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Engineering Project Manager #2207-230300-03

*Multiple openings*

Date Opened
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 2:30 PM
Close Date
Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:30 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $76,519.00 - $95,647.00/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.

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 responsible for supervising moderately complex and difficult civil engineering tasks in connection with the design, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of public utilities.


This person will primarily select and work with consulting engineering firms to perform preliminary engineering, final design, permitting, bidding and construction phase services for water and wastewater improvement projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Manages projects to ensure project schedules and budgets are met; ensures construction adheres to contract documents; participates in site inspections and progress meetings with consulting engineer and contractor; resolves conflicts; represents Charlotte Water during negotiations for time extensions and change orders.  
Completes technical review of consultant prepared planning reports, construction plans, cost estimates, schedules and contract specifications for technical competency, compliance with Charlotte Water and regulatory standards, consistency, and constructability issues.  
Coordinates with the appropriate Charlotte Water operational divisions and staff personnel during the various phases of project initiation, design, start-up and acceptance. 
Management of projects via varying delivery methods including traditional and alternative. 
Manages vertical commercial/industrial building design and construction projects, in addition to water and wastewater utility infrastructure projects. 
Selects consultants for engineering services ensuring fair competitiveness and selection of the best qualified; conducts negotiations with consultant firm. 
Ensures that the public affected by the project is informed of the project ramifications, project schedules and that concerns are addressed, and conflicts resolved in a manner that satisfies all parties.  Provide information such that all parties understand the resolution, whether in exact agreement or not.  If a conflict cannot be resolved to a customer’s satisfaction, provide a complete understanding as to why a request cannot be granted. 
Conducts pre-construction and site conferences. 
Assists the real estate division in acquiring rights-of-way. 
Generates project cost estimates, estimated schedule and associated cash flows.  Update budgets and schedules for multiple ongoing projects. 
Manage multiple projects of varying scope and complexity.  Ensure department leadership is aware of status.  
Review accuracy and completeness of invoices and construction payment applications in a timely manner.  
Performs varied and complex engineering functions. 
Performs related duties as required. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of software applications often needed to support engineering planning and design, including GIS tools, planning applications and modelling software is preferred.  
Knowledge of engineering methods and techniques as related to the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of public utilities
Knowledge of the application and interpretation of the City regulatory codes
Ability to make involved and difficult engineering computations, to provide design input on difficult and complex major engineering projects.  

Preferred Qualification

Prefers licensure as a Professional Engineer (or equivalent credentials in field of specialty). 
Preferred Knowledge of software applications often needed to support engineering planning and system evaluation including GIS tools, planning applications and pressurized distribution hydraulic modelling software.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field from an accredited school. 
Three (3) years of related work experience with emphasis on water distribution/sewer collection systems design and construction and/or an emphasis on commercial/industrial building design and construction.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
Requires a valid driver’s license.
Requires certification as an Engineering Intern (or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire).

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.

As of October 1, 2021:

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

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

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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