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Airport Planning Manager - Airside

Job ID: 39548
Department: Aviation
Location: 4 World Trade Center


The selected candidate will also be responsible for:

  • Initiating and developing airport functional planning project scope, definition as well as establishing technical approach for delivery.
  • Developing conceptual, alternative and feasibility studies, capacity & demand analyses to address the infrastructures’ needs
  • Coordinating stakeholders’ planning participation and obtaining approved functional requirements from stakeholders as final deliverables
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Airside Planning Unit within Aviation Planning Division; as well as consultant staff assigned to project teams
  • Overseeing airport modeling analyses and simulations for all planning efforts
  • Coordinating with Airport Plant, Structures and Redevelopment, Operations, Properties, Financial Services, Engineering, consultants, and external agencies such as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The selected candidate will play a key role in the on-going redevelopment planning efforts that reshape the five airports to a world-class unified airport system to meet the demand for 21st Century air transportation. These immediate responsibilities include:

  • Spearheading the delivery of a comprehensive planning framework that will redevelop the airport to be a more unified, consistent and interconnected terminal system.  
  • Planning support for tenant lease development processes including property acquisition
  • Providing technical support for airport operations and technical guidelines on land use, airport zoning, airport design standards and other applicable planning code and criteria for PA and tenant projects
  • This position may require frequent travel to all airports as needed


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum five (5) years airside / airfield experience in planning, design or construction


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience initiating, developing & managing a complex airport planning project
  • Experience analyzing airport infrastructure needs, setting priorities & developing planning strategies
  • Knowledge of the FAA Advisory Circulars in airport master planning, zoning, airport design, airside & terminal planning and design, capacity & demand, and state & local codes & industry planning standards
  • Experience leading a team to quickly deliver planning products such as tenant lease site plans, terminal, taxiway & runway functional drawings, conceptual drawings, and presentation materials within extremely tight business deadlines
  • Experience directing a large-scale airport planning modeling analysis and simulation effort, and knowledge of setting up framework for complex airspace, airside, and terminal modeling/simulation process
  • Familiar with airspace, airside and terminal modeling and simulation tools such as Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM)
  • Knowledge of airspace and operational characteristics of the agency’s airport system
  • Knowledge of industry best practices on airport facilities planning and sustainable design

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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