As the Aviation Chief Capital Development Officer (AV CDO), you will be responsible for the formulation, oversight and coordination of SEA’s capital development program while fostering the development of long-range goals and capital improvements to the airport.
You will lead the CIP department to direct formulation, coordination and delivery of the Airport’s capital development program to ensure timely and on-budget completion of individual program elements, while maintaining continuity of Airport operations.
You will ensure efficient and transparent processes to manage and communicate risks & change management of the full Capital Improvement Portfolio to the Port Commission.
You will ensure assessment of program and project risks and development of risk mitigation plans.
You will oversee the Capital Portfolio Program formulation and management of the AV Division five-year CIP.
You will actively contribute as a member of the AV Division leadership team. You will provide input and decisions on airport management as necessary to ensure efficiency, continuity and consistency of airport projects as well as alignment with strategies.
You will partner with Aviation Directors as well as Finance and Budget staff to develop annual business plans that support achievement of Aviation business plans, strategies & objectives. You will create and oversee the department budget and implement cost management tracking mechanisms to be fiscally responsible.
You will develop and implement aviation division strategies and goals that are aligned with overall Port priorities, strategies and goals.
You will lead and manage the Capital Improvement Program to include SAMP, Project Planning, Portfolio Management, Program and Project Management, Project Controls, and Project Risk Management.
You will provide overall leadership direction, decision making and ratification for the Investment Committee to make decisions whether to fund capital projects and initiatives that solve customer business requirements, meet facility readiness, new development, and renewal needs; while striving to limit overall airport cost growth.
You will prioritize capital projects by balancing available funding with the best strategic direction by selecting the most worthy project initiatives to move forward.
You will build strong working partnerships with Port internal stakeholder groups in order to build customer engagement & trust, improve collaboration & coordination, and deliver capital programs successfully.
You will build strong working partnerships with external stakeholders (airlines, tenants, government agencies, city and community groups, etc.) groups in order to build customer engagement & trust, improve collaboration & coordination.
You will coordinate with the Operational Readiness and Airport Transition/Transfer (ORAT) staff to ensure operability of facilities after commissioning of a project.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced – You have ten (10) years of experience in program and project management including leadership of major and complex capital programs, and progressively responsible experience in engineering and construction management. Seven (7) years of leadership experience managing staff, creating vision, setting direction, and interacting with community stakeholders, executive level leadership and/or elected officials.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management or related field.
Desired – We hope you have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related field, fifteen (15) years of experience managing large, complex capital improvement programs in the aviation or public sector, and/or Professional Engineering (PE) License, Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP) or Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP).
Large Capital Programs – You ensure timely and on-budget completion of individual program elements, while maintaining continuity of operations.
Leadership – You have the ability to lead through change, decision-making and problem solving skills to deliver successful, complex projects.
Communication – You have effective communication and interpersonal skills, including persuasion and negotiation skills, teambuilding and consensus building.
Airport Management – You have a strong understanding of operations as well as the support services necessary to run a large international hub airport including FAA Part 139 certified airports, and planning, design and construction of roadway and airfield pavements.
Relationship Building – You have well-developed conflict resolution and facilitation skills including working effectively with people at all levels of the organization and elected officials. IND123
What else you need to know:
Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.
Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire.
Why you'll love it here:
Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest. The Port provides maritime and airport operations for the greater Seattle area. Forty percent of the state of Washington’s economy is impacted in some way by the Port. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are currently working to create the historically innovative Seaport Alliance, unifying the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions to continue our leading role in international trade.
The Port of Seattle manages two cruise terminals that make Seattle the preferred choice for Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruises. Nearly 960,000 visitors are expected during this year’s cruise season with 203 ships calling on Seattle. The Port also manages Fisherman’s Terminal, the headquarters of the North Pacific Fishing fleet, as well as three recreational marinas and the Maritime Industrial Center.
The Port of Seattle operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) serving nearly 42.3 million passengers and more than 332,636 metric tons of air cargo in 2015. For the sixth straight year, Sea-Tac served a record number of passengers in 2015, one of the fastest growing large hub airports in the United States.