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Hillsborough County Government

Senior Professional Engineer (#SRPEEPCX) EPCX
$37.67-$61.59 Hourly / $6,529.47-$10,675.60 Monthly / $78,353.60-$128,107.20 Yearly


Performs licensed professional engineering, managerial and administrative duties related to all phases of major public works programs as either the head of engineering for the assigned department/agency or as the team lead for a large team of engineering professionals within a large department/agency.


Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer; and
Six or more years of post-registration experience as a Professional Engineer.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • 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.


  • Knowledge of engineering and management theories, principles, practices, and methods for assigned functional area
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations governing engineering and management activities
  • Knowledge of project management, design, construction, and logistics management
  • Knowledge of County comprehensive planning, capital improvement projects and growth projections
  • 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 infrastructures, building and zoning codes, environmental permitting and real estate
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of land surveying
  • Knowledge of safety procedures, occupational hazards, and protective equipment
  • Ability to manage, train, schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate assigned staff
  • Ability to disseminate technical information in a non-technical manner as needed to effectively address project concerns
  • Ability to determine requirements for staff, material and equipment for operation and programs
  • Ability to develop and utilize specialized computer applications for engineering, modeling, design, drafting, and mapping
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions
  • Ability to write complex technical reports


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 one or more of the activities described below.

  • Manages the planning, development and implementation of long and short range comprehensive plans for public works programs by developing goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and budgets.
  • Manages and is responsible for all phases of complex public works or developer projects.
    Signs and seals engineering documents.
  • Manages public works and/or developer project closeout activities and prepares operating and maintenance manuals.
  • Administers a public works project/program function or section.
  • Manages an environmental permitting and compliance program.
  • Provides internal professional engineering recommendations and guidance on the compatibility and design of proposed acquisitions, project planning, and engineering analysis.
  • Develops staffing requirements and budgets.
  • Directs the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Supervises the preparation, revision, updating, and distribution of the department's/agency’s standards on specifications and estimating.
  • Establishes design and construction budgets and monitor expenditures for budget conformance.
  • Interviews, selects, and negotiates contracts with consulting engineers.
  • Prepares budgets to include analyzing the budgets for reasonability, needs, and justification.
  • Performs other related duties as required. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.