability to walk, stand or sit for periods not less than 30 minutes, but not more than 8 consecutive hours.

Ability to stand in a stationary position for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to sit for more than 30 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk continuously for more than 10 minutes at one time.

Ability to walk up and down stairs.

Ability to bend, kneel, or squat.

Ability to work in small, enclosed, or partially enclosed areas.

Ability to work in areas that may be considered cool or warm for periods of time from ten minutes to eight hours.

Ability to work at levels of higher than three feet.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Revision Date - 08/07/14