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Aviation Planner 

Category Planning  

Are you looking for a new challenge in your planning career and looking to work for a top regional firm? Join Bolton & Menk and start leading aviation planning projects within our Aviation Services team and help foster our mission that All People Should Live in Safe, Sustainable and Beautiful Communities! As a Star Tribune Top200 Workplace in Minnesota, this is a great opportunity to expand your planning careerand work with a great team of professionals.

As an Aviation Planner, you will collaborate with Engineers, Planners, and Technicians and will be responsible for assessing, analyzing, disclosing and documenting impacts on municipal and regional airport projects. This role will include Airport Master plans and Airport Layout plans, as well as the associated environmental planning and natural resource management strategies, relevant to aviation projects.

In this role you will serve on the team for complex airport planning projects. Duties may include technical analysis and documentation, public outreach, management of budget and schedule, management of other staff members and subconsultants, and client communication. We are looking for candidates who have a high capacity for self-motivation and are able to apply aviation planning and environmental knowledge to a variety of aviation projects.

This position may be located out of any of our Twin Cities locations.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in either Aviation or Airport Management, Civil Engineering, Land Use Planning and/or Transportation Planning or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of progressive experience, including the preparation of detailed Airport Master Plans, Airport Layout Plans, and environmental documents for airports including EIS, EAs, CATEXs and Noise Modeling for both general aviation and air-carrier part 139 airports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of aviation principles
  • Strong technical writing ability
  • Strong quality assurance and commitment to task
  • Must possess a valid drivers license. Limited travel to project sites, agencies and other offices is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS software in a planning environment
  • State Aeronautics requirements
  • Working knowledge of the FAA airport design and planning principles and FAA Advisory Circulars
  • American Institute of Certified Planners certification
  • Knowledge/Experience with Part 139


For over 75 years Bolton & Menk, Inc. has served public and private clients with comprehensive planning, design and construction engineering and surveying services. The employees at Bolton & Menk are seeking hard-working and ambitious co-workers to join us to deliver tomorrow's leading infrastructure projects. Bolton & Menk is employee-owned, is ranked among ENRs Top 500 Design Firms and is a Star Tribune Top 200 Workplace in Minnesota. With over 900 employees in Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, North Carolina, and South Carolina, there are always new challenges and career development opportunities available. Learn more about our history here:

At Bolton & Menk, we value our people and provide an exceptional Total Compensation and Benefits Package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Perks of being a Bolton & Menk employee include peace of mind with our benefits package and competitive compensation plan, flexible schedules, and career development opportunities. Learn more here:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Bolton & Menk does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party agencies in response to Bolton & Menk job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. Pre-approval from the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team is required before any external candidate can be submitted and such candidate must be submitted to the Bolton & Menk Talent Acquisition team.

It is our responsibility and privilege to embrace the diversity of people, thoughts, and experiences necessary to develop infrastructure systems that serve all people. Bolton & Menk, Inc., is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer including disability and vets.

Location(s) Burnsville, Plymouth, Ramsey  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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