• 2018 Deputy Director of Planning & Development

    Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 3:55 AM)
    Employer Name
    Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport
    Client & Job Location : City
    San Jose
    Client & Job Location : State/Province
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  • Overview

    Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport


    The Airport is proud to offer an exciting and unique opportunity for a team member who brings positive energy and is motivated to shape the future of the Airport. The Airport team is passionate about what our Airport has to offer to the Silicon Valley and is seeking a professional who will share this passion. This great work environment makes this an ideal opportunity for a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who will like to join our Airport team to work hard toward our strategic vision.


    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Aviation, the Deputy Director of Planning and Development is a strategic thinker that leads a wide range of professional and para-professional team members who perform a variety of multi-discipline airport projects who develop, manage and deliver projects in the Airport Capital Development Program of various and considerable complexities.


    Major functions of the position include:  


    Airport Executive Manager for All Major Development Projects - Serves as the primary executive manager and negotiator between the Airport and the community of Architectural, Engineering, Environmental, and Legal consultants and construction contractors.  Works closely with support services from the City’s Public Works. 


    Stakeholder Engagement – Leads partnering activities with a wide range of stakeholders and ensure appropriate level of engagement with Airport Divisions, Airport business partners, regulatory agencies, City Departments through the life cycle of a Capital project.


    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Works closely with the FAA in capturing federal Airport Improvement Program funding and compliance with that grant program.  Also, the position is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to ensure compliance with all federal regulations and policies.


    Airport Master Plan - Responsible for managing the Airport Master Plan including processing updates as needed, and for any work related to compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).


    Compliance with FAA Standards – Responsible to ensure that all development complies with applicable FAA design standards and operating requirements.


    Manage Impacts to Off Airport Airspace - Responsible for ensuring that off airport development does not adversely impact the Airport’s airspace, inhibiting the operation and growth in airline service.


    Environmental Compliance Requirements – Responsible for compliance with and management of environmental regulations, including the Airport’s Storm Water Pollution and Prevention Plan, working with Airport tenant co-permittees to ensure compliance with the plan.


    The Airport is a dynamic organization and the successful candidate must by willing to lead through a changing environment with emotional intelligence. The candidate selected will be an individual who can support and lead through their work efforts the Strategic Vision, Mission and Goals established for the Airport Department.



    The Ideal Candidate


    The ideal candidate shall think strategically and have experience in enhancing a service-oriented work environment while planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the performance of assigned team members; establishing performance requirements and personal development targets; and providing coaching to enhance performance and continuous development of the Planning and Development team.  Candidates should have a proven track record of building strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders of all kinds, including residents, businesses, elected officials, and other professional staff. Candidates should also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have the capacity to drive forward with high priority initiatives while managing daily workload


    Due to the extent of the potential upcoming capital program, it is desirable that Candidates have experience in leadership role in large scale capital programs.  Experience includes preparing RFP’s, selection of design-builders, managing contracts, achieving performance metrics, and extensive stakeholder engagement in a design build project delivery model in highly desirable. 


    Personal Characteristics and Management Style


    • Confident decision maker with a track record of producing results
    • Effective and empathic communicator skilled at building relationships  
    • Collaborative partner with stakeholders inside and outside the City organization
    • Proven leader in empowering employees and supporting their development and recognition
    • Experienced leader who appreciates and welcomes San José’s rich multicultural, diverse environment


    Education & Experience


    Any combination of training and experience equivalent to:


    1. Education: Any combination equivalent to successful completion of advanced course work from an accredited college or university in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, Public Administration or closely related field. A Master’s Degree is desirable.


    1. Experience: Six (6) years or progressively responsible professional aviation or project management experience, including at least two (2) years at a senior executive level, preferably in an airport environment.


    1. Certification or License: Possession of a valid driver's license. A California State Certificate of Registration in Civil Engineering or Architecture is preferred, but not required.


    1. Accreditation: Accredited Airport Executive from the American Association of Airport Executives is a plus.


    1. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.