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Engineering Project Coordinator #2107-230200-04

Date Opened
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 8:00 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • Starting at $68,043.16; Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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.

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The Engineering Coordinator in Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will be a key member of the LYNX Silver Line Project team with essential tasks and activities such as  project coordination, engineering milestone reviews, communicating with the public and property owners, utility coordination, directing consultant teams and other activities as directed.  Work performed may be technical and detailed, requiring application of professional engineering principles and quantitative analysis. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in project resolution of design elements in coordination with project stakeholders
  • Coordinate project related tasks and activities such as communicating with the public.
  • Assist with other project documentation and tracking activities.
  • Coordinate and assist with engineering milestone reviews.
  • Coordinate and evaluate sustainability activities for transit and transit related projects.
  • Perform project management duties and other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

· Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, and scheduling software programs,excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills: ability to work on various projects simultaneously under strict timelines, ability to work in a team environment.

  • Previous engineering or construction management experience demonstrating progressive responsibility in civil engineering, municipal improvement projects or other engineering disciplines. 
  • Previous design or technical planning experience with transit projects is desirable.
  • Certification as an Engineering Intern or Professional Engineering license is desirable.
  • Ability to successfully apply engineering design principles for the development of construction plans, specifications and estimates for municipal transit and transit related projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with NCDOT and other Federal, State and local entities as required.
  • Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use conflict resolution techniques.  
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit.

Preferred Qualification

2 to 3 years of project management and construction oversight related experience; prefer transit/transportation planning and facilities related experience; experience managing complex third-party contracts, preferably transit-related; valid driver’s license required.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering or a related field. The position also requires excellent communication, organization of heavy and complex workloads, customer service skills, and accomplishing objectives within established scopes, budgets and schedules. Experience with transportation planning, facility design, and construction is preferred.

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.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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