Senior Project Manager - Aviation

Posted Date 1 year ago(3/7/2023 1:52 PM)
Bachelor's Degree


Senior Project Manager, Aviation Practice Builder, St. Paul, Minnesota


Kimley-Horn has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a motivated Practice Builder to lead Aviation in the Twin Cities region. The successful candidate will be a leader in a practice specializing in Aviation services. This individual will have an entrepreneurial spirit and create a vision for growth for an Aviation Engineering Services practice while growing their own projects, clients and team around them.


This position leads business development efforts, manages relationships with key clients, and oversees all project tasks while mentoring the growth of younger staff. The successful candidate will have a great deal of autonomy to lead, direct, and grow their business.

Practice Builders are encouraged to pursue opportunities that fuel their professional passion and contribute to firmwide success. Our system for rewards is designed to recognize staff as they move along a path to success. Bonuses, promotions, path to ownership recognition, and other forms of advancement are performance based, because as a firm we focus on results.


Leadership responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage a team while building and managing relationships with key clients.
  • Operate with integrity and sound business principles.
  • Provide practice vision, business planning and strategy, establishing goals, building and maintaining positive client relationships.
  • Open communication with partners and team, along with growing and directing an Aviation practice.
  • Manage projects profitably, transition work to qualified staff, grow and mentor staff, help recruit, and be a positive role model.


Management responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Meeting or exceeding client expectations.
  • Identifying and tracking leads.
  • Making presentations, writing proposals and scopes of work.
  • Establish budgets, ensuring quality and timeliness of deliverables, and supervising the execution of work.
  • Accounting, administrative, marketing, recruiting, IT and production support will be provided.


With success, this individual will enjoy the rewards of an impressive bonus program with the potential to advance to ownership.


Position Requirements:

  • P.E. with 12+ years of experience in aviation engineering in Twin Cities.  
  • Proven track record of successfully winning and delivering work in Twin Cities and the surrounding region.
  • Knowledge and experience with the full life cycle of roadway projects from studies to environmental to final design packages and general knowledge of construction.
  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Minnesota Professional Engineer license.
  • Experience as a Project Manager managing and growing an aviation team.
  • Client contacts and relationships with local municipalities, area counties, and state agencies.
  • Business development skills and the proven ability to win work.
  • Experience writing proposals, scopes of work, and budgets for projected work.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to manage & mentor staff, and direct resources effectively in a positive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects profitably.
  • Ability to cross sell multiple disciplines.


At Kimley-Horn, one of the nation's premier planning and design consultants, our professionals are experts in many disciplines yet share one passion: making our clients successful. 

Ranked as one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Kimley-Horn prides itself on hiring high-achieving, dedicated, and reliable professionals.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Kimley-Horn in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.  We do not typically sponsor H1-B or any other work visa petitions at this time.



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