25 days old

Program Manager, Civil

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
San Diego, California 92101
  • Payrate
    $90,869 To $122,673 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

San Diego International Airport is built upon the vision that every team member has a stake in bringing our “Good Feelings, Nonstop” brand to life for every passenger and fellow employee. Here at the Airport Authority, we love San Diego as much as we love flying, and we see our airport as an extension of the always friendly and sunny city we call home. If you are looking for a team that values each other, does great work, and most importantly, has a lot of fun along the way, we invite you to apply today.


The Airport Design & Construction (ADC) department is looking for a dynamic team leader with demonstrated project management and technical skills in a Program Manager, Civil role. The ideal candidate will lead, plan, and organize programs for civil engineering projects on airport property and:


  1. Determines the long and short-term strategic direction and methodologies for the development of civil engineering project objectives and outcomes; formulates long and short-term operational objectives and financial strategies to ensure alignment with the strategic direction of the organization.

  2. Manages and integrates a broad range of projects and programs involving civil engineering, construction, project controls and asset management; oversees phases of program and/or project conceptualization, definition, life cycle, and operational requirements; ensures results and work completion are consistent with standards, initiatives, and mandates.

  3. Mitigates risks, dependencies, and logistics to ensure prioritization and accomplishment of assignments within financial constraints, timeframes, and mandates that are aligned with standards and internal initiatives.

  4. Leads and integrates teams and operational practices; fosters collaboration and promotes communication among stakeholders, organizational partners, consultants, management, and cross-functional teams; represents programs and serves as program resource to leadership at various levels on programmatic, contractual or project issues; formulates solutions and resolves issues.

  5. Provides leadership and coaching necessary to attract, develop and retain a highly competent and diverse staff; coaches and fosters team, establishes goals, and regularly monitors performance to provide feedback for development; cultivates a productive and positive work environment; recognizes and rewards achievements, completes corrective action and oversees consulting services.

  6. Orchestrates technology-based solutions and shapes future growth opportunities; tracks and documents financial, statistical, project, data activities; generates reports, benchmarks, and metrics, materials, and learning plans; ensures the application of safe work practices; keeps current with industry trends and sustainable practices; and performs related duties as assigned.  




  1. Leadership & Influencing Skills – Motivates others through relationships, expectations, and approach; develops others, recognizes achievements, and completes work objectives, gains others support for ideas, proposals, projects, and solutions.

  2. Project Management – Accurately assesses project scope, budget, and timeline by determining required process steps and resources needed to achieve defined outcomes and objectives; monitors and verifies task completion and resolves coordination issues to assure efficient, timely completion.

  3. Critical Evaluation – Translates business requirements, objectives, and strategies, analyzes, and defines problems, listens, and clarifies information, advances alternative solutions, and identifies optimal solutions.

  4. Problem-Solving/Agility Skills – Reviews situation or factors and collaboratively generates alternative solutions, readily adapts behavior or new work methods, manages evolving and unexpected situations and obstacles.

  5. Relationship Management – Cultivates interpersonal rapport and trust, both up and down, by exhibiting consistency and reliability; listens for issues or conflicts and coaches’ others to relevant and meaningful solutions.

  6. Interpersonal Ability Communicates effectively, interprets, establishes, and clarifies ideas and expectations and engages others, collaborates with stakeholders using diplomacy and discretion, and effectively exchanges information verbally, digitally and in written format, facilitates and persuades.

  7. Change Management – Identifies and implements available tools, techniques, and behaviors necessary to support change efforts that require the adoption and realization of change to achieve business outcomes and initiatives; adapts to evolving situations and effectively addresses resistances and concerns.


Required Education, Training and Experience:


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in civil engineering, construction management, or a closely related field;

  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience involving design, construction, property development or a closely related field, at least three years of which were in a management role overseeing staff specializing in design and construction, construction project management, property development, asset management, property management and/or airport management professionals;

  • Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Possession of a California Professional Engineer license is strongly preferred but not required.


Depending on experience and qualifications, the hiring range is $90,869 - $122,673.


EEO Statement

It is the policy of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, SDCRAA will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Physical & Mental Demands

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation.


Posted: 2021-09-01 Expires: 2021-10-16

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