Engineering Project Coordinator
Escambia County - Florida

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This class performs project coordination and highly skilled, project specific, technical duties in area of specialty, including project design, review, and evaluation; technical document preparation; cost estimates; and reports; and supervises project personnel.

Examples of Duties:

Supervises project personnel to include: prioritizing and assigning work; assisting with performance evaluations; training; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that projects are completed according to policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.

Manages engineering and capital improvement projects in assigned area of responsibility; coordinates the activities of Engineers, contractors, and/or other applicable parties; provides guidance related to project creation, construction, scheduling, manpower, and/or other related issues.

Reviews and evaluates engineering plans, specifications, GIS maps and reports; prepares reports and/or comments regarding findings; provides input, assistance, and recommendations; ensures compliance with applicable standards and specifications.

Researches engineering issues, real estate, surveys and environmental issues, records, maps, documents, and/or other supporting documentation in support of project activities.

Responds to requests for information from the general public, other governmental agencies, internal departments, and/or other interested parties; when necessary communicates issues to other appropriate personnel.

Oversees the administration of contracts for applicable engineering projects and/or maintenance activities in assigned area of responsibility.

Performs project inspections to ensure compliance with applicable standards and specifications.

Prepares for and participates in regular and routine meetings related to assigned projects and/or departmental activities.

Prepares cost estimates and quantity take-offs for design projects; coordinates cost analyses; requests fund allotments; prepares related financial forms for project processing; reviews and processes invoices, change orders, and/or other related financial management documents.

Supervises and reviews engineering studies in assigned area of responsibility.

Assists with budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justification for budget items.

Participates in developing policies and procedures, recommendations, standards, etc. in support of department operations and activities.

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or engineering related field, and a minimum of three years of experience in civil engineering work, one of which was in a project coordination or supervisory role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job, as listed above.

Licensing Requirements:
Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):
Supervisory principles;
General surveying practices and procedures;
Engineering principles and practices;
Construction standards and practices;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
Budgeting principles;
Project management principles;
Advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility.

Skills in (position requirements at entry):
Monitoring and evaluating subordinates;
Delegating and prioritizing work;
Managing complex projects;
Preparing a variety of reports and documents, including GIS maps and parcel information;
Reading and interpreting plans, blueprints, sketches, maps, and/or other related construction documents;
Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement;
Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
Reviewing plans, specifications, technical studies, and reports for completeness and accuracy;
Conducting research;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Desired Skills: GIS, CADD, database management and information technology

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, dusts, extreme temperatures, intense noises and travel.

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