Aviation Program Director - 3002

Construction Management Los Angeles, California


Aviation Program Director - California

STV is a leading, award-winning professional firm offering engineering, architectural, planning, environmental and construction management services. We consistently rank among the country's top firms in aviation, education,  highways, bridges, rail and mass transit. Throughout the United States and in Canada, STV’s professional, technical and support personnel offer services to a broad and ever-expanding client base. We provide planning, environmental, design, program and construction management, and specialty services for the transportation, design-build, institutional and commercial building, advanced technology, industrial and defense markets.

The Construction Management Division is staffed by more than 400 professionals who provide program management, construction management, design-build, construction supervision and inspection services. We consistently rank in the top CM firms nation-wide.

We are seeking a Aviation Program Director with experience in leading teams and the management of Programs and Projects in the Aviation market sector to join our fast paced and high energy team! 

Scope & Project Types

Program Director must have the minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience managing a minimum of two (2) programs of $50 Million or greater in leadership and management roles with a proven record of accomplishment in team building, development of junior staff, establishment of program goals and objectives with successful execution of plans, alignment with client’s vision for capital improvement projects. In addition to providing program oversight, individuals must have progressive industry experience in the last seven (7) years with increasing responsibility  and a demonstrated ability to provide strategic and technical consultation services to clients, including but not limited to developing and directing the strategic planning of multiple projects of scale and complexity comparable to those described herein. The Program Director shall oversee coordination of personnel and resources required to successfully complete Program and individual projects.

Responsibilities (Will vary based on individual Project Requirements and team skills)

·         Business Development

·         Work with our Territory Managers to identify and pursue opportunities

·         Actively network in the client community including membership and involvement in CMAA and client specific organizations

·         Understand our client’s needs and develop solutions to ensure we are meeting expectations and a high level of satisfaction

·         Participation in the business development process including running client presentations, proposal writing and contract negotiations

·         Staff Management

·         Identify and recruit project management staff

·         Oversee project teams, establish goals, develop skills and provide continues feedback

·         Project Administration

·         Lead project teams, ensure they are meeting client goals and serve as project champion and point of escalation for clients

·         Run or participate in regular project meetings, ensure proper documentation and completion of action items

·         Develop and manage project budgets and schedules

·         Ensure collaborative communication between all team members

·         Establish accountability and drive decision making

·         Understand and administer STV contract

·         Develop RFP’s, create bid lists, conduct interviews, evaluate proposals and make vendor recommendations for a variety of products and services including design, engineering, construction, furniture, IT/AV/Security/Lab equipment, movers, and other providers

·         Planning & Pre-Construction

·         Assist in site evaluation, recommendation and selection

·         Review work-letters and leases and provide comment

·         Establish project budgets and schedules

·         Manage the design process through permitting

·         Design & Construction

·         Oversee design and construction activities and proactively mitigate challenges

·         Conduct regular site visits and construction meetings

·         Manage budget and schedule and document progress and action items

·         Integrate non-construction vendors and services into the construction timeline and activities. This may include specialty equipment, furniture, signage, security, A/V, IT-Technology

·         Manage payment requisitions and negotiate change orders

·         Conduct regular end-user move meetings and vendor team meetings

·         Create move phasing and space assignment documents

·         Supervision of physical move

·         Post move punch list and closeout

·         Preparation of project close-out documents including financial reporting and operational documents and manuals

·         Relocation & Closeout

Required Skills

·         Leadership and supervisory skills in managing, training and mentoring teams of Project Managers

·         Technical Project Management skills related to planning, design, construction and/or relocation projects sufficient to ensure success in this position

·         Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills

·         Ability to understand client needs and ensure satisfaction

·         Extreme attention to detail and sound decision making

·         Capability to manage competing demands on multiple client projects simultaneously

·         Be able to prioritize and handle challenging projects with minimal supervision

·         Comfortable making presentations, managing meetings, and speaking in front of groups

·         Self-motivated, able to work independently and meet deadlines

·         Comfortable working between STV offices and multiple client sites. Must have personal transportation

Education & Experience:

·         4-year degree in Building Construction, Engineering, Architecture, Facilities Management or a related field, preferred Masters degree

·         Minimum of 15 years of Project Management and supervisory experience and in overseeing programs and projects

·         Active industry network including membership in local industry organizations

·         Knowledge of marketplace including relationships with architects, contractors, and other vendors

As a matter of policy and to protect STV’s colleagues, clients and business partners, STV requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of such vaccination to STV as of the start date of their employment.

STV considers all applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived age; arrest or conviction record; caregiver status; citizenship status; race; color; credit history; creed, disability; sex; gender; gender identity or expression; hairstyle; immigration status; marital status; military, uniformed service, or veteran status; ancestry or national origin; creed; citizenship status; partnership status; disability; pre-employment marijuana testing; pregnancy; race; religion; salary history; sexual and reproductive health decisions; sexual orientation; status as victim of domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking; unemployment status; or any additional category or characteristic that is protected as defined by applicable federal law, the New York State Human Rights Law, and New York City Human Rights Law, as amended from time to time.