Sr Airport Planner

Website DFWAirport Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose.

Job Overview

As the Sr. Airport Planner, you will develop the business case and documentation, as required, for the administration and execution of each project (i.e., Capital Improvement Program funding documents, Official Board Actions, Work Authorizations, reports, presentations, etc.). Additionally, you will be responsible for directing and managing in-house planning studies and overseeing management of consultant planning studies, as well as, representing the Airport on planning related matters. You will coordinate projects with, and/or serve as, the Airport liaison to local, state and federal agencies (FAA, NASA, TxDOT, NCTCOG, DART, TEXRAIL, Owner City and Host City planning departments, etc.).  Under general direction of the Planning Manager, participates in short and long-range airport planning efforts pertaining to all aspect of the airport; airfield/airspace, facility development, land-use, commercial development, infrastructure, and studies to optimize airport related processes, operations, and facilities. Will be required to apply Airport Planning principles to analyze and strategic plan components of Airport development in support of the Airport’s Strategic Growth and Business Plan.

What you will be doing:

•     Develop work plans, and utilizes strategic thinking to provide innovative, sustainable solutions to Airport’s planning needs.

•     Participate in the development and preparation of updates to the Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan.

•     Lead and develop business cases for projects in support of the Airport’s capital improvement program.

•     Identify Airport process improvements using detailed analytical simulation, modeling, and optimization.

•     Analyze Airport Board and tenant-initiated projects to ensure compatibility with the Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan, and generally accepted industry standards.

•     Oversee consultants conducting short- and long-range airport planning studies; develops schedules, supervises, and monitors study progress.

What you need:

•     Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautics, Business Aviation Administration, Aviation Planning, Transportation Planning, Civil/Transportation Engineering, Architecture, Industrial      Engineering, or a related field.

•     Five (5) years of professional-level experience in relevant planning activities.

•     Three (3) years of experience in a coordinating or lead position.

•     Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above on a year-for- year basis.

•     Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.


•     Supervisory experience.

•     Masters’ degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Planning, Business Administration, Transportation Planning, or related field.

•     Familiar and experienced with airport planning and design standards published by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other airport industry associations or transportation research institutions.

•     Knowledge of airport and airline procedures and processes.

•     Knowledge of federal, state and local ordinances, codes and regulations relating to airport planning and development.

•     Experience in estimating.

•     Experience in managing project budget and schedule.

•     Previous FAA Grant Application and Coordination Experience.

•     Professional certification such as American Institute of Certified Planners, Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) or Project Management Professional (PMP).

•     FAA Certified Air Traffic Controller or FAA Pilots License.

•     FAA Airports Geographic Information Systems (AGIS) experience.

About Us

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees.

Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of over 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join us and help reimagine what an airport can be.

Bring your talents to DFW. Live and work with purpose.

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