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Public Works Director

City of South Daytona

The City of South Daytona is seeking a highly qualified Construction Engineer for the position of Public Works Director. We welcome those with initiative, creativity,  strong work ethic and a track record of progressive leadership to apply. The ideal candidate is adept at, and comfortable with, building relationships with a variety of organization and community stakeholders, has the ability to think strategically, completes projects as assigned and is skilled in the areas of engineering and public works management.

The Public Works Director is a key member of our senior management team. The ideal candidate is a disciplined, results-oriented professional.  Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director is responsible for all employees and activities of the Public Works Department.  Considerable independent judgment and discretion is required in directing the daily operation of the department.  

South Daytona is a community of nearly 13,000 residents located on the picturesque banks of the Halifax River in east Volusia County, Florida. With a palm-lined business corridor, the community is predominately residential with a small-town ambience and waterway access that epitomizes the Florida lifestyle.  Incorporated on June 18, 1951, the City encompasses four square miles, bordered on the south by Port Orange and Daytona Beach to the north.  Its compact size and hometown atmosphere promote a friendly and relaxed quality of life.

South Daytona has been a Council/Manager form of government since 1980. The legislative authority is vested in the Mayor and four Council Members elected at large. The City currently has 105 municipal employees with 23 employees under the Public Works Director.

Public Works aims to consistently provide services that meet or exceed the expectations of its residents. The Department’s four divisions are responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the City’s infrastructure as follows:

Administration Division – Directs and coordinates the operational activities of the department including development and implementation of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and coordination of services provided by other intergovernmental agencies. In anticipation of severe weather events, the administrative staff executes the City’s Disaster Plan designed to preserve life and property. If a severe weather event should occur, the City’s Debris Management Plan will be executed to assist residents and restore neighborhoods.  Provides technical support to the Development Review Committee for infrastructure planning for new projects, as well as remedial efforts for existing developments and properties in accordance with the Engineering and Design Standards of the Land Development Code.

Fleet and Pump Station Maintenance Division – Maintains and services all the City’s fleet of vehicles, equipment and pump stations.

Facilities and Grounds Maintenance Division – Maintains the transportation and stormwater management systems throughout the City including asphalt repair, tree trimming and removal, sidewalk repair, sign management, stormwater inlet and pipe maintenance, street sweeping, pond and ditch maintenance, mowing, bridge maintenance, roadside trash collection, landscape installation, building maintenance, and curb repair.

Utilities Division – Maintains the City’s water distribution, sewer collection, and reuse irrigation systems. This includes water line repair, addressing sewer service line backups, reuse irrigation line repair, fire hydrant installation and repair, sewer pump station maintenance, drinking water analysis, and water quality assurance.  The City does not operate any treatment facilities as water is purchased from and sewage is transferred to the City of Daytona Beach.


The City is looking for knowledgeable, creative and innovative candidates with excellent communication, leadership, and consensus building skills. Candidates must possess: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or closely related field 

  • Minimum of three years of progressively responsible public works or civil engineering experience 

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida (or within one year of hire) 

  • Supervisory government engineering experience

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. If interested, submit a completed application (download from our web site at or obtain at City Hall) and resume’ to one of the following:

By Mail: City of South Daytona

Attn:  Trudy O’Dell, Human Resources Director

1672 South Ridgewood Ave

South Daytona, FL  32119

Contact: or (386)322-3069

This position is open until filled.





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Structural Engineer Position

AgeWave Solutions, Inc.

Candidate must be a licensed PE in the State of Florida, or able to be licensed through reciprocity of an existing state PE license. Responsibilities include foundation design, wind load design, structural building design for residential and light commercial construction at a full service architectural and engineering office. Good working knowledge of the structural load path and be able to support design for all foundations and load path connections per Florida Building Code. Strong working knowledge of ACI 318, ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures, and ASD and LRFD design principles for buildings.  This is a full charge corporate officer position, Vice President of Engineering.

Required skills and experience:

  • Licensed professional engineer.

  • Able to perform finite element analysis and utilize that in the design of foundations and conceptions of buildings to mitigate gravity and wind loads.

  • AutoCAD or Revit experience is a plus.

  • Ability to read & interpret construction plans and specs.

  • Prepare design calculations, drawings, specifications, design analysis and construction cost estimates.

  • Perform construction related services including shop drawing reviews, response to requests for information, periodic construction site observation, and occasional specialized structural inspections.

  • Collaborate with architects and designers and building contractors on design and construction of projects.

  • Strong multi‐tasking and organizational skills.

  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills.

  • Five or more years of engineering experience.  

Most important: You are responsible, eager to learn, and work equally well individually or on a team project.  You have a sense of urgency and drive to succeed and can lead and mentor others.

All in a comfortable office and friendly workplace with great growth potential. If you have the experience and can demonstrate the skill sets required for this position, we would love to hear from you.  Apply at 

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