Senior Water Resources Engineer - NC

Job Information
Category: Engineer
Job Status: Full-Time
Job Title: Senior Water Resources Engineer
Job Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Description: This position is part of the Watershed Planning and Project Implementation group within the Surface Water Quality and Environmental Permitting Program. This group is responsible for planning and implementation of new surface water quality improvement projects (i.e. stream and wetland restoration/enhancement and stormwater control measures (SCMs)). This position serves as the primarily technical expert in developing new projects, as well as assessing and developing repair plans for existing projects. Additionally, this position develops project ranking and prioritization processes and manages associated budgets.


  • Serves as technical representative responsible for ensuring success of the City’s stream restoration, wetlands, and stormwater pollution control retrofit efforts; this includes review of construction plans and specifications.

  • Provides scoping expertise for new stream, wetland and pollution control projects to others, consults with staff, and reviews consultant scope documents for adherence to industry standards, completeness, and budget. 

  • Manages the city-wide pollution control structure retrofit program including pond and dam rehabilitation projects.

  • Plans, prioritizes, and leads efforts to implement watershed planning based pollution control retrofits.

  • Addresses stream restoration or pollution control structure failures with designers, inspectors, and contractors.

  • Helps to determine corrective action, including redesigns, repair plans, sketches, quantity estimates, cost estimates, etc. 

  • Works with the project team during construction and warranty phases of the projects to ensure conformity with the supporting construction documents, adherence to City and Storm Water standards and compliance with program goals.

  • Documents project design, performance, and costs to develop written, detailed, analysis and recommendations for improvements.

  • Works closely with other groups within the Department and City to strategically identify and implement process improvements to support the stream and pollution control programs.


  • Significant knowledge and experience in development and implementation of stormwater pollution control, stream restoration, and restoration projects. 

  • Proven design and process improvement skills. 

  • Proven customer service, collaboration, conflict management, interpersonal communication, public speaking, media and public relations and process improvement skills are essential.

  • Strong leadership skills with ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with City personnel and managers, state and federal agencies, business, development, community leaders, staff and general public.

  • Ability to perform effectively in a fast paced, high-pressure environment.

  • Progressively responsible leadership and organizational experience in surface water quality with a demonstrated ability to effectively direct and guide teams.

  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Significant experience and skill in conflict resolution, and positive solution development.

  • Effective computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Products. 

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.

Job Requirements: 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Master’s degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field. Ten (10) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution control project design and implementation. Rosgen Level I-IV Training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Four-year degree in environmental engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or related field. PE License or ability to obtain NC PE within 1 year. Five (5) years of progressive experience in planning, design, and construction of stream restoration and stormwater pollution controls design and implementation projects.

Salary Information: $78,769 - $98,461 Commensurate With Experience

How to Apply: Applications accepted online

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Organization Information
Organization: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services
Point of Contact: Erin Shanaberger
Address: 600 East Fourth Street
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip Code: 28202
Phone: 704-562-2691
Email: [email protected]