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Engineering Project Coordinator - EMD #2307-230200-03

Date Opened
Monday, November 13, 2023 7:30 AM
Close Date
Sunday, December 17, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $71,486 - $89,358 Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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.


Charlotte Water is seeking an Engineering Projects Coordinator to work with and assist the Senior Engineer of the Environmental Management Division (EMD) to identify, evaluate, and participate in rehabilitation and upgrade improvements projects at the City’s six (6) wastewater treatment plants.


The position will assist in implementing and executing wastewater treatment plant process operability projects that will ensure the reliability and functionality of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants. The position requires the ability to work well as part of a team and convey different types of information to a variety of audiences.  The candidate must be flexible with assignments and be self-motivated.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Senior Engineer in planning, coordination, and completion of wastewater treatment plant rehab and upgrade projects and evaluations.
Assist in the planning and coordination of wastewater treatment equipment and technology pilots, demonstrations, evaluations, and chemical trials.
Review project documents including plans, specifications, and shop drawings for mitigation of risk and to ensure the maintenance of plant operations.
Performs administrative tasks such as drafting scopes of work for service providers, processing purchase order requests, and processing invoices.
Coordinate closely with internal team members including engineering project management, treatment plant operations and maintenance professionals, biosolids, water quality, and continuous improvement professionals and procurement staff and external team members including engineering consultants, vendors, and contractors.
Assist the Senior Engineer with responding to urgent issues at the wastewater treatment facilities, including assistance with emergency response measures related to overflows, spills, or equipment failure.
Serve as a staff resource and point of contact for special projects throughout the Environmental Management division and Charlotte Water. 
Participates in the development and implementation of standards regarding engineering principles and practices in order to protect operational reliability of the wastewater treatment process.
Participates in the development and implementation of Maintenance of Plant Operations (MOPO) plans for construction and rehabilitation projects in order to ensure operational reliability of the wastewater treatment plants.
Coordinate and conduct field investigations related to customer concerns related to the wastewater treatment facilities and activities.
Travel to and frequently perform duties at the seven wastewater treatment plants located throughout Mecklenburg county.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with other city employees and external team members.
Candidate needs to have a general understanding and knowledge of wastewater treatment, wastewater infrastructure and design principals.
Candidate must have the ability to work independently as well as establish working relationships with internal and external team members.
Excellent organizational and communication skill are required, as well as the ability to work in a fast pace and mission focused environment.
Candidate will need to be able to work around chemicals, solvents, and dust in an industrial environment and work both indoors and outdoors in seasonal and variable conditions.
Candidate must have the ability to participate in inspections, evaluations, and site visits for projects within an industrial environment.   
Candidate should have a high degree of skill and expertise in wastewater treatment.

Preferred Qualification

Certification from the NC Water Pollution Control System Operators Certification Commission (WPCSOC) 
Certification as an Engineering Intern (or equivalent credentials in field of specialty).

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in engineering, environmental science, construction management, or a related field from an accredited school. 
One year or more relevant work experience in wastewater treatment or a similar industrial or construction setting.   

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Ability to obtain and keep a City of Charlotte Drivers Permit

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.

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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