Verdana Village

Description: The Cameratta Companies, LLC hired the JR Evans Engineering team to prepare a hydrologic and hydraulic model for the Verdana Village project surface water management system and flow-way restoration system, with the objective of demonstrating the significant regional benefits that the project provides with respect to surface water storage and flood mitigation. Verdana Village is a proposed 2,138-acre property located along Corkscrew Road and consists of residential uses, amenity centers, a commercial area, and supporting infrastructure. Approximately 1,067 acres will be restored to a natural preserve area of wetlands and uplands. The property is bordered on the north by Corkscrew Road, on the east and west by agricultural lands and roadways, and to the south by conservation land, known as the Panther Island Mitigation Bank (PIMB). As a requirement of the project’s zoning, the project is designed to provide a plan which includes reconnection of historic flow-ways. The project also analyzed the potential impacts on surface and groundwater resources utilizing an integrated surface and groundwater model with site-specific data. In addition, the physical hydraulic improvements associated with the project will provide additional flood storage to accommodate two (2) sequential 100-year, 3-day storms, which is similar to the impacts of INVEST 92L and the closely following Hurricane Irma experienced in late 2017. Additionally, the project is designed to pass through flows anticipated within the preliminary results of a Lee County Flood Mitigation Study.

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Location: Lee County, FL

Duration: January 2019 – December 2019

The initial steps included comprehensive data collection, obtaining additional survey information, verifying permitted conditions and the conditions of the property and surrounding drainage infrastructure. Once all the data was collected and complied, an existing conditions ICPR4 hydrologic and hydraulic model was created. Based on the projects proposed plan and flow-way restoration layout, a proposed conditions ICPR4 hydrologic and hydraulic model was created. Both 1D and an integrated 2D scenario were created to 1) Evaluate design storm stages within the system, and 2) Evaluate impacts on surface and groundwater resources. The model included basins with land cover-soil complex data, lake interconnects and flow-way weirs, 2D overland flow regions and 2D groundwater regions. The ICPR4 model utilized georeferenced map layers for quicker data processing of the required hydrologic parameters. Map layers for the project area’s hydrologic soil groups, land cover/land uses, NEXRAD rainfall cells and basin boundaries were prepared in ArcGIS and AutoCAD. The initial conditions of the 2D groundwater region was created from a groundwater contour map produced from historic well data throughout the project area. The 2D overland flow region for the proposed flow-way was created in AutoCAD Civil 3D by using the preliminary grading plan and existing LiDAR data.

Boundary conditions included in the 2D surface water and groundwater model included downstream tailwater conditions and upstream stage-flow hydrographs for points of offsite flow into the project. Downstream tailwater time-series were obtained from the Regional South Lee County Watershed MIKESHE/MIKE11 model. Upstream time-series boundary conditions were also obtained from the Regional South Lee County Watershed model and from The Place’s ICPR3 hydrology and hydraulics model. Two 2D integrated surface water/groundwater scenarios were analyzed by the JR Evans Engineering team, a “dry season” year-long scenario and a “wet season year-long scenario, to evaluate the potential for significant regional benefits, the ability to adequately convey the estimated surface water flows and to evaluate the potential impacts to the groundwater table within the vicinity.

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Civil Engineer Position

Experience: 2+ Years
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET Accredited University

Job Description:

JR Evans Engineering, P.A. is seeking a Civil Engineer with a 2+ years of experience in land development. As a design engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of land development including planning, design, permitting, client and agency communication, construction observation, and plan production. This position is part of an exciting team and applicants have many opportunities for growth.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from four‐year college or university. Must have passed or be eligible to take the FE exam. Position qualifications include:

  Ability to coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies.
  Hard working, detail oriented, and technically sound with engineering principles & practices.
  Motivated to progress in career path with a growing firm.
  Able to work effectively within a team environment.
  E.I. preferred.
  AutoCAD/Civil 3D experience preferred.
  Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Project.
  Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  Possession of valid Florida driver’s license with excellent driving record.
  Candidates with related work experience in Florida preferred.

Key Responsibilities:
  Gather project data.
  Prepare and assemble engineering reports and drawings.
  Perform hydraulic analysis, pump station designs, utility pipeline design, data collection and calibration of water and wastewater facilities.
  Perform routine engineering calculations.
  Assist with CAD drafting and design, and preparation of construction documents.
  Observe and attend meetings with clients or project stakeholders.
  Ability to multi‐task, prioritize, and take direction and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and relevant work history. Candidates will be evaluated based on relevant work experiences and interview.

Civil Engineer/Project Manager Position

Experience: 6+ Years
Academic Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET Accredited University
Licensure Requirements: Florida Professional Engineer (P.E.) Certification

Job Description:

JR Evans Engineering, P.A. is seeking a Civil Engineer Project Manager with a minimum of 6 years of experience in land development and infrastructure design and permitting. As a project manager, you will be involved in all aspects of land development including planning, design, permitting, client and agency communication, construction observation, and plan production. You will be responsible for managing staff members time and input for successful project completion. This position is part of an exciting team and applicants have many opportunities for growth.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from four‐year college or university. Must have passed the PE exam. Florida Professional Engineer preferred. Must be eligible to register within the state of Florida if not a PE in Florida. Position qualifications include:

  6+ years of experience directly related to design and construction of stormwater, municipal, and land development projects.
  Experience in storm water analysis and modeling.
  Strong computer skills utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D, storm water modeling software, as well as Microsoft Office programs.
  Ability to coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies.
  Hard working, detail oriented, and technically sound with engineering principles & practices.
  Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  Motivated to progress in career path with a growing firm.
  Able to work effectively within a team environment.
  Possession of valid Florida driver’s license with excellent driving record.
  Candidates with related work experience in Florida preferred.

Key Responsibilities:
  Manage multi‐discipline land development design and entitlement teams.
  Lead mentoring and training for design engineers and engineering interns.
  Assist in new client development.
  Serve as point of contact for clients.
  Direct responsibility for projects and leading a team in the development of plans and specifications for commercial, mixed‐use, multi‐family, residential and other types of projects.
  Responsible for project management reporting, scheduling and client invoicing.
  Perform hydraulic analysis, pump station designs, utility pipeline design, stormwater design, pavement design, and routine engineering calculations.
  Observe and attend meetings with clients or project stakeholders.
  Ability to multi‐task, prioritize, give direction, and supervise/manage staff.

Interested candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and relevant work history. Candidates will be evaluated based on relevant work experiences and interview.

Civil Engineering Design Technician Position

Experience: 2+ years of experience fulfilling the job expectations outlined

Job Description:

JR Evans Engineering, P.A. is looking for a Civil/CAD Design Technician to join our team. This candidate will support both our Civil Engineering Land Development and Floodplain Management Departments. Work will include preparation of site development plans, design and layout of civil infrastructure including but not limited to wastewater, water, and stormwater management; and assist with floodplain mapping projects.

The candidate will be responsible for understanding verbal directions and using engineering data to prepare drawings that meet company standards and client objectives using AutoCAD Civil 3D. They will have the ability to apply sound engineering principles to the development of detailed design drawings under the guidance and direction of project managers. The individual will be responsible for the design and development of drawings for residential and commercial projects including all phases of land development: site layout, utilities, and grading and drainage. They will review maps, drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards in order to complete assignments.

Qualifications:

  Demonstrate knowledge in civil design for private land development and municipal projects.
  Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, as well as familiar with Microsoft Office programs.
  Experienced with construction plan preparation for utility, stormwater, and land development/site design for local governmental agencies.
  Team‐oriented individual that works in cooperation with others to satisfy the overall project objectives.
  Communicate effectively.
  Receives verbal and written direction and executes directions.

Key Responsibilities:

  Produce construction plans for residential and commercial projects.
  Produce FEMA map revisions for Flood Department projects.
  Calculate quantities for project opinion of cost including water, sewer, storm sewer, paving, earthwork, etc.
  Ability to multi‐task, prioritize, receive direction, and meet deadlines.

Interested candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and relevant work history. Candidates will be evaluated based on relevant work experience and interview.

Employee Benefits

J.R. Evans Engineering offers a competitive compensation plan and benefits package. It includes paid holidays, vacation and sick time; medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) plan with profit sharing; and flexible spending accounts. Our Employee Referral Program rewards team members for bringing in new talent, and telecommuting opportunities are available in qualifying circumstances. Meanwhile, company events are designed to build a stronger, happier firm.

Employee Benefits Package
Medical – employer covers 50% of employee base plan premium; amount applied to other plans if chosen
Dental – employee paid
Vision – employee paid
Basic Life and AD&D – employer paid
Health Spending Account (HSA) – allowable only on Base HDHP Plan
Voluntary Long-term Disability – employee paid
Voluntary Short-term Disability – employee paid
Voluntary Life and AD&D – employee paid
Dependent Life & AD&D – employee paid
Telemedicine
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Will Preparation Services
401(k) Plan – eligible for enrollment first of the month following 12 months of service
Profit Sharing
Paid Time Off (PTO) – varies with years of service
Paid Holidays

Mentoring Program
Managers meet with employees every three months (at lunch away from office) to review progress and mentor in areas they may be lacking.
This gives the employee and manager a great opportunity for being candid in either a positive or negative fashion regarding their career path, growth, problems they are having (whether with tasks or other personnel), etc.

Telecommuting: Telecommuting is defined as regularly working a full or partial workday from home or some other alternate work site. 
The Company may make telecommuting available to employees when it benefits organizational and departmental needs. This option may not be available in some job classifications due to business needs. The Company reserves the right to determine in its discretion the positions within a department that may be suitable for telecommuting. If you are granted a telecommuting arrangement, you will be subject to the same performance standards as prior to telecommuting. Telecommuting work areas may be evaluated to ensure that appropriate safety standards are met. 

If approval is granted to telecommute, you will be required to sign a Telecommuting Policy prior to begin working from home. 

If you have questions, please talk to your supervisor or Human Resources. 

Telecommuting may be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act; consult Human Resources if you are requesting telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation.