Chief of Engineering and Operations

Recruitment #103118-MFBZ03-100200

Summary Statement

This position is the chief engineering advisor for the division. It oversees the review and approval of professional contracts, plans and specs for contractual renovations for all State Agencies. The incumbent manages the department’s capital and minor construction programs by establishing priorities, cost estimates and long range planning. This position coordinates the implementation of technical programs/projects with the public and private sector; and acts as a liaison with the professional community, organizations, municipalities, county, state, interstate and federal agencies.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Develop, guide and direct technical service staff.
  • Review and approve professional contract plans and specs for renovating; all state construction/renovation projects and negotiate bids.
  • Participate and administer the development of the Department's capital budget.
  • Direct specific engineering studies incorporating cost analysis, statistical design and data analysis.
  • Provide technical services to other agencies and departments involving construction and physical operations, space utilization, budgeting and problem analysis.
  • Act as expert witness for the Attorney General's Office on construction/engineering problems when required.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Chief of Engineering and Operations
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
  2. Three years experience in construction project management such as planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the status of construction projects.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
  4. Six months experience in cost estimating.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others. 
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).


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Selection Process

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The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.


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