Development Services Land Development/ Engineering Division Manager – Raleigh, NC | 1.30.18

Name of Employer: City of Raleigh

Employer Website:

Raleigh, NC

Job title: Development Services Land Development/ Engineering Division Manager

Job Details / Description

Hiring Range:$71,450 ? $106,000

This class is the tenth level in a ten-level Engineering Series devoted to providing paraprofessional engineering support, inspection and professional civil engineering for a variety of public works and environmental functions and projects. Incumbents oversee an Engineering Services Division, and serve as a second level or higher supervisor. Incumbents make interpretive decisions on behalf of the organization regarding the means for executing the goals established by the relevant Director or designee subject to constraints imposed by available technology and resources. Such interpretive decisions provide context for the work to be accomplished by subordinates supervised within the units managed. Based upon assignment, Managers may serve in lieu of Assistant Directors or Directors as needed. Incumbents supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties:

Supervises staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Provides management and oversight of projects, programs and functional operations of assigned division; develops strategy, goals, and priorities; manages planning initiatives; provides advanced technical guidance related to processes, standards, policies and regulations; performs high-level analysis; makes resource assignments.

Serves as liaison with other departments, City Manager, Council, Commissions, the public and other stakeholders; oversees interdepartmental collaboration and coordination of operations and to address issues; provides consultation related to major design and construction issues and/or oversight of development review, land use and comprehensive plan implementation; reviews and approves agenda items, status reporting and/or presentations.

Manages and administers assigned budgets; assists in capital budget development and administration; authorizes expenditures and ensures accordance with budget; participates in negotiations; oversees procurement; and provides administrative reporting. Manages operational response to critical and emergency situations and issues.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Job Candidate Qualifications


Education and Experience

Bachelor?s degree in engineering or directly related field, six years of professional engineering and/or construction/project management experience and two years of supervisory experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.


Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

Professional Engineering (PE) Registration.

Valid North Carolina Class C Driver?s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Additional Information

Knowledge of:

Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.

Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.

Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.

Principles and practices of civil engineering.

Business methods, principles and practices.

Project management principles and practices.

Principles and practices of program administration, coordination and management.

Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.

Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.

Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.

Principles and practices of budget development and administration.

Principles and practices of procurement.

Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus.

Principles and practices of conflict resolution

Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).

Customer service principles.

Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.

Modern office technology.

Skill In:

Supervising and evaluating staff performance.

Training and coaching staff.

Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.

Providing project/program management, organization and logistics coordination.

Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.

Managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.

Providing consultation and serving as a department liaison.

Monitoring compliance with applicable plans, standards, regulations and contracts.

Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.

Identifying engineering-related deficiencies and implementing solutions.

Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.

Reading, analyzing, evaluating, interpreting and summarizing written materials and statistical data.

Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.

Managing and overseeing engineering projects, processes and functional operations.

Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).

Providing customer service.

Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.

Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Other Requirements

ADA and Other Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work:

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.


This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

How to Apply: Dieva Hill

Close date is 3/19/2018


Posted on

January 30, 2018