We are seeking Aviation Planners to join Ricondo’s team of talented aviation consultants Ricondo team members are passionate about working alongside airport management to solve the complex issues facing the aviation industry today. Our firm provides strategic planning services to airports across the United States and around the world, including operational and physical planning, master planning, environmental reviews, and business advisory services. As an Aviation Planner, you will work both independently and in collaboration with our diverse team of aviation professionals from across the country to address challenges associated with airport infrastructure project development and implementation. You will also have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and expertise by participating in diverse aviation projects. No two airports are the same and no two projects are alike, so if you are a problem-solver and lifelong learner, join our team and grow with us!
The Consultant/Senior Consultant is responsible for performing entry-level concept development, planning, and implementation of aviation programs, projects, and studies under the supervision of senior staff. Qualified candidate will possess a degree in Architecture, Engineering, Planning, or similar field. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in documentation and presentation media to include but not limited to AutoCad and/or Revit, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint. Candidate must also demonstrate working knowledge of MS Excel. Prior experience with architecture, engineering, planning firm or similar is preferred but not required. Candidate must also demonstrate working knowledge of MS Excel. Prior experience with architecture, engineering, planning firm or similar is preferred but not required.
Core Responsibilities Requirements
Conducts field surveys, investigations, and collects data in support of airport planning studies.
Consults with fellow employees and senior staff concerning the compilation, interpretation, and presentation of research data for airport planning studies.
Prepares draft sections of reports and deliverables based on verbal and written input from others as well as individual efforts.
Assists in developing, formatting, publishing, and distributing tables, charts, manuals, and maps that deal with existing and proposed airport planning studies.
Provides technical assistance, and written recommendations on airport planning studies.
Develops and maintains electronic data sets, files, etc., and troubleshoots existing analysis tools and/or programs.
Responds to requests for data and information from internal staff and external clients, organizations, various agencies, and the public.
Performs related work as required.
Bachelor’s degree in a field that provides a solid foundation for aviation consulting, such as Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Aviation Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, or Economics
0-5 years of increasingly responsible experience in airport planning or related field
Possesses a familiarity with the aviation industry or a desire to learn and grow in the aviation industry
Familiarity with FAA Advisory Circulars, Engineering Briefs, and other industry planning/design guidance documents
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communications skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Additional Preferred Technical Skills
Master’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for aviation consulting, such as Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Aviation Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Administration, Finance, or Economics
Working knowledge of best practices, methods, and principles utilized in strategic planning, infrastructure and facilities planning, and operational research for airports
Ability to apply principles of management, business, marketing, and administration in supporting large and complex airport planning projects
Knowledge and experience with analytical techniques and related tools including statistical, spreadsheet, database, simulation, spatial/graphical analysis applications (AutoCAD, REVIT, GIS, 3DS Max, etc.), or modelling tools such as VISSIM, SketchUp, and/or AviPlan.
Self-motivated: initiative to identify creative and technically sound solutions, and ability to work well with staff both in-person and remotely in other locations.
Detail-oriented: in analytic and technical writing assignments, the ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical audiences and to edit for consistency and grammar.
Proactive and effective communicator: excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills to coordinate with teams and clients.
Highly organized: plan and prioritize work assignments and demonstrate ability to manage concurrent assignments with different teams.
Competitive Benefits Package
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match depending on company performance
100% Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
Generous paid time-off program for sick leave and vacation time
Tuition reimbursement program
Professional certification, licensure, and association membership funding
Professional conferences and seminars
On-demand access to training (Cornerstone eLearning)
Internal workshops and webinars
Short- and long-term disability insurance coverage
Life insurance (survivor benefits)
Team member referral bonus program
Flexible spend accounts (medical and dependent care)
Ricondo is a full-service aviation consulting firm that has a team of more than 150 employees worldwide. Our technical consulting and project management services encompass airport facilities planning, airport master planning, environmental planning, feasibility studies, financial analyses, airfield and airspace analyses, and airport development programs, either on a project basis or as part of on-call consulting services. Ricondo is headquartered in Chicago and has 10 additional U.S. offices (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.), as well as two international offices (Abu Dhabi and London).