City Engineer

City of Boynton Beach, FL
September 17, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to direct, coordinate, and manage the comprehensive municipal operations and activities of the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. This position will report to the Director of Public Works.
Essential Functions
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, addressing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, and managing employee performance.

Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise.

Ensures departmental compliance with all applicable codes, laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; executes city ordinances and enforces building codes; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Consults with Director of Public Works, City Manager's office, City Commissioners, and other officials to review department operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; coordinates work activities with those of other departments, contractors, consultants, outside agencies, or others as needed.

Develops and implements departmental budget; monitors and authorizes expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget; oversees payroll administration; coordinates application for grant funding; oversees preparation of cost estimates for capital projects.

Develops and implements long and short term plans, goals, and objectives for the department.

Develops updates, and implements departmental policies and procedures; drafts ordinances.

Provides professional administration and support services for utilities, development, public works, environmental management, and capital projects; coordinates construction activities involving city engineering projects, development support projects, construction projects, capital improvement projects, and strategic plan projects and initiatives; provides professional and technical guidance to staff in all facets of engineering and construction activities; provides oversight and serves as a resource to staff members.

Oversees infrastructure planning for future urban growth; provides input to the Planning & Zoning Division regarding changes to the City's comprehensive plan; establishes plan review guidelines; partners with Director of Development to prepare and execute City redevelopment plans.

Oversees preparation of project plans and specifications for City construction; provides technical guidance to staff in development of plans and specifications.

Evaluates and implements improvements in quality of technical service; analyzes productivity to improve delivery of services; designs new technical procedures; rebuilds technical capabilities.

Coordinates or conducts special projects/assignments as needed.

Provides information, assistance and technical expertise to contractors, developers, and property owners; responds to questions, concerns, or complaints and initiates problem resolution; discusses problem areas with property owners, property managers, contractors, or other departments; provides technical assistance and consultation to other City departments.

Meets with citizen groups, community organizations, and interested entities concerning City projects as needed.

Compiles or monitors various administrative/statistical data pertaining to department operations; performs research; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports.

Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, technical opinions, engineering plans, master plans, computations, budget documents, performance appraisals, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, architectural plans, master plans, engineering plans, computations, budget documents, invoices, requests for payment, technical codes, ordinances, regulations, specifications, standards, policies, procedures, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database, computer aided design (CAD), or other programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner.

Operates a variety of equipment and tools associated with inspection activities, which may include a motor vehicle, radio communications equipment, projector, blueprint copier, drafting instruments, or general office equipment.

Communicates with City officials, employees, other departments, government agencies, engineers, architects, developers, contractors, property owners, the public, outside agencies, the media, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice or direction.

Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes speeches or presentations as needed.

Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Provides resources for administrative/technical training to staff members through seminars, including project management, planning and control systems for construction management, or other topics.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or closely related field; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible engineering practice and administration in a municipal environment or private practice. Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Professional Engineering License. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.


Master's degree in public administration, business administration, construction management, or engineering management; supplemented by ten (10) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible engineering practice and administration in a municipal environment or private practice.
Supplemental Information

The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media.

Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.


Knowledge of civil engineering associated with transportation, roadways, buildings/facilities, water,
sewer, stormwater, and municipal infrastructure.

Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and ordinances related
to municipal public works operations.

Comprehensive knowledge of public administration principles and practices, including budgeting,
fiscal administration, management and long-range planning policies, practices and procedures.

Comprehensive knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices.

Skilled at planning, reviewing, and implementing a variety of public works oriented engineering

Skilled in analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed
actions, and implementing recommendations in support of goals.

Skilled in researching, evaluating, and using new methods and techniques for operational

Skilled in interpreting oral, written, technical information and data dealing with complex variables to
identify, analyze and solve management problems of considerable difficulty.

Skilled in using supervisory techniques, and pertinent federal, state and local human resource management rules including the collective bargaining agreements.

Skilled in dealing constructively with conflict and responding with tact, composure and courtesy when
dealing with others.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, department directors, employees, regulatory agencies, contractors, and the general public.

Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.

The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits packageincludes:

• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
• CityPension Plan
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours

• 12Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program *( Depending on budget funding )
•On-site Training Program
• Wellness Program
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security

Student Loan Forgiveness
Let your City of Boynton Beach employment work for you! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, your student loan balance may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time with a governmental agency. Visit for more information or to see if you qualify.

Health Insurance
The City pays the entire premium for an eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).

Dental Insurance
Premiums for eligible employeesare paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.

Vision Care Plan
Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.

Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City provides each eligible employee with term lifeandaccidental death insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.

Dependent Life Insurance
Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

City Retirement / Pension Plans
The City has pension plans for general employees, police, and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.

Supplemental Plans
Supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.

Short and Long Term Disability
The City provides Short and Long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) toprovide employees and their dependentswith free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.

Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)
The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.

All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.


The City observes 12paid holidays throughout the year.

Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue one day ofsick leaveper month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.

Tuition Assistance *( Depending on availablebudget funding )
The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.

Wellness Program
The City offers many wellness activities and programs throughout the year.

Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection Plan
Employees may chooseto enroll ina prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.

Credit Union
All City employees mayjoin the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.

Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium
Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees mayparticipate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Direct Deposit
Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.

Closing Date/Time: 9/29/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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