East Kern Airport District is seeking a Director of Engineering for the Mojave Air & Space Port (MHV) to lead the airport’s project management, planning, engineering, environmental, design, and construction efforts. This position organizes the execution of the airport’s capital program, master plan, and any architectural or engineering-related initiatives.
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, at least ten (10) years’ experience in engineering (preferably civil engineering) and at least five (5) years’ experience at an airport.
Posting Deadline: December 29, 2017.
The Director of Engineering:
Evaluates and executes the airport’s capital program by planning and prioritizing capital projects, project programing to meet stakeholder needs, development and management of project budgets and implementation schedules, and stakeholder coordination during implementation
Ensures that all development complies with applicable FAA design standards, operating requirements, and administrative requirements
Effectively communicates to internal and external stakeholders on technical subject matter expertise for fast and economical response in lieu of use of external consultants
Facilitates and reviews the construction of improvements made by the airport’s tenants
Supports the preparation of federal, state, and local grant applications when necessary for funding
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
At least ten (10) years’ experience in engineering (preferably civil engineering)
At least five (5) years’ experience at an airport
Experience in design, construction, engineering and/or planning and a familiarity and comfort with relevant FAA requirements
Master’s degree in a relevant field, strong understanding of aviation industry standards and a private pilot license are a plus
Additional Salary Information: The starting salary for the Director of Engineering is $110,000 - $140,000, depending on experience. Mojave Air & Space Port offers a benefit package that includes CalPERS pension retirement, excellent health coverage, dental, vision, life and tuition reimbursement.
The Mojave Airport was first opened in 1935 as a small, rural airfield serving the local gold and silver mining industry. In July 1942, the U.S. Marine Corps took over the field and vastly expanded it as the Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station (MCAAS) Mojave. In 1961, Kern County obtained title to the airport. The airfield’s name was changed to its current name (Mojave Air & Space Port) at the start of 2013.