The Director of Planning and Engineering leads the airport's project management, planning, engineering, environmental, design, and construction efforts. This position organizes the execution of airport capital program, airport master plan, and any architectural or engineering-related initiatives. This position reports directly to the General Manager and has two direct reports.
Additional responsibilities: - Ensures that all development complies with applicable FAA design standards, operating requirements, and administrative requirements - Facilitates and reviews the construction of improvements made by the airport's tenants - Supports the preparation of federal, state, and local grant applications when necessary for funding - Assists customers with development of precise development plans prior to permitting - Completes AutoCad drawings as exhibits for contracts and updates schematics as needed - Works with staff and consultants to communicate information regarding regional land use, planning, and development issues, including vetting proposed projects in the region to confirm compliance with the ALUCP
Minimum Qualifications and Skills Required by Department:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering - At least ten (10) years' experience in civil engineering - At least five (5) years' experience at an airport - Experience in design, construction, engineering, and/or planning - Ability to respond timely to requests of General Manager and customers - Demonstrated ability to lead and manage strategic planning - Familiarity and comfort with relevant FAA requirements - Excellent communication skills, including ability to translate complex, technical information to audiences not versed in technical or airport planning or construction issues - Pass background check prior to hire
Other Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies: - Master's degree in a relevant field - Strong understanding of aviation industry standards - Private pilot
About Mojave Air & Space Port
Mojave Air & Space port is a general aviation airport and spaceport located 100 miles north of Los Angeles. We have evolved in to a world renowned flight research center spanning 3300 acres, hosting the latest and most advanced aeronautical designs. The airport is now home to numerous companies involved in advanced aerospace design, flight test, training and industrial.