The Project Engineer is responsible for providing professional engineering support for bus capital design and construction projects. Typical duties include: preparing and reviewing engineering designs, coordinating engineering and construction work performed by consultants/contractors, conducting field inspections, preparing cost estimates, participation in planning studies, and conducting research.
Designs, develops, and updates plans, specifications, and estimates for various construction projects such as bus facilities including stops, transit centers and park-and-rides.
Creates and reviews analytical reports and correspondence on construction projects for conformance to internal policies and procedures.
Coordinates consultant submittal reviews, meetings, and other design activities with other departments, outside agencies, and utilities.
Performs technical reviews and provides recommendations regarding designs and reports prepared by consulting engineers.
Conducts engineering research, and assists in field inspections of construction projects.
Updates specifications, and develops independent cost estimates for various transit projects.
Coordinates with communities and other agencies and attends technical committee meetings.
Provides support to assigned project managers by assisting in research and ongoing engineering issues; evaluating alternative solutions; and providing recommendations for the preferred approach.
Create in-house design plans for different traffic and civil designs.
Performs traffic engineering studies and analysis to support development of bus facility projects.
Participates in planning studies.
Prepares and monitors the budget and schedules for assigned projects.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering, or related field. A Professional Engineering License is preferred. Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties.
Experience: At least 4 years' experience in progressive responsibility for projects in design and/or construction.
License: Must have or be able to obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: Transit operations; Civil engineering theory and principles; Basic surveying principles; Modern methods, materials, and techniques as applied to construction and maintenance of bus; Advanced mathematical techniques, such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry; Contracting procedures; Federal and State regulations affecting public transportation.
Skills: Using computer and related software applications; AutoCAD software; Applying knowledge to theoretical and practical civil engineering problems with versatility, judgment, and perception; Adapting principles, methods, and techniques of related professional disciplines; Observing or monitoring objects or data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards; Interpreting graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual aids; Reviewing engineering designs and construction documents; Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Abilities: Must possess excellent communication skills including ability to work with other divisions, teams and provide support as needed. Must exhibit resourcefulness and ability to work independently as well as in diverse multi-disciplinary teams on multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. Must maintain confidential information, and prepare clear, concise, and complete reports and correspondence. Must be able to exercise good judgment.
PSTA IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER