This position is being reposted. Those applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration and do not need to reapply.
Professional Engineer serving as a high-level expert for the Everglades and Estuaries Protection Bureau under the Ecosystem Restoration & Capital Projects Division. The incumbent is responsible for providing project management and engineering insight for water resources management and water quality restoration in support of the Northern Everglades and Estuaries Protection Program (NEEPP) and the Everglades Forever Act (EFA). Incumbent must have a diverse knowledge of South Florida water resources and water quality issues, as well as working knowledge of engineering standards and practices for the design, construction and operation of stormwater treatment and storage facilities. The incumbent must demonstrate extensive technical expertise and working experience in one or more of the primary roles of this position, as detailed/updated below:
Hydrology and Hydraulics: Developing and evaluating plans and criteria for a variety of engineering projects and initiatives; assessing the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluations and products; identifying errors/malfunctions/omissions and implementing corrective actions; estimating water budgets for stormwater detention and retention projects using District approved models/tools.
Data Analyses, Planning and Performance Evaluation: Performing complex research and/or innovative engineering assignments that require the development of new and/or improved techniques and procedures; conducting QA/QC of hydrologic/water quality data, performing statistical analyses of project data, assessing the accuracy of modeling estimates, evaluating project cost effectiveness and watershed benefits, developing and implementing criteria to holistically rank, locate, and optimize restoration projects in support of watershed protection plans and restoration strategies.
Project Management: Planning, coordinating, implementing projects across the Northern and Southern Everglades watersheds, including design, permitting, construction, operations and maintenance, and contract development and execution. Work may include review of technical suitability documents, evaluations of cost effectiveness, writing scopes of work for design and construction contractor solicitation, collecting field data, and building working relationships with stakeholders.
Everglades Watersheds: Supporting a variety of regulatory, technical, and field data collection efforts for the implementation of the EFA and NEEPP programs and projects.
In any of these roles, incumbent serves as liaison with other organizational units and must possess superior communication and customer service skills; actively manage time, independently schedule and track on-going assignments, effectively reprioritize in response to unplanned situations; conduct systematic and in-depth review and analysis of historic records; effectively author and edit technical reports; champion positive internal and external stakeholder relationships recognizing overlapping and competing goals and proposing creative win-win solutions.
Employment Guidelines: Typically has Bachelor’s Degree from an ABET/EAC accredited program and 8+ years of experience that demonstrates measurable career progression within engineering discipline that can be applied to support the District's strategic goals and objectives. Preferred disciplines for engineering education and experience include Agricultural, Civil, and Environmental engineering.
Experience in planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of water resources engineering projects and/or water management projects, development of operational plans, and hydrologic/hydraulic calculations is preferred. Preference to those individuals with experience in working with Northern and Southern Everglades entities.
Licenses: Incumbent has State of Florida Professional Engineer (PE) license and keep licensure status current, or if PE from another state, must become licensed by endorsement in Florida within six months from date of hire.
Valid State of Florida Driver's License required.
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Internal Number: 2609BR
About South Florida Water Management District
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents.