Engineer (Stormwater Services)

Recruitment #1910-ENGNERUNP2-005



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Administration is seeking a proactive, dynamic, seasoned Professional Engineer to manage stormwater projects which includes preparing flood investigations, alternative analyses, cost benefit evaluations, work plans and project initiations. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in the management of stormwater projects, project management and oversight, consultant contract negotiation and management, and public outreach and communication. The candidate will need strong communication abilities and effectively working with others to determine agreeable solutions to issues.

Preferably, the ideal candidate will possess five years of experience performing hydraulic routing computer modeling and ten years of experience with runoff hydrology calculations, waterbasin delineations and hydraulic routing.


Perform Countywide stormwater program includes flood investigations, alternative analysis, cost benefit evaluation, work planning and project initiation. Prepare stormwater pump station rehabilitation work plan for design and maintenance (schedule/budget). Manage Countywide roadside drainage system initial assessment and plan annual maintenance program. Carry out special assignments for emergency flooding resolution design. Provide stormwater technical services across the department.


Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer (active status) in the applicable discipline as required by the Florida Statutes Chapter 471.

(An applicant who holds a valid license to practice engineering in another state or territory of the United States, must meet current requirements to be licensed in the state of Florida as a professional engineer, and obtain the license within 6 months of employment) 


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.


  • Work is performed in the office and construction sites.
  • Requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, and stooping.


    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.  

    • Perform flood complaint (WO) site visits, interview the residents for the flooding details (the flood limits, time duration, and frequency of flooding occurrences). Perform spot elevation survey if necessary. Provide initial design alternative.
    • Perform the construction quantities and cost estimate for each proposed alternative. The design and land cost shall also be estimated to come up to a future CIP total cost budget.
    • Perform the benefit/cost ratio calculations and rank of the proposed unfunded CIP.
    • Perform the 5-year stormwater CIP work planning with schedule and budget.
    • Manage countywide roadside swale/ditch system initial assessment and plan annual maintenance program.
    • Coordinate with pump station maintenance group review the problems, set priorities and provide the 5-yr budget & schedule for pump station rehabilitation program.
    • Investigate and report the flooding and/or failed traffic signal locations in the assigned area after the hurricane hit. Provide preliminary solutions for the local flooding reliefs based on engineering knowledge and training.
    • Review and comment to stormwater design consultant design work. Provide suggestions of modification (or alternative, if there is any) to the design PM.
    • Evaluate Countywide emergent portable pump operation locations to determine the future permanent pump station construction based on the frequency and extent of flooding.
    • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others; leads project meetings and makes presentations; represents the County and maintains productive relationships with individuals and related organizations.
    • Receives administrative supervision with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
    • Performs other duties as required


    • Advanced knowledge of public works engineering, project development, design, land acquisition and construction, and capital project schedule and budget management.
    • Knowledge of large and complex public works capital improvement project management methods and practices.
    • Knowledge of computer modeling and computer-aided drafting and mapping software and applications.
    • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances, and other professional sources of information pertaining to public infrastructure, building and zoning codes, environmental permitting, and real estate.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying.
    • Knowledge of County’s comprehensive planning, capital improvement projects, and growth projections.
    • Knowledge of field testing, sampling and investigative techniques and procedures.
    • Ability to work as an effective program supervisor; ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
    • Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff.
    • Ability to be adaptive and thrive in a fast paced work environment.



      We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

      • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
      • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
      • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
      • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

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      Veteran’s Preference:

      Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

      Equal Opportunity Employer:

      Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

      Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

      Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

      Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

      Response/Recovery Activities:

      Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*