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Professional / This position provides a high degree of internal and external coordination for CATS projects and operations, and functions as a subject-matter expert in engineering.
The Senior Engineer performs professional civil/rail/transportation engineering work; plans, organizes, reviews, and directs engineering work performed by consultants, and departmental staff; provides subject-matter expertise in the development and design of rail, bus, and other facilities in coordination with other CATS internal divisions, City Departments, State and Federal Government Agencies. Position will work closely with FTA and other related agencies, and CATS Rail Operations, Bus Operations and CATS Safety/Security Teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of engineering principles and practices of professional specialization in civil and transportation engineering design/construction
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Light Rail and Streetcar Systems design/construction
Knowledge of design plan preparation and bid documents
Ability to apply fundamental and advance engineering principles to project design or planning.
Ability to represent CATS at public meetings, with professional associations, and with the media
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse work force
Ability to exhibit good customer service skills
Ability to communicate with strong interpersonal skills such as tact, active listening, respect, and calmness
Skilled in producing technical reports.
Experience in the planning, design, and implementation of LRT/Streetcar rail related projects is preferred
Ability to utilize CAD and other engineering/drafting tools.
Requires BS in civil engineering or related field (Master's degree preferred); registration as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina;
Five years of progressively responsible experience managing civil engineering and construction projects and contracts to include overseeing work of consultants.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, GIS, and AutoCAD is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills essential.
Ability to read construction plans
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.
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