Associate Aviation Project Manager

at Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Profile

Hanson Professional Services Inc. has the need for an Associate Project Manager for our Aviation Market in our St. Louis, MO, St. Charles, MO, Chicago (Lisle), IL, Peoria, IL, or Springfield, IL offices. This position requires management of the full project life cycle to meet client and Hanson’s expectations regarding scope, budget/financial performance, schedule, quality, communications, risk management and health and safety of project staff. The successful candidate will work directly or indirectly with clients and senior project managers. He or she will coordinate with Practice Areas to staff each project and will subcontract as needed to fulfill project and client needs. We are looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our collaborative project-team culture. The job generally requires some overtime hours, especially around end-of-month accounting deadlines and when there are overlapping project schedules.

A Day in the Life of an Associate Project Manager at Hanson

Here’s a snapshot of what you would do in this role:

A project manager is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, executing, and controlling/monitoring of the scope of services, budget, schedule, deliverables, and resources to accomplish the project objectives. An Associate Project Manager (APM) position precedes the Project Manager and Senior Project Manager positions at Hanson. APMs typically manage smaller, less complex projects and assist Project Managers and Senior Project Managers with larger more complex projects.

The responsibilities of the Associate Project Manager (APM) include:

+ Collaborate with technical staff within the Practice Areas

+ Interact with construction contractors, their staff, and subcontractors

+ Guide and participate in assembling reports, plans, specifications, and other contract documents

+ Meet with clients to take detailed project scoping briefs and clarify the specific requirements of each project

+ Delegate project tasks based on staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels

+ Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short- and long-term goals

+ Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis

+ Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members

+ Use and continually develop leadership skills

+ Plan and conduct project team meetings, both internal and external

+ Other duties as assigned

What We’re Looking For

We feel the following qualifications would set you up for success in this role:

Technical Skills:

+ Can demonstrate knowledge of accrual-based revenue recognition process and has ability to read and understand project budget/financial reports

+ Can generate scope and fee for single task professional service agreements

+ Can demonstrate understanding of earned value methodology

+ Can demonstrate understanding of basic accounting terms

+ Has led meetings on behalf of a project manager

+ Has demonstrated commitment to quality control procedures

+ Demonstrates understanding of billing and accounts receivables procedures

+ Has completed a training program focused on Project Management

Soft Skills:

+ Must be able to communicate technical concepts to engineers, clients, and other stakeholders

+ Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases and be able to effectively work with and manage project staff

+ Must have proven ability to comfortably speak publicly and interact positively with clients, regulatory agencies, and contractors, though to a lesser degree than Project Managers or Senior Project Managers

+ Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills


+ 4-6 years’ experience in technical task management or acting as an assistant project manager

+ Familiarity with collaboration and time management software tools or ability to learn them

+ Experience with project process workflow

+ Advanced time management and analytical skills

+ Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Project

+ Excellent project team and client-facing communication skills

Working at Hanson:

+ Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices

+ Must be willing to accept periodic out-of-town travel assignments

+ Must be willing and able to work overtime to meet project demands and deadlines


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC235664660

Posted On: Mar 06, 2023

Updated On: Sep 27, 2023

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