Chief of Engineering and Operations (#MFBZ03)
$92,480.00 Yearly Min / $123,307.00 Yearly Mid / $154,134.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

This class incumbent is involved in administrative work, developing directing and managing technical services and staff; administering department's capital budget; acting as chief technical advisor for the division and overseeing the review and approval operations of professional contracts, plans and specs for contractual renovations for all State Agencies.

Nature and Scope

This incumbent reports to the Director of Facilities Management and is responsible for planning, developing and directing Division's technical programs and projects including public works and architectual assessability; provide technical assistance to other state agencies and approve and/or negotiate all professional engineering contracts. Concurrently this incumbent assists the Director and Secretary in long range planning/capital improvements, cost estimating and deferred maintenance activities; as well as establishing division procedures for documentation and processing of fiscal, contractual and project plans and specification. Significant aspects of work in this class include:  coordinating implementation of technical programs/projects with private and public sector; representing division at professional conferences/meetings and acting as liaison with the professional community, organizaions, municipalities, county, state, interstate and federal agencies.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Develop, guide and direct technical service staff.
  • Review and approve professional contract plans and specs for renovating; all state construction/renovation projects and negotiate bids.
  • Participate and administer the development of the Department's capital budget.
  • Direct specific engineering studies incorporating cost analysis, statistical design and data analysis.
  • Provide technical services to other agencies and departments involving construction and physical operations, space utilization, budgeting and problem analysis.
  • Act as expert witness for the Attorney General's Office on construction/engineering problems when required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of principles/practices of architecture, engineering and construction management including state-of-the-art technology and economic analysis.
  • Knowledge of State's administrative, budget and accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of State Public Works Act, contract negotiations.
  • Knowledge of state and local regulatory agencies and their application authority relative to public works.
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods and techniques.
  • Skill in negotiating professional service contracts; arbitrating disputes and writing specifications and reports.
  • Skill in analyzing technical information, contract specifications drawings and cost estimates.
  • Skill in analyzing, interpreting policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Skill in public speaking, writing technical reports, interpreting and disseminating information.
  • Ability to work effectively with professionals and people of various backgrounds and interests.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Chief of Engineering and Operations
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Professional Engineering License.
  2. Three years experience in construction project management such as planning, scheduling, staffing, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the status of construction projects.
  3. Three years experience in interpreting national and local building and fire codes.
  4. Six months experience in cost estimating.
  5. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others. 
  6. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).