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Senior Engineering Project Manager #2406-230400-01

Right of Way Section

Date Opened
Monday, July 01, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, August 07, 2024 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $85,237 to $106,546; commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


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.

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This is an advanced-level position responsible for assisting the Right-of-Way Section Manager with leading, planning, and organizing the Section's programs and policies. This position demands a high level of independent judgment, initiative, and interpersonal tact.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the Section's general activities team that oversees the following programs: abandonments, encroachments, sidewalk dining, Tryon Street vendors, food trucks, public art in the right-of-way, and other placemaking activities. 
  • Directly oversees the review, coordination, negotiations, and implementation of the City's right-of-way leasing program.  
  • Provide technical engineering support to the Section.  
  • Coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies. 
  • Represent the Section on various departmental/interdepartmental teams and outside agencies. 
  • Develop, review, coordinate, and champion ordinance, programmatic, and policy updates.  
  • Assist other section staff in permitting and overseeing all private utility activities within the right-of-way.   
  • Develop employees through training, coaching, counseling, and performance reviews. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a varying technical/non-technical background.  
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills in communication, leadership, decision-making, and innovation 
  •  Thorough knowledge of transportation engineering principles, practices, and local ordinances 
  • Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret complex data.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships by being proactive and diplomatic with other city employees, outside agencies, and the general public  
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple programs, projects, and tasks 
  • Act as a public advocate while enforcing good traffic and transportation engineering standards for safety, construction, and improved traffic operations. 
  • Ability to act and make timely decisions with limited information 

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

  • Proven customer service, collaboration, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and process improvement skills. 
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina 
  • Experience with elected officials (i.e. meeting, emails, phone calls, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications

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

Bachelor's Level Degree - Engineering and five years relevant 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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