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Engineering Project Manager #2302-230300-02


Date Opened
Thursday, February 02, 2023 11:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:59 PM
Charlotte Water
  • $86,083.00 - $95,647.00/year - Commensurate with experience
Employment Type
  • Full Time


Charlotte’s local government, with more than 7,000 employees and a $2.39 billion budget, works hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play.

Charlotte Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte and one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with 300,000 customer accounts and over 1000 employees. Our service area includes the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Charlotte Water’s FY 23 budget is $535M and a five-year capital program of $2.5 billion.  We enjoy the highest credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies as a result of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council.  We value competent, skilled candidates with a customer service focus to work in a team environment.


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.


This position provides management duties on a construction project from conception to completion.  Work involves: managing all phases of a project, including programming, design, bids and contracts, and inspection of construction; monitoring the progress of the project, including budgets, quality control, safety, scheduling, and adherence to regulations and policies; supervising assigned consultants and contracts; and approving changes  


This position  provides technical assistance in field of assignment and coordinates with and serves as the project liaison to the public, property owners, media, other government agencies, and other city departments and officials. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Develops project plans; performs change control; and ensures project schedule and budget are met.
Conducts preliminary project design; identifies user needs and requirements; provides cost projections, budgets, and engineering specifications; and facilitates project approvals.  
Coordinates bidding and contract awards.
Prepares, coordinates, and reviews construction engineering plans, designs, and specifications.
Provides technical information, advice, and assistance in field of assignment.
Manages project during design and construction; assists with field decisions; manages root control program; and approves change orders.
Prepares applications for encroachment permits from outside agencies; assists in the acquisition of easements for projects. 
Supervises and provides direction to assigned consultants, contractors, and work crews; monitors progress; and ensures compliance.
Serves as the project liaison to the public, property owners, media, other government agencies, and other city departments and officials; solicits input and feedback; and drafts letters to be sent to residents
Responds to customer questions, complaints, and requests.
Facilitates project meetings; resolves issues; and reports status updates.
Makes site visits; performs final inspections of projects when completed.
Manages administrative aspects of projects; negotiates and monitors budgets and expenses; establishes schedules; processes purchase and work orders; coordinates obtaining permits; schedules inspections; submits payment requests and evaluates quality controls.
Provides hands-on operational assistance at treatment plants depending on assigned area as needed.
Tracks sewer spills and coordinate sewer video software to help resolve problems depending on project as assigned.
Prepares Community Investment Program (CIP) estimates for projects each year.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of fundamental engineering and construction principles to initiate, plan, implement, and closeout projects.
Knowledge of project management tasks.
Skill in communication, both orally and in writing.
Ability to apply and direct change control principles to project planning and implementation.
Ability to quickly learn new software for project management.
Ability to develop technical reports.
Ability to work cooperatively with other city employees and the public.
Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques.

Preferred Qualification

Prefers licensure as a Professional Engineer (or equivalent credentials in field of specialty); may be required depending on assignment.
Desires Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field from an accredited school.
Five (5) years of related work experience in engineering or construction management preferably in civil engineering or municipal capital improvement projects. 

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations: 
Requires a valid driver’s license.
Requires certification as an Engineering Intern (or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire).

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

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

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.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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