City of Tampa

Engineer II - Supervisory (#005106) S17

$37.96-$56.94 Hourly / $6,579.73-$9,869.60 Monthly / $78,956.80-$118,435.20 Yearly


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

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of engineering assignments of more than average difficulty, which may include development, construction, inspection, or maintenance of projects, as well as electrical, right-of-way or traffic engineering activities. Under direction, employee exercises reasonable initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives and goals. Employee may either function as project engineer or be required to apply a high degree of technical knowledge and skill in principles and practices of plant engineering and maintenance. Positions require employee to direct and supervise subordinate personnel. Work is reviewed while in progress and upon completion through conferences, oral and written reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Designs, details, prepares, reviews, and/or revises construction plans and specifications for such projects as storm drainage systems, streets, sidewalks, curbs, buildings, and other municipal structures, sanitary sewers, or water systems; prepares and revises cost estimates for economic analysis of any given project.

Coordinates project work with engineering, inspectors, utilities, and contractors to keep project on schedule; formulates project plans or procedures, coordinates activities, assists in systems design, and exercises supervision over such activities; completes studies, makes reports and prepares plans and recommendations with respect to future design projects; conducts on-site inspection of construction jobs; provides input into submission of final "as-built" plans; plans, organizes and directs maintenance operations of facilities and equipment.

Acts as team leader on a project basis in order to facilitate project completion; coordinates plans within department, with other municipal departments and outside sources such as contractors, engineering firms and governmental agencies; provides input and reviews development or revisions of rules, regulations, ordinances, and correspondence; reviews construction activities while in progress and upon completion to assure conformance with plans, good engineering practices, and established work methods and procedures.

Reviews laboratory test reports and investigates failures of materials to meet specifications; prepares specifications and researches use of new materials; prepares bid specifications in order to recommend purchases; prepares specifications and requisitions for parts, equipment and various materials/services.

Plans, develops, supervises, and/or coordinates implementation of traffic and administrative systems, procedures and equipment, both manual and automated; supervises and participates in traffic sign fabrication and installation, markings, signal design, planning and studies, signalized traffic timings, accident analysis, installation of traffic signal equipment and/or maintenance and inventory of traffic engineering equipment.

Reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations; examines general commercial, industrial and residential construction site plans to assure conformance to applicable zoning code and regulations.

Explains policies, procedures, codes, rules, regulations, etc. to subordinate employees, consultants and the general public in order to answer questions or inform them of same; exercises supervision over professional, sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel on a project-by-project basis; performs special engineering research studies and investigations as directed.

Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel; recommends employment, promotion, transfer, discipline, demotion, and dismissal of subordinate employees as necessary; serves as initial respondent to employee grievances; completes employee performance evaluations; responds to employee leave requests; provides orientation and training for subordinate employees as necessary.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: the principles and practices of the assigned area of engineering; federal, state and municipal rules, regulations, ordinances, and other pertinent documents; developments and information in the assigned field of engineering; supervisory techniques.

Ability to: plan, design, direct, supervise, and review the work of others engaged in a variety of engineering assignments; read and interpret engineering data and draw sound conclusions; prepare and submit clear, concise reports, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

Skill in: the use and care of engineering tools.

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 related engineering experience. Six (6) months of supervisory or major project lead experience preferred.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.

Professional Engineer (PE) or Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) designation preferred.



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: 005106; EST: 8/12/2013; REV: 8/26/2019;