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Engineering Project Manager #2206-230300-02

Design Section

Date Opened
Thursday, June 16, 2022 11:12 AM
Close Date
Thursday, July 07, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $75,018.24 - $93,773.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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This is an intermediate level position in transportation engineering project management that reports to senior staff in the Design Section.

This position is responsible for managing the planning, design and implementation of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Transportation projects, representing the Department of Transportation on interdepartmental teams for other CIP projects, collaborating with the NCDOT on City and State projects, applying and sharing of technical design expertise, and mentoring junior engineering staff within the Design Section. This position will serve as the primary Design Section representative responsible for providing support to a variety of capital investment programs, with senior staff oversight. The work includes project planning and design, public engagement, monitoring project schedule and budgets, technical reviews for project design and transportation analysis, and reporting on project status. This position also provides technical support for various other intra-department functions and initiatives including the implementation of the Transportation Action Plan, the Urban Street Design Guidelines, and participation in ongoing committees or planning and design processes. The position requires excellent communication and customer service skills. The position also requires a B.S.C.E. from an accredited college and a minimum of three years in transportation engineering practice. Experience with transportation planning, design, construction, cost estimating, hydraulic/drainage design, and traffic analyses are preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provides oversight in the management of budget, schedule, and design of projects sponsored by CDOT.
2. Participates on teams that plan and design other transportation-related infrastructure projects. 
3. Coordinates all CDOT participation in CIP projects for multi-modal accessibility, traffic signal designs, safety reviews, traffic control design, right-of-way management, and land development issues. 
4. Leads inter-departmental teams in the application of the Urban Street Design Guidelines for project planning and design.
5. Participates on interdepartmental teams that develop plans and projects advancing the Transportation Action Plan (TAP) and the Centers and Corridors Plan.
6. Reviews neighborhood improvement, storm water, streetscape and other construction plans in public rights-of-way that involve transportation issues.
7. Provides technical engineering support and input on a wide variety of projects, ensuring compliance with state, local, and/or federal engineering practices and requirements.
8. Works to implement new or innovative design concepts and standards that better address the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit users.
9. Works with the Public Service Division to provide engineering support to respond to questions from citizens.
10. Collects data and maintains an ongoing database for project cost estimating. Reviews cost estimates for CIP projects.
11. Provides mentoring to junior engineering staff within the Section.
12. Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to accomplish project engineering, scheduling, and budgeting tasks. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and transportation engineering and design, including traffic flow and safety analysis methods. 
  • Understanding of Urban Street Design Guidelines and Transportation Action Plan.
  • Ability to adapt both local and state analysis and design criteria to a variety of geometric and traffic control improvement plans.
  • Ability to represent the City/CDOT at public meetings, with professional associations, and with the media.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of traffic engineering and some land use planning.
  • Knowledge of intergovernmental laws and procedures relating to traffic engineering.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to exhibit good customer service skills. 
  • Ability to communicate strong interpersonal skills such as tact, active listening, respect and calmness. 
  • Ability to facilitate and provide leadership for staff, committees and citizen groups. 
  • Ability to use engineering and office software packages such as AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualification

  • P.E. certification

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree in Civil Engineering and three (3) years relevant experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $75,018.24 - $93,773.00 / Year; Commensurate with 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.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

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