The Program Manager is a seasoned project management professional with a deep history of diverse project management experiences including managing large, complex, multi-year initiatives. This is a highly collaborative, individual contributor role that interfaces with many internal Avports and County departments, as well as senior executives.
The primary role and responsibilities include preparing and managing the Westchester County Airport annual capital program; managing the design, planning, and construction support for multi-discipline projects on airside, landside and buildings at HPN; and administering service contracts related to critical infrastructure and utilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Perform a wide array of aviation-related design, planning, construction support, and County management services for HPN
Manage the annual capital program with regard to County, State and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Lead concurrent, multiple projects from concept inception, planning, design, bidding/proposals, construction/repair, and establishing operation and maintenance by providing direction and controlling overall project costs and scope, schedule and quality of work.
Manage project risks and issues and implement mitigation/corrective
Advanced ability to identify and structure complex problems, rapidly prioritize issues, develop matrixed solutions, plan and conduct complex work, process information quickly, and place information into an intuitive context or
Chair the airport’s Tenant Alteration Application (TAA) process and liaise with County representatives to assure requisite compliance, safety and security
Implement project Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) and coordinate with Avports Finance, County DPW/T and County Budget for project
Demonstrated use and mastery of change management
Mentor and develop cross functional teams that encourages teamwork, initiative and growth.
Support the Landside Operations Manager in administering service contracts related to the operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure. Examples include commercial terminal HVAC and passenger jet bridge
Support the Facilities Maintenance Lead in engineering
Respond to airport emergencies involving critical infrastructure
Builds strong relationships and interacts with the County (County), airport tenants, and industry groups, serving as an ambassador for Avports
All other duties assigned by the Airport Manager or Deputy Airport Managers, or his/her designee, defined as the Airport executive leadership team of HPN and
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of equivalent experience in project/program management
Preferred: Professional Engineering License. If from another state than New York, must be eligible for licensure in New York
Demonstrated experience managing large, complex programs from inception through to closure, this includes experience driving alignment on the program’s strategic objectives, scope, and
Airport or related industry
Experience leading a complex effort in a matrixed environment, setting the tone, providing situational context and clear direction to core team/working group members, and empowering them to perform expected
Ability to operate autonomously in a vague or obtuse environment with little
Ability to retain composure while coping with uncertainty, risk, and competing
Demonstrated comprehension, support, and drive of the business strategy and objectives with experience creating a delivery to successfully achieve the defined
Demonstrated experience with project management software such as SCRUM/Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid software development lifecycle methodologies and/or experience overseeing multi-functional project
Preferred Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and/or Program Management Professional (PgMP)
Preferred Continuous Improvement or Lean Six Sigma Belt
Preferred Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other advanced
Proficiency with Microsoft collaboration and online project management tools (i.e., Teams, WebEx, SharePoint, and Project Online).
Avports’ experience has been forged in the most developed and active aviation sector in the world. Our 90 years of U.S. aviation experience coupled with our current portfolio gives us an unassailable advantage in all aspects of airport management, operations, service delivery and a working familiarity with the FAA.
We are the original airport management services provider. We cut our teeth providing “soup-to-nuts” support for our first parent, Pan American World Airways, as it pioneered the very birth of commercial civil aviation.
We are by far the number one, “Made in America”, full service, airport management provider, offering clients efficient and affordable single point contracting and accountability for all/some combination of our comprehensive menu of services.
We have been managing and continuously creating stakeholder value at the 1st slot restricted middle market airport in America (Westchester County – HPN) since 1977. We have been a major partner in the unprecedented growth and development of Teterboro Airport (TEB), America’s busiest Corporate GA airport, and the New York Area’s oldest operating airport, ever since it was first turned over to private management in 1970.