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Engineering Project Manager #2309-230300-01

Implementation Section

Date Opened
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 11:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, October 04, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $78,814.00 - $98,518.00/year


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CDOT is recruiting for an experienced traffic engineering position in the Implementation Section of the Engineering and Operations Division of CDOT. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support Charlotte’s fast-paced growth.

The position is responsible for roadway transportation, traffic signalization, engineering design and project implementation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing field construction projects; applying professional traffic engineering skills/knowledge to develop, review, and implement plans for facilitating traffic movement and related traffic engineering activities; and supervising one to five professional or technical staff members. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high level of independent judgment, critical thinking, and the ability to plan, prioritize and manage the day-to-day project activities.

This position frequently represents CDOT on multi-departmental teams and regularly collaborates with other city departments to implement Charlotte’s multimodal vision for vehicles, transit, pedestrians, and cyclists.

The Implementation Project Manager requires a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and the ability to exercise great organizational and communication skills. Strong candidates will be leaders who bring out the best in their team and work well in a collaborative environment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership, Communication, & Collaboration

  • Review, oversee, and inspect traffic signal, geometric roadway and intersection, and land development site plans and projects produced by developers and their consultants and contractors.
  • Plan, coordinate and manage all aspects of assigned projects, ensuring timely and quality completion of work.
  • Develop, review, coordinate and implement construction traffic control, signals, signing, and pavement marking plans.
  • Design, review, and coordinate utility make ready work internally and with utility companies.
  • Inspect or ensure proper inspection of work on assigned projects.
  • Prepare costs estimates, assists in contract preparation, and perform contract administration. 
  • Respond to citizen’s requests, concerns, and complaints in oral and /or written communications promptly, courteously, and effectively.
  • Model excellent customer service, ensuring that all internal and external customers are treated promptly and professionally.
  • Perform related work as required including assisting the Implementation Section Manager with preparation of budgets and Business Plans 
  • Proactively identify and track critical projects, budgets, and issues, regularly communicating to the Implementation Section Manager topics that require input or direction from Department Leadership.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with NCDOT, as the transportation network in Charlotte is a blended system of City and State assets.
  • Work closely with CDOT’s Development Service Division on land development project scope and schedules to align with permitting timeframes.
Staff Management & Development

  • Help to build and foster a professional environment that reflects a high value on customer service, collaboration, preparation, work quality, and appropriate professional behavior.

  • Mentor and supervise staff, identifying and targeting areas of growth and development and empowering staff to manage their work and make decisions

Traffic Control Devices Installation and Maintenance

  • Prepare and/or review new and reconfigured traffic signal designs for public and/or private projects.
  • Seal signal designs and/or as-built plans as needed.
  • Maintain official records of traffic signal record plans, ensuring that up-to-date and accurate information is on file for the City’s signal system.
  • Manage contractors that construct and maintain traffic control devices on behalf of CDOT.
  • Work closely with Operations staff on the installation, maintenance, and modification of elements of the City’s traffic management system.

Emergency Operations, Special Events and other Duties

  • Manage special projects as requested by CDOT leadership.
  • Work special events in Traffic Management Center on a rotating basis with other Division staff.
  • Advise other Divisions and Departments as needed for long term traffic control in response to failures and/or emergencies.
  •  Assist in assessment of roadways and bridges in response to emergency conditions.
  • Staff Emergency Operations Center as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences using tact, active listening, respect, and calmness.
  • Ability to exhibit and model good customer service skills. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships by being proactive and diplomatic with other city employees, outside agencies and the public, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Act as a public advocate while enforcing good traffic/transportation engineering standards for access, safety, design, construction, and improved traffic operations. 
  • Ability to successfully perform project management tasks including the proactive management of the critical path relating to project design, implementation, and closeout. 
  • Ability to use engineering, asset management, and financial software packages such as AutoCAD or MicroStation, Microsoft Office Suite, Cityworks, and Munis. 
  • Ability to relate engineering principles to land use and city planning principles. 
  • Ability to facilitate and provide leadership for staff, committees, and citizen groups. 
  • Ability to act as a visionary leader, build consensus, empower employees, be flexible and manage conflict as well as meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualification

  • Five (5) years’ experience in transportation engineering, administration, customer service, and managing project teams. 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Level Degree - in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation engineering or planning and three (3) years relevant experience. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $78,814.00 - $98,518.00 / Year; 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.

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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