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Engineering Manager

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Wilmington, North Carolina (US)
$77,093 to $104,826 annually
Closing date
May 27, 2023


  • Develops plans and programs, formulates budgetary data, assigns job duties, conducts employee evaluations, prepares contractual obligations, develops educational curriculum, and reports parameters as they relate to the overall programming of the office.
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Administers contracts to include reviewing and issuing correspondence, transmittals, and contract payments and amendments.
  • Supervises personnel responsible for capital projects management including design and construction.
  • Negotiates with consultants and contractors regarding problems that occur during the design and construction of capital projects to include scheduling, the quality of construction and fees, and recommends possible litigation for contract deficiencies. 
  • Ensures filed construction adheres to safety and environmental requirements and construction industry best practices.
  • Interact with public on water and sewer projects constructed in the public rights-of-way and easements.
  • Manages the construction administration for projects as assigned by the Engineering Director.
  • Oversees non-capital projects to include chairing committees, participating on review groups, and issuing recommendations.
  • Monitors and manages day-to-day operations of division, including developing short and long- range goals, coordinating activities with other department and agencies. 
  • Monitoring budgets and expenditures, evaluating service delivery and cost effectiveness, and resolving complex problems that require professional level input. 
  • Assists the Director in the operations of the department to include implementing the activities involving the department’s budget, staffing, and policy recommendations to meet operational goals.
  • Serves as CFPUA’s or Department’s representative on various committees, businesses and organizations.
  • Attends meetings and promotes the Department by fostering relationships with outside agencies. In charge of developing and maintaining the overall tracking schedule for all capital improvement projects utilizing Microsoft Projects software. 
  • Makes recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

In the event of an emergency, all employees are considered essential personnel and may be required to perform alternate duties.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, project management or any related course study.
  • Seven to ten (7-10) years of professional work experience including managerial experience in engineering or project management in a role such as engineering manager, project manager or any related work field.
  • North Carolina Professional Engineer License required.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid State of North Carolina driver's license.


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