This is an advanced level position in transportation engineering project management that reports to the Land Development Section Manager.

This position is responsible for managing the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) regulatory review for land development projects. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to independent technical review of rezoning petitions, traffic impact studies, and subdivision and commercial driveway permits for regulatory compliance and policy implementation; proactive coordination of input from other CDOT Divisions; representing Land Development’s interest on interdepartmental teams for project planning and design, public/private funding participation, and project scheduling; project status reporting; and responding to customer inquiries about land development projects. This work may require GIS support, transportation engineering field investigations, 2-D concept designs, project research, and database administration. The position also assists the Land Development Section Manager with various initiatives to improve internal processes and policies that affect the Section. Additionally, this position provides technical support for various other intradepartmental functions and initiatives including the implementation of the Transportation Action Plan, Urban Street Design Guidelines, and participation in ongoing committees for planning, design, and permitting. The position requires outstanding communication, organization, and customer service skills.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage all assigned land development projects representing CDOT’s best interests, including
  2. Attending and providing CDOT input at meetings with City staff and developers during all phases of the land development process.
  3. Performing independent electronic review of land development projects during rezoning and permitting for compliance with regulatory standards, incorporation of policy goals, and general best practices for the public transportation system.
  4. Provide reviews and project management oversight on special land development projects making sure project stays on schedule.
  5. Scoping, analyzing, and evaluating all aspects of Traffic Impact Studies to support recommendations for transportation mitigation improvements for larger and complicated land development projects.
  6. Providing timely response to citizens, developers, consultants and City staff.
  7. Proactively coordinating, compiling, and evaluating all other CDOT division projects and comments (e.g. right of way management, implementation, planning, safety and operations).
  8. Preparing and coordinating developer’s agreements.
  9. Participate as an effective representative of the Land Development Section in interdepartmental teams that
  10. Identify and improve land development processes, procedures and permitting.
  11. Plan and design other transportation-related infrastructure construction plans and specifications.
  12. Develop plans and projects advancing the Transportation Action Plan (TAP), and the Centers and Corridors Plan, Urban Street Design Guidelines and other CDOT initiatives.
  13. Innovate new design concepts and standards that better address the needs of vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit users.
  14. Provide engineering support to respond to citizen and neighborhood traffic issues.
  15. Provide mentoring to junior engineer and support staff positions within the Section.
  16. Act as a public advocate while enforcing good traffic/transportation engineering standards for access, safety, design, construction and improved traffic operations.
  17. Perform related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications


Graduation from an ABET accredited four-year college or university with major course work or a degree in civil engineering at the bachelor or graduate level with an emphasis on traffic or transportation engineering or any equivalent combination of experience and training.


Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in North Carolina, or ability to obtain within 6 months, is required.


Minimum of three (3) years of experience, preference of at least 4 or more, with transportation engineering, geometric design, and traffic analyses.


Negotiable; up to current market rate of $88,516 (depending on qualifications)

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online at

Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays. We recommend that you call for an appointment at (704) 336-2285 or you may email a question to

Job Code – 2303

Location – CDOT / Development Services – Pos 6787