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Senior Water Resources Engineer #2307-230600-02

Date Opened
Friday, July 21, 2023 8:00 AM
Close Date
Saturday, December 30, 2023 11:59 PM
Storm Water Services
  • $82,755 - $103,443 Commensurate with Experience


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 manages 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 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.




This position is part of the Watershed Planning and Project Implementation group within the Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting team within the Regulatory Division of Charlotte Storm Water Services. This group is responsible for planning and implementation of new surface water quality improvement projects (i.e. stream and wetland restoration/enhancement and stormwater control measures (SCMs)). This position serves as the primarily technical expert in developing new projects, as well as assessing and developing repair plans for existing projects. Additionally, this position develops project ranking and prioritization processes and manages associated budgets.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as technical representative responsible for ensuring success of the City’s stream , wetlands, and stormwater pollution control retrofit efforts; this includes review of construction plans and specifications.
  • Provides scoping expertise for new stream, wetland and pollution control projects to others, consults with staff, and reviews consultant scope documents for adherence to industry standards, completeness, and budget. 
  • Manages the city-wide pollution control structure retrofit program including pond and dam rehabilitation projects. 
  • Plans, prioritizes, and leads efforts to implement watershed planning based pollution control retrofits. 
  • Addresses stream restoration/enhancement or pollution control structure failures with designers, inspectors, and contractors. Helps to determine corrective action, including redesigns, repair plans, sketches, quantity estimates, cost estimates, etc. 
  • Works with the project team during construction and warranty phases of the projects to ensure conformity with the supporting construction documents, adherence to city and Storm Water standards and compliance with program goals.
  • Documents project design, performance, and costs to develop written, detailed, analysis and recommendations for improvements. 
  • Works closely with other groups within the Department and city to strategically identify and implement process improvements to support the stream and pollution control programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Significant knowledge and experience in development and implementation of stormwater pollution control, stream restoration, and wetland restoration projects 
  • Proven design and process improvement skills 
  • Proven customer service, collaboration, conflict management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, media and public relations and process improvement skills are essential 
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with City personnel and managers, state and federal agencies, business, development, community leaders, staff and general public
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment 
  • Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in surface water quality with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teams 
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Significant experience and skill in conflict resolution, and positive solution development
  • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products 
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision  

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution control project design and implementation.
  • Rosgen Level I-IV Training

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field.
  • PE License or ability to obtain NC PE within 1 year. 
  • Five (5) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution controls design and implementation projects.


  • $82,755 – $103,443 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 and drug screening.  If an applicant does not pass the background screening, the offer will be rescinded. 

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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