Storm Water Services Project Engineer (Up to 7 Positions)
City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Charlotte, NC

About $65,000 - $93,000 a year

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.

Storm Water Services maintains and improves stormwater infrastructure within the City streets and rights-of-way. Staff currently manages more than 400 storm drainage improvement projects. Over the next five years, Storm Water Services will invest approximately $450 million in capital improvements throughout our community. Storm Water Services is one of the largest stormwater utilities in the Southeast with more than 200,000 customer accounts and over 150 employees.


Job Title:
Storm Water Services Project Engineer

The Storm Water Services Project Engineer serves on the Storm Water Services Design Management Team, performs engineering activities and tasks related to storm water design work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop design resolutions to various storm drainage system deficiencies
Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses models
Production of construction project plans utilizing AutoCAD3D
Interacting with the public, meeting with property owners to represent the City
Design stream & channel techniques to resolve erosion
Determine construction cost estimates
Coordinate utility conflicts with local utilities

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to successfully perform storm water modeling & design tasks
Understanding / knowledge of hydrology & hydraulic software such as:
Hydro CAD
Storm CAD
Progressive experience using AutoCAD3D & other engineering software applications
Familiar with stream restoration techniques to correct erosion problems at point locations
Develop construction plans for these repairs & improvements in accordance to all local / state / federal permitting requirements

Knowledge of City of Charlotte:
Land Development Standards
NCDOT Standards & Specifications
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Design Manual
Utilize efficient time management skills for short-term water projects
Ability to efficiently / effectively design and manage storm water projects independently
Good organizational skills to meet expected production design goals for design projects
Effective verbal / written communication skills
Ability to develop /create technical reports
Ability to work cooperatively with other City employees & the public
Ability to apply conflict resolution techniques
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Valid Driver's License
Good Driving Record
Ability to obtain & maintain a City Driving Permit

Preferred Qualifications:
Licensure as a Professional Engineer
Ability to communicate in both English & Spanish

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with three (3) years of relevant work experience

Commensurate with Experience

General Information:
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

How to Apply:
Apply online.

If you need assistance completing your online application, 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

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.