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Senior Project Manager

City of Wilmington
Wilmington, North Carolina
$73,320.00 - $90,000.00 Annually
Closing date
Sep 9, 2022

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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Project Manager
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The City of Wilmington has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to lead a variety of public works infrastructure projects.  This position will join the Engineering Department’s Project Management Division.  Please visit the Engineering Department webpage to learn more!  


You will be responsible for leading a team of Project Managers who oversee and perform project planning, technical analysis, design and permit reviews, consulting engineering and survey contract management, public relations, and construction management of municipal infrastructure projects. Typical projects include roadway improvements, streetscapes, Riverwalk improvements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, drainage improvements, parks, and buildings.




Compensation & Benefits   The hiring range for this position is $73,320 to $90,000 annually and is dependent on the selected candidates' qualifications and experience. The maximum salary for this position’s pay range is $117,312.  A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System and an automatic 4.5% contribution to a deferred compensation plan.      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!










Manage a team of Project Managers through the following typical duties:


Oversee the planning, scheduling, and review of project management personnel assignments; Implement and refine processes for project management; Monitor performance, provide coaching and oversee professional development of Project Managers; Conduct hiring, performance reviews, and other personnel actions. Manage the planning, engineering design, permitting, funding and construction of complex municipal infrastructure projects. Coordinates with and advises senior management, other City departments, county, state and federal agencies, engineers, architects, developers, attorneys, private citizens, and contractors regarding engineering work; Approval and accountability for fiscal management of multiple capital projects, including overseeing contract and change order negotiation by Project Managers; Preparing and presenting City Council agenda items.   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements 


Education:  Either: 1) Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, with certification as a Project Management Professional or Professional Engineer; or 2) Master’s degree in Engineering or related field. Minimum 5 years related experience.   Valid Driver's License


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