Project Manager (TRANS PROJ SPECIALIST) – TDOT Aeronautics Division

The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division, is seeking a project manager who is customer oriented and driven to complete projects within budget, on time and with high standards implemented. Under supervision, this individual will be responsible for monitoring aviation engineering projects from project inception through project closeout.

Summary of Job Duties:

  • Work with local municipalities and airport authorities to assist with the development of grant requests
  • Ensure Federal Aviation Administration and TDOT grant compliance
  • For assigned airport projects, contribute oversight during the design phase to ensure FAA and state standards and requirements are met
  • Work with the assigned airport during the bidding of construction plans and throughout the construction phase to ensure the project is completed in accordance with all plans and specifications
  • Monitor the aviation project engineering and construction budget to help prevent unnecessary budget overages and time delays
  • Provide oversight of contract billing
  • Provide  technical guidance to the airport sponsor or sponsor’s representative during all phases airport construction
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Must have strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • A valid motor vehicle operator license.
  • Travel is required

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering  from an ABET accredited college or university
  • Experience equivalent to one year of full-time professional engineering work that may include student assistant or college seasonal civil engineering work with the State of Tennessee


  • M.S. in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EI/PE Certification
  • Experience or formal education in aviation related projects
  • Project management or project delivery experience or formal education and the ability to effectively manage multi-project deadlines
  • Experience writing, reviewing, or processing construction change orders
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel with occasional overnight stays

Interested parties should create a profile and submit an official job application for the posting of TRANS PROJ SPECIALIST online at