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Senior Engineer

Company: City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

$77,605 - $97,006 Commensurate with Experience

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. The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, storm water services, and other support services

Overview 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.

Summary This position is based in the In-House Planning and Design Section of the Engineering Services Division within the Department of General Services and is responsible for applying engineering design principles using AutoCAD and Civil3D to prepare transportation construction plans, using Microsoft Word to prepare specifications, using Microsoft Excel to prepare cost estimates, and Primavera and other reporting tools to manage municipal infrastructure projects initiated by the City and/or NCDOT. This position will also oversee other engineers’ designs by providing technical guidance, QA/QC, and signing/sealing final plans. This position will mentor/train engineers and supervise up to 2 employees

Major Duties and Responsibilities Develops concept, preliminary, and final plans and designs using computer aided design (AutoCAD and Civil3D) and other engineering and drafting tools

Plans and prioritizes the necessary tasks to complete construction documents

Calculates cost estimates and project budgets

Prepare project specifications for project bidding

Responsible for all design features which may include: roadway alignments, traffic control, utilities, drainage, hydrology and hydraulics, grading, erosion control, right-of-way and other features needed to design a complete and functional project

Work performed is technical and detailed, requiring application of professional engineering principles and quantitative analysis

Use initiative & judgement to complete assignments

Supervise up to two employees

Support less experienced engineers with the design / review & approval process of transportation infrastructure projects

Review & seal engineering plans for various transportation infrastructure projects

Participate in the development and review of design standards:

developing & applying quality control

quality assurance plans for projects

Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities AutoCAD and Civil3D proficiency are required

Licensure as a Professional Engineer in North Carolina is required

Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.

Ability to successfully apply engineering design principles to develop construction plans, specifications, and estimates for municipal infrastructure projects

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to develop technical reports

Ability to comprehend, assess and apply fundamental engineering and construction principles to project initiation, planning, implementation and closeout

Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public

Knowledge of and ability to use conflict resolution techniques

Design experience in Civil Engineering or Municipal Capital Improvement Projects

Ability to lead a project team

Serves as prominent member of project team

Ability to plan / prioritize / organize work / complete assignments with minimal supervision

Successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and ability to receive and maintain a City Driving Permit

Preferred Qualification Experience in managing / supervising / performing as a mentor & team leader for other engineers in planning, design, and/or construction activities

Thorough knowledge of geometric roadway design / hydrology / hydraulics / construction methods

Professional Engineer Licensure

Minimum Qualifications 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.

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.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to CityHrJobPostingsNotify@ci.charlotte.nc.us.

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.

Keywords: City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Charlotte , Senior Engineer, Other , Charlotte, North Carolina

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