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Hanson Professional Services Inc. Aviation Civil Engineer in Sarasota, Florida

Aviation Civil Engineer

If you are looking for a firm that encourages innovative thinking and challenges you every day, with an opportunity to learn and advance, a career at Hanson is right for you. The belief in sustainability within our company’s practices creates a focus on client success and partnerships that are important to our communities and our environment.

At the core of our aviation practice is the desire to be good stewards of the public’s transportation resources while incorporating improvements into the surrounding environment. As engineering professionals, we plan, design and observe construction of aviation infrastructure across the U.S. and abroad. Your work at Hanson will balance the societal benefits of the built-environment with nature.

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Aviation Designer position in the Florida Region .

About us

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 450 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

Position Profile

Inception to completion project involvement, and a great mix of client-facing interaction and technical design and production defines the scope of this job. The position will be responsible for all elements of airside and landside airport engineering including, but not limited to, the design of pavements, drainage, security and wildlife fencing, and utilities; lighting and navigational aid design layout; and airport support structure and site development projects. Client assistance in capital improvement program (CIP) development and project visioning prior to the design phase will be an integral part in this role. Additionally, the candidate will routinely be tasked with construction phase administration of the associated projects where they will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the progress as each of the projects become reality.

The target candidate will offer 4-12 years of civil engineering experience within the aviation industry and be seeking an environment that offers both autonomous work circumstances balanced with the comradery of working as part of a team. This candidate will exhibit the personality and personal initiative to undertake tasks and interact with clients with modest guidance and possess the fortitude and demeanor to function effectively within a construction environment.

The ideal candidate will additionally have experience managing subordinate design staff across multiple offices in varying regions, be seeking an opportunity to elevate from team member to team leader, possess a practical project accounting knowledge and a verifiable ability to produce high-quality products within budget, and function equally effective in both client-facing and internal-facing circumstances.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Attend and/or facilitate meetings with current and future airport clients. Partner with airport staff to develop effective capital improvement programs (CIP). Coordinate with the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation on behalf of our client. Perform design engineering duties including need assessments and justification, preparation of supporting calculations, authoring of engineering reports and technical documentation, and development and review of project bidding documents. Perform construction administration duties including shop drawing review, review of contractor payroll and pay applications, evaluating construction progress for compliance with contract documents, and the direction of testing and engineering support personnel and subconsultants. Coordinate and communicate field construction activities with client, contractor, and design team. Provide technical support to aviation planning team members as needed Mentor and offer technical guidance to design staff.



  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering with appropriate course work in the concentrations of transportation, airports, and/or construction.

  • A minimum of 4 years of civil design experience, preferably in the airport discipline.

  • At minimum, possess a Professional Engineer (PE) registration in the State of Florida, or the ability to obtain registration within 6 months from the date of initial employment.

Technical Skills:

  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D proficiencies.

  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to apply Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular criteria, and other related FAA guidance.

  • Experience and the ability to practice productively in an airport environment/ aviation industry.

  • Familiarity with navigation on an airfield and common airport driving and safety protocols.

  • Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project experience and familiarity with and an established professional network within the industry.

Soft Skills:

  • Effective written and oral communication skills are required, including being able to communicate complex technical concepts both visually and in text, to other engineers, clients, and public stakeholders.

  • Must be able to build productive relationships with internal and external client bases.

  • A history of effective teambuilding and leadership of project teams over a broad project range.

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills.

  • Ability and willingness to assist early-career staff in setting and achieving annual goals.


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page (http://www.hanson-inc.com/careers/employee-benefits/) for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



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