Project Manager/Aviation Group Leader
HNTB - Minneapolis, MN

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HNTB Corporation is seeking candidates for a great opportunity as a Project Manager/Aviation Group Leader to help lead, develop and grow the airfield/airspace and general planning area of our Aviation practice. This position is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The position has high potential for growth professionally in terms of leadership opportunity. In this role, you will help oversee the national airfield/airspace planning and aviation planning work performed under the direction of HNTB’s national director of airfield and airspace planning. You may also be asked to help direct and coordinate business development activities, and implement marketing strategies to ensure the growth of the airfield/airspace planning. You will promote the presence and image of this leading design firm in the marketplace consistent with the strategic communications plan and corporate objectives.

Oversight of aviation planning and engineering projects.
Supervision and mentoring of staff.
Maintenance of relationships with key aviation clients.
Insure key clients are having their needs met concerning all services provided by HNTB.
Leads staff and participates in complex airspace airfield and analysis involving FAR Part 77, TERPS surfaces and other important airfield and airspace dimensional surfaces, and more broadly aviation planning assignment.
Responsible for project delivery and performance of assigned aviation staff, consistent with HNTB standards of performance and Vision including management of project budget, quality, schedule and client satisfaction parameters.
Helps analyze airspace and air traffic impacts/opportunities related to airfield improvements/changes based upon the requirements of the Air Traffic Control Handbook, and other local orders and operating requirements.
Participates in developing and reviewing computer simulations of airfield and/or airspace existing conditions and potential enhancements.
Participates in planning and design of airport NAVAID improvements, based upon current advisory circulars and orders for NAVAIDS, TERPS considerations, and ATC requirements.
Helps maintain relationships with key aviation clients, and ensure all their needs are being met.
Assists with development and implementation of strategies for airfield planning and airspace marketing efforts.
Accountability for the development and successful attainment of sales and marketing budget.
Helps present appropriate marketing reports and recommendations to subsidiary management.
Targets national and international associations, trade shows, etc. to help identify project leads and win work.
Maintains current knowledge of industry services, projects and trends.
Develops and implements effective and efficient sales methods.
Helps maintain industry recognition through prominence in national client associations, monitor, analyze and report market sector marketing.
Sales and budget performance.

Basic Qualifications:
Required Skills:
Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Aviation, Airport Management, Engineering (Civil or Aeronautical), or Planning.
Eight or more years of experience in aviation planning.
A general knowledge of FAA Part 77, TERPS surfaces, FAA Advisory Circulars and other airport/airspace dimensional surfaces.
Marketing- Successful background in development and implementation of aviation planning marketing strategies.
Business development - Prior track record of winning aviation planning projects.
Proven project delivery track record.
Candidate must have established relationships with aviation clients, such as FAA, airports and/or other transportation agencies.
Active in relevant professional organizations/societies.
Good oral and written communications skills.
Ability to travel.

Preferred Skills:
Knowledge of TERPS surfaces and other airspace imaginary surfaces in addition to air traffic rules and procedures.
Understanding of the federal procurement process and federal acquisition regulations.
Experience with airfield and airspace computer simulation.
Prior experience as an air traffic controller or working with air traffic control facilities.
Pilot experience.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

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