City of Tampa

Engineer III (#005103) S19

$37.92-$56.89 Hourly / $6,572.80-$9,860.93 Monthly / $78,873.60-$118,331.20 Yearly


This is responsible professional and supervisory work involving a variety of engineering functions.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for supervising and participating in a variety of engineering assignments of more than average difficulty, which may include development review, construction inspection, or maintenance projects, as well as traffic engineering and related activities. Some positions require the employee to function as a civil, traffic, or right-ofway project engineer. Others require the exercise of a high degree of technical knowledge and ability in applying principles of plant engineering to operations or maintenance functions, or in coordinating efforts to assist in proper development, implementation, and completion of major programs and projects on a city-wide basis. Under general direction, employees exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives, and goals. Positions require employees to direct and supervise subordinate personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Supervises and participates in planning, design and construction of storm drainage, sanitary sewer or water systems, and of streets, sidewalks, buildings, and other municipal structures; prepares and revises preliminary designs, cost estimates, and project recommendations for inclusion in planning and design process; supervises and participates in inspection of construction jobs; provides input into final “as built” plans and municipal records in the assigned area.

Directs or participates in development of annual department budget; coordinates plans, special studies, contracts, design and functional requirements with municipal departments and contractors, engineering firms, and other government agencies; represents department at technical and public meetings; performs functions in administration of federal programs through coordination with municipal departments and outside agencies by understanding and interpreting federal guidelines and requirements.

Solicits consultant proposals, negotiates fees, approves invoices, and performs all consult project management functions.

Assists plant manager and performs supervisory and technical work in operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment facility, including lift stations and related systems and equipment.

Exercises general supervision over operating sections engaged in traffic analysis, design and planning, signal operations, and signal installation, and maintenance, both conventional and computerized.

Supervises and trains professional, sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel; completes studies and reports and makes recommendations with respect to future projects and preventative maintenance programs; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations.

Oversees production of construction contract documents; determines bid items and quantities for project contracts and prepares bid specifications and engineering estimates; approves or disapproves documents and communicates results to appropriate design professional (architects, engineer, etc.); prepares construction and environmental permit applications, and coordinates actual filing, tracking, and resolution of permit issues and the attendant construction process.

Advises public on environmental control and solid waste requirements, rules, and regulations to ensure compliance with same; locates and identifies problems in storm sewer lines and decides what remedy should be taken to fix problem.

Oversees production of construction contract documents; recommends personnel actions such as discipline, reprimands, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals in order to correct or terminate inappropriate or unacceptable work behavior; completes performance evaluations on subordinate.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles and practices of the assigned area of engineering; federal, state, and municipal rules, regulations, ordinances, and other pertinent documents; engineering developments and information related to area of assignment, such as wastewater treatment and disposal on a major scale, or traffic engineering; supervisory techniques.

Ability to: coordinate, assign, supervise, and review the work of others engaged in a variety of engineering assignments; plan, design, and prepare complete engineering plans and specifications for major projects; read and interpret engineering plans and specifications; analyze engineering data and draw sound conclusions; prepare and submit detailed, clear, and concise reports, both orally and in writing; train others in the assigned area, as well as to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the general public.

Skill in: use of personal computers and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and applicable engineering software (models).

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably related to the area of assignment, and three (3) years of post-degree engineering experience with Professional Engineer license including one (1) year of supervisory experience; or if in possession of Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) designation, five (5) years of post-degree engineering experience and one (1) year of supervisory experience.  

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.  


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 005103; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: 8/26/2019;