Sanford Airport Authority is seeking a Senior Engineer to oversee the planning, design, construction, maintenance and operation of airport facilities, structures and support systems, as well as the planning of airport projects, systems and construction. This position will prepare specifications, designs, plans, estimates, studies, assessments and reports on emerging airport needs, working with the team to proactively manage planning and upkeep of the Airport’s land, facilities, structures, and support systems, items that may include but not be limited to airside runways, taxiways, navigation aides, associated airfield infrastructures, airport communication systems, airport security networks, storm-water systems, roadways, and more.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field and at 5 years of Airport project construction, administration, or management experience required. P.E. required. C.M. or A.A.E. desirable.
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ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate with the FAA, FDOT, consultants, contractors, other departments, and individuals in the planning and implementation of projects.
Review schematic and development plans and specifications for various projects.
Review final plans, specifications, and bid documents.
Review or originate preliminary cost estimates and schedules.
Work with staff and monitor a range of professional services, including construction administration, construction management services, planning, and analysis.
Serve as one of the key Airport Representatives involved in professional contract service meetings including but not limited to pre-bid and pre-construction conferences, concept planning and study sessions, reoccurring construction meetings, etc.
Develop capital and operating budgets for the engineering department in accordance with strategic priorities.
Work closely with Airport team members interacting with department managers, executive staff, board members, community groups, regulators, consultants, contractors, tenants, and other airport engineering-related subjects as appropriate.
Assist in the negotiation of contracts with A/E, planning firms, and contractors.
Instrumental in the review and approval chain of invoice vouchers and construction progress payments to contractors and professional services.
Demonstrate creativity, foresight, and sound engineering judgment in solving unpredictable engineering problems.
Keep current on standards, industry innovations, and regulations relevant to Airport construction and maintenance.
Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends with little or no advanced notice, including emergencies that require immediate response and potential long extended hours.
Responsible for overseeing Airport Pavement Management Program including assuring Pavement Condition Indexes and scheduling of repairs is in accordance with FAA and FDOT standards.
Assist with the file management and document control of past, current, and future capital projects and planning documents.
Interacts with and serves as liaison to tenants, airport agencies, government agencies with respect to engineering design, permitting, construction activities, inspections, compliance, and project-related matters.
Other duties as assigned.
Project management principles and life cycle phases; from concept project to close out.
Project Management practices and standards.
Sound judgment, decision making, problem-solving, sense of urgency, productivity, effective time management, and the concurrent management of multiple projects and tasks with efficiency and effectiveness.
Uniform Building Codes, OSHA building construction regulations, and other pertinent safety rules and regulations.
FAA regulations and Advisory Circulars pertaining to airport design and Part 139 Certification.
Airport planning, design, and construction.
Civil engineering scientific theories and principles.
Fiscal management, budgeting, construction cost estimating, cash flow projections, and funds administration.
Understanding, interpreting, and enforcing compliance with plans, specifications, schedules, and contract provisions.
Applying diverse knowledge of engineering to all phases of engineering projects.
Clearly and effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated skill with large-scale complex projects.
Demonstrated skill in analyzing survey reports, maps, drawings, etc.
Demonstrated skill and/or knowledge in designing structures, utilities, and facilities using design. systems in compliance with construction and government standards.
Use of a variety of computer-based technologies including word processing, CAD, and spreadsheets.
Demonstrated skill in interacting, monitoring, and supervising contracted and company employees.
This is the Sanford Airport Authority’s first in-house engineering staff position. It is anticipated that as the airport grows so will the need for hiring more engineering staff. It is likely that this position could evolve adding supervision responsibilities over subordinates within this department.
Highly competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement plans.
SAA employees participate in the Florida Retirement System. Visit myfrs.com for more info.
SAA covers health and welfare insurance premiums for all employees. $0 premium for employee-only coverage.
Offer 457 plan and Roth IRA.
Observe most Federal Holidays in addition to sick and vacation time based on accrual.
It is the mission of the Sanford Airport Authority to operate, maintain, improve, expand and professionally manage the Orlando Sanford International Airport for the convenience and benefit of the air traveling public and economic development of the Central Florida community. In furtherance of this mission, the Authority shall seek both aviation and non-aviation business and industry to utilize the land, services and facilities located at the airport, and shall manage the airport resources in a prudent, lawful, community-conscious and fiscally responsible manner.