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Land Development Plan Review Engineer (Up to 2 Positions) #2405-230100-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 10, 2024 7:15 AM
Close Date
Friday, May 24, 2024 11:59 PM
Storm Water Services
  • $76,593.00 - $85,102.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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 nearly 250 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 based in Storm Water Services Land Development Section and is primarily responsible for reviewing and approving construction plans for compliance with City stormwater regulations and development standards. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for reviewing and approving private development construction plans for compliance with City stormwater regulations and standards
  • Work performed is technical and detail oriented requiring application of civil engineering principles and practices 
  • Review and approval of work prepared by licensed landscape architects and engineers including site plans, grading plans, storm drainage and storm water management plans, and supporting calculations 
  • Provide professional and technical instruction, guidance, and information to consultants, contractors, engineers, other City officials, and the public regarding design and regulatory issues.
  • Oversee compliance and enforcement of land development activities with respect to all local ordinances governing stormwater management.
  • Works closely with staff on the implementation, interpretation, and administration of the Charlotte Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance
  • Ensure proper balance of regulatory authority and customer advocacy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Basic knowledge in applying hydraulic and hydrologic modeling principles and methods.
  • Requires ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Ability to determine appropriate level of regulation and flexibility where necessary.
  • Ability to communicate information to technical and non-technical audiences both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply conflict resolution techniques and positive solution development
  • Is open-minded and considers multiple options.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work and complete assignment in a timely manner with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualification

  • Certification as an Engineering Intern or Professional Engineer.  
  • Knowledge and experience in stormwater management, engineering principles, and land development permitting practices. 
  • Recent Civil Engineering graduates are encouraged to apply. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Level Degree - Civil Engineering


$76,593.00 - $85,102.00 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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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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