Senior Project Manager (TRANS PROJ SPEC – SR) – TDOT Aeronautics Division

The Tennessee Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division, is seeking an experienced project manager who is customer oriented and driven to complete projects within budget, on time and with high standards implemented. 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 pavement construction experience; experience with airfield pavement construction preferred
  • Must have experience with earthwork and drainage projects; additionally, experience writing, reviewing, or processing construction change orders
  • Project management or project delivery experience with ability to effectively manage multi-project deadlines
  • Must have strong written and verbal presentation skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • 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
  • Supervisory skills
  • 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 SPEC – SR online at