Aviation Planner Senior Consultant
Job Description and Responsibilities
Job Title: Aviation Planner Sr. Consultant
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Description Summary:
The Aviation Planner Sr. Consultant will be expected to work on a range of projects across the country. The Aviation Planner will conduct moderately complex studies and/or analysis and develops plans to effectively implement capital projects related to asset/facility utilization, land use and/or transportation initiatives, and other operational requirements consistent with business objectives. The Aviation Planner Sr. Consultant understands broader business context and the impacts of planning decisions made, both to specified airports and to local/regionals area. Specific projects will involve FAA design criteria, CAD/GIS (including ALPs), and/or project or program management support.
Essential Function(s) of the Position:
1. Researches, develops, communicates, and implements recommended solutions in coordination with other specified stakeholders.
2. Prepare planning assignments applying FAA design guidelines and regulations.
3. Ensures the integration of long-term master plans and strategic objectives into both short and long-term development projects.
4. Conduct and document project research.
5. Analyze data and present results using Excel and GIS to support a variety of aviation and airport-related analyses.
6. Write and format draft technical memos and reports.
7. Understands planning disciplines and their application in the business and/or public setting.
8. Research and investigate technical issues with direct impact on airport development projects.
9. Interprets regulations and proposes solutions to obtain required project permits.
10. Assume responsibility for moderately complex projects or portions of more complex projects.
Education and Experience:
Four-year college degree required. A degree in aviation planning, transportation planning, transportation engineering, aviation management, engineering, quantitative analysis, math, computer science, or public administration is most appropriate. Master's degree is desirable. Must have airport airfield experience. Airfield planners must have knowledge and experience with FAA guidelines and simulation tools related to airfield and airspace planning and experience. Must have experience working with federal, state, and local agencies. 10+ years of experience preferred.
· Valid Driver’s License
· FAA SMS and airfield/airspace planning course experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Able to develop and refine technical skills related to the firm’s needs (e.g. VISSIM, Synchro®, Vistro®, CAD presentation skills, writing skills, client coordination, graphics software, database software, GIS, cost estimating, scheduling, etc.)
2. Above average communication skills, both oral and written.
3. Ability to self-motivate.
4. Above average presentation skills.
5. Excellent computer skills; thorough understanding of Microsoft Office suite.
6. Proficient technical skills related to specific firm software and hardware needs (CAD, professional graphical production, marketing, computer aided simulation, financial analysis, etc.)
7. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
8. Ability to work within a structured environment with set expectations.
9. Ability to complete assigned tasks without deviation from established approvals.
10. Ability to come up with creative ways to complete assigned tasks within established guidelines and supervisor approval.
11. Ability to learn new skills and abilities through on the job training.
12. Attention to detail with respect to quality standards.
13. Ability to interact in group settings, using judgement and discretion, to always represent the firm in the desired manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee must be able to accomplish in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit for long periods of time, bend, use hands to manipulate (type), talk and hear; walk; sit, and lift or move no more than ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral visions, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information, and documents; analyze and solve problems, use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with occasional interruptions, and interact with staff and other organizations.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Primarily in an office environment. May be required to travel occasionally as needed to company subsidiaries and satellite/client offices to conduct due diligence. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected.
Reports to Matthew Johnson, Sr. Vice President, Planning Practice.