• 2018 Director of Planning & Development LNK

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/7/2018 11:52 AM)
    Employer Name
    Lincoln Airport
    Client & Job Location : City
    Client & Job Location : State/Province
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    Lincoln Airport


    Director of Planning and Development 


    Under the direction of the Executive Director, this individual is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, implementing and overseeing all initiatives and activities regarding planning, engineering, environmental and developmental activities of the Authority. Examples of applicable efforts shall include, but not be limited to, development and oversight of the Airport Capital Improvement Program, management of multiple capital improvement projects, oversight of all facets of any federal or state grant process, administration of DBE programs and development of non-aeronautical land and facilities. Serves as the primary contact between Authority and Federal/State grant agencies, consultants and contractors and a primary point of contact for site selectors and prospective tenants.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The Director of Planning and Development provides leadership, strategic direction and operational guidance in the following areas:


    • Five-year and ten-year Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) – Work with senior staff to identify and compile needed projects. Develop a comprehensive plan that meets both the short and long-term needs of the Airport and the requirements of applicable federal, state and local governmental agencies.
    • Master Planning – Maintain the Airport’s master plan and evaluate new Airport initiatives for compatibility with the plan. Recommend changes as necessary.
    • AIP Funding – Maintain and enhance the Airport’s relationship with the FAA as it pertains to timely submittals of all necessary plans, project and funding documentation. Ensure completion of all necessary tasks to allow the Airport maximum participation in both AIP entitlement and discretionary grant programs.
    • Project Development – Oversee the development and approval of project scopes, design/engineering plans, budgets, sources of funds, delivery methods and control procedures for new construction, existing facility modification, and/or other projects/programs intended to enhance the overall business of the Airport. Project development shall also include an analysis of operational implications, impacts to the approved master plan, and ability to adhere to all applicable regulatory, safety and security requirements.
    • Project Implementation – Manage, facilitate and oversee the construction/implementation of projects, plans and programs in both a cost effective and timely manner with adherence to, or completion of, applicable procurement requirements, regulatory requirements, agency submittals and funding requests.
    • Project Coordination – Establish and maintain positive relationships with vendors, program managers, project engineers, design firms, construction firms, governmental entities, members of the public and any other individual or business involved in projects at, or projects potentially affecting the operation of, the Lincoln Airport.
    • Airspace, NAVAIDS, Airfield Components – Working closely with the Director of Operations and Maintenance, ensure that all physical developments the Airport comply with all operational and regulatory requirements for consistent, safe and secure operation of the Airport
    • Environmental – Develop, execute and facilitate compliance with all regulatory environmental and conservation plans.
    • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) – Develop, distribute and facilitate compliance with any and all required DBE programs.
    • Non-Aeronautical Development - Identify, develop and compile short and long-range projects aimed at enhancing the value and leasability of non-aeronautical facilities and real estate, including, but not limited to, property throughout the LNK Enterprise Park. Review comparable market pricing and utilize as a basis for rates and fees recommendations. 
    • Business Development – Develop and maintain positive relationships with local, regional and national brokers and site selectors to serve as a primary point of contact for new tenant inquiries.
    • Senior Leadership – Serve as a member of, and establish strong working relationships with, the senior management team and participate in the evaluation, development and presentation of the Authority’s plans, documents and programs as a strategic partner. Such plans include, but are not limited to, financial, procurement, diversity, revenue development, economic development, rules and regulations, standards, human resources, health, safety and risk management.
    • Supervisor – Effectively select, critique, and mentor direct reporting team members through the establishment of clearly defined performance standards and work items; the execution of timely performance reviews providing constructive guidance for improvement and development; and the fostering of strong employee morale through the ongoing reinforcement of high expectations in regard to honesty, integrity, openness, teamwork and responsibility.  
    • Strategic Liaison – Carry out approved goals and objectives and support the strategic direction, priorities, objectives, vision, mission and values of the Authority through the establishment of effective working relationships and communication with community leaders, board members, politicians, business leaders, and governmental entities.
    • Other duties as conditions require



    • Knowledge of the basic principles of construction, including the processes, order and techniques required for the construction of buildings, pavements and infrastructures.
    • Working knowledge of airport operations and management.
    • A strong working knowledge of government regulations and directives that impact the airport.
    • A strong working knowledge of FAA airport design and construction requirements.
    • Demonstrated experience and ability to supervise engineering, construction, design and overall project management.
    • A strong working knowledge of real estate development and tenant negotiation practices
    • Ability to act independently and to lead in a complex and dynamic environment
    • Ability to rapidly and appropriately apply new learning and effectively guide the learning of others
    • Ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including coworkers, board members, business partners, and representatives from community-based organizations, public and governmental agencies.
    • Proficiency in standard office productivity and in project management processes, procedures and applications
    • Ability to develop new insights into situations and apply innovative solutions to make organizational improvements
    • Strong problem solving, oral communication, written communication and negotiation skills
    • Ability to prepare and submit clear, concise and accurate reports either orally or in writing.





      • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in architecture, engineering, business administration, management, planning or a related field.
      • Master’s degree is preferred in engineering, planning, public administration or business administration OR advanced certification (P.E., A.A.E., etc.)
      • An ideal candidate will have at least 6 years airport experience, with at least 3 in a senior role at a US Airport with moderate air carrier service, dealing directly with issues related to planning and development.
      • Preference given for 5 years’ experience in construction and the management of construction projects.
      • 5 years experience working with FAA and other regulatory agencies
      • Experience with grant programs and compliance (AIP, PFC’s, etc.) is preferred.
      • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Nebraska driver’s license.
      • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam and have the physical ability to be able, in the field, to walk, climb, stoop, bend, etc., have hearing sufficient to detect airport emergency signals and use radios; have vision correctable to 20/20.
      • Must agree to, and successfully complete, a ten (10) year employment verification, security threat assessment (STA) and criminal history records check (CHRC) as required by the Transportation Security Administration.