Development Review Engineer IV Job at City of Gainesville

Development Review Engineer IV Job at City of Gainesville… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at City of Gainesville.


The City of Gainesville Public Works Department, an APWA Accredited Agency, seeks an Engineer IV to perform independent professional and technical engineering work specifically in the area of development plan review and coordination. This position will function as the City’s Development Review Engineer.


Depending on area of assignment:

  • Plans, schedules, conduct, and coordinates major engineering projects.
  • Performs work, which involves engineering practice, which may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, materials suitability, optimization of resources and design, and intricate coordination requirements.
  • Work requires a broad knowledge in the specialty area and thorough knowledge of principles and practices of related specialties. May be responsible for development and implementation of project budgets.
  • Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance and/or interpretation to others. May provide limited supervision or coordination of work of one or more subordinate engineers / utility designers, engineering technicians, and other support personnel who assist in specific discipline.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects or a major project often with unique or controversial issues, which have an important effect on major programs. Work may require oversight by management.
  • May involve performance management responsibilities. Work requires little oversight by a more senior engineer or utility designer, which is more oriented to concept review as opposed to task delineation and calculation checking.
  • Requires guidance by management in addressing customer requirements.
  • Requires negotiating skills and diplomacy.
  • Ability to write specifications with overall management direction.
  • Designs, coordinates, evaluate, and supervise projects including planning, specifications, and construction monitoring.
  • Coordinates engineering projects, studies, and activities with internal departments, outside consultants, and contractors.
  • Assists in documenting and preparing budget estimates for submittal to the department head.
  • Assist in formulating operating policies.
  • Evaluates, selects, and applies the most current and advanced engineering techniques and procedures. Makes substantial adaptations and modifications.
  • Devises and develops new approaches to problems encountered.
  • Interpret, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments.
  • Cultivates and maintains effective business relationships with other engineering personnel, customers, contractors, suppliers, and representatives of regulatory agencies.
  • Prepares and submits applications, operating reports, and other documentation required by regulatory agencies.
  • Provides consultative services to management relating to sound engineering practices.
  • Represents organization interests to a variety of outside groups.
  • Writes effective letters and complex reports.
  • Develops and makes technical presentations.
  • Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

Non-essential Job Functions

  • May supervise major areas of engineering activities.
  • May act in absence of supervisor.
  • May be responsible for enforcing the drug policy, based on physical location and organizational structure.
  • May be required to supervise employees for purposes of the Drug Free Workplace Program, depending on job assignment and work location.
  • Will be required to respond under emergency conditions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

Education And Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution and six (6) years of experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility.
  • Appropriate co-op or internship time and/or an advanced degree in engineering, business or other relevant function (e.g. planning, public administration, etc.) of study may be recognized for up to one year of experience depending on degree of technical work performed as it relates to the specific position further outlined in the job advertisement.
  • Expected to keep abreast of the latest Engineering advancements in field. Continuing education required to maintain currency in assigned engineering discipline, regulatory and other related knowledge.
  • May require supervisory experience.



  • Valid Florida Class E Driver’s License required.
  • Valid State of Florida “Engineering Intern” license may be required for Water/Waste Water, Public Works or special project areas. Valid State of Florida Engineer-in-Training certificate may be required.
  • Valid State of Florida Professional Engineer license may be required depending on assigned area of work.


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