Senior Airport Engineer

Website City of San Antonio

Under administrative direction, is responsible for performing professional and supervisory work directing the activities of an Engineering section or division. Working conditions are primarily in an office environment. Exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.


  • Supervises engineering staff in the development, design, construction, and maintenance of principal public works projects.
  • Provides information both verbally and in writing to the City Council or the general public regarding any concerns.
  • Advises other City departments on matters related to technical engineering issues.
  • Reviews design plans, project specifications, and cost estimates submitted by staff; attends review meetings; and identifies and solves design problems.
  • Develops policies for the section/division within the framework of any applicable regulations.
  • Develops programs to improve the efficiency of the division/section.
  • Approves plans and specifications for construction contracts; recommends the letting of contract; ensures that work is performed according to the provisions of the contract.
  • Requests and evaluates consultant fee proposals; monitors and approves compensation for professional engineering services.
  • Reviews all bid packages prepared by consultants; attends pre-bid conferences; analyzes bid results; makes recommendations on accepting/rejecting bids
  • Develops and implements section/division budget.
  • Provides legal testimony.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college, university or engineering school approved by a State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in engineering.
  • No substitution for education allowed.
  • Licensed to practice engineering in the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer.
    OR Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) from another state with the ability to obtain a P.E. license in the State of
  • Texas within 6 months of employment.
  • Valid Class ‘C’ Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Threat Assessment clearance upon employment.
  • Must maintain federally mandated security clearance required to work at an airport at all times.


  • Civil Engineer degree.
  • Working knowledge of FAA processes, procedures, directives and circulars.
  • Ten (10) years construction/project management experience.
  • Five (5) years construction management experience at an airport.
  • Extensive horizontal construction management experience is a plus.
  • Five years Airport/Aviation design and construction experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of FAA policies and procedures as it relates to Airport planning, design, funding and construction; specifically experience and knowledge of FAA Airport design standards and criteria.
  • Experience and knowledge of Airfield Safety procedures, policies and requirements.

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