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Utilities Construction Manager #2402-237200-01

Date Opened
Friday, February 02, 2024 10:30 AM
Close Date
Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $84,443.00 - $93,825.00/year - 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.


Utilities Construction Management


Reporting to one of the CLTWater Capital Projects Engineering Division Managers, the Construction Manager (CM) will directly supervise approximately five (5) Construction Inspectors and two (2) Chief Construction Inspectors, manage geotechnical (materials testing), consultant inspection and related contracts, provide short and long-term resource planning, maintain inspection manuals and work to establish and implement an employee training program related to water and wastewater infrastructure as well as vertical construction inspection and associated testing.    

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Capital Projects Engineering Division Managers (CPDM), coordinate with other Construction Managers, and other staff 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.
Work with staff to manage schedule and budget for various new construction, repair and professional services contracts supporting the Capital Projects section. 
Manage construction inspection, survey, testing and related contract invoices and submittals.  
Manage internal and external resources to ensure appropriate inspection coverage on construction projects
Update project lists and assignments.
Maintain employee training program. Track certifications and identify training opportunities. 
Update and maintain construction standard operating procedure manuals.
Maintain staffing charts and inspector team assignments.
Assist CPDM 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.
Ensure all direct reports are on site and performing job duties as appropriate to support each project. 
Review timesheets and overtime requests from direct reports.
Represent the Engineering Division on various stakeholder, technical and process teams.
Support staff on resident and businesses interactions and concerns with internal and external customers. 
Coordinate and maintain positive relationships with multiple agencies, including but not limited to Private Utilities, Planning, CDOT, Storm Water Services, General Services, Mecklenburg County, NCDOT, CATS, and internal Operations staff.
Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of construction industry standards, utilities, materials, methods, and equipment concerned with the construction and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructure, storm drainage systems, roadway as well as vertical construction and other ancillary/related construction activities.
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, as well as project and task criticality and schedule.
Builds appropriate rapport through constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact and can effectively diffuse conflict.
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.
A working knowledge of Charlotte Water Specifications, City of Charlotte Land Development Standards, NCDOT Standards and Specifications, in addition, knowledge of 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, and be able to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit Authorization.

Preferred Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or a related field.
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in horizontal construction industry with a minimum of five (5) years direct public or private work experience in water and wastewater construction.
Experience with private utilities and vertical construction.  
Knowledge of street maintenance expectations.  
Bilingual – Spanish
Experience with Construction Management software like eBuilder or Procore
Experience with Construction Estimating and Scheduling 
Current OSHA certification 
Current Charlotte Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector 
Supervisory Experience 

Minimum Qualifications

High School degree or Equivalent
Seven (7) years of relevant experience
Associate degree 
Five (5) years of relevant 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.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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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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