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Requisition No: 30618 

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55003841 

Salary:  $77,495.16 - $100,287.85 

Posting Closing Date: 04/27/2018 



158 / Consultant Project Management





CONTACT PERSON:  Nicole Mills      

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (863) 519-2277


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.



POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Directs and supervises the activities of the Consultant Project Management unit to successfully achieve a coordinated effort leading Consultant Project Managers.  Supervises employees by communicating regularly, motivating, training, evaluating, planning and directing employees work.  Discusses plans, goals, schedules and issues regularly with the District Consultant Project Management Engineer.  Maintains appropriate work environment for employees through effective communications, adherence to best management practices, and the Department’s policies and procedures.  Promotes the Department’s business model and contributes to the success of the Department’s mission and vision.  Provides direction for all activities related to employee relations and personnel actions.  Keeps supervisor apprised of such activities.  Administers, supervises, develops and manages the resources (staff, equipment and materials) of a Project Management Unit.  Assists in developing, documenting, and maintaining planning strategies for the District’s production activities and the Project Management section consistent with the Department's established Strategic Plan.  Assigns all work to the Consultant Project Managers in unit.


Supervises and directs the preparation and development of projects (interstate or principal arterial highway capacity projects, major transit hubs, managed lanes, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) on interstate and principal arterial highways, major urban arterial and/or interstate capacity projects, grade separated interchange projects) plans prepared by consultants for letting.  This includes all roadway plans, structural plans, signing and pavement marking plans, signalization plans, lighting plans, landscape plans, utility joint preparation agreement plans, mitigation plans and architectural plans.


Provides staff with guidance in preparing schedules for each assignment.  This includes recommending production readiness dates, and directing and monitoring the performance of the unit to ensure a quality engineered product.


Provides design guidance that is consistent with Central Office policies and procedures.  Ensures these design directives are readily available for use by Department project managers and consultants.


Assists with the development of the Florida Department of Transportation (Department) 5-Year Work Program. Maintains frequent and close liaison with all design subsections, other Departmental units, Federal Highway Administration, cities and counties to ensure stakeholder interests are considered and project schedules are maintained.


Interprets and ensures design documents are prepared in accordance with the design standards, policies, procedures and guidelines as set forth by the Department and Federal Highway Administration.  Reviews typical section packages, design variations, design exceptions, and all other documents requiring the signature of the District Design Engineer to ensure they conform to the latest criteria and requirements.  Signs and seals plans and documents as requested.


Attends meetings and makes presentations to other Departmental units, governmental agencies, counties, cities, private groups, and individuals relating to design criteria or design issues.  Provides assistance to other Departmental units in solving design related issues.  Attends meetings and seminars as deemed necessary to stay up-to-date on changes to the policies and procedures of the Department of Transportation and to ensure the District’s project management activities are consistent, predictable and repeatable.


Provides technical support and direction for Right of Way and Legal Departments for their parallel efforts to provide the necessary right of way for all major reconstruction projects in the District’s work program.  Provides technical consulting engineering support for Design and other departments.  Travels to various county court jurisdictions to provide testimony as an expert witness in eminent domain cases, as needed, which involves highly advanced engineering work requiring registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with F.S. 471.


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 principles, practices, laws and regulations governing the project development and design of transportation facilities; knowledge of plan review techniques as they relate to roadway design projects; skill in public speaking, written and verbal communications; skill in planning, organizing, prioritizing and delegating the delivery of work program commitments; skill in working with the public, consultants, government officials and regulatory agencies to maintain effective working relationships; skill in contract management; skill in solving management, project, and technical problems; skill in developing project technical scopes 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 preparing and reviewing engineering reports; ability to review and interpret technical data; ability to remain calm and effective under pressure and stressful situations; ability to supervise people and manage change; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to monitor and assess the performance of consultants; ability to utilize a personal computer. 


REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:  Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Chapter 471, F.S.


OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS:  Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team.  Registration as a Professional Engineer, in accordance with Chapter 471, F.S.




The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

State of Florida
Full time
FORT MYERS, Florida 33913, US