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Engineering Project Coordinator #2301-230200-01

Right-of-Way Section

Date Opened
Friday, January 27, 2023 3:15 PM
Close Date
Friday, February 10, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Department of Transportation
  • $69,404.00 - $86,755.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

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  • Professional


This position is responsible for a wide variety of technical tasks that support all of the Right-of-Way (R/W) Section’s work activities. Responsibilities include providing both technical and administrative support for the project management activities of the Section. These responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting with the review of construction plans for utility installations, managing the departmental fence and wall program, reviewing traffic control plans for various projects within the Right-of-Way, provide ArcGIS support for the section, serve as the sections primary contact for City Works, an asset management and tracking database used by CDOT, and issue Oversized Load and House Move permits. The position will also assist the R/W Section Management team with various initiatives to improve internal processes and policies that affect the Section. The position requires good communication, organization, and customer service skills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the section with technical support for the Cityworks database used for Utility and Right-of-Way Use permits, encroachment agreements and abandonment requests while continually looking for process optimization opportunities 
  • Reviews and coordinates the City’s review of construction and traffic control plans for the installation of public and private utilities to ensure compliance with policies and specifications 
  • Develop and maintain GIS maps for various R/W activities 
  • Assists in the administration of the R/W Utility program including but not limited to managing and updating the lists of utility companies and contractors 
  • Confirms all criteria are met for new Utility stakeholders prior to execution of Utility R/W Master Permits 
  • Periodically prepares custom reports regarding R/W activities 
  • Represent Section on local Utility Coordinating Committee 
  • Review and coordinate all Fence/ Wall Certificate applications within city limits while maintaining an accurate record system 
  • Schedule and coordinate R/W activities with companies as needed 
  • Coordinates responses to inquiries and complaints from the public, City Manager’s office, City Council, CDOT Leadership and other departments 
  • Review and issue Oversize/House Move permit requests for city-maintained streets including but not limited to, confirming proposed route to ensure that adequate clearance exists and that bridges can support the loads, and coordinate with potential Special Event conflicts 
  • Handles numerous calls from engineers/contractors, utility stakeholders and citizens 
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and the practices of civil/transportation engineering design 
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering 
  • Ability to read/evaluate civil/transportation/traffic engineering plans 
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 
  • Knowledge of city ordinances, state/federal regulations and standards pertaining to utility installation, and work zone traffic control 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access software 
  • Proficiency in customer service skills, excellent communication, and organization 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualification

  • Engineering-Intern (EI) certification
  • Two (2) years of experience in the transportation engineering field
  • Experience with ArcGIS, Cityworks or associated software

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Level Degree in civil engineering at the bachelor or graduate level with an emphasis on transportation engineering and one (1)  year relevant experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, an abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $69,404.00 - $86,755.00 / Year; 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.

As of October 1, 2021:

The City of Charlotte requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment for all new City of Charlotte employees.

The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law

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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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