• Miami Aviation Leader

    Job Location US-FL-Miami
    Job ID 0918-19609
    HNTB Job Title
    Project Director
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB!  We are currently seeking an Aviation Leader for our Miami, Florida office.


    HNTB is a leading provider of planning, design and program management services for transportation development programs nationwide.  The firm is implementing a strategic growth plan across select geographies and market sectors.  The State of Florida, the Miami metro area and the Aviation Market Sector are key growth priorities for the firm.  This position will help HNTB to advance our strategies for our Aviation practice in Florida.    

    Job Summary

    Responsible for the profitable operation of large, mega projects.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Responsible for managing and delivering mega projects on-time, within budget and to the satisfaction of the client.
    • Develops and nurtures key client relationships and is the primary company contact on the project.
    • Identifies and markets additional business opportunities with key clients.
    • Sets priorities, secure resources and obtain commitment to work according to the project planned with department managers and section heads.
    • Consistently maintains an overall view for the progress of the assigned project.
    • Oversees the Project Managers and as a functional manager, to support with the right resources, competencies and tools that are available.
    • Ensures the achievement of product quality, project targets, budget control and project profitability over the project portfolio.
    • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions and strategies.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Miami Aviation Leader 
    - Responsible for managing Miami office aviation staff resources and budgets in accordance with the business objectives of the Miami office.
    - Manages a group of aviation staff to pursue and deliver aviation projects.
    - Coordinates the work efforts and reviews work performed by staff in the Aviation group.  
    - Identifies staffing needs for the development and delivery of aviation services.
    - Participates in recruiting key staff.
    - Coordinates the deployment of key aviation practice resources on opportunities, pursuits, and projects.
    Client Service Leader for MDAD
    - Responsible for being the main point of contact with the MDAD client with focus on business development, client relationships, and project delivery.  Directs a client service team to discover and position for future project opportunities
    Project Manager for MDAD Consulting Engineer
    - Responsible for pro-actively executing the duties as outlined for the Consulting Engineer (CE) in the MDAD Trust Agreement.  Provide leadership to the team assigned to support the CE role in delivering HNTB’s project objectives.
    - Serves as the primary project liaison with MDAD, clearly articulating the duties of the CE while maintaining independence and an attitude of trusted adviser role as an aviation expert. Certifies the projects are necessary, certifies approval of payments, advises trustees of the adequacy of airport operations and maintenance.
    - Performs technical discipline tasks including research, reports; manages project scope, schedule and budget, etc.
    Business Development/Strategic Planning
    - Under the direction of the Miami Office Leader, leads the efforts to perform discovery regarding potential business opportunities with MDAD and other aviation clients in Southeast Florida.
    - Develops client-specific strategic plans for MDAD and other potential aviation clients in the Southeast Florida.
    Industry Representation
    - Serves as the face for HNTB Aviation in Southeast Florida.
    - Attends local, regional, state and national aviation conferences and events where consistent with the business objectives of the Miami office

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering
    16 years engineering experience, including directing large mega projects

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Bachelor Degree or higher in planning, engineering or architecture.
    - Additional education or training in management and finance helpful.
    - Registered Architect or Engineer preferred, but not required.
    - PMP certification helpful.
    - 20 years of progressive experience in a broad range of Airport A&E services (i.e. airport planning, airport operations, airline operations, terminal and airfield design criteria’s, aviation finances).
    Additional Qualifications/Attributes
    - Experience with other transportation modes.
    - Proven ability to work and lead team with no day-to-day supervisory direction.
    - Comfortable with working in/with the political environment.
    - Contracting and financial background would be a plus


    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

    HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. 

    The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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