Project Engineer (Up to 2 Positions)
City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Charlotte, NC

About $70,000 - $92,000 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.

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. The Department guides City departments through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions.


Job Title:
Project Engineer

The position will assist in the implementation of the City's Community Investment Program and based in the Engineering Services Division / In-House Design Section. Responsibilities are for the design and management of municipal transportation infrastructure projects.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Applies engineering design principles & AutoCAD/Civil3D software to prepare construction plans / specifications / estimates for municipal transportation infrastructure projects initiated by the City and/or NCDOT
Plans & prioritizes the necessary tasks to complete construction documents
Develops preliminary & final plans / designs using AutoCAD & Civil3D software
Calculates cost estimates & project budgets
Seals plans as PE in accordance with State laws as applicable
Prepares record drawings in accordance with State requirements

Responsible for all design features which may include:
roadway alignments
cross sections
traffic control
hydrology & hydraulics
erosion control
other features needed to design a complete & functional project
Application of professional engineering principles & quantitative analysis for technical work
Some project management duties

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Use sound engineering judgement with minimal supervision
Successfully apply engineering design principles to develop construction plans / specifications / estimates for municipal infrastructure projects
Effective verbal & written communication skills
Ability to develop technical reports
Ability to comprehend / assess / apply fundamental engineering & construction principles to:
project initiation
Apply / direct change control principles to project planning & implementation
Work cooperatively with City employees & the public
Knowledge of & ability to use conflict resolution techniques
Proficiency in AutoCAD / Civil3D or similar software
Valid driver's license
Good driving record
Ability to obtain & maintain a City Driving Permit

Preferred Qualifications:
Considerable engineering design experience or demonstrating progressive responsibility in Civil Engineering or Municipal Capital Improvement Projects
Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE)

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in 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.