Aviation Planner

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

Job Description

Aviation Planner

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Aviation Planner position. Hanson office location is flexible including Indianapolis, Indiana, Lisle or Springfield, IL, St. Louis, MO, Nashville, TN, and Sarasota or Jacksonville, FL. Other geographies will be considered based on experience and the ability of the candidate to work autonomously and/or offer new client or market opportunities.

About Us

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 500 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

Position Profile

This position is expected serve as a technical and project resource in the Hanson aviation planning program. This position will serve airport planning clients in the midwest in southeast and southcentral U.S. geographies.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsible for preparing airport master plans, airport layout plans, site selection studies, obstruction analysis, forecasting, noise and environmental evaluations, terminal plans, sustainability evaluations, business plans, and other airport planning tasks and projects. Additional job functions will be to assist the aviation market in smart airport planning programs and lead or assist in writing smart airport grant applications. Communicate analysis results in the form of technical memoranda, reports, graphic displays, and presentations to government bodies and elected officials as part of the aviation planning process Participate in preparation of technical proposals, scope of work development, and external relationship building and technical presentations Other duties as assigned


Technical Skills:

+ Experience in complex and controversial projects

+ Experience with Microsoft Office software

+ Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or ArcGIS

+ Experience with AEDT and/or AviPlan Turn preferred

+ Experience with managing project financials preferred

Soft Skills:

+ Must be able to communicate complex technical concepts to technical staff, public officials, and the general public in both written and oral format

+ Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases

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

+ Must demonstrate an interest in experiencing a variety of assignments and responsibilities


+ Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Aviation Management, Civil Engineering or a relevant field required.

+ Minimum of 5 years of relevant airport planning experience with increasing responsibilities and project leadership required

+ Must have a strong working knowledge of FAA advisory circulars and orders

+ Experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with clients, airport boards, FAA and regulatory organizations required

+ Proven experience as a project manager and/or task leader on airport planning projects desired

+ Experience in mentoring and supervising junior staff preferred

+ Preferred additional qualifications:

+ Master’s degree in relevant field

+ Following certifications: AICP, AAE, CM, LEED, ENV SP, etc.

Working at Hanson:

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

+ Travel to client location or regulatory agencies for project related tasks is expected

+ Some travel may involve overnight stays


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: JC251379059

Posted On: Nov 18, 2023

Updated On: Feb 08, 2024

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