JOB TITLE: PLANNING, PROGRAMMING, DESIGN, ENGINEERING
& CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
REPORTS TO: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for leading the Airport’s planning, programming, design, engineering, and construction group which directs a broad range of planning and programming issues, including land use and master planning, programming, grounds and facilities development standards, landscape design, transportation planning, resource allocation oversight, and facilities assessments. The Director provides strategic and physical planning and programming at the Airport and ensures that all projects support the goals of the Airport and support the highest physical potential of the Airport’s facilities and grounds. The Director provides leadership across a broad spectrum of operations, including the full range of planning, programming, engineering and architecture functions and services of the organization, which includes control of facilities and infrastructure. Includes airport master planning and may include many other functions, such as airspace planning, maintenance engineering and environmental engineering, plus repair and rehabilitation projects.
1. Leads the Airport’s team that provides the contract administration services function of Planning, Design, and Construction Management. This includes leading various areas of work (planning, engineering, design implementation, construction, commissioning, warranty, etc.) on Airport facilities involving the use of contracted labor. This effort involves the supervision of the development of scope documents to clearly define the intended outcomes, procuring the selected contractor by various available methods, oversight of the work, commissioning of the work, payment for the work, close out of the work, and all documents regarding closeout of the project.
2. Leads the Airport’s team that provides construction processes and projects to ensure the Airport gets the best value for the construction dollars spent by using cost containment strategies and proven project management methods. This delivery method involves a selection process that is well managed for success and includes interative design, price, and re-design processes. Responsibilities include identification, selection, and procurement processes, oversight of plans and specifications, fair and open pricing and/or bidding practices, observation of the work for fitness and quality, prompt payment to consultants and contractors, assurance of proper close-out processes and documentation.
3. Directs the formulation and oversight of budgets and schedules for projects in coordination with the Chief Operating Officer (COO).
4. Supervises the airport’s planning, programming, design, engineering, and construction staff.
5. Directs the development and implementation of the Airport’s capital improvement plans including overall project direction, decision-making , prioritizing, planning and programming processes.
6. Manages planning studies and environmental programs for the Airport.
7. Works with various departments and/or agencies to develop a comprehensive and detailed list of projects necessary for the maintenance, growth, and development of the Airport.
8. Leads the Airport’s efforts to get input from airport, tenants, Federal, State and Local government representatives for review and approvals of the capital improvement plans.
9. Serves as the primary liaison between the Airport and the community of Architectural, Engineering, Environmental, and Planning consultants. Assists the Airport staff and consultants in preparing pre-design, design, bidding, proposal, contract award and other related contract documents.
10. Coordinates plans, conceptual drawings, documents, construction schedules, and other development documents with Airport, tenants and other necessary parties. Interfaces with outside contractors and tenants to ensure the completion and closeout of projects in a competent and timely manner.
11. Reviews all plans and specifications submitted by tenants for projects undertaken on Airport properties to determine rejection, revision or approval. Reviews all construction activities to ensure continuous safe operations of the Airport and minimal disruption to Airport operations.
12. Provides leadership for the Airport’s environmental management program to include any on-going monitoring, reporting, and pollution prevention plans and programs.
13. Provides leadership and direction for developing, maintaining and revising as necessary the Airport’s development standards guidelines.
14. Provides leadership and direction for developing, maintaining and revising as necessary the Airport’s schedule for construction projects.
15. Performs special projects as assigned by the Airport COO.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field is preferred. A minimum of seven to ten years experience is also preferred where project development, engineering, design implementation and construction were key responsibilities. A minimum of three to five years demonstrated supervisory leadership experience of similar engineering, construction, and/or planning organization.
LANGUAGE SKILLS – Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, civic bodies and/or Airport Board.
KNOWLEDGE – Working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and architecture; of FAA rules, regulations and procedures; of property and facility maintenance; of contract management techniques, of project management practices; of materials and methods used in construction; of management and supervisory principles and practices.
MATH SKILLS – Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING SKILLS – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Requires normal attention with periods of high concentration intermittently to direct and supervise airport personnel.
COMPUTER SKILLS – Ability to utilize computerized engineering applications to specifically include spreadsheets, word processing, and autocad; to develop and maintain schedules for construction projects; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain good working relationships with contractors, tenants, co-workers, subordinates, and outside agencies, to plan and direct the work of others.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS – Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES – Professional Engineer (P.E.) preferred. Valid Arkansas Driver’s License is required, and securing airfield driving priviledges is required. The ability to be covered under the Authority’s vehicle insurance program is also required.
SECURITY – Requires the ability to pass a security background check.
PHYSICAL – Requires standing approximately 40%, sitting approximately 60%, occasional lifting of paper and files weighing up to 20 lbs. approximately 1% of time.
ENVIRONMENTAL – Requires capability of performing essential job functions in an office environment.
MANUAL DEXTERITY – Requires using hands, arms, and/or feet for operating office equipment such as computers, telephones, facsimile machines, photo copiers, etc. lifting paper and files.
AUDIBLE – Requires ability to verbally communicate with assigned associates and supervisors, assign job duties using verbal communication and communicate via portable radio, cellphone and telephone.
VISUAL – Requires the ability to read documentation, and operate office equipment such as computers and copiers and drive a vehicle.
For more information or to obtain employment application, please visit www.flyxna.com. To be considered, applicants must submit employment application AND current resume, to: email@example.com or fax to 479-205-1001 Attn: Bridget Pitcock