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Airport Planner

Location: Southeast Regional Offices (Tampa & Orlando)
Job Code: SE-051617-MA-01
# of openings: 1


ESA is a multidisciplinary planning and environmental consulting firm with an Airports Practice that specializes in bringing project solutions to aviation clients throughout the United States. With experience at more than 150 airports nationally, ESA provides integrated consulting services ranging from airport master planning, strategic planning, forecasting, project definition studies, airspace/operational analyses, as well as National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, 14 CFR Part 150 noise studies, sustainability planning, wildlife hazard assessments/management plans, regulatory permitting, and mitigation strategy and implementation. ESA’s projects are some of the most complex and challenging in the aviation industry. As a 100 percent employee-owned firm (ESOP), ESA is committed to client service, innovation, and technical excellence.

About the Position:

ESA is seeking motivated, creative, and career-driven professionals with expertise in airport planning. All qualified skill levels are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will have wide ranging experience in aviation planning with an understanding and knowledge of forecasting, airside/landside capacity, airfield geometry/layout, airspace analyses, alternatives analyses, Airport Layout Plans, airport zoning, land use compatibility planning, and capital improvement programs for both general aviation and commercial service airports. Flight training, AutoCAD/GIS skills, and experience with airport environmental studies are a plus. Those interested in upping their game and taking on new challenges are encouraged to apply.

Position Requirements:

Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an aviation-related discipline or applicable on-the-job experience in the aviation industry; have strong technical writing skills; be capable of quickly grasping new skills in a dynamic working environment; and possess excellent oral communication and presentation skills. Candidates must also be capable of passing a 10-year background check associated with airport security badge screening. Positions located in Tampa or Orlando, FL.


ESA is owned entirely by our employees, creating a unique ownership culture rooted in a commitment to do work that matters, technical excellence, outstanding client service, professional development, and life-long learning.  ESA’s comprehensive compensation and benefits program reflects our commitment to our employees. Our benefits include: 401(k) Salary Deferral Plan with company match program, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, medical and dental insurance vision care, paid vacation, sick leave, 9 paid holidays, group term life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, commuter/transit incentives, healthcare and daycare Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement assistance, performance bonus plan, and employee referral bonus program.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.  (EOE M/V/F/D)


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