City of Tampa

Transportation Right of Way Engineer (#511505) N42

$48.78-$73.17 Hourly / $8,455.20-$12,682.80 Monthly / $101,462.40-$152,193.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible professional engineering work involving major project planning and design.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of assignments of unusual difficulty in relating to major engineering functions within the Mobility Department. Under general direction, employees are required to exercise extensive initiative and independent judgment in selection of work methods and formulation of recommendations to meet program needs, objectives, and goals. Work is reviewed through conferences, oral and written reports and observation of results obtained. 

Examples of Duties

Serves as a lead in planning and/or design of major engineering functions in transportation; assists in determining priorities in scheduling of projects;  contributes to the preparation of cost estimates and makes recommendations for inclusion in annual departmental budget; participates in preparation of design plans, survey work, specifications, and contract documents for a large variety of projects requiring contract bid or for internal use. Supports supervisor at policy level board meetings to further ROW initiatives; coordinates with other to transportation agencies, boards, committees.
Exercise responsible charge of project plans production and/or permit applications for state and federal permits; signs and seals plans, calculations and other certifications.
Reviews and initiates approval of plans and specifications prepared by consulting engineering firms; monitors field engineering construction work and conducts follow-up inspections.
Replies to technical inquiries from the general public, developers, and governmental agencies on policy, petitions, ordinances, engineering problems, and estimated construction costs; coordinates needs of the department with other agencies; maintains on-going monitoring of contracts to ensure compliance with city regulations or requirements.
Conducts and coordinates studies and reports within the department and with other municipal departments, agencies, contractors, and engineering firms; conducts field investigations, surveys, and inspections to collect information/evidence when necessary; testifies in court on claims, including depositions, and answering subpoenas. Supports master planning for the State Comprehensive Plan and infrastructure improvement; may provide support to Development of Regional Impact (DRI), rezoning, subdivision, vacate and encroachment review activities; assists in developing capital improvement projects; reads and interprets blueprints, technical drawings, and diagrams. 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, and other pertinent documents; engineering developments and information related to assigned area.
Considerable knowledge of: engineering and administrative management procedures, practices, and methods. Ability to: lead/coordinate the work of subordinate personnel or contractors engaged in a variety of engineering assignments; analyze and interpret plans, specifications, contracts, and other technical materials and draw sound conclusions; organize in report form and present sound recommendations effectively, both orally and in writing; speak in public; train others in assigned area; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the public. 

Minimum Qualifications

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Florida with ten (10) years of progressively responsible traffic/transportation/ROW engineering experience including two years of lead experience. Knowledge of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) design standards, Florida “Green Book”, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards including Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, and Federal Highway Administration and FDOT project development requirements.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.

CLASS: 511505;