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Senior Engineer (Up to two openings) #2405-230600-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 24, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, June 24, 2024 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $82,755 - $103,443
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.


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.




Seeking two Senior Engineers within the Engineering Services Division of the Department of General Services, In-House Planning and Design Program. 

Each position will manage engineering programs and assist the Program Manager by leading and mentoring their team, assisting with work assignments and progression, maintaining project and program budgets and schedules, and other assignments.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Manager with planning, implementation, and administration of the division and program projects
  • Lead, supervise, and mentor professional and paraprofessional engineering staff
  • Act as a visionary leader, build consensus, empower employees, be flexible, and manage conflict as well as meet deadlines
  • Provide expert technical advice, information, and consultation in transportation infrastructure design to consultants, contractors, engineers, other City officials, and the public regarding applicable procedures, regulations, and standards
  • Serve as a section representative responsible for providing program level administrative support to a variety of programs
  • Apply project management skills and principles to execute all phases of multi-faceted capital projects from inception to completion
  • Provide extensive public relations and serve as the project liaison to the public, property owners, media, other government agencies, and other City departments/officials regarding assigned projects
  • Manage the administrative aspects of assigned projects: negotiate and monitor budget and expenditures, update and monitor project schedules
  • Participate in on-going committees related to transportation infrastructure planning, design and implementation processes
  • Coordinate with State and Federal agencies for projects with alternate funding sources
  • Perform project management skills in an advanced capacity including unique projects with larger scope and more complexity, and/or a high degree of visibility where public relations and perception are of critical importance
  • Mentor and supervise engineers as they develop engineering plans, cost estimates, and special provisions for transportation infrastructure projects
  • Review and seal engineering plans for various transportation infrastructure projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough engineering project management experience demonstrating progressive responsibility in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects is required
  • Experience in transportation infrastructure projects and City design expectations is strongly preferred
  • Demonstration of consistent past project management successes
  • Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in project management and program administration
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teamwork efforts
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other City employees and the public
  • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word and Excel), Primavera, Adobe, and Munis
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to lead a project team, supervise staff, and/or serve as a prominent member of a project team
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of transportation engineering including modern transportation engineering methods and techniques
  • Ability to read and understand complex construction plans and plats
  • Ability to plan, direct and manage the preparation of construction plans, cost estimates and specifications
  • CAD knowledge required; Experience with Civil3D preferred
  • A thorough knowledge of geometric roadway design, hydrology, hydraulics, and construction methods

Preferred Qualification

  • Ten (10) years of experience in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects OR Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field with eight (8) years experience in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects
  • 5 years supervisory experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field with five (5) years of relevant work experience in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects 
  • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina 


  • $82,755 - $103,443 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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