The Director of Engineering manages and provides professional leadership for engineering projects for the Indianapolis Airport Authority. This position provides engineering and architectural research, analysis, and building coordination. At the direction of the Sr. Director, Planning & Development, creates and manages the engineering projects regarding land use, building, and air space development. Incumbent will be responsible to deliver the conceptualizing, development, and oversight of proactive and strategic initiatives for all engineering projects.
Directs and leads system wide engineering initiatives, providing guidance and maintaining oversight during consultant selection, design activities, bid and award and throughout construction
Leads, directs, and manages department staff, resources and consultant contract staff as necessary to successfully fulfill the essential functions
Engages with the Director, Planning & Project Development; Director, Environment and Sustainability; Director, Construction; and Director Supplier Diversity for all the IAA’s engineering initiatives
Works with the Sr. Director, Planning & Development to develop annual and multi-year work plans and strategies to meet business needs
Effectively analyzes projects and strategic initiatives for financial, policy, legal, public relations and technical matters
Responsible for the development of a competent and adequate professional workforce, both in-house and consultant.
Responsible for providing seamless engineering policy and program coordination within the IAA and ensures Planning and Development delivers professional, timely, multi-disciplined engineering services to the airport system
Responsible for the development of design and engineering plans, budgets, sources of funds, evaluation of delivery methods and controls procedures for all existing IAA facilities, projects, and programs to enhance the airport business; including analysis of operational implications, impacts to the approved master plan, regulatory requirements, security requirements and safety requirements
Provide policy and program coordination within the Planning and Development team, ensuring the delivery of professional and timely engineering services to the IAA
Development of briefing memos and strategic documents
Development of departmental goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives as a member of the Planning and Development leadership team
Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, engineering/architectural policies, procedures, and work standards to ensure success
Communicates business and work area plans and goals to managers and/or supervisors to secure buy-in
Reviews, approves, and implements recommended changes to plans and leads the development of process and/or operational improvements
Develops and recommends inputs for prioritization of the needs and allocations of resources to achieve strategies.
Utilizes resources to develop or expand services and/or operations
Ensures resources are utilized appropriately and do not exceed the established budget without approval
Creates and administers policies and integrates work group procedures across work areas for consistency
Resolves sensitive, controversial issues by making decisions inclusive of multiple perspectives by working with other IAA departments to gain insight and input
Represent the engineering prospective in meetings that may involve elected and/or appointed officials and other city entities
Monitors engineering projects to ensure budgetary cost effectiveness and schedule adherence.
Directs, leads and engages with Director, Planning & Project Development; Manager; Director, Environment and Sustainability; Director, Construction with the development of the annual and five (5) year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
Coordinates with Director, Construction to allocate staff and other resources to meet the demands of daily and on-going construction projects
Leads the procurement of, and administers, consultant contracts and on-going consultant work necessary to meet the department’s engineering needs
Works closely with Director, Planning & Project Development; Director, Environment and Sustainability; Director, Construction to ensure that engineering projects are planned and executed consistent with current best practices for sustainability and resilience to the impacts of the climate
Reviews and approves the preparation and management of responses to Request for Qualifications(RFQs) and Request for Proposals(RFPs), Invitation to Bidders, and Request for Quotes for consultant solicitations and public works projects
Provides input and directional objectives to achieve departmental strategic objectives in line with IAA strategic goals.
Perform any other function as assigned
Perform all of the essential functions of the job outlined above without creating a direct threat to the safety of oneself, subordinates, or other person(s) in and around the airport
Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited university; Professional Engineers’ license in Indiana is required; out-of-state candidates will be required to obtain Professional Engineers’ license in Indiana within 12 months
A minimum of ten (10) years of engineering management experience is required
5 years minimum Airport engineering or planning experience at commercial service and general aviation airports both within the public and private sectors would be preferred
Proven ability to act independently and lead complex projects
Ability to adapt leadership style to various situations
Strong written and oral communication skills
Able to consistently deliver accurate information, data and analysis
Understanding of Indiana Public Works requirements
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to walk, sit, use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, reach with hands and arms, balance, stop, talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25+ pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by the position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. Operate a motor vehicle with a valid driver’s license. Use of a computer and other personal assistance devices (tablets or mobile phone) are a must for this position.
Work environment: This position is performed within an office environment at least 80% of the time. The other 20% the employee will be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. With multiple worksites the noise level varies from the office environment and the outside environment. The incumbent in this position is expected to work independently and as part of the team.
This position will provide strategic oversight to the following positions: Project Managers, Contracted Staff and Consultants (10 to 25 individuals at any given time)
About Indianapolis Airport Authority
Established as a municipal corporation by the General Assembly in 1962, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. It has also been inducted into the ACI Director General’s Roll of Excellence, one of the few U.S. airports to be included in this elite group of worldwide airports. Condé Nast Traveler readers named IND the best airport in America in 2014, 2015 and 2016. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus. LEED is a green- building award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. IND has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.
IND generates an annual econ...omic impact in Central Indiana of more than $5.4 billion without relying on state or local taxes to fund its operations. About 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 8.5 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 143 daily flights, seasonally and year-round, to 47 nonstop destinations. Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth- largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service.