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VP Planning

Location: DFW Airport, TX
Job # 11408954
Date Posted: 09-24-2018
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President of Infrastructure and Development, you will deliver key leadership support to help guide the overall strategic planning for one of the busiest airports in the world. You will lead a multi-disciplinary team of planning, business and engineering professionals to develop and implement a comprehensive and continuous business, facility and capital planning process.
You will be a critical strategic leader that will ensure the future facilitation requirements and customer service objectives of our air carriers, airport tenants, traveling public and the Board are delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
If you’re ready to push yourself and your career to new levels, you should consider this great opportunity at DFW International Airport—where we’re re-imagining what an airport can be.
What we will ask of you:
  • Direct the conceptual and functional planning of airport facilities, inclusive of developing and maintaining the Airport Master Plan as the controlling guidance document for the phased development of the airfield, terminal area, ground transportation, and overall airport land use.
  • Administer the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and facilitate the formulation of functional and operational planning.
  • Develop an annual Capital Improvement Program based on a holistic approach to funding analysis, including cost-benefit and funding capacity analyses; Serve on the Capital Council that is responsible for joint reviewing, evaluating and approving annual Capital Improvement Program requests.
  • Lead the effort to recommend an annual Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program and rolling 10-year CIP to the Executive Management Team based on a comprehensive project review including evaluation criteria provided by Executive Management, cost-benefit analyses, alternative analysis, and cash availability for that year.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the CIP and associated projects to ensure the integrity of the product delivery and provide planning solutions to problems arising during design, development, construction and/or operation of new facilities.
  • Continuously research and evaluate planning issues, emerging and evolving industry trends, new technology and operational practice to work in conjunction with Executive Staff to develop planning strategies and prepare airport improvement plans.
  • Work with individual business units to support development of business plans and capital programs, both short and long range, to ensure revenue growth and enhancement of airport services.
  • Liaison with public and private entities to advocate for airport road and rail access improvements and to ensure that the overall airport development is consistent with governmental regulations and the public interest.
What we require of you
  • Bachelor's degree in planning or a related field.
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in planning or analysis of systems, or in setting and implementing policy and strategic direction on airports.
  • Five (5) years of supervisory or team leadership experience on airports.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • Possession of a valid Class C driver's license.
What we desire
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • Detailed knowledge of the principles and practices of strategic planning and operations research.
About Us
We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees, and over the past five years we achieved almost every strategic objective and performance goal that we set out to achieve.
Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of nearly 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional Airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join our Planning department and help us re-imagine what an airport can be.
Bring your talents to DFW and live and work with purpose.

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