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Engineering Project Coordinator - Field Operations #2406-230200-02

Date Opened
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 10:30 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, July 09, 2024 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $80,422.00 - $89,357.00/year


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.


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 manages and coordinates tasks or components within large construction, maintenance, or rehabilitation projects for City infrastructure and facilities supporting overall project management.  Work involves: preparing and reviewing construction plans; coordinating with outside agencies for permits; notifying the public and answering questions regarding construction details and impact to customers; planning water and sewer routes; distributing construction assignments to contractors based on specialties; and updates records after reviews of inspectors and sends results to geographic information system (GIS).  This position handles more routine projects of short duration, may perform engineering tasks, and oversees third party contracts.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates and manages specific tasks related to assigned component(s) at various stages of a project (programming, design, bids and contract awards, or construction); works closely with others on projects and related programs to ensure tasks fit into overall project; ensures timely and quality completion; and monitors progress.
Oversees contracted third-party service providers to ensure timely and quality delivery of services; inspects completed work to ensure compliance with contracts; works to resolve problems; and monitors and ensures compliance.
Conducts field inspections and tests.
Prepares, receives, and reviews construction and engineering plans, designs, and specifications pertaining to projects; requests consultants to provide modeling, testing, planning, and engineering studies in support of project analysis and design; and reviews and verifies engineering calculations. 
Provides administrative and technical support to project management teams and those in the field; complies and analyzes data needed to monitor project budgets and expenses; process purchases, and work orders related to assignments.
Applies for and maintains required permits; and coordinates with federal, state, and local agencies for permits.
Performs engineering analysis, troubleshooting, and preliminary design of gravity sewer collection systems and water distribution systems.
Assists with development of project descriptions and cost estimates.
Assists project managers with public outreach; attends public meetings; solicits input and feedback; develops press releases and public materials.
Communicates with internal and external customers; participates in related internal meetings; provides information to project management; reviews and resolves problems; and recommends improvements.
Assists with data compilation and regulatory reporting functions; facilitates adherence to reporting requirements.
Reviews as-built information after inspection; forwards information to GIS.
Attends meetings; meets general training requirements.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of project management principles including initiation, planning, implementation, and closeout.
Knowledge in related engineering and construction management including project design and planning.
Skill in communications, both orally and in writing.
Skill in applying conflict resolution techniques.
Skill with AutoCAD Civil 3D for the purposes of utility design, including the creation of plan and profiles.
Skill with Microsoft Office products, such as Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.
Skill in GIS software, such as ArcGIS.
Ability to successfully perform project management tasks including the proactive management of the critical path in project initiation, planning, implementation, and closeout.
Ability to develop technical reports.
Ability to apply and direct change control principles to project planning and implementation.
Ability to utilize computer based hydraulic models for water and sewer system analysis.
Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
Ability to use project scheduling software, etc.

The work is sedentary work and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required: balancing, climbing, crouching, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping. perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, discriminating among sounds, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking via expressing the spoken word and shouting above noises, visual acuity in data/color/observations/equipment/ inspections, and walking.

Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities, and needs.  Requires occasional on-call emergency work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited school.
One (1) year of related work experience in design or technical planning experience demonstrating responsibility for the coordination of tasks in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires valid driver’s license.
Prefers certification (or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire) as an Engineering Intern (or equivalent credentials in field of specialty).


$80,422.00 - $89,357.00 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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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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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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