Public Works Director

City of Sanibel, FL

Reporting to the City Manager, serves in an executive level position that is responsible for the overall direction, administration, and management of the Public Works Department which includes Beach & Parks, Engineering, Fleet Management, Public Facilities, Solid Waste, Wastewater & Reclaimed water, Stormwater Management, and Streets & Drainage. Responsible for providing professional guidance and technical assistance to improve service delivery and infrastructure development and maintenance. The Public Works Director plays a key role in the development of the city's capital improvement plan, prioritizing capital projects and construction contract oversight.

Serves as the City’s Engineer responsible for all engineering services (civil, environmental, traffic, etc.) including design and construction supervision of assigned public improvement projects. Reviews plans for private construction to ensure compliance with City Codes.

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. Master’s Degree in Engineering or closely related field is preferred.

Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida. If a Licensed Professional Engineer in another state (United States), must complete requirements to become a Licensed Professional Engineer in Florida within 6-months of hire date.

Ten (10) years of progressively responsible public works or civil engineering experience for a municipality or similar public sector organization, with specific experience in solid waste, stormwater, wastewater, construction management, engineering, planning, and budgeting, with Four (4) years’ experience as a Public Works Director, or Five (5) years’ experience as a Deputy Director of Public Works or City Engineer.

Preferred experience includes work experience where the protection of environmentally sensitive land is an established priority.

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

How to Apply

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Job Details

Job Function
Public Works Director
Position Type
Full Time

City of Sanibel


800 Dunlop Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957-4021
United States

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