Aviation Project Manager

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Bellevue, NE
  • Denver, CO
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Manhattan, KS
  • Nashville, TN
  • Omaha, NE
  • Topeka, KS
  • Wichita, KS
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Simply Put, A Great Place to Work

Benesch is a growing, multi-disciplined planning, engineering, and professional services firm. We enhance infrastructure and communities across the country – creating spaces and providing connections in ways that make a difference.

We pride ourselves on being nimble enough to remain responsive to client needs, yet large enough to offer exceptional bench strength. As a member of our team, you’ll have an opportunity to draw from those resources when you need them, and likewise, contribute your expertise when you have something to share.

At Benesch, we are looking for candidates with varied backgrounds and worldviews. Diverse ideas come from diverse people, and we are committed to offering an inclusive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Statistics show that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t meet 100% of the qualifications. If this statement resonates with you – don’t be so hard on yourself. Apply for the job!

Aviation Project Manager 

We are looking to hire an experienced Aviation Project Manager. We offer opportunities to work on a variety of complex local airport agency and private clients. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 years’ experience and hold a PE. The candidate must also have experience designing and managing aviation projects and developing plans, specifications, and estimates for airport agencies and private clients. 


This position will have a hybrid work schedule and when in the office could work out of any of the 45 Benesch locations. The following locations have an aviation team and or focus on aviation business development:  Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO, 4 locations throughout Nebraska (Bellevue, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha) and 4 locations throughout Kansas (Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Manhattan), Kansas City, MO, and Nashville, TN. Remote work will be considered. 

The Impact You Will Have
  • Manage multiple, concurrent airside and landside projects for commercial and general aviation airport clients
  • Establish project goals and milestones, defines responsibilities, coordinates resources and monitors project progress
  • Ensure the development of high-quality engineering documents
  • Adhere to all internal procedures for quality control, documentation and project tracking
  • Proactively plan staffing resources, coordinating with other departments as needed
  • Maintain strong working relationships with clients, contractors and regulatory agencies
  • Contribute to other project work as a technical specialist or advisor, as needed
  • Markets potential airport clients, in coordination with Aviation Group leadership
  • Provide input into the growth of the aviation practice
  • Mentor staff
  • Actively participate in the marketing process, including proposal writing
  • Represent Benesch at industry events
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
What You Will Need
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering  (Transportation emphasis is a plus)
  • P.E. license required
  • Thorough understanding of FAA funding
  • Thorough understanding of FAA guidelines, including pavement design Advisory Circulars, pavement design software, current construction specifications, and airport construction safety plans.
  • Experience with pavement asset management (PCI studies and other non-destructive testing is a plus)
  • Experience related to the design and construction of FAA lighting and Navigational Aids (NAVAIDs)
  • Experience with the development of airport planning documents (ALPs and Master Plans)
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to travel (short out of town stays) for remote aviation projects
  • A track record for adhering to design budgets and schedules
  • Advanced ability to utilize accounting and scheduling software for project management
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment


Explore the Benefits of working at Benesch! 

Benesch is a great company to work for! Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid over-time, exceptional retirement fund contributions, flexible schedules, wellness incentives, and all-around great people to work with. Take your career to the next level by applying today.

Our benefits package is designed to take care of our employees. The health and wellness of our employees is essential to their success both personally and professionally. That is why we invest in our employees’ well-being by providing a comprehensive benefits package to help them live a healthy lifestyle. Each option can be customized to meet the needs of our employees and their families. 

Benesch offers a generous paid time benefits plan that increases throughout your career plus several paid holidays.  Our benefits include medical, dental, and vision benefits. We also include company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability plans. Benesch offers a 401K plan and profit-sharing contributions to the 401K plan with the potential of 9% total employer contribution to your retirement savings!! 

From insurance and retirement plan to our wellness programs, we provide employee benefits that meet your wants and needs. Click here to learn more about some of the benefits of working at Benesch! 

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We will be accepting applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is found.

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