City of Tampa

Chief Production Engineer (#427770) S22

$46.64-$69.86 Hourly / $8,084.27-$12,109.07 Monthly / $97,011.20-$145,308.80 Yearly


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

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of assignments involving administration and supervision of a major engineering function. Work is of unusual difficulty and may include planning, designing and managing major engineering development programs and projects. Under general direction, employee is required to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in selecting work methods and formulating recommendations to meet program needs, objectives and goals. Direction and supervision are exercised over subordinate personnel. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Serves as the chief production engineer for the transportation division and coordinates project management level efforts.  

Leads the transportation division project management section and manages transportation projects from planning through construction; professional service contracts (engineering, design, survey, right of way, etc.).  

Coordinates the transportation capital planning process with various stakeholders including: the transportation division planning and design sections, traffic studies section and traffic management center to identify and prioritize capacity, operational and safety improvement as well as maintenance needs of existing assets; other City departments; FDOT, HCPWD, THEA and HART on work program development; Hillsborough MPO on the LRTP/TIP/UPWP development; and private developers on transportation plan reviews.

Determines or assists in the determination of priorities in the scheduling of projects; reviews estimates of costs and makes recommendations for inclusion in the annual departmental budget; supervises and participates in preparation of plans, specifications and contract documents for a large variety of projects requiring contract bid or for internal use.

Acts as project manager of major engineering development programs; supervises and coordinates all related activities including programming, contract administration, construction inspection, progress reports, and change orders; coordinates and collaborates with Mobility Department staff as well as other staff to ensure satisfactory completion of projects; maintains continuous liaison with local, state and federal governments, and civilian agencies on project schedule, budget, scope, etc.; reviews and initiates approval of plans and specifications prepared by consulting engineering firms; manages project schedules and budgets; provides regular briefings to administration of transportation capital projects;..

Replies to technical inquiries from the general public and from governmental agencies on policy, petitions, ordinances, engineering problems, and estimated construction costs; coordinates present and future needs of the department with other agencies.

Exercises general supervision over and participates in the training of professional, sub-professional, technical, and clerical personnel; completes evaluations; approves leave and training requests; administers discipline when needed; responds to grievances.

Conducts studies and prepares periodic and special reports; coordinates same within the department and with other municipal departments, utility agencies, contractors, engineering firms, and governmental agencies.

Confers with utilities on such matter as services requirements, points of entry, and easement; reviews inspection reports completed by subordinates to ensure that documentation is complete and action taken is proper; meets with developer and other interested parties regarding major or potential construction projects within Tampa/ Hillsborough area; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, plans, specifications, and diagrams to determine proper interface configurations/construction methods.

Prepares City Council agenda items that pertain to capital projects.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Extensive 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 the area of assignment.

Considerable knowledge of: Transportation capital planning; feasibility study process; plan reviews, quality assurance and quality control, cost estimating; staff-hour estimates and scope of services development; engineering and administrative management procedures, practices and methods; supervisory techniques; FDOT’s Manual of Uniform Minimum Standards for Design, Construction and Maintenance (Florida Greenbook).

Working knowledge of: project development and environmental (PD&E) processes; transportation asset management; ADA transition planning; FDOT’s work program (WP), highway safety improvement program (HSIP), county incentive grant program (CIGP), and local agency program (LAP); Hillsborough MPO’s long range transportation plan (LRTP), transportation improvement program (TIP), and unified planning work program (UPWP); planning commission and City of Tampa comprehensive plan process; ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and database software.

Ability to: plan, organize, assign, direct, supervise, and review the work of others engaged in a variety of engineering assignments; analyze plans, specifications and other technical materials and draw sound conclusions; organize in report form and present sound recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing; train others in the assigned area; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in the assigned area, and five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience, including three (3) years in supervisory experience.

Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. 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: 427770; EST: 3/24/2022; REV: 3/24/2022;