This position is being reposted. Those applicants who previously applied for this position remain under consideration and do not need to reapply.
This is an advanced level engineering position with the primary responsibility of assisting the Water Quality Bureau (WQB), Compliance Assessment and Reporting Section (CARS) management team in staffing, prioritizing, and executing a large volume of high-profile work assignments to support the WQB and Water Resources Division (WRD), the Office of Counsel, and other bureaus within the District.
This position requires water resource engineering skills to lead technical work groups and synthesize WQB work products within the WRD. The Lead Engineer is expected to serve as a high level technical expert representing the District in interagency efforts with state and federal partners on a variety of water quality related initiatives and ongoing legal challenges involving water management and compliance issues.
The Lead Engineer serves in an advisory/coordination role on interagency teams and within WRD to support various restoration and compliance projects. The position is tied to District-wide water quality issues such as TMDLs, Basin Management Action Plans (BMAPs), and Everglades Restoration projects, including the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP). Responsibilities include working closely with District staff and other state and federal agencies to develop restoration project monitoring plans, permits, protocols for water management operations, and assisting in strategic planning and budgeting activities. In addition, the incumbent supports development of numerous annual permit reports and provides water quality/water resources support to projects District-wide.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Analytical problem-solving and leadership skills needed to develop water resource engineering solutions to complex problems based on a solid understanding of hydrologic, hydraulic, water quality and water management systems.
Ability to plan, evaluate, select and apply appropriate technical and analytical methods, tools, approaches and techniques.
Exercise sound professional judgment.
Exhibit ingenuity and proactivity in developing practical, but novel or innovative approaches to identifying and solving technical and non-technical problems, and overcoming constraints or unexpected circumstances.
Advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art computer hardware and software for data retrieval, data analysis, word processing, and presentation/publication of scientific information.
Ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with District professional, technical, and computer staff, work effectively in a team environment.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor in challenging, sensitive, and high-profile situations.
Ability to mentor, train, and develop team members’ knowledge and skills in carrying out program tasks.
This position may be filled at the Senior Engineer level.
Lead Engineer: Typically has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s or Ph.D. in a water resources engineering related discipline preferred), and at least 8+ years of experience that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives. Senior Engineer: Typically has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (Master’s or Ph.D. in a water resources engineering related discipline preferred), and at least 6+ years of experience that can be applied to support the District’s strategic goals and objectives.
Previous water quality and environmental permitting experience and demonstrated leadership capabilities required.
State of Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) License or ability to obtain is required
Florida Professional Engineer License within six months of employment by reciprocation of Professional Engineer License from another state
Valid State of Florida Driver's License
We encourage you to get to know us better. For more information about our organization, this opportunity and to apply online, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/careers. Job Reference: 2324BR. The SFWMD offers competitive wages and benefits. EOE.
Internal Number: 2324BR
About South Florida Water Management District
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents.