Regional and Transportation Planning Supervisor- Denver International Airport

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Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport

The City and County of Denver utilizes a hybrid model workplace that balances the responsibilities of public service with the benefits of a flexible work environment. Employees work where needed, at a city site and/or in the field at least two days a week and telecommute remotely at a designated workplace within the State of Colorado the remaining days.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $33 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 30,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.

The planning team is looking for an interdisciplinary Regional and Transportation Planning Supervisor who brings a depth and breadth of technical proficiency; critical problem solving, communication and facilitation; financial acumen; stewardship; and an ability to invest in the success of the Airport.  The Planning and Design group plans billions of dollars of airport development projects. As part of the planning team, the Regional and Transportation Planning Supervisor executes multi-disciplinary initiatives, management, and implementation of strategies to achieve objectives relative to the Denver Airport Master Plan in the context of Regional Land Use and Development, Regional Traffic and Transportation Planning, and Mobility and Transit Planning. Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create presentations and hold projects team meetings with stakeholders, DEN staff, airport tenants and consultants, as well as with surrounding communities and jurisdictions (surrounding municipalities and counties), DRCOG, RTD, CDOT, and other relevant agencies to review projects and keep them updated and informed as projects move through schedules and phases
  • Directs the development of a comprehensive regional land use plan and transportation and mobility strategy, specific plans, and the development and implementation of planning standards and criteria, and develops airport policy in the context of regional land use and urban planning and traffic and transportation planning for the development, growth, land use, transportation, natural resources, housing, and utilization of resources
  • Guides, reviews, and evaluates planning initiatives for complex and multifaceted projects that are relevant to the airport and region, gives advice and direction, and recommends modifications to plans and projects, and provides alternative solutions
  • Provides strategic planning advice on long-range and short-term regional land use and transportation and mobility planning initiatives; develops policy and strategic alternatives regarding planning goals and makes recommendations on highly visible or sensitive issues to planning staff, city officials, boards, commissions, the public, and other stakeholders
  • Performs complex research and analysis on planning, design, and development issues; solicits information from management to establish priorities, determine problems, develop proposals, and responds to community concerns by providing information and explaining the airport’s role in addressing issues
  • Establishes performance metrics for regional land use and transportation planning staff and work area(s). Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
  • Develops and manages on-call contracts including the request for proposal, participates in consultant selections, monitors budget, and completes City Council presentations
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

We are looking for candidates with some or all the following skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in regional land use planning, city/urban planning is highly preferred.
    Skill in formulating effective strategies consistent with the business policy of the organization in a complex, fast-paced commercial, Part 139, international airport environment
  • Knowledge of functions, principles, methods, and techniques of public planning including those related to community planning, regional and urban planning, transportation and transit planning such as demand forecasting, environmental impact analysis, and land use planning and zoning
  • Knowledge of VISSIM, Autocad, and GIS (e.g., ArcMap) strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of transportation planning modeling tools, requirements planning methods, demand-capacity and level of service analysis, evaluation of alternatives, and data analytics
  • Knowledge of functions, principles, methods, and techniques related to large-hub aviation transportation, transit, and mobility planning
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving passengers, people, and cargo by air, rail, or road
  • Knowledge of the principles and tools relevant to regional and airport land use planning, development, FAA regulations
  • Knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars, FAR’s, AASHTO, FHWA, FTA and other transportation regulatory rules and regulations governing airport and transportation & transit planning and design
  • Experience in supervising planning consultants or planning staff and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Land use planning experience highly preferred.

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Planning, Airport/Aviation Management, or a related field.
  • Experience:   Six (6) years of professional planning experience
  • Experience Equivalency:  One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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