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POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reviews Category 1 highway structures plans and other technical documents such as Design Variations, Design Exceptions, typical section packages and maintenance permits. Assists Central Office with the reviews of moderately complex Category 2 structures plans, continuous post-tensioned girders and post-tensioned substructure components. Review’s contractor-initiated submittals and provides recommendations to construction personnel.
Performs structural analysis and design, quantity calculations and prepares plans for Category 1 bridges and other highway structures for in-house Department projects. Completes Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews of design calculations and plans. As a registered professional engineer, this position oversees and/or signs and seals plans, reports and other documents as required.
Assists with the development of scopes of services and staff hour estimates for Department and Consultant design projects. Negotiates staff hours for consultant design projects. Assists with the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP) for non-conventional bid projects. Provides structural engineering support for and serves on Technical Review Committees and Value Engineering Studies as required.
Provides structural engineering support to Department and Consultant staff in areas of highway structures plans, analysis and design. Provides guidance and clarification of design standards, criteria and plans preparation. Identifies and solves moderately complex structural engineering design issues.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, Structures Manual, Soils and Foundations Handbook, Bridge Load Rating Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, Design Standards, Basis of Estimates Manual, Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Production Criteria Handbook;
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load-And-Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Bridge Design Specifications, Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals, Manual for Bridge Evaluation; structural engineering practices and principles; Computer Aided Design and Drafting software. Skilled in solving engineering problems; utilizing structural design/analysis software, MathCAD and Microsoft Programs (Excel, Word, etcetera); reading and interpreting structures and roadway construction plans; preparing project scopes of services and staff hour estimates. Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with others, verbally and in writing; adapt to other section needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.   
REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION: Registration as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.
OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Due to the nature of the position, incumbent must respond to emergencies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Registered as a Professional Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.
As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.
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VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach