City Engineer - Utilities

Public Works

Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $87,942 - $105,539 DOQ

Position is responsible for performing professional work in planning, budgeting, organizing, and directing municipal public services operations including Managing the Utilities Engineering Projects for Water Distribution, Wastewater Collection, Water and Wastewater plant construction projects.  Performs advanced engineering requiring the exercise of independent judgment in a variety of assignments for the City as well as ensures review and approval of residential, commercial and industrial development plans.  Makes recommendations and conducts studies as necessary in conjunction with the public services departmental projects. May act as City Engineer or Utilities Director as required.  Work is performed as Assistant Director under the general direction of the Utility Director and requires independent judgment and initiative.


Essential Duties:

  1. Prepares annual Engineering improvement plans, long range schedules; prepares budgets as appropriate
  2. Design, permit and prepare specifications and manage construction activity for Water/ Wastewater/Collection/Distribution projects in-house and by consultants.
  3. Consults with subordinates and schedules recurring maintenance for efficient and economical performance.
  4. Drafts, modifies, and reviews agreements for utility operations including interim septic tanks, utility service, territorial, consultant, development and utility relocation agreements.
  5. Reviews and signs State Department of Environmental Protection and State Department of Transportation permit applications.
  6. Coordinates monthly compilation of project cost data for ongoing projects and prepares annual Capital Improvements Program (CIP) reports, needs, costs and implementation schedules.
  7. Provides input on construction and utility relocation projects, easements, and interprets City and County policies and regulations on development related projects.
  8. Reviews job layout and cost estimating information.
  9. Meets with developers to discuss service issues and reviews deployment plans for compliance with City Utility Standards.
  10. Assists the Utility Director with and prepares agenda items, reports, studies, and technical investigations.
  11. Investigates complaints and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  12. Reviews and/or prepares Design Engineering, Water Distribution and Waste Water collection studies.
  13. Executes department policy and procedure.
  14. Works with other department engineers to support, coordinate or lead special projects to successful outcomes.
  15. Supervises Engineers, Field Managers, Supervisors and Technicians for projects assigned to them.
  16. May act as Utility Director or City Engineer as their designee or in their absence.
  17. Inspection of uneven ground at construction sites.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of maintenance, construction, and repair as it applies to municipal public services activities.
  • Thorough knowledge of materials, supplies and equipment used in public services.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws and regulations relating to the planning, construction and operation of various public services facilities.
  • Knowledge of modern methods and techniques of civil engineering as it applies to the design, construction and maintenance of public services facilities.
  • Ability to design, prepare specifications and permitting for water, wastewater, projects.    
  • Ability to plan for the improvements in municipal public services systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, other departments within the City, contractors, private agencies and the general public.
  • Ability to plan and schedule, coordinate and review the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Clerical skills and office procedures.



  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in civil engineering. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Holder of P.E. license in state of Florida or ability to obtain within 1 year.

  • 5 – 10 years of experience in the administration and design of water, wastewater, right-of-way utilization and construction management.

  • Valid Florida Driver’s License required.

  • Complete the required National Incident Management System (NIMS) training within 6 months of completion of probationary period.

Essential Physical Skills:

  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without corrections).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lift weights up to 10 pounds.
  • Sitting for periods of time
  • Driving city-owned vehicles

Environmental Conditions:

  • Works inside in an office environment.
  • Works frequently outdoors.


(Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.)


Note: Job Descriptions are only intended to present a descriptive summary of the range of duties and responsibilities associated with specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties

performed by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.


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The City of Mount Dora is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Mount Dora will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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