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Senior Engineer / Development #2205-230600-03

Date Opened
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:30 PM
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $78,769 - $98,460/year; 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 Senior Engineer plans, organizes, reviews, and directs engineering work performed by consultants and the departmental staff. The Senior Engineer provides technical assistance in the development and design of rail and rail facilities in coordination with other internal divisions, City departments, State and Federal agencies. This position will be working closely with the development community and the existing CATS Rail Trail infrastructure as growth continues along the Blue Line; will assist the Bus Operations division in providing safe, equitable, and efficient service; will prepare, direct and finalize the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates, requests for proposals, bid documents, and review bids for contract award; will work with consultants, contractors, and work crews to resolve construction problems and initiate the appropriate solutions; and will represent the project at technical meetings and public meetings and hearings. The Senior Engineer reports to the Senior Project Manager.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and direct the preparation of plans, specifications, reports, cost estimates, request for proposals and bid documents for contract awards; 
  • Provide technical assistance in the review of rail, bus and development facilities; 
  • Prepare a variety of technical papers, reports, correspondence, and other documents and materials required for assigned projects; 
  • Represent the project at technical meetings and before local citizens in public meetings and hearings.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Skills to interpret technical plans and specifications.
  • Ability to use project controls software and analyze schedules.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to maintain good working relationships with consultants, contractors, management, coworkers, and the general public, and represent CATS in a professional manner.
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Adobe, and Bluebeam, and with mobile devices such as tablet computers.
  • Ability to successfully perform project management tasks including the proactive management during project initiation, planning, implementation, and closeout.
  • Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques.
  • Knowledge of Federal Transit Administration standards and processes.

Preferred Qualification

Experience managing transportation related projects along with a Masters degree

Minimum Qualifications

Requires BS/BA in civil engineering or related field (master's degree preferred); minimum five years of progressively responsible experience managing engineering and construction projects and contracts to include overseeing work of consultants.

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.

Effective October 1, 2021 the City of Charlotte and Charlotte Area Transit System requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

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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