May 25, 2023
Houston, TX
Job Type



Applications will be accepted from: All Persons Interested
Division/ Section: Houston Airport System - Infrastructure Designs
Workdays & Hours:
Monday-Friday, 800am - 5:00pm* (subject to change)

The purpose of the Infrastructure Division is to manage the whole life cycle (planning, design, construction, commissioning, assessment of condition, modifying, replacing and decommissioning/disposal of physical and infrastructure Houston Airport System (HAS) assets consistent with environmental regulations and best management practices. In addition to the responsibilities related to physical assets, the Infrastructure Division manages the HAS portfolio of assets and resources, with a focused goal to improve project delivery to all Stakeholders. Overall, the Infrastructure Division's mission is to maintain and extend the effective life cycle of HAS's physical assets and replace them when it is no longer financially feasible to extend the life of these assets, or they no longer support required Airport mission requirements.

Review submitted Tenant Improvement Program (TIP) applications and monitor review process with the various stake holders to ensure applicant receives TIP review comments within establish time frame. Coordinate with the Building Standard Group (BSG) to ensure project has required permits. Participate in pre-construction meetings to facilitate all HAS/TIP requirements have been satisfied. Assist applicants on utilizing My Government Online (MGO) software. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

The Aviation Engineerduties will include but are not limited to:

  • Communication with staff, internal and external stakeholders, Construction Management and Project Management representatives, vendors, labor unions and airport tenants making managerial decisions.
  • Direct and coordinate the engineering and construction activities of professional engineers, consultants, technicians, and inspectors involved in operating and capital improvement projects for a system of municipal airport.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local regulations applicable to the construction and alteration of airport facilities.
  • Prepare capital program and operating budgets.
  • Conduct complex research projects, prepare technical reports. Organize and prioritize multiple large projects with deadlines.
  • Developing, designing, or creating new engineering applications, systems, and ideas.

There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less-than-optimal temperature and air conditions. The position may involve dealing with modestly unpleasant situations, as with occasional exposure to office chemicals and/or extensive use of a video display terminal. Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements.


Requires graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers with satisfactory standing; or requires graduation from an engineering or related science curriculum at a recognized institution of higher education, other than a curriculum approved by the Board, and passage of the eight-hour fundamentals of engineering examination prescribed by the Board.

Four years of active practice in engineering work after graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering are required.

A master's degree in engineering may be substituted for up to two years of the above experience requirement.

Requires registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. A specific branch of engineering (such as civil, mechanical, structural, etc.) may be required.

Engineers from out-of-state must be hired in a position directly under the supervision of a Professional Engineer licensed by the State of Texas;


obtain their license as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas within six months from date of hire for continued employment with the City of Houston.

May require a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.


Preferences will be given to applicant with Engineer-FAR 139 Airfield Pavement, knowledge of FAA Advisory Circulars (ACs) Airport Engineering, Airfield Pavement Design and Construction. Experience in Pavement Management Program: Pavement Condition Assessment, PCI Survey, Runway Friction and Grooving. Knowledge of ACN-PCN (ACR-PCR) Weight Bearing capacity Evaluation. Experience or knowledge of the following Software: FAARFIELD, COMFAA, AviPlan and knowledge of airfield pavement repair materials. Also familiarity with CSPP/SRA process and other FAA requirements


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.

YES - If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 26

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov .

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call (281-233-1577).

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. If you need special services or accommodations, call (281-233-1043). (TTY 7-1-1)

Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDWLV_sJFoM .

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Closing Date/Time: 5/30/2023 11:59 PM Central

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