General Description and Classification Standards
The Deputy General Manager will assist the Airport General Manager with ensuring the aviation facilities meet all expectations of the commercial aviation travelers in the Atlanta region. He/she will lead a team of planners, architects, engineers, facility managers, project managers, construction managers and environmental specialists to determine the facilities requirements and deliver them in a timely, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner. This is full-time supervisory work over a large and complex permanently assigned work group that includes Department of Aviation employees, consultants, contractors, and vendors. The group includes professional, technical, administrative, or construction/maintenance/ infrastructure types.  This is a fully seasoned senior leadership position in the Airport structure charged with responsibility for directing multiple specialized and technical functions within the airport through multiple directors or manager level positions.

Supervision Received
Direction received is very general, which focuses more on short, medium and long term infrastructure development objectives. This is a policy-advisory level of management and is considered senior leadership.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned

Leads a team of planners, architects, engineers, facility managers, project managers, construction managers and environmental specialists to determine the facilities requirements and delivers them in a timely, cost effective, and environmentally responsible manner.

Makes policy, project, and personnel decisions for direct reports (expenditure of funds, project schedules, contractor claims, or personnel assignments), provides feedback as required.

Coordinates and/or informs the General Manager’s office of the unit’s activities or with the office of the other Deputy General Managers whose units are impacted.

Leads the annual business planning and budgeting efforts; monitors and reviews budgeting progress throughout the year; makes adjustments as necessary.

Directs the preparation and/or review of any required legislation needed to meet the business planning and project execution plan needs. Coordinates the legislation with the General Manager’s office. Attends and presents, if necessary, at City Council committees in support of the legislation.

Manages a multi-faceted team that includes airport employees, consultants, contractors, and vendors.

Consults with government officials (including Mayor and City Council) and airline representatives to discuss and plan matters such as development of airport facilities, formulation of operating rules, regulations, and procedures, and aircraft landing, taxiing, and takeoff patterns for various types of aircraft.

Coordinates project needs with Department of Procurement, Department of Law, and Office of Contract Compliance, airlines, and federal agencies with frequent meetings and exchange of information.

Meets with numerous entities (contractors and consultants) who desire to do business with the City to inform them of upcoming opportunities and encourage participation from majority and minority firms.

Decision Making
Position makes decisions regarding resource allocation among units’ management; regarding daily operating policies and processes.  Position has significant input into overall Airport strategic planning and operating policies.

Leadership Provided
Position has directional authority over a group of seasoned directors and managers, and provides high level coaching and development for direct subordinates and high potential employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

Demonstrated track record of establishing and maintaining solid, respectful and trusting relationships with all key stakeholders including ownership, boards, appointed governmental officials, airlines, concessionaires, on-airport service providers, business and community leaders, special interest groups, and other stakeholder groups.

Experience in facilities development and capital program management of scale, with projects valued at $500 million or more, and with a track record of on-budget and on-time delivery.

Demonstrated strong project management skills in the context of direct management responsibility for large-scale initiatives involving significant dollar amounts and implications, a large staff and many diverse stakeholder groups.

Brings a strong track record of negotiating effectively with third parties including current and potential users of airport properties and facilities, agencies and interest groups.

Experienced in public administration and ideally brings a balanced blend of both private and public-sector experience and of working at the public-private sector interface.

Strong business and financial acumen and insight.

Experienced and comfortable working in highly visible representational positions that have put him or her “in the spotlight” and “under the microscope.”

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a similar discipline; graduate degree and advanced executive leadership courses are highly desirable
A minimum of 10 years experience leading complex engineering, construction and/or capital improvement projects
Strong leadership capability, with the ability to manage, develop, and motivate diverse staff
Demonstrated ability to communicate, manage conflict, build consensus, and facilitate problem solving and collaboration among various stakeholders
Demonstrated executive-level experience in negotiations, contract administration and management
Preferred Education & Experience
Professional Engineer (PE) license is highly preferable, as are other relevant qualifications in areas like Architecture and Building Construction.
Master’s degree in Engineering or related field
Demonstrated acumen in capital project management, redevelopment, and construction
Broad policy and/or program design development
Experience interacting with multiple governmental agencies and officials with potentially significant divergent views
Background in airport operations with an emphasis on capital development
Proven track record to perform effectively under pressure and to resolve conflict constructively
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with the workforce at all levels as well as external constituents
High level of integrity and dependability with ability to think on both a strategic and tactical level to develop long-term achievable plans
Licensures and Certifications
None required in general.  PE preferred.

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