With assistance or direction from Project Engineers and Team Leaders, provide timely, coordinated communications with clients on emerging airport issues, and new or in process project work. The client manager will verify accurate and cost efficient airport design and/or construction engineering services are being provided with a high level of service.
- Analysis of engineering work on projects related to airfield pavements, lighting systems, approach clearing, buildings and similar airport infrastructure systems.
- Analysis of airport development planning, operations, and regulatory environment.
- Attend client meetings – days or nights; provides input at public meetings.
- Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
- Apply FAA design and funding requirements to complete grant eligible projects.
- Prepare or direct preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.
- Assist with the development of feasibility and reliability studies for the preparation of project cost estimates and capital improvements plans.
- Responsible for control of work-in-process, ensure accurate client billings, and monitor outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on client projects.
- Coordinate with business development group to prepare proposals.
- Coordinate with MDOT for funding and design review.
- Prepare forecast of workload for assigned staff.
- Mentor less experienced staff; motivate and encourage staff career development.
- Direct CADD Operators/GIS Technicians to convert designs to working drawings.
- Manage significant marketing responsibilities with clients to obtain work for the firm.
Working Conditions and Environment
The Client Manager works both in the office and out in the field. He/she must frequently travel to worksites. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. He/she must frequently lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds or more.
Knowledge and Skills
- Principles, methods and practices of air carrier, general aviation, and air cargo airport
design, operations, and facilities planning.
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations affecting aviation planning and implementation of development projects.
- Ability to obtain experience with Michigan Office of Aeronautics web programs (Projectwise and AeroPM).
- Understanding of CADD software a plus.
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or related field and Professional Engineer’s
License, or AAAE Accreditation (CM or AAE) is desired
Bachelors or Masters degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or
related field and Professional Engineer’s License