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HNTB Principal Project Manager-Aviation in Kansas City, Missouri

What We're Looking For

We are seeking an experienced aviation professional to serve as the Principal Project Manager who would be responsible for leading the development and execution of a large aviation projects, while building and maintaining effective and meaningful client relationships. You will collaborate with the HNTB Aviation Market Leadership to develop clients, build relationships, and participate in pursuit and project development activities.

This position is for a licensed architect who has demonstrated expertise in the management of large aviation terminal project(s) with the ability to travel and work on-site at a major US airport as necessary. Responsible for the profitable operation of multiple projects or mega projects with revenue exceeding $3,000,000/year. Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts to assure efficient and cost-effective execution. Serves as primary liaison contact with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within the budget and with maximum client satisfaction. Handles the most complex projects of the largest magnitude.

Our practice believes great design comes from a spirit of curiosity, imagination, and collaboration. We value diverse perspectives and take pride in delivering solutions that are specifically tailored to each client. We view each project as an opportunity to create something truly unique, connecting us as a community. In this role you will be responsible for managing all aspects of project design and documentation, contract development, and overseeing the work of other project team members and firms to deliver exceptional quality, within the established budget and schedule. You will need to possess strong communication skills, and the ability to solve complex problems creatively.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Has full responsibility for managing all aspects of mega projects.

  • Prepares strategic plans for project success.

  • Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to assure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.

  • Serves as primary liaison contact with the clients to bring projects to completion on schedule, within budget and with maximum client satisfaction.

  • Provides oversight and monitoring of work to less experience project managers.

  • May act in a team lead capacity in the absence of the manager.

  • Actively manages client’s budget, schedule and program; HNTB budget and schedule; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.

  • Estimates fees, determines scope of work, and prepares proposals and contracts on the most complex projects of the largest magnitude.

  • Coordinates work efforts and reviews work performed.

  • Provides for quality management.

  • Be a champion for the team.

  • Responsible for hiring, firing, promotion, discipline, performance review, work allocation, training and mentoring of staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA in Architecture

  • 15 years relevant experience

Primary Focus Will Include:

  • Collaborate with Market Sector leadership to lead the pursuit team as a project manager for super mega projects

  • Preparing technical section of proposals

  • Identifying future pursuits

  • Leading and executing project management plans

  • Be the primary client liaison responsible for managing and delivering all aspects of one or more mega or super mega projects including contracting, project controls, quality, risk, and change management.

  • Provides guidance and mentor staff. Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience on aviation architecture projects

  • Recognized Project Manager in the aviation Industry

  • Registered Architect, NCARB Preferred

  • LEED AP Preferred but not mandatory

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills:

  • Experience leading and managing a team of multi-disciple planners, architects, and engineers in the planning and design of aviation facilities.

  • Understanding of terminal programming and planning

  • Experience in managing contracts for large terminal design ($200M+) and experience on larger valued terminal projects is a plus.

  • Understanding of airport and airline client relationships

  • Experience delivering Design-Build projects is a plus.

  • Ability to work at the project location and/or frequent travel is required.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus.

  • May need to pass a federal bakcground check for an airport badge


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The approximate pay range for California is $148,527.70 - $269,611.97. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent on factors, including but not limited to, the individual’s qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as physical work location within the state.







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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Architecture Group

ReqID: R-12470