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Engineering Services Supervisor #2405-238800-01

Right-of-Way Section

Date Opened
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 11:59 AM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $56,011-$70,014; commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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This position is based in the Right-of-Way Section of the Charlotte Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Development Services Division and is responsible for supervising and mentoring the work of an Engineering Assistant and coordinating, reviewing, and approving utility plans for installations within the City rights-of-way.  This position requires considerable coordination and contact with other City departments, the public, and utility stakeholders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review site plans and permit requests for compliance with ordinances relating to asphalt/concrete streets, curb and gutters, sidewalks, landscaping, and other encroachments.
  • Review plans for adherence to the Utility Standards and Provisions, scheduling, and appropriate traffic control provisions.
  • Supervise staff including workload distribution and performance monitoring/evaluation.
  • Maintain high quality working and collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders including but not limited to Utility Stakeholders and other City departments.
  • Coordinate, review, and approve utility relocation plans for private commercial development projects.
  • Ensure proper coordination of all permitted construction occurring in the right-of-way to eliminate conflicts.
  • Resolve conflicts with other scheduled special events or proposed City projects.
  • Coordinate with other agencies as needed:  Park It, CMPD, CFD, Solid Waste, Storm Water, Charlotte Water, General Services, Private businesses, Private residences, Other CDOT Divisions (Implementation), CATS, Landscape Management, Charlotte Center City partners (CCCP), Parking garages, etc.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate past project utilities and conflict resolution successes.
  • Previous supervisory, management, or mentoring experience desired.
  • Knowledge of civil engineering or traffic engineering principles, practices, codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, public and private agencies, contractors, and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply conflict resolution techniques and positive solution development.
  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public.
  • Ability to read site plans, utility engineering plans, and related designs.
  • Ability to perform moderately difficult technical communications, to make estimates and compile moderately complex engineering or traffic engineering data.
  • Ability to prepare presentations and facilitate group meetings with occasional public speaking roles (utility coordination meetings).
  • Insight to prepare and analyze data.
  • Effective communication both verbally and written. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a City Driving Permit

ADA and Other Requirements:
  • Positions in this class typically require grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:
  • Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, or walking for extended periods of time
  • Light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks
  • Adequate vision, hearing, and speech required.

Sensory Requirements:
  • Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proofreading, data entry, tabulating data.
  • Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain.
  • Comprehensive written information in work-related documents.
  • Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech.

Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, victims, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files, and phone.  

Preferred Qualification

  • Prefer an Associates degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of right-of-way utility plan review and utility coordination experience.

Minimum Qualifications

All relevant experience must be demonstrated on application. 'See resume' will not be considered in place of incomplete applications.

High School Graduation or Equivalent and five years of relevant work experience


Associate's Degree and three years of relevant work experience


Bachelor's Degree and one year of relevant work 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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