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Construction Engineer / Manager (Aviation)

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Do you prefer working from a construction site instead of a cubicle? Do you enjoy watching stuff get built? Do you enjoy new and interesting challenges every day? If so, then consider joining our Aviation team in Saint Paul, MN as a Construction Manager!

As a member of our multi-disciplined team, you will work alongside civil engineering, electrical engineering, and planning professionals to provide services to general aviation and commercial airports across the country As shown by our extensive portfolio, you will contribute to the rehabilitation and construction of runways, taxiways, aprons, utilities, roadways, NAVAIDS, fueling facilities, and security enhancements, which will provide you with a variety of challenging project opportunities.

In this position, you will oversee construction operations of various projects at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, general aviation airports throughout greater Minnesota, and at various commercial airports throughout the country for commercial airlines. You will be responsible for ensuring day-to-day construction activities are consistent with the plans and specifications. You will also collaborate with contractors and airport and/or airline representatives to review and provide input on construction issues and inspect activities in accordance with quality standards and code requirements to ensure projects come in on time and under budget with minimal change orders.

While on-site, you will serve as an advisor throughout the construction process by attending pre-construction and progress meetings, providing on-site routine technical and safety representation, preparing and presenting status reports, negotiating change orders, identifying issues and providing assistance in resolving construction and design related challenges. You will also be responsible for determining desired/required material specifications and coordinating material testing, conducting surveys, measuring quantities for payment, logging and photographing observation and construction activities, and assisting or providing guidance to construction inspectors. While in the office, you will assist with the development of proposals, estimate project budgets and schedules, and conduct constructability reviews of project plans.

Note: To be considered for this position and to perform the assigned responsibilities, the selected candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass all background and security requests required by TKDA as well as state and/or federal agencies responsible for aviation operations as a condition of employment. In this position, you will be exposed to adverse weather conditions, loud noise, and work on active airfields while in close proximity to heavy construction equipment.


Required Qualifications.

  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management or Construction Engineering.
  • Upcoming graduate (May 2022) or experienced professional with up to five years of progressive transportation or municipal construction management experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of construction methods / practices, the preparation and assembly of construction documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately interpret and verify engineering specifications and construction plans in accordance with construction operation activities and requirements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to participate in and lead discussions during plan reviews, progress meetings, project team meetings, and site observations.
  • Basic working knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil 3D.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% to perform site inspections/observations; Overnight travel will be required.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Ability to work outdoors year-round on active construction sites and in close proximity to active airport operations; ability to work overnight hours on occasion during primary construction season (April – October).
  • Ability to carry up to 50 pounds across rough terrain and stand for extended periods of time to perform observation and inspection responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications.

  • FAA licensed drone pilot.
  • Previous experience conducting engineering, as-built, and topographic surveys for transportation, utility design, or similar infrastructure projects; working knowledge of total stations, global positioning system (GPS) and data collectors.
  • Previous experience processing survey field data to develop background AutoCAD drawings.
  • Valid Construction Site Management, Erosion & Sediment Control, or Concrete Inspection certifications.

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