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Airfield Maintenance Engineering Project Manager #2204-230300-01

Engineering Project Manager

Date Opened
Thursday, April 07, 2022 6:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, June 17, 2022 1:00 PM
  • $75,018.24 - $98,460.45/year
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.

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 is professional engineering work in managing Airport projects through design and into construction administration for the Airfield Maintenance Division of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Work involves managing engineering consultants in connection with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Airport facilities, projects and programs. Work involves preparation of designs, plans and specifications, technical reports and applications. Work must meet legal obligations and is received on the basis of general and special assignments. Performance is reviewed by discussions, reports and results. Work requires public contact and the exercise of independent judgment and initiative within established rules and procedures.

General Information: 
• Basic work hours 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Work required at other times for  training and during special events, inclement weather and urgent/emergency situations.
• Schedule subject to irregular hours, change and emergency calls back to work.
• Successful candidate must hold valid driver’s license with no more than 6 points with the ability to obtain and maintain city driving permit.
• Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment.
• Successful candidate must obtain AMA driver endorsement (obtain within 90 days of employment).

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manages and implements the design and/or construction of Airport projects.
2. Supervises and provides technical advice, information and assistance to co-workers, consultants, contractors and others regarding procedures, regulations and standards.  Organizes, prioritizes and coordinates work activities; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work to ensure compliance with contracts. 
3. Prepares planning and technical reports for projects including feasibility, preliminary designs, costs estimates and recommendations.  
4. Participates in the selection of and coordinates with engineering firms in the design of Airport related projects.
5. Performs project management duties for design and construction activities. Manages the administrative aspects: negotiates and monitors budget and expenditures; updates schedules and monitors progress of project in meeting established schedule, performance and quality measurements; processes purchase order requisitions, work orders and invoices; reviews progress reports; schedules inspections to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements; and facilitates adherence to all reporting and documentation requirements.
6. Participates in process for bidding and contracting of services of various project components; prepares RFPs and bid packages; conducts pre-bid and pre-construction meetings; issues addendum to clarify questionable issues; participates in negotiations of scope of service and fees for professional services agreements; and makes recommendations regarding selection of vendors and awarding of contracts.
7. Manages projects during design and/or construction phases; attends progress meetings; works with consultants, contractors and work crews to resolve problems and initiate solutions.  Assists with field decisions and prepares or approves change orders; monitors schedule, inspects quality of work and materials; coordinates final inspections and facilitates project acceptance.
8. Prepares routine and special reports, including analyses and recommendations. Maintains records and files.  Files compliance statements and reports with appropriate governing agencies.
9. Helps prepare annual operating and capital budgets including CIP projects and equipment; assists in effectively managing and controlling expenditures
10. Responds to calls outside of normal work hours and returns to work as needed to resolve urgent problems 24/7/365.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices, methods and techniques of civil engineering.
• Knowledge of modern engineering methods and techniques as applied to construction and maintenance of public works and utilities.  Prefer knowledge of Airport facilities and environment.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations as they pertain to Airport issues.
• Ability to perform difficult and complex engineering mathematical computations, to make estimates and compile moderately complex engineering data and statistics.
• Ability to use personal computers for word processing and data base management.
• Ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  
• Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, representing the airport in a positive manner.
• Ability to supervise and inspect work of contractors on engineering projects in the field or office and to obtain adherence to plans and specifications.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualification

Experience to include supervision, and facility management and Construction Management in airport/airfield design. Thorough design, technical, and/or planning experience in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects.

Airport experience desirable.

Professional Engineer (P.E.) certification preferred. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree - Engineering and three years relevant 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.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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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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