Polk County


Capital Projects Manager

Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Haven, FL

Order: 77947

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 0130





Pay Range: $35.45/hr. - $53.22/hr. ($73,736.00 - $110,697.60/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)

Location: 2120 Marshall Edwards Dr Bartow, FL 33830

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

Must have the physical, developmental, and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:


This position is responsible for managing and coordinating Utilities Division CIP projects and initiatives primarily related to Alternative Water Supply (AWS) and supplemental water supply. This position is also responsible for managing Utilities Division CIP expansion projects on an as needed basis to support the Utilities Division CIP Section.


This position oversees the activities of outside consultants and contractors primarily related to AWS and supplemental water supply projects. This position will oversee the activities of the work group in the preparation of designs, specifications, permitting, planning, scheduling, construction, right-of-way acquisitions, condemnations, appraisals, and surveying of utility projects for utility water, wastewater, and reclaimed water projects. This position will coordinate with the Division's outside consultants regarding the preparation of engineering design drawings and specifications, design reports, permit applications, record drawings, shop drawings, and cost estimates for water, wastewater, and reclaimed water infrastructure projects.

As a Professional Engineer, this position may be required to sign, and seal permit applications and construction drawings. This position requires interfacing with other county, city, state and federal agencies in planning, design, permitting, and the construction of projects primarily related to AWS and supplemental water supply. This position will be required to assist in the preparation and maintenance of Utilities CIP Division's annual budget, project budgets, progress and status reports, letters, files, and other documentation, related to projects and the preparation of annual construction and engineering contracts. The position will be responsible for land and right-of-way acquisition as necessary to accommodate proposed construction projects. The position requests and coordinates site surveys and related data to the engineer design staff.

This position provides engineering, technical, project management and administrative support to the Utilities Director and Utilities CIP Manager. Additionally, this position reviews invoices for services from consulting engineers and contractors to determine that those services have been performed, as required, prior to submitting for payment authorization. This position prepares, and maintains progressive project reports/files, which include project schedule information and work activities. These reports may be for the Utilities CIP Manager, Utilities Director, Polk County Board of County Commissioners, and various regulatory agencies (e.g., Florida Department of Environmental Protection, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Polk County Health Department, Water Management Districts, etc.). This position will perform related duties as required by the Utilities Director and Utilities CIP Manager.


This position requires special knowledge of AWS-related issues, including AWS water supply planning and source implementation, surface and groundwater modeling concepts, AWS regulations and permitting, and population and demand projections. This position requires a working knowledge of water management district requirements for AWS and supplemental water supply projects and initiatives, including per capita methodologies and uses, water shortage criteria, aquifer recharge and impact offsets sources and programs, resource redistribution, inter-district transfers of ground and/or surface water, and public interest requirements (3-prong test interpretation).

This position requires exceptional written and verbal communications skills; the ability to develop/present effective presentations prepared in PowerPoint; and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and lead teams in problem solving exercises. This position also requires the ability to work with internal and external agencies as well as intergovernmental coordination to gain consensus among stakeholders and achieve desired outcomes.

This position requires knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles, and analytical techniques of civil and/or environmental engineering applied to potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater facilities; knowledge of methods, techniques, and materials used in utility system construction; the ability to read and interpret complex engineering plans; the ability to prepare engineering reports, capital improvement plans and budgets, letters, and memorandums, etc.; the ability to analyze, identify, and report financial data and trends and the ability to plan, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned personnel.

This position requires the ability to appropriately apply the concept of engineering problem solving as it relates to the development and operation of the Utilities Division's CIP Section mission. This position requires the ability to develop an engineering scope of services; the ability to manage consultant and construction contracts; the ability to plan, organize, and coordinate capital and engineering design work projects; and the ability to communicate engineering information effectively in both verbal and written forms to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Ability to see, talk, ambulate independently, bend, stoop, sit, stand, drive, make written notations, and perform creative writing tasks; the ability to concentrate on detailed and sequential work tasks, to perform mathematical tasks and to research, investigate, detect, inspect, verify and recommend solutions to recognize information or work and take remedial actions independently.


Graduate of an ABET accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in civil or environmental engineering and have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in planning, engineering design, permitting, and project/construction management experience involving water and wastewater utilities.

Experience in and knowledge of AWS and supplemental water supply issues in the Central Florida area is a plus.

Must be registered Professional Engineer in Florida or have the ability to become a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida within six (6) months after employment within this classification.

Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications. This substitution acceptability shall be determined by the sole discretion of the County.

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