Storm Water Services' mission is to serve the City of Charlotte by improving surface waters and conveying rainwater safely through well-maintained storm drainage systems. Each year Storm Water Services invests $100+ million in capital improvements and staff manages hundreds of storm drainage improvement projects. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with approximately 215,000 customer accounts and more than 200 full-time positions.
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.
This position is part of the Storm Water Services Engineering Team and is primarily responsible for providing project management skills and principles in conjunction with the planning, design and construction of surface water quality projects and stormwater infrastructure improvement projects.
This position is involved in managing engineering consultants that perform planning, design and construction administration of surface water quality projects, including stream restoration projects and stormwater control measure projects, and stormwater infrastructure improvement projects. Project budgets range from $50,000 to $5,000,000 and project workloads range from 5 - 7 projects.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Complete technical review of consultant prepared planning reports, surface water quality feasibility reports, construction plans, cost estimates and contract specifications for technical competency, consistency, and constructability issues.
- Manage/control project schedules, budgets and design requirements for projects.
- Serve as lead coordinator for clients and citizens on all assigned projects.
- Provide customer service by serving as key divisional and team resource.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to successfully perform project management tasks including the proactive management of the critical path in project initiation, planning, implementation and closeout utilizing project management software.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, departments, City Officials and the public.
- Working knowledge of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Stormwater Design Manual, Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Manual, City of Charlotte Land Development Standards, NCDOT Standards and Specifications and other local ordinances, requirements and/or manuals.
- Working knowledge of stream restoration and natural channel design techniques.
- Working knowledge of stormwater control measure retrofit and design.
- Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
- Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques and to work collaboratively and effectively with others.
- Proficient computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word and Excel).
- Ability to interpret, analyze, prepare and explain complex technical reports, data, technical specifications and recommendations.
- A valid driver’s license, a good driving record with the ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit.
Licensure as a Professional Engineer or Rosgen training is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field, with curriculum founded on basics of hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, stormwater computer modeling and three (3) years of progressive work experience in planning, design and construction of surface water quality improvement projects and flood mitigation projects.
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.
Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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