The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District), a leader in protecting Florida's water resources, is seeking a Water Supply Engineer in support of the Water Resources Bureau. This is a professional level technical and administrative engineering position in support of the Water Supply Section. The ideal candidate must have the ability to interpret and apply technical knowledge to complete complex assignments on time and budget and support District standards and practices for assigned projects. This position works with water utilities and/or water supply authorities planning and implementing projects, which requires an understanding of potable water and/or waste water treatment, production, distribution, efficiency measures, and reporting requirements. The position works on large-scale, regional projects and teams working with cooperators and other staff, and leads water audits, leak detection surveys, meter accuracy, and other utility services.
The District strives to hire and retain outstanding talent within an individual's desired field to successfully fulfill the District's mission. The District searches for those with extraordinary interpersonal skills, communication skills (both written and verbal), problem-solving skills, and a passion for technical excellence.
The District prides itself in being a science and technology leader in the management of water resources for its sixteen-county coverage area. The District offers work-life balance, collaborative work environment and competitive benefits; including medical insurance, paid annual and sick leave, Florida Retirement System benefits, just to name a few.
Analyzes all features associated with the development of alternative water supply, reclaimed water, and water quality improvement projects including feasibility, planning, design, cost effectiveness, and construction of project components based on sound engineering principles.
Conducts technical review of projects within expected time frames and established requirements. Applies appropriate analytical techniques to water resource projects and makes sound recommendations.
Performs project management duties as needed, including preparation and evaluation of requests for proposals and bids, contract negotiations, contractor oversight, and cost tracking against budgeted funds.
Serves as a technical resource and liaison between water supply utilities, other agencies, local governments, consultants, and members of the public.
Prepares reports including recommendations, agreements, specifications, contracts, and other related correspondences, and updates key stakeholders as needed.
Communicates scientific and technical information in various formats such as charts, graphs, briefings, reports, and/or presentations.
Prepares maps, cross-sectional diagrams, charts, or reports concerning field investigations, land use, or water resource management, using results of fieldwork or data analyses.
Provides periodic guidance to entry-level engineers, technicians, students, and other District staff on appropriate engineering practices, depending on experience.
Uses appropriate software, databases, modeling systems, and other technology.
Depending on experience, may act as the technical contact, coordinator, or lead on large scale regional teams, and oversee the work of assigned staff or contractors.
Participates in and coordinates in emergency management activities, other departmental activities, and performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field.
Bachelors or better in Environmental Engineering or related field.
Bachelors or better in Water Resources Engineering or related field.
2 years: Related Engineering work experience for the Staff Water Supply Engineer position level 5 years: Related Engineering work experience and a valid Florida Professional Engineer License for the Professional Water Supply Engineer position level 7 years: Related Engineering work experience and a valid Florida Professional Engineer License for the Senior Professional Water Supply Engineer position level
Understanding of project management
Experience with potable water supply or waste water utilities
Experience working on alternative water supply and reclaimed water projects
Licenses & Certifications Required
FL Professional Engineer
About Southwest Florida Water Management District
The District is responsible for managing and protecting the water resources and related environmental systems. To protect natural systems that sustain ground water, there must be limitations on how much water can be withdrawn. This is accomplished through planning, permitting and regulation. Local and regional governments, agricultural and other users come to the District to request water use permits. In addition to protection through regulation, the District technically and financially assists regional water supply authorities and local governments in developing new water sources.