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Senior Engineer #2107-230600-03

Internal to General Services Staff Only

Date Opened
Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:00 AM
Close Date
Thursday, August 05, 2021 8:00 PM
Section
General Services
Salary
  • $78,769 - $98,461 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time

Introduction

The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment.  The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money.  General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.  

Overview

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.

Summary

This position is based in the In-House Planning and Design Section of the Engineering Services Division within the Department of General Services and is responsible for applying engineering design principles using AutoCAD and Civil3D to prepare transportation construction plans, using Microsoft Word to prepare specifications, using Microsoft Excel to prepare cost estimates, and Primavera and other reporting tools to manage municipal infrastructure projects initiated by the City and/or NCDOT.  This position will also oversee other engineers’ designs by providing technical guidance, QA/QC, and signing/sealing final plans.  This position will mentor/train engineers and supervise up to two employees.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops concept, preliminary, and final plans and designs using computer aided design (AutoCAD and Civil3D) and other engineering and drafting tools.
  • Plans and prioritizes the necessary tasks to complete construction documents. 
  • Calculates cost estimates and project budgets.
  • Prepare project specifications for project bidding.
  • Responsible for all design features which may include: roadway alignments, traffic control, utilities, drainage, hydrology and hydraulics, grading, erosion control, right-of-way and other features needed to design a complete and functional project.
  • Work performed is technical and detailed, requiring application of professional engineering principles and quantitative analysis.
  • Use initiative and judgement to complete assignments.
  • Supervise up to two employees.  Hire, train, mentor, coach, and evaluate performance. 
  • Support less experienced engineers with the design, review and approval process of transportation infrastructure projects.
  • Review and seal engineering plans for various transportation infrastructure projects.
  • Participate in the development and review of design standards: 
  • developing and applying quality control
  • quality assurance plans for projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil3D. 
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina is required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to successfully apply engineering design principles to develop construction plans, specifications, and estimates for municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop technical reports.
  • Ability to comprehend, assess and apply fundamental engineering and construction principles to project initiation, planning, implementation and closeout.
  • Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use conflict resolution techniques.
  • Design experience in Civil Engineering or Municipal Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Ability to lead a project team.
  • Ability to supervise planning and design staff.
  • Serves as key member of project team.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in managing, supervising and performing as a mentor and team leader for other engineers in planning, design, and/or construction activities.
  • Thorough knowledge of geometric roadway design, hydrology, hydraulics, and construction methods.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field and five (5) years of related experience.
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina is required.

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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Benefits

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

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

In Conclusion

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