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HNTB Senior Aviation Planner in Chicago, Illinois

What We're Looking For

It is an exciting time to join HNTB’s aviation planning practice! We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with excellent analytical and communication skills and a passion for aviation to help manage our large portfolio of aviation planning projects at the nation’s largest and most exciting airports. The successful candidate will have broad experience in at least one or more of the following aviation planning disciplines: landside, terminal, airside, economics, or environmental. The position will be ideally located in one of our primary aviation offices in Oakland, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; or Arlington, VA.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Directs and oversees technical work for a wide variety of airport planning and preliminary design projects.

  • Leads capacity analyses for airport facilities.

  • Develops concepts and alternative drawings using AutoCAD, Revit, and ArcGIS.

  • Prepares technical reports for airport planning studies.

  • Interprets and oversees airport simulation models.

  • Highly responsive to client requests.

  • Prepares stakeholder and public presentations.

  • Helps build client relationships.

  • Assists with business development activities including proposal preparation and interviews.

  • Mentors junior and mid-level staff.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree in Aviation Management, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related field and 10 years of experience.

  • Extensive airport planning experience at large hub airports.

  • Project Management experience with a focus on profitability.

  • Strong understanding of the aviation industry.

  • Excellent communication skills.

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal direction, performs a variety of more highly complex professional planning, environmental planning, landscape architecture and urban design project responsibilities, and leads technical tasks.

  • Writes and/or reviews major sections of and leads production of plans, studies, reports, and environmental documents for projects. Coordinates and synthesizes the contributions of others.

  • Leads, prepares, and reviews graphics, technical reports, work plans, scopes of work, fee proposals, and responses to Request for Proposals for projects. Prepares and reviews budgets, invoicing, and billing.

  • Leads public and stakeholder engagement and presents information to the community.

  • Provides guidance and mentors staff.

  • Leads coordination with clients, sub-consultants, and in-house personnel on a regular basis to complete assigned tasks.

  • Recommends process and system improvements that result in greater efficiencies, enhanced capacities, and improved service delivery.

  • Supports department managers and office leadership with strategic planning, staffing/training, and other special projects.

  • May serve as project manager or task lead.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 10 years related experience

  • Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Environmental Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Engineering, Urban Planning, Geography, or related field and 9 yrs of relevant experience

Additional Information

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Arlington, VA (Alexandria), Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Golden Valley, MN (Minneapolis), Houston, TX (Fannin), Los Angeles, CA (LA International Airport), New York, NY, Oakland, CA







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Planning Group

ReqID: R-09726