Engineer I

Department: Public Works
Division: Engineering
Salary Range: $51,023 – $76,535


Under the direction of Public Works management, performs professional civil engineering work in the planning, design, technical investigation, and construction of projects in the areas of public works, transportation, hydraulics, and structural engineering. Work is evaluated through observation and review of work product to determine results achieved.

Essential functions

  • Conducts surveys for new streets and street improvements, storm sewers, curbs, buildings and other Public Works construction projects; computes and plots surveys, cross-sections, and profiles; computes volume of earth work and land areas; estimates construction costs, and performs engineering calculations and designs.
  • Prepares or participates in the preparation of designs and plans for engineering projects; prepares specifications; makes complex computations; drafts preliminary and final drawings; makes time and material estimates.
  • Investigates and studies special operational problems and recommends procedural/operational changes.
  • Inspects contract construction work to insure compliance with established design, specifications, and contract agreements.
  • Attends meetings and prepares context reports for management personnel.
  • Prepare, review, recommend and/or update essential information related to assigned projects.
  • Prepares operational and other related reports as assigned by supervisor.
  • Reviews development and construction project applications and prepares appropriate conditions of approval for new and significant projects; directs and performs plan checks and field compliance inspections.
  • Communicates effectively with all staff, vendors and the public.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Please note: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering.
  • Knowledge of modern methods and techniques for the construction, inspection, and maintenance of Public Works projects.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices used in property location and topographic surveying.
  • Ability to adapt approved engineering methods and standards to the design and construction of a variety of municipal Public Works projects.
  • Ability to inspect moderately complex Public Works projects under construction and upon completion and to detect deviations from approved designs, specifications, and construction practices.
  • Ability to analyze written, verbal or technical data, organize material logically and define effective recommendations for additions or modifications to Public Works operations.
  •  Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make complex engineering computations quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and other employees, contractors, and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field.
  • One year of work experience preferably related to the engineering field.
  • An equivalent combination of the required education and experience may be considered.

Certifications and Training

  • State of Florida Engineer Intern certification or ability to obtain said certification within 6 months.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver license.
  • All certifications must be current at the time of application and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Tasks may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.


This is light work requiring the exertion of 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Work requires sitting at a keyboard for extended periods of time.


Tasks require manual dexterity in addition to visual and hearing acuity and oral communications abilities.