Airport Engineers, Civil Engineers, Special Project Mgr.
4 Year Degree
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority has a dynamic mid-level engineering opportunity for an exceptional individual. Under limited supervision, the Project Engineer manages the development of engineering and architectural designs and construction activities for additions and improvements to the airport’s physical plant, including, but not limited to, terminal and general aviation buildings, internal road systems, runways, taxiways, aprons, utilities and other features and fixtures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides direct supervision for subordinate professional and support staff in accordance with established policies and procedures and with all applicable statutes and regulations governing the employment relationship.
Collaborates with the Authority Board and/or Authority management to develop, recommend and implement long-range improvement plans and develops, or coordinates development of, plans, specifications and cost estimates for approved projects.
Serves as the Airport’s representative in administering design, engineering, and construction contracts, ensuring compliance with all contract specifications; initiating and/or approving design and construction plan changes; monitoring work in progress; accepting or rejecting completed work; and approving payments to consultants and contractors.
Develops and prepares construction and engineering plans, contracts and specifications; drawings and designs; RFPs and other bid documents; and/or other engineering documents using CAD, GIS and other software.
Reviews engineering and architectural plans, designs, drawings and specifications submitted by contractors and consultants for compliance with engineering quality standards.
Ensures that all designs and construction comply with Part 139 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and Part 1542 of the Transportation Security Regulations (TSR), established engineering standards, as well as federal, state, and local life safety, environmental, building and local zoning codes.
Coordinates and manages staff and consultants as it pertains to the airport’s environmental programs. Administers the Airport’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit and its required programs: Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures; Pollution Incident Prevention Plan; and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.
Prepares or coordinates development of required reports and documentation for environmental quality, safety, health, building and other code and regulation compliance and or permit applications, and ensures that all required construction, environmental and other permits are acquired for each project.
Performs other administrative and support functions required to maintain legal compliance of all programs.
Conducts and coordinates site inspections for federally and state regulated storm water run-off, soil erosion control, underground storage tanks, and hazardous materials spills, and initiates corrective action as requires.
Reviews and responds to public inquiries and complaints concerning airport projects and operations.
Serves as a field engineer, inspecting structures, fixtures, and utilities; collecting water, soil and other samples; surveying sites; and conducting permit compliance audits.
Manages engineering document retention functions, ensuring that all engineering and architectural designs, drawings and prints; all as-built drawings; all topographic and other maps; all surveying documents; all required FAA maps and plans; and other documentation is maintained in a well-ordered, secure and readily retrievable electronic and/or hard-copy document library.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Thorough working knowledge of the principles and practices of civil and architectural engineering and construction management.
Thorough working knowledge of Part 139 of the FAR, Part 1542 of the TSR and other federal rules, regulations, standards and requirements governing air traffic, commercial and general aviation, airport safety and security, airport and movement area construction and maintenance standards, and other relevant matters.
Thorough working knowledge of surveying practices and principles.
Thorough working knowledge of design principles and practices.
Thorough working knowledge of construction estimating practices and principles.
Thorough working knowledge of RFP development and qualification based and bid based selection processes.
Working knowledge of construction codes, environmental codes and regulations, relevant occupational safety codes, and other codes, rules and regulations governing site operations.
Working knowledge of budget management practices.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, engineering drawings, construction diagrams, topographical drawings, plat maps, and related graphics and schematics.
Ability to interact positively with staff, consultants, contractors, airport patrons and tenants, and representatives of local governments and community groups from widely diverse cultural backgrounds.
Computer literacy, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database management applications.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Civil or Architectural Engineering or a related field combined with a minimum of six years’ experience in design, construction and administration of commercial, general aviation or military air transportation facilities, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Experience in both private sector commercial construction and public facilities management preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Licensed professional Engineer in Michigan or ability to attain licensure in Michigan within 1 year from hire.
Must possess or obtain within six months of date of hire a State of Michigan Certification as a Storm Water Operator.
Qualified applicants may apply by submitting a Cover Letter and Resume to: HR@grr.org
GFIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values Diversity and Inclusion.
About Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport continually strives to provide travelers with superior customer service and the infrastructure that supports the air transportation needs of millions of people in West Michigan; and it all begins with our employees. Employees are a vital resource to ensure we are providing the utmost in customer service for our customers as we continue to manage and grow th...e region’s air transportation network. We are actively committed to workforce diversity and to providing a work environment which promotes the professional and personal development of all employees. Encouraging workforce diversity is essential to the Authority’s ability to attract, recruit and retain qualified employees. We strive to create an environment that fosters greater innovation and creativity among employees and enhances communication and relationships with the community we serve.
A career with the Authority brings opportunity for continued growth and development as well as job satisfaction. If you are interested in being a member of our dynamic team, take a closer look at our career opportunities.