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Date:May 14, 2018

Location:DELAND, FL, US, 32720

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Requisition No: 35797

Agency: Department of Transportation


Position Number: 55009482

Salary: $2,846.46 Biweekly

Posting Closing Date: 05/21/2018



520 / Program Management


CONTACT PERSON: Stephanie Moss



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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation's Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided. Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation's Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Perform technical assignments related to all aspects of estimates preparation within the District and assist the Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E) Engineer in activities related to estimates and specifications preparation. Direct the overall daily activities of the District Estimates Section in the development of construction cost estimates.

Supervise and direct employees, including communicating regularly, motivating, and planning employees' work. Participate in applicant selection and hiring process for the Estimates Coordinator and Estimates Specialist(s). Provide employee orientation, training, counseling and disciplinary actions and prepare employee performance evaluations for direct reports. Review and evaluate employees in all phases of their work and provide regular job performance feedback.

Supervise District Estimates Staff in the preparation of construction cost estimates by utilizing the Long-Range Estimating (LRE) System and Design Quantities & Estimates (DQE) System in order to support the Department's Work Program. Obtain the latest scope of work for the project and determine unit prices based on the latest cost data and trends available. Assign projects to staff, track, update, and conduct periodic reviews of construction cost estimates in a timely manner. Ensure that project estimates are updated in accordance with procedures and reported to the proper personnel for establishing or updating the construction cost in the Work Program. Support the Department's Annual Work Program Review process by updating construction cost estimates in the District's 5-year Work Program and coordinating with Central Office (CO) Estimates on projects not meeting work program criteria.

Determine and verify that the proper standard specifications, special provisions, modified special provisions (MSP), supplemental specifications, developmental specifications and technical special provisions (TSP), that are required in conjunction with the plans, properly describe the work and are included in the specification package for all state, federal and district contracts within the District's area of responsibility. Supervise staff in the development, review, routing process and direct responses of all MSP and TSP for compliance with the Specifications Handbook and for potential conflicts between MSP/TSP content and the plans & specifications. Perform plans reviews for biddability phase submittals including processing of TSP. Ensure valid electronic/digital delivery and storage of specification packages in compliance with Department procedures. Sign and Seal in-house prepared specification packages as required.

Supervise District Estimates Staff in the preparation of the authorization and official construction cost estimates in order to support PS&E submittals, contract lettings and Work Program. Evaluate and assess construction plans, specifications, historical bid prices, geographic pricing fluctuations, bidding competition in the project area, and other related impacts to construction cost. Ensure that these estimates are loaded into American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO's) Trns·port System in accordance with procedures. Post authorization estimates for class 1 construction contracts to CO's server, completing the official estimate prior to letting and timely transferring control of proposals and projects to CO.

Analyze and interpret changes in the design criteria, policies, and procedures as set forth by the Department and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to stay abreast of changes related to construction cost estimating and specifications processes. Disseminate changes and advise in the interpretation of changes with in-house staff and consultants for work flows, special requirements, and policies and procedures concerning-construction cost estimates and specifications preparation and submittal.

Coordinate District Estimates Staff in the evaluation of contractor's bids and preparing contract bid review documents on all construction contracts in accordance with procedures. Analyze root cause(s) of major differences between the contractor's bid and the Department's estimate that will justify award or rejection of the contract. Serve as an active member of the District Technical Review Committee as required by procedure. Ensure that contract bid review documents for class 1 contracts are transmitted to CO Estimates in accordance with procedures. Support the District Contracts Awards Committee, or equivalent meetings.

Coordinate District Estimates Staff in administering the various statewide estimating systems used in the District. Coordinate with CO Estimates on application issues and recommended enhancements. Coordinate, schedule and oversee training for District and/or consultant personnel in using these computer applications. Provide access for these applications to Department and/or consultant personnel that meet security criteria. Coordinate with CO Estimates on any security issues. Provide procedural and technical training related to specifications and estimates as required.

Coordinate and provide current and new pay item numbers, as needed, for design personnel, consultant industry and utility owners. Serve as District liaison with CO Estimates for pay item requests and resolving pay item issues. Provide or coordinate training in the use of the Basis of Estimates Manual for Department and consultant personnel as needed.

Provide construction cost estimating support for the District at various functions such as Production Meetings, Value Engineering Studies, Risk Analysis Workshops, needed. Perform cost comparisons for alternate methods of construction. Prepare various reports and correspondence as required. Provide current State and District construction cost information to various offices, county officials and private consulting firms.

Serve on statewide committees for estimating systems, policies, procedures, manuals and various technical programs developed by CO and FHWA. Review and provide recommendations for improving the quality and accuracy of construction cost estimates. Coordinate quality assurance reviews conducted periodically by CO.

Provide District Contracts Office with contract class breakouts for District Let contracts. Review cost estimates on joint project agreements with utility owners. Validate the construction cost estimates for all Economic Development project applications in the District.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Knowledge of management/supervisory principles and practices;

Knowledge of the concepts, terminology, principles and analytical techniques of highway design and/or construction;

Knowledge of cost estimating for highway construction;

Knowledge of contract bid review and award processes;

Knowledge of construction cost estimating software;

Knowledge of FDOT Standard Specifications, Technical Special Provisions, and Developmental Specifications;

Knowledge of standards and practices used by FDOT for construction contracts;

Skill in using engineering software, tools and equipment;

Skill in using Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

Skill in communication, including verbal, written and active listening;

Skill in solving engineering related problems and conflict resolution;

Skill and understanding of writing in the imperative mood, active voice;

Ability to apply engineering quantitative techniques;

Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships;

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and perform multiple work assignments and establish priorities;

Ability to read, interpret, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;

Ability to understand, interpret and analyze design plans, specifications, construction cost data and contract documents;

Ability to read and interpret engineering design plans and specification package for accuracy and quality while

simultaneously identifying conflicts between plans and specifications;

Ability to supervise and manage direct report technical staff.

REQUIRED LICENSURE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:Registration as aProfessional Engineer in accordance with Chapter 471, Florida Statutes.

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS:Due to the nature of this position, incumbent must respond to emergencies.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market:Daytona Beach

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