• Permits Coordinator

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Requisition ID 2018-9929
    # of Openings
    Civil Engineering
  • Overview

    Louis Berger currently has an exciting opportunity for a Permits Coordinator to join its Miami, FL team. This role will directly support a key client in coordinating utility permits while ensuring compliance with state rules and regulations. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


    • Performs the technical review of engineering documents for the Department’s permit issuance program and related agreements.   Coordinates and implements the planning, review, processing, and final preparation for the issuance of permits assigned to the district office.  Coordinates technical reviews with subject matter experts on all permits handled by maintenance and maintenance/construction agreements within the Department as necessary to ensure compliance with code, specifications, standards and statutes prior to issuance of permits. Compiles comments and concerns raised during the review process and reconciles any comments that may conflict; elevating concerns as necessary for final approval. Coordinates all communications with the engineers, developers, or utility company representatives for additional information which may be required to meet all standards, specifications, rules, regulations and guidelines. Tracks and coordinates permit work within the Department’s 5 year work program.  Facilitates the execution of maintenance and construction agreements. Reconciles fees associated with district office approved permits and mitigation contributions.
    • Maintains/provides accurate and complete records of permits including tracking of ongoing permit reviews in the Department’s Permit Tracking System and fulfilling public record requests.  Assures permit review process is completed on or ahead of district established policy requirements.
    • Meets with public officials and the private sector to advise of the permitting process.  Provides pertinent information to applicants and engineers regarding the permitting process and assist them as needed throughout the process for approval. Performs field review of permit site conditions as needed during permitting and construction process with permittee, consultant, Department staff at the unit level, and city/county officials to assure compliance with Department standards, specifications, and the permitted plans. Promotes good public relations with customers while maintaining the policies of the Department. Provides accurate and timely verbal and written responses to the public and other Department personnel documentation, and verifying necessary permits.
    • Coordinates utility operations minimizing delays to projects through early identification and timely resolution of conflicts for construction, maintenance, materials, and design of roadways within the State Highway System right-of-way.  Conducts and attends preconstruction utility conferences and attends on-site meetings as needed to monitor utility relocations and to identify possible conflicts.
    • Assists with the Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews of all permits offices throughout the district.
    • Reviews district permit customer survey information. Identifies patterns and investigates permit related complaints and submits reports to the District Permit Engineer. Assists with other permitting assignments as required.


    The successful candidate will have the following:



    • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Construction/Utility Scheduling and Phasing
    • Roadway Maintenance Operations
    • Transportation Engineering Principles and Practices
    • Access Management Standards and Rules
    • Highway Utility Relocation Procedures
    • FDOT Road and Bridge Standards and Specifications
    • Florida Statutes; Florida Administrative Code; FDOT Utility Accommodation Manual.



    • Reading/interpreting/reviewing plans, design standards, manuals and contract documents
    • Using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and other computer applications.
    • Speaking, negotiation and dealing with the public and contractors



    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and work as a team player
    • Process permits in accordance with Florida statutes, Florida administrative code, and any applicable standards
    • Perform field inspections; effectively communicate verbally and in writing
    • Follow oral and written instructions
    • Effectively organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines for multiple tasks
    • Conduct meetings
    • Evaluate and analyze data and prepare reports
    • Be proactive and work independently
    • Must obtain and maintain certification in Maintenance of Traffic - Advanced Level.



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