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Stantec Senior Aviation Project Manager - Practice Leader in Denver, Colorado

Senior Aviation Project Manager - Practice Leader - ( 21000123 )


Stantec’s highly talented group of aviation infrastructure professionals design airfields in the United States, Canada, and internationally. Though the world of aviation may seem complicated to people on the outside of the fence, our professionals work together as an integral team, relying on each other’s expertise to create great places and the connections that get people and goods moving worldwide. Working with the communities we serve in mind, we provide planning, engineering, and infrastructure management services for airports that fit the needs of our clients and improve the overall transportation experience. Join our team and help us keep communities connected.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a seasoned, highly skilled individual to lead and oversee ongoing aviation services activities across the Western US. The role of a Senior Aviation Project Manager – Practice Leader is to lead our Mountain Region Airport Infrastructure Group and act as a liaison to corporate leadership on various airport engineering and planning projects at both commercial service and GA airports across the Western US. In addition to providing technical expertise and leadership in direct support of our projects, it is expected that you will conduct business development efforts in the preparation of proposals/statements of qualifications, the pursuit of new clients/opportunities, and the consideration of new and innovative service offerings. You will also be responsible for managing capital programs and projects as well as interfacing with in-house technical experts throughout the organization. Our award-winning aviation team has designed and managed hundreds of projects across Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. This role is intended to be based in either Phoenix, Las Vegas, or Denver, but other locations will be considered. Periodic travel will be required throughout the Western US to allow coordination and oversight of projects and project teams. The chosen candidate will report to the Transportation Business Leader and collaborate regularly with the US West Regional Business Leader and National Aviation Sector Leader.

In this role, your primary objective is to expand the Aviation services practice across the Western US with a primary focus on Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of building and maintaining client relationships with airport clients to pursue, win, and deliver new aviation services and projects.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to win strategies, key pursuits and successful project execution and become involved at a hands-on level on projects should issues impacting client satisfaction or project management best practices escalate

  • Actively contribute to the growth of the Aviation Sector through business development, key pursuit, and strategy

  • Expand our reach and client base utilizing strong marketing, business development, and account management plans

  • Responsible for implementing the marketing and business development (M&BD) plan for the Mountain Region Aviation Practice

  • Increase visibility of Stantec by sharing our knowledge and innovation story through key client engagements to enhance our reputation and drive revenue

  • Directs one or more project teams in the development of contract plans for aviation projects according to established engineering standards and state and federal policies

  • Works closely with the Regional Business Leader, Aviation Practice Leaders, and National Aviation Sector Leader. Works on multiple aviation projects ranging from general aviation to large hub airports many of which possess complex features

  • Manages landside and airside contracts with a variety of airport clients

  • Attends Board meetings at various General Aviation airports, provides guidance to the airport boards, and works with Aviation Practice Leader to perform project development/communication with those Boards

  • Establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, coordinates project resources, and monitors project progress

  • Reviews project documents for conformity and quality assurance

  • Thorough knowledge and application of FAA design standards and specifications

  • Knowledge of FAA and state airport capital funding processes

  • Provides direction and coordinates staff necessary to complete assignments on schedule and within budget per the contract

  • Prepares and/or reviews and approves scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments and projects

  • Interacts with clients, customers, regulatory and funding agencies, contractors, and others

  • Will coordinate the work of other engineers and/or technicians who assist in specific assignments

  • Gathers data and information required in the development of aviation grants and facilities

  • May be required to assist and participate in the preparation of funding grant applications

  • Monitors contractor’s construction effort and quality

  • Analyzes and interprets construction plans and specifications; seeks assistance from design engineer where intent is not clear

  • May prepare and present public reports to a variety of audiences

  • Attend project meetings and may present specific aspects of engineering assignment

  • Represents the organization at key professional organizations

  • Contributes to the vision, growth and advancement to Stantec’s Airport Sector


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Ability to manage all aspects of aviation project development and delivery

  • Experience in successful aviation project pursuits including identifying opportunities, client engagement, developing teaming strategies, developing proposals, and winning new work

  • Ability to coordinate with professional staff to develop multiple assignments

  • Good writing skills

  • Good communication, multi-tasking, attentiveness to detail

  • Ability to solve problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation

  • Working knowledge of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions and developing jurisdictional experience and contacts

  • Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and regulatory agencies

  • Current driver’s license and ability to obtain airside security badge at commercial service airports and passing required security background check required

Education and Experience

  • Completion of a four (4) year college level academic program in Civil Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree is mandatory

  • 20 years of aviation experience with a minimum of 10 years as a PM

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) required

  • Ability to travel periodically on a regional basis

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other's talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-Nevada-Las Vegas

Other Locations : United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-Arizona-Chandler

Job : Civil Engineer

Organization : BC-1817 Transportation-US Southwest

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Manager

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 23, 2021, 9:36:51 AM

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: Requires employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in Colorado:

  • Hiring Salary Range: $158,400 - $202,000 — Colorado locations only. The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. This position is bonus eligible.

  • Benefit Clause: Medical, dental & Vision plans, wellness program, health saving account, flexible spending account, 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, life & AD&D insurance, short/long term disability plans & PTO (vacation, sick & holidays).

Req ID: 21000123

Vaccine Policy: Beginning December 8, 2021, Stantec requires North America employees in many positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom a reasonable accommodation has been granted because a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, as required by law.

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