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Sr Aviation Project Manager-WEST

  • Job reference: NA-001145
  • Sector: Aviation, Construction
  • Location: Orange, Los Angeles
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It's about the experience.

The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
Bill Gates
The same can be said of the airports in which they land. Because no matter what happens between here, there and everywhere, it’s about the experience.

It’s our job to understand the pressures and challenges that airlines and airports face.

Passenger experience–Passengers’ travel habits are changing, along with security procedures. Passengers need to feel they’re valued and not shepherded through a process. Airports and airlines need to update aging facilities to provide access to technology, i.e., wireless access, charging areas, increased amenities post-security, and improve wayfinding for smoother passenger flow. The ability to create spaces and systems that are functional, easy to use and pleasing to passengers is essential.

Technology–As technologies evolve, airports are constantly making changes to security systems, baggage handling, and ticketing systems. We’re on top of the latest technologies, and their impact on existing infrastructure, i.e. power, cooling, structure.

Sustainability–Airports are increasingly striving to be “green” in construction and operations. We understand how designs can impact “green” operations.

A combination of left and right-brain thinking drives our holistic approach.

From strategic planning through to concept and detailed design, our portfolio features marquis projects at significant airports in the U.S. and around the world. We’re known for architectural design excellence on projects which are also highly functional and maintainable, and successfully integrate complex infrastructure. Our portfolio includes LEED® certified projects, an increasing focus at airports world-wide. We’re recognized for leading-edge use of BIM technology.

Successful and compelling aviation architecture balances efficient, secure, and safe airport operations with an excellent passenger experience, sustainability, and revenue generation. Our architects and engineers are passionately committed to providing creative, functional, and efficient designs.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our West Aviation Group working out of either our San Diego, CA or Los Angeles, CA office as a Senior Aviation Project Manager.


This person is a senior engineer that will lead an aviation production team and front clients in San Diego/Los Angeles

Under direction, provides professional and project management expertise in the direction of highly unconventional projects requiring multiple technical units and/or subcontractors, heavy regulatory agency involvement or extremely complex technical requirements.

Functions as mentor to project managers and technical professionals to assist in their training and development.

Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing.

Directs and oversees the assignments, activities, and resources of the Aviation Sector in and around San Diego/Los Angeles.

Provides leadership, direction and guidance to project managers within the Aviation Sector to ensure proper execution of projects.

Actively works with the Aviation Sector Manager, business unit managers and sales directors to develop and implement strategy and to identify opportunities for staffing projects, pursuits, and to encourage cross-selling.

Ultimately responsible for client relations, quality control and safety, and financial performance for the assigned projects.


Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. This level may be achieved with ten years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, four of these working as a project manager.

Ideal candidate is 10-15 years’ experience with a strong background in airfield design, an established project manager and experience in business operations capable of growing junior engineering staff while profitably managing the work, growing the business, and contributing to the growth of aviation business unit in the region.

Professional registration; P.E., P.G., PLS, R.A., or RLA.

Over 10 years of technical and leadership experience, with at least five of these years in a senior operating management position.

Extensive experience managing staff, operations, and contributing to business development activities of a sector in a single location.

Excellent technical and interpersonal skills.

Proven ability to manage large scope operations and provide leadership to multiple levels of management and technical professionals.

Must have business vision, excellent communication skills, and be able to represent the firm effectively to staff, clients, and the community in general.

Promote high performance and consistent accountability at all levels within the sector.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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