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HNTB Aviation Terminal Planning Manager in Denver, Colorado

What We're Looking For

HNTB Corporation is currently seeking an Aviation Terminal Planning Manager to join our National Aviation Planning Practice. Our aviation planning practice provides consulting services to airports throughout the United States by performing comprehensive master plan and targeted airfield/airspace, terminal, ground transportation, and environmental planning services.

The candidate for this position will be a strategic member of the national aviation planning practice and will have responsibility for serving key aviation clients across the country. The candidate should have comprehensive experience with airport terminal projects and will help identify opportunities, lead proposal efforts, and manage airport terminal planning projects. The ideal candidate will have proven planning capability, project management skills and be a practice builder. The position has high potential for professional growth.

This position is based in Oakland, CA, LAX, LA, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Arlington, Miami, Boston, Denver, or Kansas City.

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Supports aviation planning and design projects across the country.

  • Serves as the lead terminal planner for HNTB’s aviation planning practice with a focus on growing, marketing, and delivering terminal area programs.

  • Manage terminal planning projects at airports nationwide.

  • Direct technical analysis for terminal components for airport planning projects.

  • Deliver studies ranging from conceptual planning to schematic design of airport facilities.

  • Recruit, grow, mentor, and oversee terminal planning staff.

  • Direct the development of written reports and deliverables for airport planning studies.

  • Prepare and deliver presentations for dissemination of technical information to clients, stakeholders, and the public.

  • Closely coordinate with other HNTB service lines.

  • Lead business development and proposal preparation efforts to help grow the aviation practice.

  • Perform related work as required.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • 12+ years related experience

  • RLA, RA, AICP, PE registration or AICP, CEP, LEED certification

What You'll Need

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with transportation planning, landscape architecture, urban design and/or planning leaders and other discipline/office leaders.

  • Determines objectives and requirements within the discipline, organizes programs and projects and develops standards and guides for diverse transportation planning, landscape architecture or urban design activities.

  • Supervises and coordinates project managers to ensure HNTB's 4 for 4 (Consistent delivery of quality work, on time, on budget and to the client's satisfaction on every project) performance.

  • Monitors design and technical continuity throughout projects.

  • Oversees maintenance of Manual of Professional Practice.

  • Understands and assists with all aspects of the profession within the office, including business development initiatives, project management, technical applications and design applications.

  • Coordinates among leadership within the office and the company on a regular basis.

  • Leads special assignments on behalf of the office, division, and service group.

  • Serves as client service leader for assigned market area or project manager for key clients and larger assignments. Maintains extensive client contacts.

  • Coordinates with group director and office leaders on strategic issues and achievement of business performance goals.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, or related field

  • 12 years related experience

  • 10 years related experience (with Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning, or related field)

About Us

For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at

HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.

Work Authorization

Applicants for U.S. based positions with HNTB Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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