Storm Water Services' mission is to serve the City of Charlotte by improving surface waters and conveying rainwater safely through well-maintained storm drainage systems. Each year Storm Water Services invests $100+ million in capital improvements and staff manage hundreds of storm drainage improvement projects. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with approximately 215,000 customer accounts and more than 200 full-time positions.
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 serves as an entry level Engineer for Storm Water Services. During the first 12-months, the position will rotate through the different divisions of Storm Water Services assisting with engineering activities. The rotational program introduces the Engineer to the various initiatives and programs within Storm Water Services while gaining valuable engineering experience. Once the rotations are complete, the engineer will be placed on one of the teams listed below.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Strategic Planning and Asset Management Division
Engineering and Design Division
- Inspecting culverts, bridges, pipes, structures, waterways and other drainage features to identify damage or deterioration
- Maintaining inspection information in database format and performing GIS analysis, as needed
- Evaluating data for determination of corrective actions
- Coordinating and preparing repair work orders
- Reporting immediate or emergency needs and coordinating with appropriate agencies
Construction and Utilities Division
- Assisting project managers and project engineers with capital improvement projects
- Providing engineering and design support
- Performing hydrologic and hydraulic calculations
- Evaluating system replacement, rehabilitation, and repair budgets and costs
- Reviewing design plans for constructability
- Coordinating with private utility companies to relocate utilities
- Assisting with the bid process for construction contracts
- Assisting with water quality improvement projects
- Assisting with MS4 permit requirements
- Reviewing land development plan submittals
- Inspecting storm water control measures
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision
- Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to work well with others in a team environment
- Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public
- Ability to read and interpret design plans
- Ability to learn and understand hydrology & hydraulic software such as: Hydro CAD, HEC-RAS, HY8, Arc-GIS, Storm CAD, and Hydroflow
- Experience or ability to learn AutoCAD3D and other engineering software applications
- Familiar with stream restoration techniques to correct erosion problems at point locations
- Effectively use measuring devices such as rulers, tapes, protractors, calipers, levels, etc.
- Understand hazards and exhibit a serious attitude towards safety precautions
- Ability to traverse difficult terrain and various urban/rural conditions, to remove and replace manhole lids, to bend, stoop, and crawl through culverts as short as 42 inches
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Good driving record, a valid driver’s license and a dependable passenger vehicle
- Must be able to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit
- Experience with design, installation, or maintenance of storm drainage systems.
- EI certification
- Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
- $66,099 - $82,624 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.
Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check, drug screening, and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If an applicant does not pass the background screening or vaccination requirement, the offer will be rescinded.
The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How To Apply
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.
Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.
The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.
Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.
The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.
If you have technical issues submitting your application, click here.