Our growing firm has an immediate opportunity for an SENIOR AVIATION PLANNER in our Burnsville, MN office.

This Senior Aviation Planner, working with a team of Engineers, Planners, and Technicians is responsible for assessing, analyzing, disclosing and documenting impacts on municipal and regional airport projects. This will include Airport Master plans and Airport Layout plans, as well as the associated environmental planning and natural resource management strategies, relevant to aviation projects.

The selected candidate will serve as a team leader on complex airport planning projects. Duties may include technical analysis and documentation, public outreach, management of budget and schedule, management of other staff members and subconsultants, and client communication.

Must possess a high capacity for self-motivation and be able to apply aviation planning and environmental knowledge to a variety of aviation projects.

Education and Experience:

  • The selected candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Aviation or Airport Management, Civil Engineer, Land Use Planning and/or Transportation Planning or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience, including the preparation of detailed Airport Master Plans, Airport Layout Plans, and environmental documents for airports including EIS, EAs, CATEXs and Noise Modeling for both general aviation and air-carrier part 139 airports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of aviation principles
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong quality assurance and commitment to task
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize oneself to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Limited travel to project sites, agencies and other offices is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS software in a planning environment
  • State Aeronautics requirements
  • Working knowledge of the FAA airport design and planning principles and FAA Advisory Circulars
  • American Institute of Certified Planners certification
  • Knowledge/Experience with Part 139

Benefits: Employer Paid Health, Dental, Life, Long Term Disability and Identify Theft Insurance. Family buy-ups available. Voluntary Vision and Short Term Disability insurance. Sick and Vacation Pay, FSA benefits, and Paid Training. 401(k) match, Profit Sharing and ESOP.

Qualified candidates only please.

For over 60 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients in the Upper Midwest with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned and ranks among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms. We are Designing For A Better Tomorrow, Come Join Our Team Today!


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.