Senior Manager, Aviation Long-Range Planning Jobs in Portland, OR at Port of Portland

Title: Senior Manager, Aviation Long-Range Planning

Company: Port of Portland

Location: Portland, OR

General Information

The Port of Portland is a gateway to the globe, we operate multiple airports, marine terminals and business parks that connect people and passengers, drive economic growth and improve our region’s quality of life. This is a great opportunity to leverage your functional expertise as well as your strengths in leadership, people management and collaboration skills. You will be responsible for managing the Port’s aviation long range planning group and ensuring we are in compliance with local, state and federal standards throughout the Port owned aviation facilities. NOTE: The Port of Portland is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and community. As part of this commitment, all Port employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a Port approved medical or religious exception and accommodation as a condition of employment. Request of a medical or religious exception, will require you to go through the Port exception and accommodation process. Candidates must provide proof of vaccination or have a Port approved exception and accommodation prior to beginning work at the Port. * This position is FLSA exempt, therefore it is ineligible for overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of a 40-hour work week.

Summary of Essential Responsibilities

Develop the Port’s aviation long range planning work program, set project priorities, schedules, staffing requirements and identify budgets for all aviation planning initiatives and operational requirements for specific planning studies.
Continually adjust workload and resources to respond to critical need issues and accelerated schedule demands.
Inform Port senior management on the Port’s major aviation planning efforts, state and federal policy issues, and emerging industry issues or positions.
Develop and/or manage major master plans/facility planning projects, feasibility studies, alternatives assessments, facility forecasts, and public engagement strategies. Project management including management of consultant contracts for specific projects and on-call services.
Coordinate ongoing airport planning and development work with the FAA and local government. Manage the team responsible for maintaining ALP’s, coordinating complex 7460’s, Part 163’s, land releases, state and federal funding, public notice requirements, and other actions necessary to facilitate the safe, efficient, and effective development of the airport
Work across departments to ensure planning efforts meet Port business and strategic plan goals and act as department representative on major Port wide initiatives and policy efforts or teams
Collaborate with senior Port staff in the development of supporting transportation and land use policy efforts for all Port business lines

Coordinate work efforts with the Land Use, Transportation & Marine Planning Manager
Facilities & Assets to coordinate planning activities and studies with capital planning and project development efforts
Monitor workloads and schedule of each staff member to ensure timely resource adjustments to meet business needs

Minimum Requirements/Skills and Abilities

Bachelor’s degree required in urban transportation, land use planning, or related field, Master’s Degree (preferred)
Minimum eight (8) years’ experience with 3-4 being at a senior level or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
Ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.
AICP certification preferred
Knowledge of:

FAA policies and programs, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), principals of airfield planning, engineering and design, stakeholders including airlines, shippers, industry groups, advocacy organizations, FHWA, TSA, and state/local government rules and regulations related to airports.

Aviation long range planning including developing airport master plans, sub-area plans, facility plans, and feasibility studies, in accordance with local, state and federal requirements
Managing major projects and developing capital development programs including project descriptions and budgets
Developing and managing operating budgets
Developing consultant scopes of work and hiring and managing consultant teams
Recruiting, managing, and developing high quality staff that functions as a high performing team
Work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders including internal Port staff, the public, industry, the regulatory agencies and various community interests
Communicating/facilitating/coordinating internal and external stakeholder processes, including various public advisory groups
Promoting safety as a guiding principle and a regular practice in accomplishing work
Showing the utmost respect for others and acting as a team player
Ability to:

Adapt to changing economic conditions and industry trends
Understand the impacts of proposed legislation at a state, local, and federal level
Remain calm, communicate clearly and take input openly in often tense situations with hostile members of the public or other stakeholders
Adapt to evolving organizational and administrative systems in support of Port fiscal or administrative policies
Facilitate large and small groups, both internal and external, to achieve desired objectives. Demonstrate commitment to valuing differences among individuals and a passion for being inclusive

Additional Information

Additional Information

Safety: The Port promotes safety as a guiding principle and practice in accomplishing work by complying with safety and health policies and procedures and consistently seeking improvements that support operational excellence.
Diversity and Inclusion: At the Port, we don’t just accept difference; we value and support it to create a culture of inclusiveness and fun. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement: The Port of Portland is dedicated to maintaining and improving a work environment, which extends equal opportunity to all individuals, regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation. Employment decisions shall be made in such a manner as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and to comply with state, federal and local laws. We affirm through this policy statement our continuing commitment to the principles of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
Veterans Preference: Under Oregon law, qualified veterans may be eligible for veterans preference when applying for Port of Portland positions. If you are a veteran and would like to be considered for a veterans preference for this job, please provide the qualifying documents as instructed during the application process.
Background Checks and Drug Testing: The Port of Portland will conduct background checks and/or drug tests for positions where such tests are required by regulation and for other safety-sensitive positions.
ADA Accommodation: Accommodations will be considered for applicants or candidates with a qualifying disability that prevents them from participating in this process. Accommodations will be made where the Port can reasonably do so without imposing an undue hardship on the business or compromising the integrity of the recruitment process. An applicant with any disability who believes that they need an accommodation should contact Human Resources at 503.415.6000

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