Management oversight of executing capital projects at six airports. The primary responsibilities are small and large airport infrastructure planning and design, pavement evaluations, airfield pavement designs, site and facilities design, commercial and airport site development layouts, utility system design, and related services. Duties also include generating engineering reports, construction plans, preparation of project specifications, assembling permit applications and providing engineering oversight during construction.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other related duties may be assigned:
Management of sections of RIAC’s capital improvement program through direct supervision of assigned staff managing capital projects. Ensures that assigned capital projects are properly programmed, and appropriately delivered through design, construction, and project closeout.
Interact with operating department managers, executive staff, board members, community groups, regulators, consultants, contractors, tenants, and others on engineering matters, as appropriate.
Coordinate with the FAA, consultants, contractors, other departments and individuals in the planning and implementation of airfield projects.
Manage the preparation of Scope Definition and Scope Change Forms.
Write procurement documents for design projects.
Manage the selection process for Architects and Engineering (A/E) firms.
Manage the review and evaluation of A/E’s fee proposals to include scope, budget, schedule, deliverables and administration of the project.
Prepare independent estimates for consultant fees.
Review schematic and development plans and specifications for various projects.
Review final plans, specifications and bid documents.
Review preliminary cost estimates and construction schedule.
Manage the administration of construction projects to include pre-bid and pre-construction conferences, contract award recommendation, cost estimates, change orders and addenda.
Negotiate contracts with A/E firms and contractors. Review and approve design invoice vouchers and construction progress payments.
Demonstrate creativity, foresight and mature engineering judgment in anticipating and solving unpredictable engineering problems.
Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little or no advanced notice.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position supervises engineering and architectural project managers to support program delivery. The Environmental Division, including the Manager of Environmental and the Glycol Manager also report to this position.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Senior level management responsibility.
Excellent business acumen.
Ability to plan and manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
Exceptional interpersonal skills including, but not limited to verbal and written communication skills, active listening and negotiation skills, ability to understanding others’ perspectives.
Confidence in directing and coordinating staff, contractors and consultants.
Innovative and effective management techniques to encourage employee performance.
Valid driver’s license.
Proficient in MS Office suite, Email, Internet and multiple engineering programs (GPS, AutoCAD).
Familiarity with Advisory Circulars, FAA and ICAO requirements, procedures and publications.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Master’s degree is preferred.
Must have or obtain Rhode Island Professional Engineer (PE) license via reciprocity within one year from the date of hire.
5 years of progressive engineering management experience at a small, medium, or large hub airport is required.
Extensive knowledge of the FAA coordination associated with the execution of airport capital program is required.
Active participation in the aviation industry is preferred.
Experience with architectural projects is preferred.
A.A.E. accreditation is preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prolonged sitting and viewing a computer monitor, utilizing a computer keyboard.
Ability to drive and walk around the airport properties.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Climate controlled office environment.
Exposed to the elements when visiting airport properties.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the six state-owned airports as well as for the supervision of all civil airports, landing areas, navigation facilities, air schools and flying clubs.
The Rhode Island Airport Corporation is a quasi-public agency.
The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is “To be a self-sustaining public agency that provided quality facilities:
•For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
•By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
•By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.
In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas: Infrastructure,Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Communication, and Organization