Capital Program Manager

Recruitment #1810-CAPPGMUNM3-001



Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.


Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.


The Hillsborough County Public Works Department is seeking a proactive, dynamic, seasoned professional to lead Capital Program Section of the Technical Services Division. An ideal candidate will be a leader who can motivate and inspire Section staff; is customer service driven and project goal focused and an excellent communicator; has excellent experience in interpreting terms and conditions of contracts, and quality management; a strong background in capital program and construction management and experienced in alternate project delivery methods. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, collaborator, and has strong communication skills. The individual will anticipate problems so they can be remedied before they become significant issues whether related to community issues or program delivery. The section manager will be someone who can inspire and take the organization to the next level.


Directs and manages professional engineering and technical staff of approximately 15. Directs the Capital Improvement Program team to deliver approved projects of + $100 million per year.  Manages and is responsible for all phases of complex public infrastructure projects.  Oversees implementation of infrastructure reliability program.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related engineering field AND

8 years of experience related to capital program management, including at a supervisory level. 

Registration in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer as defined by Florida Chapter 471. 


Possession of a valid Florida driver's license.


An equivalent combination of relevant education (not less than a high school diploma/GED), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted above.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals


Office and field environment.Occasionally in high noise environment. Occasionally in high dust, dirt environment. Occasional exposure to machinery/vehicles. Occasionally requires travel, including overnight.  Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Ability to lift up to 10 pounds, walk on uneven ground. Frequently requires good near and/or distant vision.


 Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Makes decisions with broad influence on the activities of the CIP Program; makes authoritative decisions and recommendations that are conclusive and impact the CIP Program; plans, organizes, and oversees the execution of CIP projects.
  • Directs the work of professional and technical subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning, and reviewing work; provides training, coaching, counseling, and performance evaluation for the dual purpose of meeting goals and employee career development.
  • Negotiates critical and/or controversial issues with top-level engineers, managers, Division and Department Directors; conducts presentations and may represent the Department and/or County at important functions or conferences. 
  • Manages the planning, development and implementation of long and short range comprehensive plans for the CIP Program by developing goals, objectives, strategies, policies and procedures. 
  • Ensures work complies with regulatory and environmental requirements, best management practices, and industry standards; interacts with regulatory agencies.  May perform quality assurance inspections on performed work.
  • Manages contractor project closeout activities; supervises the preparation, revision, updating, and distribution of the Department's standards on specifications and estimating for CIP Projects.
  • Serves as liaison with other departments. Coordinates with various local, state and federal permitting agencies.
  • Meets with regulatory agencies, consultants, lawyers, developers, officials, direct reports, etc. for project site meetings, public meetings, Board of County Commissioner meetings, and Executive Team meetings.

  • Establishes procedures for the planning and design of projects in the Bridge, Stormwater, Roadway and Traffic Programs.

  • When so designated, may assume the authority of, and act on behalf of a more senior official.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • Ability to effectively think through complex problems including sensitive political issues.
  • Ability to quickly make outstanding decisions on engineering issues and implementation activities.
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation skills. Must possess considerable tact, discretion and collaborative skills to obtain consensus.
  • Strong ability to plan funding and implementation strategies for one to five-year timeframe.
  • Ability to take the lead on key initiatives and direct resources appropriately.  Ensure that Department, County and BOCC goals/objectives are pursued.
  • Ability to manage the operations and day-to-day functions of a highly professional and technical staff to reach goals and objectives.
  • Requires a high degree of analytical ability.
  • Request the ability to manage highly complex programs and the ability to make independent complex decisions.



We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*


In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be before, during or after the emergency/disaster.