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City Engineer

City of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina (US)
Closing date
May 24, 2024

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The award-winning City of Charlotte is recruiting nationally for a highly experienced City Engineer. Reporting to the General Services Director, this position will be responsible for leading collaborative, strategic initiatives for capital project delivery based on priorities of the City Council, City Manager, and Department, and contributing to organizational development. Examples of strategic focus areas include: Transportation; Planning and Environment; Workforce and Business Development; Safe Communities; Great Neighborhoods; Budget and effectiveness; and Project excellence.




The successful candidate must be results-driven and have a proven and verifiable track record of leadership with large scale programs and projects. This is truly an exciting opportunity to live and work in one of America’s best-performing cities. The next City Engineer will contribute their abilities to lead diverse functions and programs and deliver significant capital projects that continuously support and improve the quality of life in Charlotte. The successful candidate should be a proven leader who inspires and empowers professional staff to achieve results through collaboration, robust analysis, and excellent decision-making.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in civil, structural, or construction engineering or an equivalent engineering degree. Ten years of progressively responsible engineering experience and a minimum of six years of leadership experience is required. A background and record of achievement in delivering highly complex, large-scale public sector capital projects, including quality-of-life projects, is preferred. Engineering professionals with significant private sector backgrounds who understand and appreciate the public sector environment are encouraged to apply.


A valid North Carolina Professional Engineer License is required by the time of application, or an equivalent transferable license from another state, which must be converted to North Carolina Registration within six months following appointment.


The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent executive benefit package that considers track record of career success.


Candidates should apply by May 31, 2024. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 6 professional references to If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at


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