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The City of Charlotte, Charlotte Water is seeking a Senior Engineering Project Manager in the Capital Improvements Project Management Group within the Engineering Division.
This position is responsible for supervising complex and difficult civil engineering tasks in connection with the design, construction, rehabilitation, and maintenance of public water and sewer infrastructure including pipelines, pump stations, treatment plants and facilities. This person will primarily select and work with consulting engineering firms to perform preliminary engineering, final design, permitting, bidding and construction phase services.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Manages projects to ensure schedules and budgets are met; ensures construction adheres to contract documents; participates in site inspections and progress meetings with consulting engineer and contractor; resolves conflicts; represents Charlotte Water during scope and fee negotiations, as well as contractor negotiations for time extensions and change orders.
• Completes technical review of consultant prepared planning reports, construction plans, cost estimates, schedules and contract specifications for technical competency, compliance with Charlotte Water and other regulatory standards, consistency, and constructability issues.
• Coordinates with the appropriate Charlotte Water operational divisions and staff personnel during the various phases of project initiation, design, start-up and acceptance.
• Management of projects via varying delivery methods including traditional and collaborative.
• Manages vertical commercial/industrial building design and construction projects, in addition to water and wastewater utility infrastructure projects.
• Selects consultants for engineering services ensuring fair competitiveness and selection of the best qualified; conducts negotiations with consultant firm.
• Serve as a project liaison to public, property owners, media, other government agencies, other employees and City officials regarding assigned projects. Ensure affected parties are informed of the project ramifications and schedule, and that concerns are addressed, and conflicts resolved in a manner clear to all parties.
• Manage several simultaneous construction contracts. Conducts pre-construction and site conferences.
• Assists the real estate division in acquiring rights-of-way.
• Generates project cost estimates, estimated schedule and associated cash flows. Update budgets and schedules for multiple ongoing projects.
• Manage, plan and prioritize tasks on multiple projects of varying scope and complexity with minimal supervision. Ensure department leadership is aware of status.
• Supervise, mentor and evaluate performance on work activities of assigned staff.
• Review accuracy and completeness of invoices and construction payment applications in a timely manner.
• Performs varied and complex engineering functions and related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of software applications often needed to support engineering planning and design, including GIS tools, planning applications and modelling software.
• Comprehensive knowledge of engineering methods and techniques as related to the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of public utilities
• Knowledge of the application and interpretation of the City regulatory codes
• Ability to make involved and difficult engineering computations, to provide design input on difficult and complex major engineering projects.
• Two years of supervisory experience.
• Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited university in civil engineering, construction management or related field, and
• Five (5) years of relevant experience with emphasis on water distribution/sewer collection systems and water/wastewater treatment facility design and construction or an emphasis on commercial/industrial building design and construction.
• Licensure as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina is required or must be licensed in another state and able to attain NC licensing within six months.
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
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