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Assistant PW Director - Planning & Design (Engineer) 

Category Design  


Responsible supervisory and technical work in connection with roadway and transportation engineering projects.


  1. Leads, directs, and coordinates County staff members in the engineering review, planning, and County infrastructure design.
  2. Provides detailed technical input on the review of development plans, including but not limited to: traffic and storm water impacts resulting from a proposed development.
  3. Coordinates directly with permitting agencies and consultants to ensure all Federal, State, and Local regulations are satisfied.
  4. Reviews existing work processes, work relationships, space utilization, workforce, and equipment utilization; promote effective operations through standardization, improvement, simplification, and installation of new systems.  Develops and implements approved organizational and administrative changes.
  5. Manages the County's Design Services consultants. Prepares scope statements, cost estimates, negotiates final scope, price, and schedule for agreements.
  6. Works directly with outside contractors, including, but not limited to:  engineers, planners, and specialists.  Reviews engineering plans and studies, including preliminary and final designs.  Acts as liaison between consultants, contractors, and the County.
  7. Manages the pavement management program for the County.
  8. Assures the accurate review and interpretation by the staff of specifications, plans, service agreements, codes, regulations, permit conditions, standards, and laboratory analysis.  Reviews Federal, State, and local regulations, guidelines, and publications for information related to road construction and maintenance activities' design and operations. Provides updates to the Public Works Director regarding proposed Federal and State law revisions and analysis of the effects upon the County.
  9. Develops and manages the County's storm water management program.  Coordinates directly with the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and County municipalities to ensure effective storm water, driveway permits, traffic management within the County, and timely permitting as required. 
  10. Coordinates with applicable regulatory and regional agencies related to roadway and water resource engineering projects.
  11. Assists in the budget preparation for the Division.  Prepares cost analysis and operational reports. Makes procedural and operational recommendations to the Public Works Director.
  12. May serve as Acting Public Works Director as designated.
  13. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, roadway collapse, flood, etc.), the position must respond/perform emergency and recovery duties as assigned by the Public Works Director.
  14. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least one (1) year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  15. Face tattoos (from ear to ear and hairline of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) are prohibited.
  16. Maintains regular physical attendance during normal work hours as assigned at one of the County's offices or work facilities with the ability to work evenings, nights, and holidays as required.

[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements



  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of surveying, civil engineering, water resource construction, or engineering inspections.
  • Knowledge of engineering standards, practices, and techniques for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of water resource infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment common to public works/civil/environmental engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of State of Florida Department of Transportation, FDEP, SWFWMD, and Federal Highway Administration standards and specifications for roadway and water resource construction, latest editions.
  • Ability to resolve engineering problems relating to storm water, drainage, roadway infrastructure, and traffic engineering. Ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans and specifications.
  • Ability to make engineering computations quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS).



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • Eight (8) years’ experience in civil engineering disciplines related to transportation and storm water.
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience.



  • Valid Florida Driver's License of the correct class for the vehicle driven and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider.
  • State of Florida, Professional Engineer Registration required within one (1) year of employment.
  • LAP Qualified with FDOT or capability to achieve LAP Qualifications within six (6) months after accepting the position.
  • Must possess or obtain the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications within six (6) months of employment.



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
  • Physical stamina to work outdoors, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.



  • Works inside
  • Works outside in varying weather conditions
  • Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Exempt Status

Reviewed 10/01/2023

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range 35.68/hr to 51.02/hr  
Closing Date February 23, 2024  
Position Assistant PW Director - Planning & Design  
Division Design  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 2/2/2024  
Location Design  
Flyer None Specified 

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