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Vice-President of Planning, Engineering & Environmental Management
Reno-tahoe Airport Authority, NV
Job Description

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) is seeking an individual with management experience directing the planning, design and/or construction of large public works projects to lead a diligent and capable team as the Vice-President of Planning, Engineering and Environmental Management. The RTAA offers a positive, professional work environment that values teamwork, honesty, respect, recognition, integrity, innovation, versatility and excellence. If this sounds like an environment in which you would THRIVE, the RTAA is a wonderful place to make a career!

At the RTAA, the Vice-President of Planning, Engineering and Environmental Management is a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, helping to achieve the organization's strategic priorities and to cultivate and maintain the positive, professional work environment.

The Vice-President of Planning, Engineering and Environmental Management (Vice-President) reports to the Executive Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for providing administrative direction, oversight and coordination for the department. The Vice-President will manage and oversee the development, modification and improvement of airport plans, and the design and construction of large capital projects for the RTAA, a FAR Part 139 Airport, which includes program planning, budgeting, design, contract procurement and quality assurance. The Vice-President works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders in the development and implementation of plans and projects.

The nature of the work requires the ability to effectively lead, motivate, manage and direct a team of professional and technical personnel; excellent business communication skills; the ability to establish, maintain and foster effective working relationships; and the ability to analyze problems, project consequences, identify alternatives, and implement timely and effective solutions in support of the RTAA's strategic goals, objectives and initiatives.

Background: While Reno has long been known as the gateway to the Lake Tahoe region, it is moving well beyond a tourism destination. Tech giants such as Tesla, Switch, Panasonic, Apple, Google and Amazon have propelled the northern Nevada region in new and exciting directions. The region is experiencing an evolution that includes not only significant job growth, but also a revitalization of Reno's midtown district. New trends in dining, a thriving local craft beer scene, and an expansion of non-gaming entertainment are drawing increasing numbers of visitors and new residents to the region. For information about the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe Area, please visit:

The RTAA is the owner and operator of the Reno-Tahoe International (RNO) and Reno-Stead Airports. Annually RNO serves 4.2 million passengers, a number that has continued to grow. In order to meet the anticipated passenger growth, RNO's 20-year Master Plan was adopted by the RTAA's Board of Trustees in June 2018, and we are about to embark on the programing studies for two of the significant projects recommended in the Master Plan. The RTAA functions like a small city with over 270 employees working in a variety of functions.

Entry Salary: $132,389 - $166,811 annually. Opportunity for additional merit-based increases up to a range maximum of $201,232 annually. Initial salary placement will be based upon experience and qualifications. This is a management at-will position, which is salaried and is exempt from overtime.

Benefits: The RTAA offers a competitive wage and benefit package, and provides a high-quality work-life balance. Employee benefits include 100% employer paid contributions to the Nevada PERS retirement program; 100% employer paid health insurance for the employee; paid vacation and sick leave; and 13-paid holidays per year - just to name a few!

Minimum Qualifications:
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Aviation Management, Engineering, Environmental Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field.

An equivalent combination of directly related management experience may be substituted on a year for year basis (e.g., one year of full-time experience will be considered equivalent to thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter units of college course work).

Required Experience: Ten (10) years of progressively responsible management experience directing the planning, design, and/or construction of airports and/or large public works programs, which must include at least two (2) years of direct supervisory experience.

Required License: A valid driver's license is required at the time of application.

Job Details
$132,389 - $166,811, Opportunity for additional merit-based increases up to a range maximum of $201,232 annually.
Job Function:
Public Works Director
Position Type:
Full Time
Reno-tahoe Airport Authority
Po Box 12490
Reno, NV 89510-2490
United States