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Red Line Senior Project Manager #2301-284600-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 11:30 AM
Close Date
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Area Transit
  • $97,659 - $109,865/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.

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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages large and complex transit project(s).
  • Directs the work of consultants on assigned project(s).
  • Supervises assigned project team and support staff.
  • Monitors performance of work to ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Performs technical reviews of projects and consultant work products, coordinates review by other departments, and prepares technical reports and correspondence.
  • Responsible for advancing project(s) in the federal project development process and meeting federal program requirements.
  • Leads meetings with various groups including other City departments, consultants, third party stakeholders, and local, state, and federal governmental agencies.
  • Makes formal presentations to the Metropolitan Transit Commission (MTC), Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), City Manager and Department Directors, and elected officials as required.
  • Develops and monitors project budget, contracts, and schedule.
  • Remains current on new industry trends, methods, and technology.
  • Presents oral and written reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Directly support continuous implementation and compliance of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) State Safety Oversight Program Standards (SSOPS) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations 49 CFR Part 673 and 672 related to the Safety Management System (SMS) and the CATS Agency Safety Plan (ASP). Support Safety performance goals of CATS.
  • Encourage employees to proactively support and report safety concerns following the CATS Safety Reporting options as described in your training and in the ASP.
  • As part of your responsibility to support the CATS Safety Culture, report safety concerns and issues through the various methods established by CATS as outlined in the ASP.
  • Advocate and promote a strong safety culture within CATS with regard to transportation services, capital programs, facility operations and maintenance, worksite procedures, employees, and customers following SMS and ASP. 
  • Participate in internal and external ASP audits.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of transportation planning and land use/transit relationships.
  • Ability to organize heavy and complex workloads, establish and adjust priorities, and accomplish objectives within established scopes, budgets, and schedules are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member;
  • Effective oral, written communications, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required;
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience managing light rail, streetcar or rapid transit projects.
  • Professional registration (AICP, PE) desired 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, planning, construction management or field related to department’s operation. 
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in managing and developing projects, including supervisory experience. Experience managing light rail, streetcar or rapid transit projects preferred. 

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.

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.

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.

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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