City Engineer

City of Parkland | Parkland, FL

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Posted Date 2/09/2019

Performs highly responsible work coordinating activities related to the City's engineering function. Performs and / or oversees engineering field inspections and plan review, issuing engineering permits and ensuring compliance with City's engineering standards, coordinating capital projects and GIS activities.

Functions & Duties

As City Engineer:

  • Reviews all development projects for compliance with all applicable City Codes with respect to Engineering matters and issues engineering permits as required.
  • Reviews plans and specifications prepared by consulting architects and engineers to determine accuracy and completeness of plans, and for compliance with sound engineering practices.
  • Inspects and supervises inspection of construction of public and private development improvements for adherence to City Codes and regulations.
  • Coordinates and ensures appropriate permitting by outside agencies for all public and private development projects as required.
  • Meets with citizens and community groups when needed.
  • Appears before the City Commission and Advisory boards as necessary.
  • Serves as project manager for assigned projects performing such tasks as authorizing and monitoring the work of consultants, contractors, and staff on assigned projects; performing all project-related administrative requirements including the preparation of Commission agenda items, material procurement, processing of purchase requisitions, shop drawing review, pay application review, etc.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including purchase requisitions, budget documents, activity and technical reports, invoices, correspondence, grant applications, maps, graphs and charts, etc.
  • Prepares project status update, and assists with the five-year Capital Improvement Plan for approval by the City Commission.
  • Assists with the development of the annual budget.
  • Conducts field and office studies to acquire information for and preparation of detailed drawings, plans and designs for the construction, estimates alteration and/or maintenance of public infrastructure.
  • Performs engineering calculations necessary to complete designs, specifications, cost and materials estimates and other project criteria; determines the most practical, economic and feasible materials required to complete specific projects.
  • Assists with the City's annual strategic plan.
  • Participates in damage assessment following applicable weather events.  
  • Maintains FDEP's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) annual report.
  • Acquires permits where required.
  • Assists with the development and management oversight of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Acts as City's appointed Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical advisory committee designee.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Competencies



  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Civil Engineering or equivalent; Master's Degree preferred.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida is required.
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret contracts, specifications, construction plans/blueprints, site plans, and shop drawings.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering as applied to the design, construction, and inspection of public facilities.
  • Knowledge of land and engineering survey methods and means.
  • Must have experience with contract and grant administration, preparation of resolutions and ordinances, and working knowledge of regulatory agencies.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, GIS and Project Management software is required.
  • Knowledge of department and City policies and procedures and relevant federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Minimum of five (5) years previous related experience; At least two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
  • Municipal government experience preferred. 
  • Possess a valid state of Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to establish attainable goals, objectives and work plans to achieve goals and objectives in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to communicate via oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and contractors, and the general public.
  • Ability to effectively and accurately communicate orally and in written form, including good spelling and grammatical skills.
  • Ability to present clearly to the general public, and provide feedback when required.
  • Must be able to perform and/or manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities concurrently.
  • Must be efficient, a self-starter, an independent worker and possess good work habits.


Working Conditions


  • Work is performed mostly in office settings. However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions including but not limited to, exposure to the hot sun, wet and/or humid conditions, and fumes or airborne particles.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, talk, and hear.
  • The employee is required to walk, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
  • Employees in this position will be required to work pre, during and post emergency operations related to tropical storms, hurricanes, tornados, floods, fires and acts of terrorism.



Employee Benefits
As a city employee, you are eligible to participate in a variety of outstanding benefit programs. The City of Parkland offers regular full -time employees a generous benefits package that includes that following programs.

  • Health: You have the option of selecting from two comprehensive health plans: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Point of Service (POS)  both provided by AvMed. Choose the plan that best fits your and your family's needs.
  • Dental: You may select from two dental plans through United Concordia. The Solstice through United Concordia is a DHMO in - network co payment plan option.
    No CYD, no benefit maximums, must use participation provider, co- payments for services above Class I and includes Orthodontia  for both children and adults to 24 month treatment plan. PPO - Provided by United Concordia, is a National Plan with open access and no referrals needed to see a specialist.  Do not need to select a PCP, In- Network and out of Network providers will be covered after CYD.
  • Vision:   Vision is offered through the EyeMed network. Coverage is available to employees and dependents. In network providers are only covered and includes, eye exams, eye glasses ( lenses and frames) or contact lenses. There is no CYD and no Out -of - Pocket Maximum.
  • Disability and Basic Life Insurances:  You are eligible for long- term disability plan and basic life insureance, which is fully paid by the City, offered through Cigna.
  • Flexible Spending Account:  Offers you two reimbursement accounts: Health care Reimbursement and Dependent Care Reimbursement. FSA offered through Benefits Outsource that will allow employees to pay for pre-determined, un-reimbursable medical expenses on a tax-free basis.  
        Medical Health Care Spending Account

    This is a reimbursement plan that allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings to cover the out-of-pocket cost for eligible health care expenses that are not covered by medical insurance. Participation in this plan is voluntary.

    Dependent Daycare Spending Account

    This is a reimbursement plan that allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings to cover out-of-pocket cost for eligible dependent care (daycare) expenses. Participation in this plan is voluntary.
  • Pre-Paid Legal Plan: Prepaid legal is provided by Preferred Legal Plan. Employees have access to a 24-hour direct access to attorneys who provide a variety of legal assistance and services.
  • Retirement Plans: The City offers two types of Plans: ICMA 401a and a ICMA 457 plan to assist employees achieve their retirement goals.
  • 401 Deferred Compensation Program:The City offers a Deferred Compensation (401a) Plan through a Third Party Plan Administrator. City employees may elect to have a portion of their salary withheld. The deferred amount is tax free until actually received and is invested in the meantime. As prescribed by applicable laws or plan provisions, funds may be withdrawn upon resignation, retirement, or to a beneficiary upon death. If approved in the budget process, the City will contribute ten percent (10%) of the employee's salary after completion of all the employee's probationary periods, which monies are
  • 457 Deferred Compensation: The City offers a Deferred Compensation (457) Plan through a Third Party Plan Administrator. Deferred compensation is a retirement savings account. Through payroll deduction, employees can contribute a 'pre-tax' portion of their salary. The minimum contribution is $10 per pay period and the employee can contribute once he/she has completed all his/her probationary periods. The maximum contributions are set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year in October. For exempt employees, if approved in the budget process, the City will match up to four percent (4%) of the employee's salary.
  • Paid Time Off:  Offers a generous paid time off plan, which includes vacation time, sick days, and holidays.  Sick leave is accrued each pay period for a maximum of 96 hours per year.  Vacation is accrued each pay period for a maximum of 72 hours per year for the first year.  An additional vacation day each year is accrued on the date of the employee's anniversary until a maximum of five (5) additional days have been granted.
  • Holidays: Holiday Pay is based on a forty-hour workweek. The City of Parkland offers Eleven (11) legal paid holidays per year.
  • EAP: The Employee Assistance Program ("EAP") is designed to assist with a broad range of problems including family and marital discord, nervous or emotional disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, poor physical health and other personal problems. The EAP is available to all regular full time employees, their spouses and dependents. Participation and all records will be handled in a strictly confidential manner. There is no cost for employees to consult with an EAP counselor.  
  • Direct Deposit: Payroll checks can be automatically direct deposited into a checking or savings account.  New employees must sign up for direct deposit. Issued payroll checks are usually deposited within the first pay period after their first day of work.
  • Library Card: All regular full time, regulated full time and part time City employees, regardless of their permanent residence, are eligible to obtain a City of Parkland Library card while they remain an employee
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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