Senior Airport Planner is responsible for coordinating planning and development activities of the Colorado Springs Airport, including Business Park and General Aviation development as well as working with other divisions, outside agencies, and the public to provide professional assistance, detailed and conceptual airfield and landside planning, development plan and land use review and coordination of development within the FAA guidelines.
Successful candidates will have
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public planning, public administration, aviation mgmt, business mgmt, geography, architecture, or a related field
Five years of full-time professional airport planning experience
One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education.
Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
Act as the lead planner and point of contact for Land Use Reviews within the Airport Overlay
Prepare RFPs, recommend the selection of consultants, write contracts, and plan and direct the work of consulting planners, architects, engineers, and subcontractors
Assist with site planning for all Airport development
Establish project schedules, assist with cost estimates, and submit progress reports to management
Assist with the review of Airport tenant submittals under the City Development Review process, including participating on the Design Review Committee, documenting tenant submittals, attending pre-submittal conferences, and consolidating City agency comments
Interact with Airport tenants, FAA, city, state, and community groups concerning Airport planning, noise issues, and related matters
Ensure project proposals are in compliance with FAA guidelines and City ordinances
Assist in creating, maintaining, and executing the Airport's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) including the identification of funding opportunities and revenue strategies
Research zoning, planning, development, utilities, and drainage history for the Airport
Support private development through the development processes of local jurisdictions; facilitate efficient and cost-effective development; and work with Colorado Springs Utilities to develop long-term strategies for utility infrastructure in and around the Airport
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate: Knowledge of:
FAA funding mechanisms and eligibility
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including environmental
Airport operations and land planning processes
Utilities infrastructure, easements, and legal descriptions in and around an airport
Write technical review documents
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ideal candidates will also have
Three years of experience working for a City/Municipal government, public use airport, or aviation consulting firm
Experience managing planning or construction projects at an airport
Experience preparing Request for Proposals (RFPs), Statements of Work, Independent Fee Estimates (IFEs) and CIPs.
Experience working with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) guidelines
Experience working with Land Use Reviews or the coordination of development within an Airport Overlay Zone,
Experience working with the Airport Environment Review process (NEPA)
Professional Certifications such as AICP, AAAE, AAE, or CM, PMP or the ability to obtain
The Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is a city-owned, public-use commercial airport located in the heart of Colorado. COS is the primary-use airport for the Pikes Peak Region and Southern Colorado. The 3-runway airport is the second largest in the state. Designated as a small hub airport, the 12-gate terminal facility has scheduled air service on 5 airlines.