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This position will report directly to the IDS Division Manager.
This position will be responsible for managing new and existing product and material specifications as well as administrator of Charlotte Water Design Standards and Specifications. Position will support the Installation and Development Services Team with Constructability Reviews and review associated with future Developer Warranty Program.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Communicates with employees, contractors, customers, product representatives as necessary.
• Interacts and coordinates with interoffice departments, City wide departments, and government agencies concerning new products, materials, installation methods and standards analyses.
• Manage activities and supervise staff or departments involved with conducting trials and analysis of potential products and materials for compliance with existing Charlotte Water and AWWA standards.
• Review Product/Material submittals showing alterations, for approval.
• Manage activities related to the Charlotte Water Design Manual Review teams and Charlotte Water Materials and Methods team.
• Provide support for post-construction activities related to the donated projects’ process.
• Advise and assist Charlotte Water Staff with various types of witness testing in appropriate locations for adherence to Charlotte Water and AWWA Standards.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Knowledge of engineering and construction principles for installation of water and sanitary sewer infrastructure.
• Possess or ability to gain a good working knowledge of the City of Charlotte’s Land Development and Mecklenburg County’s Code Enforcement processes.
• Knowledge of Federal and State rules governing public water and sewer collection systems .
• Skill in supervising a work group with diverse responsibilities and performance measures.
• Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing to a varied audience.
• Skill in working with Microsoft Office, including Excel and word.
• Skill in applying customer service methods.
• Ability to demonstrate composure under tight deadlines.
• Ability to read, interpret, and redline infrastructure and civil engineering plans.
• Ability to apply independent judgment.
• Ability to create and maintain spreadsheets, charts, and graphs.
• Ability to obtain City driving authorization.
• NC Professional Engineer Certification
• NASSCO and PACP certifications.
• Distribution System Certification.
• Collection System Certification.
• Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, engineering or another related technical field.
• Five (5) years of related work experience preferably with experience in water treatment and/or distribution and operations.
Licenses, Certifications or Registrations:
• Valid driver’s license and a good driving record are required.
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.
As of October 1, 2021:
The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for any new City of Charlotte employees.
The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.
How To Apply
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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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