County Administrator HR Civil Service Board Clerk of the Circuit Court

Manager Engineering Services Utility Planning

Recruitment #1809-MGREUPUNM2-001



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.


  • Should have at least fifteen (15) years of experience in Water and Wastewater design.
  • Should have extensive experience in design of biological and chemical processes of potable water and wastewater treatment plants.
  • Should have at least five (5) years of experience in the development of Capital Improvements projects.
  • Should be a self-starter, highly motivated, and a leader.
  • Should have proven track record of completing projects/assignments within budget and schedule.
  • Have excellent ability to listen and communicate.


    This position manages infrastructure information and planning section (hereinafter referred to as “planning section”) of the technical services division (TSD) in the public utilities department (PUD). This position manages a section of approximately 30 professional engineers and paraprofessionals and reports to the division director of TSD. The primary role of this position is to forecast budget for the renewal and replacement program of  PUD; identify, prioritize and develop capital projects; coordinate design and construction projects in county-owned rights-of-way as well as the Florida department of transportation rights-of-way; maintain PUD's legally required as-built records in both hard copy and electronically and support the electronic as-built record; maintain a geo-graphical information system with links to PUD's asset management system; manage PUD's underground utility locate team; develop and manage PUD's master plan for county’s potable water, reclaimed water and wastewater systems provide adopted levels of service (los) for existing and future customers in compliance with the Hillsborough County comprehensive plan, department strategic plan, regional master plans and federal, state, and local environmental and health regulations; direct customer service to residential and development service department for public infrastructure projects. In addition, this position provides support to the PUD's operations including, but not limited to, troubleshooting of pump and hydraulics issues in piping systems, reviewing biological and chemical unit operations and processes for the potable water and wastewater treatment plants and the distribution of reclaimed water.


    Bachelor of Science in Engineering; and
    Eleven years of experience post-registration as a Professional Engineer in responsible charge including four years of experience as a team leader; and
    Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer as defined by Florida Chapter 471.


    • 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


    Working Conditions:
    Office and field environment.
    Occasionally in high noise environment.
    Occasionally in high dust, dirt environment. Occasional exposure to machinery/vehicles.
    Occasionally requires travel, including overnight.

    Physical Effort
    Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, walk on uneven ground.
    Frequently sitting at a desk or meeting table. Occasionally require climbing a ladder or scaffold.
    Frequently requires good near and/or distant vision


    • Makes decisions with broad influence on the activities of the Department; makes authoritative decisions and recommendations that are conclusive and impact the Department; plans, organizes, and guides extensive projects of major consequence; signs and seals engineering documents. Ensures work complies with regulatory and environmental requirements, best management practices, and industry standards; interacts with regulatory agencies. May perform quality assurance inspections on performed work.
    • Directs the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work; provides training, coaching, counseling, and performance evaluation for the dual purpose of meeting goals and employee career development; develops staffing requirements. Oversees compliance with employee and facility safety programs.
    • Prepares, monitors, and analyzes section budget for appropriation and expenditures. Authorizes purchases and payments for contract services, equipment, and materials used in operations. Manages the Department and/or contractor project closeout activities and prepares operating and maintenance manuals; supervises the preparation, revision, updating, and distribution of the Department's standards on specifications and estimating.
    • Manages the planning, development and implementation of long and short range comprehensive plans for the Department by developing goals, objectives, strategies, policies, procedures and budgets. Determines the type and extent of engineering and related programs required to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Department.
    • Negotiates critical and/or controversial issues with top-level engineers, managers, Division and Department Directors; conducts presentations and may represent the Department and/or County at important functions or conferences. Cultivates good rapport with other Sections within the Department and external entities to maintain productive levels of communication.


    • Ability to effectively think through complex problems including sensitive political issues. Broad scope of work that requires a high degree of analytical ability to solve non-standard problems.
    • Ability to quickly make outstanding decisions on engineering and construction issues and implementation activities. Highly complex independent decision making required.
    • Strong written, oral, and presentation skills in front of various sized groups. Must possess considerable tact, discretion and collaborative skills to obtain consensus and cooperation of others.
    • Strong ability to plan funding and implementation strategies for one to five-year timeframe.
    • Strong management skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with peers and subordinates. Ability to take the lead on key initiatives and direct resources appropriately. Ensure that Departmental, County and BOCC goals are pursued; builds capabilities within Division to support Department.



      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 three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 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 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 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 12 paid holidays per year.

      Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

      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*