As a Senior Manager, Aviation Properties & Airline Affairs , you will act as the Aviation Division's primary liaison with senior airline business partners is to ensure airline interests, issues and concerns are appropriately represented and addressed in Airport decision making, synthesizing operational, capital, financial and political factors to achieve the Airport's multi-faceted strategies. You will also oversee the Aviation Properties and Lease Administration teams who are responsible for the negotiation and management of aviation leases and agreements in the Terminal, on the Airfield and on Airport property outside the Airfield fence.
You will be supporting the airport's key airline relationships and takes the leadership role in managing key airline/airport business issues, managing regular individual and group Port/airline meetings, action items and agendas, and acts as an internal consultant to internal/external stakeholders, ensuring collaboration and integration of airline strategies with key Aviation Division departments.
You will negotiate and administer the Airline Technical Representative (ATR) and/or Airline Liaison Officer (ALO) contract for the Aviation Division, as well as, agreements and contracts for the airline consortium with Sea-Tac Airport Consortium (STAC).
You will play leadership role in SLOA defined committee called the Common Use Facility Advisory Committee (CUFAC), Sea-Tac Airline Managers Association (STAMA), International Sea-Tac Airline Managers Association (ISTAMA) meetings which are comprised of both Port and tenant stakeholders.
You will be providing input on key decisions regarding airline/airport leases (incl. Signatory Lease and Operating Agreement, SLOA), facility assignments (gates, ticket counters, baggage systems, office space etc.) and airline related facility and capacity planning and project scoping efforts.
You will be the owner and developer of airport/airline policies related to common use facilities, systems and standards, as well as airline related Rules and Regulations, Tariffs and Standard Operating Procedures. Represents the Port as the FAA designated Competitive Access Liaison as defined in our FAA required Competition Plan.
You will be responsible for allocation/assignment of Airport resources, including physical and financial management of three million square feet of terminal space which drives the Airport’s complex Terminal Rental Rates for the airlines.
You will make decisions on competing requests/needs from external tenants, Port Departments and Port capital project teams.
You will annually allocate all Sea-Tac Airport preferential gates as part of the Airport’s Signatory Lease and Operating Agreement annual gate allocation process.
You will be providing guidance to staff on decisions to ensure Airport assets are being used in an efficient manner and for critical priority, resolving competing interest for both internal and external conflicts, and supporting decisions made by the Aviation Properties team.
You will be managing the Aviation Property Managers and Lease Administration Teams, overseeing assignment and priority of work, supporting management of tenant leases, administration, and development of internal customer relationships.
You will negotiate lease terms and support/lead Property Managers in developing negotiation strategy for tenant lease, develop policy, guidelines, and standards for internal and external leasing processes.
You will manage tenant lease documentation, ensuring documents are accurate and lease terms are followed, and payments are made, as well as, managing tenant insurance and security requirements for leases.
Who you are:
Two years of experience may be substituted for one year of education:
Experienced – You have five (5) years of experience in Airline, Airport Commercial/Corporate Business Affairs, Real Estate or Property Management.
Educated – You possess a Bachelor’s degree in business, Finance, Property Management, Real Estate or related field.
Desired – We hope you have Master’s degree in Business, Finance or Property Management and ten (10) years of experience in Airline, Airport Commercial/Corporate Business Affairs, Real Estate or Property Management.
Business Acumen – You are skilled in compliance, planning, design and constructing processes and the related disciplines.
Strategic- You are experienced in successfully developing and implementing strategies.
Interpersonal and Political Savvy – Your ability to engage diverse audiences, listens to different perspectives, build rapport, and defuses high tension situations comfortably. Anticipate obstacles and plan accordingly. Work with composure and deal effectively and diplomatically with internal and external stakeholders.
Communication Skills – You will have the opportunity to speak during events and leadership meetings, showcasing your effective and persuasive written and verbal communications. Provide policy writing, presentation, and individual coaching and counseling skills. Ensure recommendations represent the best interest of the Port while taking stakeholder interests into account.
Leadership – You’re able to make quick, decisive decisions and provide sound judgment while able to take risks that improve business performance. IND123
What else you need to know:
Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule will be Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (40 hours per week). Slightly more flexible start and end times are available in this role.
Work Environment – You will primarily work in an office environment.
Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance.
Why you'll love it here:
Healthcare – Medical, Dental and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
Getting to Work – Fully subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to get you here.
Parental Leave – Six weeks paid leave to spend with new additions to your family.
Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
Diversity – We foster opportunities for employees to contribute to our communities and business success in a way that celebrates a fully inclusive and engaged work environment.
Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce and job creation in an equitable, accountable and environmentally responsible manner.
Why the Port of Seattle:
Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability.
About Port of Seattle
Founded in 1911, the Port of Seattle owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, two cruise ship terminals, Fishermen’s Terminal—home of the North Pacific fishing fleet, a grain terminal, four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and economic advantage.
The Port’s operations currently help create nearly 200,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages throughout the region. Over the next 20 years, the Port’s “Century Agenda” seeks to create an additional 100,000 jobs through economic growth while becoming the nation’s leading green and energy-efficient port. Learn more at www.portseattle.org.