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Engineering Project Manager (up to two openings) #2406-230300-01

Date Opened
Monday, June 03, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, June 17, 2024 11:59 PM
General Services
  • $78,814 - 98,518
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, real estate services, landscape 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.




This position is in the Engineering Services Division of the General Services Department.

This position is responsible for performing project management for transportation infrastructure projects and providing technical services in support of the Community Investment Program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply engineering design principles to Management of multi-department project teams in the planning, design, Real Estate, Utility relocation and construction of municipal capital projects.
  • Manage engineering contracts including preparation of scopes of services, reviews of invoices, day to day activities, purchase order creation and related tasks.
  • Create and review estimates for municipal transportation infrastructure projects initiated by the City and/or NCDOT
  • 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: negotiates and monitors budget and expenditures.  
  • Update project schedules and monitor progress of project in meeting established schedule.
  • Coordinate with State and Federal agencies for projects with alternate funding sources.
  • Perform special projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough engineering project management experience demonstrating progressive responsibility in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to develop technical reports.
  • Ability to comprehend, assess and apply fundamental engineering and construction principles to project initiation, planning, implementation and closeout.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees and the public.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use conflict resolution techniques.
  • Ability to effectively direct and guide teamwork efforts.
  • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Use sound engineering judgment with minimal supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of transportation design
  • Considerable knowledge of modern transportation engineering methods and techniques.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to read and understand complex plat/plans.
  • Requires good driving record, valid Driver’s License, and a dependable passenger vehicle.  On occasion, attendance at evening meetings may be required.

Preferred Qualification

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in civil engineering, including experience in geometric roadway design and storm drainage design
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field with three (3) years of relevant work experience in civil engineering


  • 78,814 - $98,518 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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