Position Description

Civil Engineer
Job Code 3010
Requisition Information
Public Works

Opening Date:

Posting Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$50,000.00 - $64,000.00

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

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Civil Engineer (Official Job Title: Project Manager II / Administrator): Project Management directing the planning, design, review and /or construction of transportation projects in the Capital Improvement Program as assigned.  The progressively responsible advanced multi-project work and technical functions are under the general direction of a Technical Manager or Operational Manager. Manage Professional Services Contracts. 


Capital Project Planning and Support Tasks

  • Support CIP Planning
  • Performs constructability reviews as necessary on CIP projects through design phase starting 60%
  • Provide technical support/consultation throughout the design activity
  • Board presentation preparation
  • Participate in audits as required
  • Participate in construction management process improvement activities
  • Prepare requests for proposals for construction-related projects
  • Assists and provides grant support as applicable
  • Prepare scope or review scope of services for proposed consultants
  • Arrange for plan and specification production for the Engineer of Record, consultant, and internal staff and circulate
  • Serve on and /or as lead for Professional Services Review Committee
  • Identify, apply for, and manage contracts related to Procurement of external construction management support

Design Project Management

  • Provide assistance to owner as directed
  • Day-to-day interface with owner/owner’s rep
  • Prepare solicitation for Professional Services – work with owner and procurement
  • Review proposals, prepare and present selection matrix to PSRC
  • Negotiate contract scope, budget and schedule with selected consultant
  • Ensure contracts include all necessary work scope to complete project
  • Ensure schedules are realistic and meets required deadlines
  • Review acquisition requirements and coordinate early with Real Property the obtaining of easements/right-of-way
  • Review permitting requirements and coordinate permitting activities with agencies and consultants
  • Prepare agenda documents and obtain necessary approvals
  • Monitors design contract budget and schedule
  • Primary point of contact for consultant team
  • Support internal team design and permitting related activities
  • Prepare and present Board presentations for design contracts and project updates (as directed)
  • Review design reports and 30, 60, 90% design documents and other design submittals and coordinate with other stakeholders and consultant comments back to EOR/AOR
  • Coordination with all applicable utilities
  • Prepare Project related correspondence and conduct misc. contracts administration activities
  • General meetings with consultant
  • Develop Communication Plan with internal management and owner approval
  • Prepare response to Board and citizen inquiries
  • Review contract change requests, negotiate pricing & obtain necessary approvals

Support During Construction

  • Timely review and process consultant invoices
  • Coordinate the preparation of construction bid documents, including technical specifications
  • Coordinate construction Bid advertising with Procurement
  • Review Construction Proposals and coordinate consultant recommendations
  • Recommend qualified low bidder
  • Support selection of Services During Construction (including Engineer of Record)
  • Ensure necessary project files are maintained
  • Assist/provide grant support and project management (as applicable) in accordance with policy
  • Turn over package to Construction Project Manager 
  • Provide project support through construction as needed for “cradle-to-grave” approach Prepare survey request; environmental, subsurface, boundary (TOPO)
  • T urn over package to Construction Project Manager OR continue project through construction (cradle to grave)
  • Serve on PSRC

Environmental and Mitigation Consulting and Implementation

  • Responsible for coordinating the review or consultant submittals for compliance with local regulations, land development regulations and other pertinent County policies, State, and/or Federal policies. Review traffic, stormwater, and environmental impacts
  • Support teams by coordinating with outside agencies to resolve permit consistency issues dealing with habitat and wildlife protection


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering and obtained an EIT, Project Management or related field.  A minimum of three (3) years related Civil Engineering / roadway design experience.  A Master’s Degree may substitute for one year of the required experience. Project experience may substitute for the required degree on a year-for-year basis. A valid Driver’s License is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in AutoCad and roadway design.

Job Based Competencies: Excellent oral and written communication skills, project management, computer program proficiency.



Sarasota County Government is committed to wellness and successful applicants must be tobacco free for twelve months preceding date of application.

Drug Free Work Environment EOE/AA/ADA