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The Engineering Project Coordinator works in the Planning Section of our Engineering Division. This position primarily manages and coordinates tasks with the Capacity Assurance Program (CAP) or Wastewater Planning Groups. The position uses hydraulic models and GIS software to evaluate the public wastewater system. The position will also assist in tasks related to the planning of public wastewater and water infrastructure.
Work involves performing engineering evaluations based on large data sets, using sophisticated modeling tools, reviewing construction plans, and coordinating with internal and external clients. This position manages more routine tasks of short duration with engineering oversight.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Performs engineering analysis, troubleshooting, and preliminary design of gravity sewer collection and water systems under the direction and supervision of a Senior Engineer.
• Utilization of computer based hydraulic models for water and sewer system analysis.
• Analyzes sewer collection system to evaluate existing and future capacity needs based on current service requests and future projections.
• Assists with the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), developing individual CIP project descriptions and cost estimates, and assisting with CIP budget coordination.
• Communicate with internal and external clients.
• Assists with data compilation and regulatory reporting functions.
• Oversees contracted third-party service providers to ensure timely and quality delivery of services; inspects completed work to ensure compliance with contracts; works to resolve problems; and monitors and ensures compliance.
• Conducts field inspections and tests; includes manhole inspection, flow testing, pressure monitoring, and distribution valve operation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of water and sewer system infrastructure, including design principles.
• Experience with creating, operating, understanding and managing computer based hydraulic models preferred but not required.
• Familiarity with Geographic Information System (GIS) software(s) and their use.
• Candidate should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively organize, manage, and complete assignments.
• Familiarity with Microsoft software, particularly advanced Excel functions and Word.
• Familiarity with large database software and working with large data sets.
• Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field from an accredited school.
• One (1) year of related work experience in design or technical planning experience demonstrating responsibility for the coordination of tasks in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
• Requires valid driver’s license.
• Prefers certification (or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire) as an Engineering Intern (or equivalent credentials in field of specialty).
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
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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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