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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E0934

DIRECTOR OF SEAPORT ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

NATURE OF WORK

This is highly responsible professional management and engineering work in the area of project planning and construction management of construction projects for the Seaport Engineering and Construction Division.

Work involves responsibility for administering contracts and directing professional and technical subordinates and contract professionals. Position incumbent is required to use a wide range of engineering and technical knowledge and management skills. Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements. Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior. Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Administers the Seaport's construction program.

Directs through subordinates, the planning, scheduling and coordinating of division activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals and objectives.

Develops, implements and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Seaport Engineering and Construction Division.

Prepares and monitors the division's budget and prepares special reports as required.

Monitors major construction projects.

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings.

Confers with county officials, contractors, vendors, civic leaders and the general public regarding the division's operations.

Supervises preparation of and reviews specifications and bidding documents for construction projects.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, engineering disciplines and management related to construction.

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to project planning, land acquisition, design and construction.

Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of port and harbor engineering and waterfront structures.

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.

Ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgement in decision making.

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil or structural engineering or related field; six (6) years experience in planning and construction management including four (4) years high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.

SPECIAL NOTE

In those instances in which a registered engineer signs any document for the County in the performance of his/her regular work, that employee shall be accorded such protection and immunity from any lawsuit as a result of his/her conduct within the scope of his/her employment to the extent provided by law.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Unrepresented
FLSA Status: Exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: Yes
Class Spec Estab./Revised:  E  11/1994   R  04/2011

 


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