Aviation Engineering Department Manager

HDL Engineering Consultants, LLC
Anchorage, Alaska
$115,000 to $150,000 per year
Closing date
Dec 5, 2022

Job Details


If you are looking for a fun, interesting, and flexible work environment that provides an opportunity to leverage your expertise to make a significant difference in the lives of Alaskans, HDL Engineering Consultants, LLC is the right fit for you. HDL is looking for an Aviation Engineering Department Manager to join our team in Anchorage or Palmer. As the Aviation Engineering Department Manager, you will collaborate with team members to design innovative solutions to some of the toughest airport challenges in Alaska and the world. You will be supported by an experienced team of professionals with significant experience tackling tough challenges. Airports provide the only consistent access to many Alaskan communities, and the work you will do will help maintain the livelihood and safety of many communities. You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge and mentor younger engineers.

Aviation engineering is an integral part of our practice at HDL. In this role, you will work on a wide range of airports, including small hub airports in rural Alaska and general aviation airports in towns and cities.


You are a licensed professional engineer with at least 10 years of experience in managing teams and leading aviation projects. You’re comfortable leading the development of airport layout plans and airport master plans, as well as the planning and design for upgraded runways, taxiways, aprons, access roads, navigational aids, pavement, markings, and lighting systems.

In addition, the following attributes would be considered a benefit to this role:

  • Ability to take initiative and focus on solutions
  • Experience mentoring others
  • Ability and desire to travel to various communities in Alaska to lead aviation improvement projects
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-initiative to meet client deadlines
  • Dedication to making Alaska better
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record


  • Supporting marketing and sales by preparing competitive proposals and fee proposals to gain new work
  • Developing new client relationships and maintaining existing relationships
  • Overseeing the progress and development of multiple aviation related project deliverables at once
  • Applying your knowledge of FAA design criteria and aviation design best practices to provide workable solutions to engineering problems on small and large multi-disciplinary aviation projects
  • Preparing engineering reports, memos, and specifications
  • Leading and working together with engineers, engineering assistants, technical staff, subconsultants, and contractors to complete projects on schedule and within budget
  • Acting as a mentor to other staff and encouraging careers of interns, engineering assistants, and other engineers
  • Proactively and expertly communicating with co-workers, clients, contractors, regulators, and the public
  • Demonstrating a commitment to client satisfaction


Are you looking for opportunities to lead challenging initiatives in communities throughout Alaska? Join a diverse and supportive group of professionals at HDL and take part in the meaningful work we do. As a team member at HDL, you can expect a fun place to work, a family-friendly setting, and flexibility in your work schedule and environment to help you do your best work and meet your commitments.

Here’s what else you can expect as a team member at HDL:

  • Competitive Compensation – Your skills and contributions are valued. You’ll receive competitive compensation, as well as health, dental, vision care coverage, and more
  • Paid Time Off – We encourage all team members to take time off and to recharge and spend time with loved ones
  • Work Within A Multi-Disciplinary Team – You will be a part of HDL’s multi-disciplinary team that works together to deliver important work to our clients and their communities
  • The Opportunity to Create a Lasting Community Impact – Join our team and work with us to bring impactful community projects to life


This position involves office and fieldwork. Fieldwork will often be performed in remote locations throughout Alaska, frequently accessed by a small aircraft, four wheeler, snow machine, etc. While working in the field, inclement weather may be encountered.

When in the office, this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. Occasional climbing, kneeling or crouching, and reaching with hands and arms may be required.


At HDL, we want to empower our employees in their careers. When you work with us, we will encourage you to follow your passions, and we promise to be committed to your safety, well-being, and professional development.

With more than 70 employees, our services include civil, aviation, transportation, water/wastewater, hydrology & hydraulics, geotechnical, environmental, surveying & mapping, and construction administration. We work with our clients to develop creative solutions with an emphasis on quality, integrity, teamwork, respect, and positivity.


HDL Engineering Consultants, LLC (HDL) is multidisciplinary engineering firm providing airport, geotechnical, civil, transportation and arctic engineering, environmental and earth science, surveying, and construction management services in Alaska, with offices in Anchorage and Palmer.
Find Us
(907) 564-2120
3335 Arctic Blvd. Suite 100

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