The Airport Engineering Manager reports to the Deputy Airport Director Facilities/Airport Engineer. Responsibilities involve managing engineering staff consisting of senior professional engineers/architects, A/E project managers, building inspectors, an airport technical associate, survey staff and a diverse group of support staff from external contractor firms representing a wide variety of disciplines. Key responsibilities include overseeing multiple, concurrent capital improvement projects to ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget; coordinating, communicating and collaborating on development programs, engineering activities and business management opportunities; developing and enhancing technical and project management capabilities driving process improvements, and actively participating in the development and implementation of business strategies. The position will also act as the Airport Engineer in the absence of the Deputy Airport Director, Facilities/Airport Engineer.
Five (5) or more years of experience performing the duties of a professional civil engineer in California.
Five (5) or more years of managerial/administrative experience in performing duties related to the responsibilities and competencies of this position.
In addition to the above requirements, the successful candidate will possess three (3) or more years of professional engineering experience working on Commercial Aviation/General Aviation airport projects. The requirements listed above may run concurrently.
CORE COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will demonstrate job knowledge and related experience in the following core competencies:
Thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering, architecture, and building construction practices and uniform building codes, Cal-OSHA building construction regulations, ADA, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other pertinent safety rules and regulations
Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) process, scope of work and contract specifications for design and construction services
Contract administration in public works building projects and extensive knowledge of the governing building codes, FAA Advisory circulars, etc.
Contract admin in Architect/Engineer (A/E) as regulated by the State of California and the FAA.
Lead engineering/architect staff and contractors confidently by taking personal responsibility for decisions and actions
Build and lead a team of high performance, forward-focused, results-oriented professionals
Align team and individual goals to meet organization objectives
Build viable partnerships with internal and external customers and organizations.
Collaborate with colleagues to align engineering and architectural projects with corporate strategies and objectives
Use management skills to ensure the roll-out of organizational initiatives are delivered on time, on spec, with quality and within budget
Conduct organizational and team assessments to develop and implement successful, proactive workforce and strategic plans.
Communicate articulately and represent the Airport effectively at various venues
Communicate effectively to negotiate, resolve issues and develop collaboration at all internal organizational levels, and with a wide range of external constituents.
Set challenging, measurable project goals aligned with airport business objectives
Plan, organize and implement projects to meet established time frames and cost containments
As opportunities arise, re-engineer business processes and improve organizational effectiveness by proposing and implementing initiatives to improve efficiency, streamline operations and meet current and future business needs
Set appropriate priorities and modify as needed
Accountable for personal performance and goal achievement and maintains sufficient content and knowledge to perform all aspects of the job effectively.
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AIRPORT ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
Employees must clear a background check, which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) check, and Security Threat Assessment (STA) check. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Airport Access Badge with an Airport Driving Endorsement within ten (10) days of employment. Airport Access Badge must be maintained and renewed every two (2) years.
Possession of a valid Professional Engineering License in Civil Engineering from the State of California by start date.
The successful candidate must possess, and maintain, a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, by date of appointment.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Possess vision sufficient to read standard text and a computer monitor and to drive a vehicle; speak and hear well enough to communicate clearly and understandably in person to individuals and groups and over the telephone; possess body mobility to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend routinely to perform daily tasks and to access a standard office environment; possess manual dexterity sufficient to use hands, arms and shoulders repetitively to operate a keyboard, utilize office equipment and to write and drive; use a County approved means of transportation. May be required to possess one or more of the following: the ability to climb, bend, stoop, twist and reach overhead in rugged conditions to review/evaluate work; manual dexterity and bodily movement sufficient to operate various types of equipment in extreme conditions; lift up to fifty pounds.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Possess the ability to independently reason logically to analyze data, reach conclusions and make recommendations; possess the ability to remain calm and appropriately focused in rapidly changing and difficult situations involving conflict, complex issues, controversy, and diverse stakeholder groups and interests; possess the ability to deal calmly and effectively with emotional interactions.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS Function effectively in a standard office environment. May be required to function in one or more of the following: uneven terrain, construction sites, and inclement weather.
Human Resource Services (HRS) screens all application materials for minimum and desirable qualifications. After screening, candidates who meet the minimum and desirable qualifications will be referred to the next step in the recruitment process. All candidates will be notified via email of their status in the process.
Application Screening| (Refer/Non-Refer) Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those candidates that meet the qualifications listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.
Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) | (Refer/Non-Refer) An Application Appraisal Panel (AAP) of job knowledge experts will thoroughly screen and evaluate all applications and supplemental responses for job knowledge, competencies, and related experience described above. Note: Attachments will not be allowed. Only the most qualified will be referred to the Structured Oral Interview assessment.
Structured Oral Interview (SOI) Oral Exam | (Weighted 100%) Candidates will be interviewed and rated by job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. Candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.
Additional Salary Information: This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 2, 2021 – 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 – 3.0% increase
Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:
Effective July 3, 2020 – 1.2% decrease
Effective July 2, 2021 – 1.2% decrease
Effective July 1, 2022 – 0.5% decrease
About County of Orange, John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (JWA), owned and operated by the County of Orange California, is a medium-hub, commercial service airport. JWA is managed by an Airport Director and Assistant Director overseeing six (6) Divisions, including Business Development, Facilities Development, Finance Administration, Operations, Public Affairs, and Maintenance. JWA has an annual budget of approximately $200M and a staff of approximately 180. JWA is one of the top 50 busiest commercial airports in the country in terms of both passenger enplanements and total operations and the 9th busiest General Aviation airport.
John Wayne Airport operates as an enterprise fund self-supported through revenues it generates and receives no monies from the County General Fund. These revenues are utilized to operate the Airport, provide for the repayment of revenue bonds, fund facility capital improvements, and maintenance projects, and support aviation planning.