1+ months

Deputy City Engineer

City of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
  • Payrate
    $150,000 To $179,000 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

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, real estate services, landscape management, and other support services.

Job Title: Deputy City Engineer

Summary: The City of Charlotte's Department of General Services is seeking a Deputy City Engineer that will be responsible for leading collaborative, strategic initiatives for the department based on priorities of the City Council, City Manager and department, and contributing to organizational development.

Major emphasis for this position includes leadership, customer service, leveraging opportunities with developers, innovative approach to problem solving, ensuring quality of plans and estimates, communication, cash flow management, and ensuring accurate and consistent budgets and schedules for vertical construction projects.  This position provides leadership and technical support to the Facilities Design & Construction Division. Assist with the management of the Engineering & Project Management function that oversees an approximately $200M capital investment program.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Deputy City Engineer
  • Lead and mentor staff and resources in the implementation of projects identified in the Capital Investment Plan
  • Provide technical support to staff with emphasis on vertical project management and construction
  • Serve a leadership role in the overall operations of the General Services Department
  • Assist the City Engineer in developing, monitoring and reporting Annual Strategic Objectives and Performance Measures
  • Collaborate with client departments and developers
  • Build credibility and trust with staff, community partners, and citizens
  • Assist in efforts to develop policies, procedures and guidelines for the Department
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Prefer progressively responsible leadership and experience in vertical/building project management
  • Prefer progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in program administration with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teamwork effort
  • Proven customer service, collaboration, project management, conflict management, negotiation, innovation and organizational alignment, interpersonal communication, public speaking, media relations, and process improvement skills are essential
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative, operational and policy issues, make sound recommendations for resolution and effectively implement
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City executives, City Council and other public officials, business and community leaders, General Services staff, and the general public
  • Finance and business acumen in developing capital budgets, procurement processes, contracting and financial analysis
  • Knowledge of Real Estate strategies, acquisition, and disposal
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office Suite Products (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Key competencies for success include: team oriented, collaborative, creative, flexible, proactive, strong communicator, responsive, approachable, comfortable managing conflict, innovative, aligned with organization, and ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced/high-pressure environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ten (10) years progressive experience in municipal engineering field(s).
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience in vertical/building project management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field with a minimum of seven (7) years of related experience. Requires registration as a Professional Engineer (PE).


  • $150,000 - $179,000 Commensurate with Experience


Posted: 2020-12-18 Expires: 2021-02-01

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