City of Tallahassee
Job ID # – 181600 - Program Engineer

Location: Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure, Public Infrastructure Engineering


Job: Program Engineer


Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure is a progressive organization operating water, wastewater, stormwater, public works and transportation infrastructure to serve Florida's Capital city.

This position is a responsible supervisory and professional level office and field work of an engineering specialty area. Primary function is to oversee internal transportation design as well as lead and manage multiple teams of consultants in the design, permitting, land acquisition and construction of capital improvement projects to improve the transportation network, both vehicular and pedestrian, in Tallahassee, Florida. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level engineering professional or administrator and involves considerable independent judgment in executing program activities.

Essential and Other Important Job Duties:

Preparation of Transportation capital project design and construction documents; internal designs; permitting; cost estimating;  hydraulic modeling; development plans review and site development type designs and review.

Negotiating and managing consultant contracts and fees.

Coordinating projects with other departments/utility providers.

Direct public participation activities.

Budget preparation of capital projects.

Manage land acquisition processes.

Direct local, State and Federal permitting activities.

Prepare construction contract documents and assist in securing bids for construction and provide technical assistance during construction.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees, other governmental agencies and the general public are desired.


Minimum Qualifications and Pay Range Information: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field and five years of professional experience that includes public works, underground utilities engineering, design of stormwater facilities, or documented experience related to all facets of transportation and site development engineering; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in transportation or site development related engineering, AutoCAD Civil 3D knowledge, permitting and project management capabilities.

Job Based Competencies: transportation design, permitting and supervisory skills.

Necessary Special Requirements: Must possess a valid Class E State driver’s license.

Must possess registration as a licensed professional engineer at the time of application. Incumbent must attain a registration as a licensed professional engineer in the State of Florida within one year from date of employment.


  • Pension– Defined Benefit Plan (Annual pension = average of last five years' salary x 2.25% x number of years worked

  • 401-K Retirement Plan with 5% Employer Contribution and 50% Employer Match of Balance at Retirement.

  • Excellent Health Care Coverage.

  • 11 Holidays.

  • 18 Days Personal Leave. (Increases with tenure to 27 days annually.)

  • 6 Months Catastrophic Leave. (After two years tenure.)

  • 6 Weeks  of parental leave

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