Careers at TKDA

Engineering | Architecture | Planning

Senior aviation project manager Allen Dye joins TKDA

Allen Dye, PE, has joined TKDA’s Aviation Division.

Allen has provided design and project management services in the aviation and municipal engineering sectors for more than 30 years. He has accumulated a wide range of experience working with government agencies, including FAA, FHWA, Metro Transit, MnDOT, TSA, DNR, watershed districts and municipalities on a variety of projects.

His extensive technical aviation experience includes the design of runways, tunnels, ramps, security checkpoints, aprons and facilities. As a municipal engineer, he designed roads, water, wastewater and utility projects.

For almost the past two decades, Allen has served as project manager for the Metropolitan Airports Commission in Minneapolis, where he has managed major capital projects and programs that have included parking ramps, roadways, vehicle entry/exit plazas, intersections, rental car facilities, buildings, airfield security, tunnels, runways, taxiways, structures, concessions, sewers and multiple utility systems at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and reliever airports.

Among his notable projects is MSP’s $453 million T1 Silver Parking Ramp program, which will add a new 5,000-space parking structure at Terminal 1 through the completion of six separate construction projects that include a new exit plaza, parking management building, entry plaza, Delta Cargo-Stores building, new transit center, rental car facilities, outbound roadway, bridges and numerous major utility relocations. The program will accommodate growth in airport operations and a continued increase in public parking demand.

A senior registered engineer, Allen holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska and has pursued ongoing educational opportunities through the Federal Emergency Management Agency and at the University of Minnesota, Metro State University, Mankato State University and the University of St. Thomas.

“Allen brings a wealth of aviation project management experience to the TKDA aviation team to help our clients meet anticipated growth in the aviation industry,” said John Ahern, vice president of the Aviation Division at TKDA. “We are very pleased to have him on board.”