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Senior Engineering Project Mgr #2208-230400-01

Date Opened
Thursday, August 04, 2022 12:30 PM
Close Date
Friday, September 02, 2022 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $90,387.00 - $100,429.00/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 position manages and executes all phases of both large and small water and wastewater rehabilitation/replacement/repair projects for the City from inception to completion (programming, planning, design, bids and contract awards, and construction).  Work often involves projects with high visibility where public relations and public perception are critical.  This position serves as mentor and supervisor to project managers or other section personnel and functions as a technical expert related to specialty, both internally and externally.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises and coordinates work activities of assigned staff; assigns work, monitors status of work, and inspects completed work; participates and provides input in staffing decisions relative to hiring, firing, discipline, and promotional opportunities; evaluates performance; mentors staff; and aids with career development.
Provides expert technical advice and information in field of specialty to consultants, contractors, engineers, City officials, and the public regarding procedures, regulations, and standards; contributes to formation of related City policies.
Assists with planning, implementation, and administration of division and program objectives; identifies, analyzes, and prioritizes projects for maximum impact and return on investments.
Serves as project liaison to the public, property owners, other government agencies, other employees, and City officials regarding assigned projects; solicits input and feedback; coordinates public relations and education activities; makes presentation to civic groups; develops press release and public information materials; answers questions from property owners and the general public; and participates in legal activities related to assigned project.
Represents the project internally for all City concerns; reviews/resolves problems; provides direction; facilitates project meetings; and prepares executive summaries.
Manages the administrative aspects of project; negotiates and administers budget and related expenses; updates project schedules; reviews project progress; approves invoices, work orders, and purchases; ensures compliance; approves and maintains documentation; acquires required permits; completes closeout documents; and ensures quality control. 
Conducts preliminary research, mapping, and initial field visit; coordinates locales; surveys; and creates design.
Conducts final field inspections and completes punch lists.
Monitors construction sites on a regular basis; reads daily construction reports.
Supervises and provides direction for contractors, consultants, and work crews; inspects work; monitors progress, costs, regulatory compliance, and quality control. 
Coordinates and participates in the programming phase of project (planning and preliminary design); identifies user needs, requirements, and resources; develops cost projections, budget, and specifications; and facilitates final approval of project.
Coordinates project related bid process and contract awards.
Manages projects during design and construction phases; assists with field decisions; approves change orders and schedule changes; and inspects quality of work and materials.
Prepares, coordinates, and/or reviews construction and engineering plans, designs, and specifications related to projects; performs or requests modeling, testing, planning, and engineering studies in support of project analysis and design; reviews and verifies engineering calculations and analysis ensuring that specifications and standards are met; and recommends improvements, modifications, strategies, structural systems, or other aspects of project development.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of engineering and construction principles such as project initiation, planning, implementation, and closeout.
Skill in communications, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to apply fundamental project management principles.
Ability to apply direct change control principles to project management and implementation.
Ability to lead a project management team.
Ability to supervise staff.
Ability to produce technical reports.

The work is light work and requires applying 10 pounds of force frequently exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: climbing, manual dexterity, grasping, perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, discriminating among sounds, lifting, mental acuity, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, expressing ideas by spoken word, shouting above noises, visual acuity in data/color/observations/equipment, and walking.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited school. 
Five (5) years of related work experience in engineering or preferably in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects including one (1) year of supervisory experience.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires  licensure as a Professional Engineer (or equivalent credentials in a field of specialty).


$90,387.00 - $100,429.00 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 requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The City is 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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