Staff Engineer

Website FLLFlyer Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport - Broward County Aviation Department


BROWARD COUNTY invites applications for the position of:


$57,549.65 – $91,849.68 Annually

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for position of
Staff Engineer – Aviation Department.

This Job Announcement will remain open until a sufficient number of applications are received.

General Description:
The Broward County Aviation Department, which manages the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport (HWO – a general aviation facility), is seeking a motivated
and experienced professional for the position of Staff Engineer.  This is professional and
administrative work with responsibilities for assisting in the management of Airport projects for
the County.

Works independently under general supervision, reporting major activities through periodic

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in
Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or closely related field.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license with authority to drive a county vehicle for the
duration of employment.


•     Master’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Aviation, or Construction Management.
•     Experience in the procurement and management of engineering/construction projects.
•     Airport Operations Area ramp driving training.
•     Experience working with utility projects in Cities, Counties, Airports.
•     Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification.
•     Certified Member (CM).
•     FAA Advisory Circular experience.

Additional Information:
* All candidates must complete an extensive ten (10) year work history verification and criminal
background check, including fingerprinting and all other information as required by the Federal
Aviation Administration. * Post-offer physical examination. * Ability to maintain authorization to

drive a County vehicle. *Ability to obtain and maintain a Security Identification Display Area
(SIDA) Badge. *

All Aviation Department employees must possess the ability to interact courteously with the public,
Airport/product vendors, contractors, managers and coworkers to maintain a professional work
atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes a positive work  environment.
Must have good customer service skills and the ability to provide solutions in a fast- paced
environment, whether working independently or as part of a team.  Must be analytical and detail
oriented with good troubleshooting and problem-solving ability, and possess strong written and
verbal communication skills.

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this
class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as

•     Provides engineering support in the design and review of a wide variety of engineering
•     Collects and processes engineering related data; prepares project scope of work, schedule.
and deliverables;
•     Performs geographical information system (GIS) analysis, produces maps and maintains
•     Reviews application packages for new projects and modifications to existing sites, which
include engineering construction plans. calculations, surveys. geo-technical reports, and legal
documentation against County and State codes.
•     Prepares technical review comments to calculations and set of plans; prepares technical
reports with project specific information, license conditions, engineering data and calculation
•     Reviews engineering construction certifications, construction permits and design plans for
compliance with County and State codes; performs site inspections for construction compliance and
identify deficiencies in inspection reports.
•     Reviews permit applications and contractor licenses for accuracy and validity
•     Reviews plans for compliance with County, FAA or Florida Department Of Transportation (FDOT)
standards and specifications.
•     Reviews and provides comments to engineering studies, evaluations and assessments prepared by
BCAD engineering consultants.
•     Manages the Tenants Improvement projects (TIPs) and BCAD Improvement Projects (BIPs).
Communicates with all BIPs and TIPs stakeholders.
•     Participates and tracks the Project Review Committees (PRC).
•     Reviews the Utility Registration Application and follows up the corresponding applications
that are submitted.
•     Leads the Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) coordination meetings with BCAD Operations as part of
the BIPs or TIPs.
•     Conducts or assists the Monthly Utilities Coordination Meetings.
•     Processes consultants’ and contractors’ pay applications.
•     Monitors or provides assistance to track project schedules and project budgets.
•     Reports on project schedules and budgets, particularly when schedules or budgets are
•     Supports negotiations with contractors, consultants and the County Attorney’s Office.
•     Supports meetings with consultants and contractors.
•     Assists in providing input to regular project reports and status updates for Broward County
Aviation Department (BCAD), other County Agencies, Florida Department of Transportation, the
Federal Aviation Administration and other project stakeholders.
•     Assists in the process of contract development, bidding, exchange of information, surveys,
equipment and services.

•     Assists and coordinates the development and preparation of engineering plans and designs for
a variety of construction projects; estimates quantities and costs of such projects.
•     Issues work orders to consultants, surveyors and testing labs; reviews consultants’ plans and
specifications at various stages of development for conformance to design standards, completeness
and accuracy; monitors consultants’ cost estimates and verifies consultant’s invoices and
recommends payment.
•     Assists Management in the preparation of Work Authorizations, Purchase Orders, Notice to
Proceeds, Request for Proposal (RFP), Purchase Requisition and any other administrative document as
requested by Project Management.
•     Coordinates bid advertisements; schedules and assists in conducting pre-bid conferences;
assists in evaluating bids and making recommendations for award of contract.
•     Schedules and assists in conducting pre-bid construction meetings with consultants,
contractors and subcontractors; assists in the preparation of Notice to Proceed to contractors;
reviews field inspection reports.
•     Assists in the preparation of schedules and monitors construction progress; assists in the
preparation of change orders; maintains records of consultant’s payments.
•     Performs inspections to construction projects.
•     Assists in the inspection of projects for substantial completion and prepares punch list of
any deficiencies; arranges for correction of defects by contractor during warranty period and
conducts inspection at end of warranty period to ensure correction of defects.
•     Assists in the preparation of the required paperwork for capitalizing and closing the
project; assists in the performing of special investigations, sites analysis and feasibility
studies as required and submits technical and management reports.
•     Coordinates the meetings with consultants, contractors, utility organizations, county, state,
federal agencies, civic associations, business and community leaders, property owners and
•     Assists with the preparation of the budget for capital expenditures.
•     Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands:

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body

Performs light work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to
20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of
fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of electronic office equipment or tools within
moderate tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment):

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even
though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance
Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide
reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees
are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights ection.

Emergency Management Responsibilities
Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency
service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster,
such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service
duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities
All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity
in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and
conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must 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, sex, national origin, age, disability,
marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender
identity and expression.


115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-4800 (954) 831-4000

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