Manages and performs engineering work for design projects under close supervision of a section leader. Signs and seals plans or documents as requested. These projects are assigned to consultant firms and are rural highway capacity projects, interstate resurfacing projects, urban arterial resurfacing projects, intersection improvement safety enhancement, bridge painting, drainage improvement, landscaping, maintenance repair, bike/pedestrian improvement and other similar type projects. Manages projects in the production phase having minimal project visibility, impact, or risk; and requiring reporting and communication with the department senior management. Updates production/manpower project schedules in maintaining overall work program goals. Coordinates phases of work between consultants and other disciplines (Right of Way, Testing Lab, Traffic Operations, Planning, Design, etcetera) to maintain schedules and projected production/mail dates.
Advises and assists other Florida Department of Transportation (Department) project managers. Assists other local agency project managers in coordinating with projects on state system. Advises and assists consultants in application and determination of technical work such as geometric design, traffic analysis, plans quantity calculations, cost analysis, pavement structure design and interpretation of engineering policy and overall plans preparation for major design projects.
Coordinates review of work packages of consultants such as but not limited to, Line & Grade submittals, Initial Plans Review, Final Plans Review, Structure Plans, Bridge Development Report, Bridge Hydraulic Recommendation, Pond Siting Report, Pavement Constructability, and other various technical report and submittals as required from the Design consultant.
Develops contract scope of services and coordinates activities related to initiation, advertisement, and execution of contracts. Coordinates with discipline project managers for the preparation of project-specific scope of services, staff hour estimates, consultant staff hour negotiations, contract execution and maintenance. Coordinates, reviews and approves invoices. Prepares, coordinates and negotiates Supplemental Agreements as required. Coordinates with Professional Services Unit to ensure all contractual processing meets Department criteria.
Stays up-to-date on current memoranda and detail plan indexes, administrative and engineering policies relative to consultant contracts and plans production. Coordinates plan revisions after consultant contract completion to reflect changes in conditions or standards. Signs and seals revisions. Attends meetings and field reviews. Serves as liaison and spokesperson on behalf of the Department with public, federal, state, and local agencies, elected officials and private parties as required. Evaluates consultant performance at intervals during design and construction. Provides periodic reports to management concerning problems, delays, good points, etcetera.
Assists unit manager and District Consultant Project Management Engineer as instructed. Prepares reports, exhibits, and presentations for project related issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Department Project Management policies and procedures. Knowledge of advanced engineering design concepts and principles. Knowledge of professional services and contractual procedures. Knowledge of the Department’s Plans Preparation Manual, Design Standards, Standard Specifications and Federal Highway Administration directives. Knowledge of Department’s production process for developing and delivering the Work Program. Knowledge of plan review techniques as they relate to roadway design. Skill in one or more aspects of engineering design related to transportation projects. Skill in reviewing and interpreting technical data. Skill in contract management. Skill in developing technical scope of services and staff hour estimates and negotiating staff hours. Skill in managing multiple priorities and making timely decisions in order to keep projects within budget and meet department requirements. Skill in working with the public, consultants, government officials and regulatory agencies to maintain effective working relationships. Skill in preparing and reviewing engineering reports. Ability to work independently and make decisions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to monitor and assess the performance of consultants. Ability to utilize engineering design skills to identify and resolve issues necessary to implement solutions to meet product quality and schedule. Ability to build teams and get them focused on a common goal. Ability to define issues, facilitate meetings, organize presentations knowledgeably and clearly to all levels of participants (plain language). Ability to utilize a personal computer
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT or Department) is an executive agency, which means it reports directly to the Governor. FDOT’s primary statutory responsibility is to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. A multimodal transportation system combines two or more modes of movement of people or goods.
Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.