The Syracuse Hancock International Airport has a lot of exciting new capital projects ahead. The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority is looking for a full-time entry-level Airport Planner I to support SYR becoming a best-in-class airport. The Airport Planner conducts, analyzes, studies and develops plans to effectively implement capital projects at the Airport related to facility utilization and other operational requirements consistent with business objectives. They ensure the integration of long-term master plans and strategic objectives into both short and long-term development projects keeping in mind the impact on specified airports and to local/regional areas. They also research and investigate technical issues with direct effect on airport development projects; works on environmental programs, performs computer assisted drafting, design and development, and creation and maintenance of GIS data files. Must have experience in AutoCad. Interested candidates should apply online https://syrairport.org/. SRAA encourages anticipated college graduates and experienced airport planners to apply.
Understanding of and ability to navigate and interpret FAA Advisory Circulars and Orders
Exposure and basic understanding of AutoCAD Civil3D and ArcGIS analysis
Understanding of, and ability to research industry standards and best practices and regulatory agency (FAA and DOT) requirements
Exposure to Part 139 and 77 regulations and familiarity with TSA Part 1542 security requirements
Exposure to Airport Simulation software such as AEDT, REDIM, and AviPlan
Understanding of airport land use best practices including airspace, noise, and environmental impacts.
Exposure to aviation planning, including airport master plans and layout development.
Understanding of the various components of airport master plans, airport layout plans, terminal planning projects and various studies addressing the need for and timing of airport facilities
Familiarity with the airport environment including pavements, NAVAIDS, lighting, safety areas, and airspace.
Must be highly motivated, proactive, and willing to take on new challenges
Ability to manage multiple aviation assignments independently and work effectively
Good written and verbal communication skills essential for team-based working
Demonstrated numeric analytical competence and strategic thinking capability
Proficient in AutoCad
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Excellent planning and organization skills and attention to detail for a fast-paced environment, and ability to adhere to quality assurance processes to ensure quality project deliverables
Ability to interact positively with coworkers, consultants, contractors, tenants, representatives of local units of government and residents of proximate communities from widely diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English, including public speaking skills
Ability to work outside on occasion, being exposed to variety of weather conditions
Physically able to be mobile around a construction site and to be able to operate office technology
Ability to maintain confidentiality and integrity of data obtained through the course of the position
Previous coursework in Airport Planning, Airport Design and/or Airport Management
A) Graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Aviation Management or similar field at time of appointment, and;
The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority serves Upstate New York, providing a safe, convenient, seamless passenger experience while enhancing economic opportunity, development, and growth in the region.