Senior Airport Planner – Planning and Environmental Affairs - SFO (5293)

$129,714 - $157,612 yearly
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Apr 29, 2022
Full time Admin-Clerical Architecture Finance Management Strategy-Planning

Job Description

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is hiring a Planner IV.  Are you an experienced Planner with a passion for aviation?  Do you have three (3) years of recent and verifiable experience with Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations; orders; advisory circulars; and implementation requirements? Are you a team leader that enjoys managing tasks and assignments, and preparing complex aviation planning studies, reports, and briefings?

If so, SFO is searching for an outstanding candidate with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND with six (6) years of experience in city, urban, and/or regional planning, and/or related planning environment (such as transportation planning, environmental planning, architecture or urban design); AND three (3) years of experience working in an airport/aviation environment to join SFO’s Bureau of Planning and Environmental Affairs (BPEA) as a Senior Airport Planner – (Planner IV). See official job description for further details. Apply today!

The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include:

1.     Assists with BPEA’s overall programs and functions, including development of project and contract budget, scopes, and schedules, and implementation of the division’s strategic plan goals. Manages professional services procurement processes and associated contract scopes, schedules, and project/task budgets.

2.     Manages and directs major and complex planning and programming studies to advance Airport goals and objectives, and manage tasks and assignments performed by other staff Planners, administrative support staff, and technical consultants. Evaluates techniques to optimize Airport facilities to make more efficient use of Airport airside and landside resources and better program facility development to meet forecast demand. Such airport planning and programming studies includes passenger terminal planning, airfield and airspace capacity planning (including technology-related enhancements and demand management techniques), facility development and programming, aviation activity forecasting, and ground transportation. Airport planning studies must be prepared according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) orders and advisory circulars, and aviation industry trends.

3.     Drafts and/or reviews specialized studies relating to airport planning and/or development programming; analyzes large amounts of data to draw conclusions upon which policies and decisions may be based and recommendations founded by the airport, including in the areas of facility planning, capacity and slot policy, and lease and use agreement strategy.

4.     Addresses community, business and other groups to explain importance of maintaining airport land use compatibility in the airport environs, according to federal and state laws; promotes positive public relations to advance airport strategic goals and objectives; helps identify feasible solutions to issues; and represents and serves as liaison to outside agencies and communities, including but not limited to the FAA, local municipalities, and airlines/pilots.

5.     Reviews and analyzes market, financial, political feasibility of the Airport’s capital improvements, development programs/projects and operation and maintenance activities. Prepares technical studies to assess the best use of Airport property, real estate assets and infrastructure/facilities.

6.     Manages the preparation of airport development plans, the Airport Layout Plan sets, aviation activity forecasts and other planning documents according to Federal Aviation Administration orders and advisory circulars. Prepares briefings on airport planning and programming projects for Airport leadership, internal staff, and external stakeholders.

7.     Interprets and explains legal, technical and procedural aspects of airport planning and associated FAA rules and regulations to stakeholders; prepares technical reports, correspondence, and presentations.


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Deadline to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on 5/31/22