CEI Project Administrator


Sarasota, FL •  Tampa (Temple Terrace), FL • 


Construction Services (CEI)



Purpose & Need 

With a strong reputation for transportation design firmly established across Florida, PGA has turned its attention to building an equally prominent Construction Services Group. That starts with assembling our CEI team and we’re seeking self-starters who want to be a part of its foundation. As one of Florida’s fastest-growing firms, we offer staff endless opportunities for growth and development. Our CEI Project Administrator will work with the CEI team to further strengthen our reputation within the industry. This position may require work assignments beyond the local area and may support more than one project in remote field offices. The work hours of this position are not defined and may vary based on project needs. PGA consistently ranks nationally and locally as a top Firm to Work For, in part because of our competitive benefits package. Among other benefits, full-time staff enjoy 20 days of PTO (plus 8 holidays) annually and 100% insurance premium coverage (for base plan). If you are someone that strives to make a difference in your community and craves personal development in a cohesive team environment, explore a career with PGA! 

What You’ll Do 

  • Responsible for the day-to day supervision and management of a CEI team on FDOT and other client projects under the direction of the Senior Project Engineer (SPE) 
  • Monitor contractor’s on-site construction activities and materials entering a work site to determine that projects are constructed in reasonable conformance with the client’s construction contract 
  • Perform construction administration duties to document contractor’s daily operations per FDOT’s Construction Project Administration Manual, other industry standards, and the SPE  
  • Interpret contract plans and specifications in a fair and impartial manner  
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgment in the solution of staffing and construction related work problems. 
  • Keep current with FDOT’s processes and controls as well as developing internal processes and controls to effectively manage projects, and office/field staff 
  • Maintain daily contact with client, contractors, and staff to discuss project activities 
  • Attend and chair meetings with client and contractors 
  • Assist the Senior Project Engineer with tasks and be able to fill this role as needed 
  • Supervise, cooperate, mentor and train junior level staff 
  • Other duties as required by your direct supervisor 

What You’ll Need 

  • Civil Engineering degree plus 2 years of engineering experience in construction of major roads and/or bridge structures 
  • OR for non-degreed personnel 8 years of responsible and related engineering experience, 2 years of which involved construction of major road or bridge structures 

What You’ll Bring 

  • Must be practical and solution-oriented 
  • Must have superb interpersonal skills and be an effective communicator able to relay information concisely to all types of stakeholders. 
  • Public speaking skills, and the ability to be comfortable and confident when engaging in public speaking, is a plus.  
  • CTQP Final Estimates Level I and II 
  • FDOT Advanced MOT 
  • Attend CTQP Quality Control Manager course and pass the examination 
  • Complete the Critical Structures Construction Issues, Self-Study Course, and submit the mandatory Certification of Course Completion form (for structures projects). 
  • Other certifications as required by client contracts 

Working Conditions 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
  • While performing the duties of this job including working on a computer, the employee is regularly required to sit for prolonged periods at a desk; use hands, handle, or feel, talk, and hear. 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. 
  • The employee must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Open Position