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.
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Reporting to the Storm Water Services Construction and Utilities Division Manager, the Construction Manager (CM) will directly supervise up to five (5) Construction Supervisors and one (1) Chief Construction Inspector, manage geotechnical (materials testing) and consultant inspection contracts, provide short and long-term resource planning, maintain inspection manuals and the employee training program, and other projects as assigned.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist the Construction and Utilities Division Manager (CUDM) with a wide variety of work, including long-range planning for staffing needs and budget review.
- Supervise, mentor, coach, and train direct report(s).
- Work to promote an inclusive environment for all staff in the Division.
- Manage schedule and budget for various repair and professional services contracts for the Construction Section.
- Manage construction and testing contract invoices and submittals.
- Update project lists and assignments.
- Maintain employee training program. Track certifications and identify training opportunities.
- Update and maintain construction manuals.
- Maintain staffing charts and inspector team assignments.
- Assist CUDM in implementing new procedures, ensuring established procedures are followed.
- Assist in cost negotiation, claim resolution, and use of contingency and change orders.
- Manage construction contract payments.
- Assist in developing contract language, special provisions, and scope of work.
- Represent the Construction and Utilities Division on various stakeholder, technical and process teams.
- Support staff on resident and businesses interactions and concerns.
- Coordinate and maintain positive relationships with multiple agencies, including but not limited to Private Utilities, Planning, CDOT, Charlotte Water (CW), General Services, Mecklenburg County, NCDOT, and CATS.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to work well with others.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is desirable.
- Ability to recognize problem sensitivity.
- Builds appropriate rapport and constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact and can diffuse conflict comfortably.
- Good problem-solving skills using logic and reasoning based on critical thinking with the ability to make decisions on a timely basis, identifying effective approaches for choosing a course of action and/or developing appropriate solutions within a team atmosphere.
- Knowledge of construction industry standards, utilities, materials, methods, and equipment concerned with the construction and maintenance of storm drainage systems and roadway.
- A working knowledge of City of Charlotte Land Development Standards, NCDOT Standards and Specifications, Charlotte Water Specifications, and Charlotte Mecklenburg Storm Water Design Manual is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, Word, Outlook).
- Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record, dependable passenger vehicle, and be able to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit Authorization.
- Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or a related field.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in horizontal construction industry with a minimum of five (5) years direct public or private work experience in storm drainage and roadway construction.
- Experience with private utilities, water line, and sanitary sewer construction is a plus.
- Direct or indirect street maintenance experience preferred.
- Associate’s degree and seven (7) years of related storm drainage and site construction experience or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and relevant industry/job specific knowledge, skills, and/or certifications may be considered.
- $75,061 – $93,826 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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