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Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer

Company: Leon County BOCC
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Salary $65,302.31 - $107,748.82 Annually

Location Public Works - 2280 Miccosukee Rd. Tallahassee, FL

Job Type Senior Management Full Time

Department Department of Public Works

Job Number 052A-22 Closing Continuous

General Description of Duties

Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES This position performs supervisory and professional engineering design work and is a leader in the production of the design of projects and in the accomplishment of many necessary actions to bring a project to construction. NOTE : The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) reflects a more detailed description of the position. Neither the job description nor the JDQ constitutes an employment agreement. Both are subject to change as the needs of the County and requirements of the job change.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES Plan, manage, and overseemechanical, electrical, and plumbingprojects. Develop Scope of Services for contracted-out design projects. Review proposed Scope of Services by the consultants and make recommendations for approval. Review phase submittals and invoices by the consultant, provide comments, or recommend for approval. Prepare agenda items for submittal to the Board of County Commissioners as required. Coordinate with consultant to meet with the facility users to understand the issues and address the needs

Coordinate with Facilities Management and User Group to develop in-house design. Develops project scope based on the needs of the users and/or Facilities Management. Serves as primary point of contact between Engineering Services and user group for addressing issues related to Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering of buildings. Develop engineering design and specifications to meet current code requirements. Prepares bid documents. Review contractor pay requests for accuracy and compliance with the bid specifications.

Oversee design, permitting, and construction of assigned MEP Capital Improvement Projects. Manage the building capital improvement projects either designed by outside consultants or in-house staff to ensure quality and completeness. Schedule and lead preconstruction and construction progress meetings when the construction inspection and management are handled by in-house staff. Coordinate with engineering consultants and/or architects when necessary to approve field changes meeting the design intent. Utilize sound engineering judgment to develop/analyze/verify that the proposed change is necessary and is a cost efficient means to achieve the desired result without negative offsite impacts. Review and recommend approval of the proposed professional services and invoices by the consultants. Evaluate the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing design as part of the Building CIP project. Provide assistance in review of the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering design of Building projects. Coordinate with Facilities Management and the user group to discuss corrective solutions for MEP related issues.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and techniques of civil engineering. Knowledge of using computer software programs to perform engineering design such as design calculations and design plans, and to develop evaluation and design reports. Skilled in applying basic engineering data gathering methods. Ability to make sound engineering-based field decisions in an expedited manner. Skilled in effective written and oral communication. Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor while dealing with hostile or angry individuals. Ability to maintain a good rapport with other agencies, consultants, contractors, and citizens by being courteous, cooperative, and conscientious. Knowledge and experience with the current editions of the Florida Building Codes, Florida Fire Prevention Codes, National Electrical Codes, NFPA Life Safety Codes, and associated standards related to Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Protection systems. Ability to generate, interpret and analyze construction cost estimates for MPE, Fire Protection and related projects. Ability to review and interpret technical drawings and specifications.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK This position requires significant independent judgment as well as interpersonal skills. This individual must be able to communicate with other work groups (Facilities Management) and user group to define the needs or problems, and develop cost effective and code compliant solutions. The individual in this position may have to develop creative solutions to address a facility user's concern. Out-of-the-box thinking may be required, with enough temperance and engineering acumen to know what will work.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT Employee has internal and external customer contact for the purpose of instructing and motivating technical staff to complete assignments; coordinating construction plans reviews, and providing professional engineering services; working with staff to resolve drainage complaint issues; coordinating with regulatory agencies for permit applications, engineering design, and drainage complaints; explaining and interpreting County policies/procedures; coordinating utility relocations with project design; meeting to review new products and applications; coordinating safety and access issues; et cetera.

EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USED Equipment and tools used include a personal computer; word processing, spreadsheet, and specialized computer software programs such as GIS, and AutoCad; scientific calculator, and vehicle.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS Work is performed mainly indoors seated in a chair at a desk. Some field work is imminent with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions and pests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Utility Engineering and five years of experience in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or utility engineering design/construction or project management after professional engineer registration.

Necessary Special Requirements : Must possess a valid Florida Driver's license and have a favorable driving record. Must be a Florida licensedProfessional Engineer.

Selection Guidelines: Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check, and drug testing.

FLSA STATUS : Position currently meets the administrative/professional exemption. Position meets the salary test and acts with discretion and independent judgement in the performance of work assignments. Position requires a certification as a professional engineer and a degree as a civil engineer, where work involves preparing engineering designs. Position also performs administrative work that involves supervision, planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing engineering projects.

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Keywords: Leon County BOCC, Tallahassee , Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineer, Professions , Tallahassee, Florida

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