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Project Manager

City of Wilmington
Wilmington, North Carolina
$66,638.00 - $86,632.00
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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The City of Wilmington has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to manage a variety of stormwater capital improvement projects.  

This position will join the Engineering Department’s Project Management Division.  As a part of our team, you will provide professional-level support, technical evaluations and public outreach for drainage capital improvement projects while working closely with the Stormwater Services Manager. This position will be responsible for overseeing and performing project planning, technical analysis, design and permit reviews, consulting engineering and survey contract management, public relations, and construction management of stormwater capital improvement projects.  Typical projects include residential area drainage improvements that incorporate closed and open drainage infrastructure systems, easement acquisition, green infrastructure and water quality improvements, utility relocation, and street improvements.  

The Project Management position requires an individual that is highly motivated, has excellent communication skills, is team-oriented, and has construction administration and management experience. Experience with stormwater management engineering is preferred.

What We Do

The City of Wilmington's Engineering’s Project Management Division serves as the City’s lead agent for design and construction of new public infrastructure and provides support for rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.  The mission of the Engineering Department is to promote public safety, sustainability, and a livable community.  The Stormwater and Streets Management Division of the Public Services Department is responsible for the City's public drainage infrastructure improvements, including field operations and maintenance, capital projects and the NPDES Stormwater Permit.  Please visit the Engineering Department and Public Services Department webpages to learn more!

About the Wilmington Community

Wilmington is the eighth largest city in North Carolina and located in New Hanover County. Wilmington is a coastal town and port city situated in southeastern North Carolina and is considered approximately the midpoint of the eastern seaboard of the United States. The city is bordered by the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  While having a diverse population of over 126,000, the city is an active business, service and industrial center for the surrounding five-county area with a population of more than 520,606 people area-wide.
   Forbes magazine's 17th annual ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers ranked Wilmington 35th out of the 200 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Wilmington earned the title of "Best American Riverfront" in USA TODAY's "10 Best" contest for the Nation's Best Riverwalk in 2014.  Serving as economic drivers, prestigious companies such as GE, Corning, Thermo Fisher Scientific, PMG, nCino, Live Oak and Alcami, among others, are drawn to Wilmington due to its educated workforce and favorable tax and regulatory policies. Higher education institutions in the City are represented by the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.  The film industry has also played a large role in the local economy with productions such as Iron Man 3, Dawson's Creek and One Tree Hill.

With a beautiful riverfront, nearby beaches and a two-hour drive to the State Capital of Raleigh, Wilmington's location offers plenty of professional, educational and recreational opportunities!


Compensation & Benefits

The hiring range for this position is $66,638 to $86,632 annually and is dependent on the selected candidates' qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System and an automatic 4.5% contribution to a deferred compensation plan. *Please review the Human Resources Page for further information on City Benefits. 

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