Associate Director – Airport System Design, Aviation

Lead (more than 10 years)

Technical Skills

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  • Customer Service
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  • Project Management

Job Description

Associate Director – Airport System Design, Aviation

Job Summary

Travel by air and you will likely encounter an aviation project that AECOM professionals successfully planned, advised, designed or managed - from the design of Terminal 9 at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport to a master plan for Hong Kong International Airport to program management services for Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. At AECOM, we consistently deliver the services, flexibility and trust our clients need to make each project a success. AECOM’s team of technical and management support experts partner with airport owners, investors and aviation clients around the world to provide a broad range of services, including:

  • Program and construction management

  • Airport master plans and facility development plans

  • Aviation system planning

  • Airfield/airspace operations planning, simulation and design

  • Airfield engineering

  • Pavement evaluation, rehabilitation and management

  • Passenger terminal planning and design

  • Passenger, baggage and landside vehicle flow simulations

  • Airport information technology and security systems

  • Airport asset management

  • Aircraft noise and air quality impact analysis

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Transit facility design, including airport people mover systems

  • Economic analysis and land development strategies

  • Airport parking planning and design

  • Energy conservation and sustainability consulting

  • Landside and roadway access planning and design


  • Project Management of the design of all Special Airport Systems related systems on airport development projects. The Special Airport Systems often includes a large collection of different systems under the categories of Passenger Processing and Information Systems, Security, Wired and Wireless Networking and Communications Infrastructure, and Facility Management systems
  • Design Management, including preparation of technical content, for some of the above systems if resources are not available

  • Client management – liaison between project team and client, ensuring excellent customer service and client satisfaction

  • Coordination of design input from various parties from different regions, including other internal project team members and external consultants

  • Preparing and presenting concepts and options to the client, and proposal delivery

  • Developing functional descriptions and specifications

  • Monitoring and controlling costs, tasks, deliverables, and schedules 



Preferred Qualifications

  • please see the above

Minimum Requirements

  • Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or Computer Science, or other related University Degree
  • Strong technical understanding in most of the Special Airport Systems
  • Has demonstrated experience successfully managing the design of a suite of Special Airport Systems having minimum value US$100M on an airport development project
  • Minimum 10 years’ overall experience as a Project Lead employed by an airport operator, airline, airline agent or contractor/consultant who is directly involved in aviation work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English
  • Good appreciation of the airport operations business
  • Strong client management and project management skills
  • Attentive to detail, broad-minded and practical thinker
Candidates with less experience will be considered. 
Employment TypeFull-time
Career LevelLead (more than 10 years)
Education LevelMaster
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