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VP Design, Code and Construction - Job ID: 1004121
DFW International Airport

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About DFW International Airport

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport became the first airport in North America to achieve Carbon Neutral status and has earned the distinction of the best large airport in North America for customer service in 2016 from Airports Council International. DFW Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 168 domestic and 57 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel.

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Job Location:
Dallas, TX, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Project Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
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VP Design, Code and Construction

(Job ID: 1004121)


Position Overview:

Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Development, the Vice President of Design, Code and Construction (DCC) will be a proven strategic leader who will lead the DCC department in the efficient and economical design and construction of all major facility development projects at the airport within established schedule and budget parameters. In addition, the VP will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of investment in the execution of the airport’s strategic plan and leadership competencies to ensure that the workforce is engaged, productive, healthy, inclusive and diverse.

To be successful in this role, you will need a deep understanding of leadership and a high level of strategic thinking while directing a multi-discipline team consisting of both airport board employees and external consulting firms in the administration, design, construction, commissioning and closeout of projects to fulfill the airport master plan. Using your knowledge of the aviation industry, public and private financing, construction and maintenance of major engineering projects, you will drive the planning, programming and development of strategies to manage and administer the design and construction of facilities in fulfillment of the airport master plan. You will also interface and coordinate with other airport departments (Planning, Commercial Development, Finance and others) to provide regular updates, enhance the customer experience, and minimize impact to airport operations. While having code jurisdiction over the airport, you will ultimately be responsible for permit issuance, code inspections and certificates of occupancy as well.

If you’re ready to put your exceptional leadership skills and stellar engineering knowledge to work in a key leadership role with the DCC group, join us here at DFW International Airport where we are transforming travel every day!

Position requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of increasingly responsible experience in the design and/or construction of large airport/airline projects
  • Six (6) years experience in management or supervisory role
  •  Five (5) years of experience in management role of large airport projects
  • Texas registration as Engineer-in-Training or Professional Engineer (or ability to secure through reciprocity within six months of employment)
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license
  • Experience in large scale planning management and trend projections
  • Aviation industry knowledge including laws, rules and regulations governing air transportation, airport development, design and construction, and operation
  • Knowledge of public and private financing for aviation and non-aviation projects, laws and regulations governing public bidding on local, state, and federal levels, contract negotiation, project control, principles of scheduling, contracting, estimating and claims avoidance
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices applied in the planning, location, design, construction and maintenance of major engineering projects
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations applicable to airport operations
  • Mentor others to enhance performance, and create a culture of feedback, communication, continuous improvement and personal effectiveness in each role

To apply: www.dfwairport.com/careers

Job ID: 1004121


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