Utilities Engineer

City of Ormond Beach | Ormond Beach, FL

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Posted Date 4/12/2019

Professional civil engineering position responsible for the planning, budgeting, design and construction of utility projects involving potable water, wastewater, and reclaimed water. Work requires a high level of independent judgement and initiative, and is performed under the general direction of the Utilities Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as project manager for capital and operational projects. Participates in the preparation and execution of capital improvement plans and projects; acts as liaison to outside agencies; administer contracts.
  • Utilizes professional engineering standards, reviews plans and specifications; designs solutions, expansion, construction, and relocation projects.
  • Coordinates with various vendors such as developers, contractors, consultants, the public, and City departments.
  • Reviews proposed and current development projects within the City.
  • Prepares detailed plans, profile drawings, bid analysis, specifications, and cost estimates for a variety of construction projects and contract documents.
  • Negotiates and oversees consultant contracts and projects. Reviews plans and specifications for conformance with project scope and City standards.
  • Corresponds with developers regarding water and wastewater system performance and capacity to serve prospective development flow and demand.
  • Assists Utilities Manager and supervisory staff with equipment operations troubleshooting activities and solutions.
  • Coordinates engineering work with other utility sections to identify design solutions that best meet the operational and maintenance needs of the organization.
  • Prepares requests for proposals, reviews bid submittals, and participates in pre-bid and pre-construction meetings.
  • Develops the project scope for design and construction administration services.
  • Monitors construction for compliance with design objectives, including coordination with design engineers, contractors and staff for various projects.
  • Reviews subdivision site and developer plans and legal descriptions and researches information regarding rights-of-ways, easements, water lines and sanitary lines.
  • Assists other department personnel in responding to complaints.
  • Inspects City Utility Department projects and maintains records, reports, and pay estimates of projects.
  • Monitors and conducts regulatory compliance activities.
  • Facilitates resolution of construction disputes.
  • Reviews, develops, and updates design standards including guidelines, codes, plans, and specifications.
  • Assists in preparation for, response to, and recovery from, the impacts of a wide variety of disasters or emergency situations and may be temporarily assigned to other duties, locations, and shifts.
  • Meets attendance requirements.
  • Promotes positive customer service environment internally and externally.
  • Performs other job related functions as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:


Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field, supplemented by at least five (5) years of previous experience and/or training that includes utility operations, design and construction experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Registration by the State of Florida as a Licensed Professional Engineer or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations that affect the water, wastewater and reclaimed water utilities.
  • Ability to work with operations staff to develop solutions for resolving issues that affect compliance with the regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as engineering manuals and land development codes.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully meet the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet job demands under some stressful situations.
  • Ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5 – 10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Some tasks require visual perception and discrimination.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Exposure to environments typical of those associated with sanitary sewer systems to include solid, liquid and gaseous forms of domestic and industrial waste streams which may also exhibit periodic septic characteristics.
  • Occasional field work in excavation work areas and near high traffic roadways. Awareness of proper work excavation and traffic control standards are necessary for safe performance of work.
  • Work is occasionally performed in plant and remote areas; on equipment housed in deep and high structures; and with exposure to electrical components and high rotation speed mechanical equipment.
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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