This is an intermediate level engineering position in transportation engineering project management that reports to the senior staff in Land Development Section. Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.
Committed to enhancing the driving, bicycling and walking experience through planning, operating and maintaining the City's transportation choices for residents and visitors, the Charlotte Department of Transportation helps make Charlotte a great place to live. The department uses innovative technologies to continuously evaluate and enhance the transportation infrastructure for the safety and enjoyment of all Charlotteans.
The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.
Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.
The position is responsible for providing independent technical reviews of rezoning petitions, subdivision permits, and commercial driveway permits for regulatory compliance and policy implementation. This position also requires coordination with City staff across multiple departments, represents Land Development's interests on interdepartmental teams for project planning and design, public/private funding participation, and project scheduling.
Proficiency in project status reporting, generating technical memos, and responding to customer inquiries about land development projects is critical to the success of the project manager. The project manager will regularly interact with various stakeholders to include, but not limited to, engineers, developers, neighborhood groups, and citizens.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Attends and provides CDOT input at meetings with City staff and developers during all phases of the land development process.
- Provides timely response to citizens, developers, consultants, and City staff.
- Demonstrates independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage the timely delivery of professional services to many internal and external customers.
- Performs independent electronic reviews of land development projects for compliance with regulatory standards, ordinances, approved rezoning site plans, traffic analyses, and City policy goals and initiatives. Coordinates reviews throughout Rezoning and Permitting processes.
- Assists with project management oversight of special land development projects making sure projects stays on schedule.
- Effectively communicates orally and in writing with the general public.
- Provides mentoring to junior level staff within the Section.
- Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with other city employees, outside agencies, developers, and general public both verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of the core principles and practices of civil and transportation engineering, and ability to adapt both local and state analysis and design criteria to address traffic/transportation engineering problems.
- Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in the use of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and AASHTO’s Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets.
- Effective time management, written and oral Communication skills.
- Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Accela Permitting Platform, and GIS software.
- Ability to exhibit customer service skills.
- Ability to communicate strong interpersonal skills such as tact, active listening, respect and calmness.
• North Carolina Professional Engineer (PE) license strongly preferred.
• Preferred (5) years of experience with Transportation Engineering to include multimodal transportation infrastructure design.
• Bachelor’s Level Degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of three (3) years of relevant transportation engineering experience.
$75,018.00 - $93,773.00 / Year; Commensurate with experience.
Conditions of Employment
The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.
Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.
Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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