Director of Planning & Engineering

Website The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission

The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is seeking a Director of Planning & Engineering for the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA). This position is responsible for leading and managing the Department of Planning and Engineering, which includes, all airport facility planning functions, capital improvement program, environmental program/compliance, and sustainability initiatives; operations, and supervising the Operations Manager.

Position Qualifications

To be considered, a candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, planning, or a closely related field; a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in engineering design, engineering project administration and inspection, construction management, or airport planning, and a minimum of three (3) years as a project manager for construction or planning projects at one or more commercial service airports. Professional Registration as an Engineer or Planner is not required but is desired.

Special Requirements

The successful candidate must meet and maintain Transportation Security Administration and Commission security requirements for unescorted access to the Airport’s Secured Area, SIDA and other Air Operations Areas; must possess or promptly obtain a valid Virginia driver’s license; must have and maintain an insurable driving record acceptable to the Commission’s insurance carrier(s).

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $96,522 – $138,752. A starting salary at the mid-point of $111,000 may be possible for the exceptional candidate. There is also an excellent benefit package including relocation assistance. For instructions on how to apply, please click here to see the recruitment brochure, or visit the searches tab at

Filing Deadline: October 18, 2019

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