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Woolpert, Inc. Deputy Project Manager - Aviation in Indianapolis, Indiana


Deputy Project Manager - Aviation

Woolpert, Inc. is a cutting-edge national architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm that delivers value to clients by blending engineering excellence with innovative technology and geospatial applications. As we grow, we are seeking an experienced Deputy Project Manager to support the Indiana Aviation Design Practice.

Our Deputy Project Managers work directly with our existing local clients in the aviation business by providing design services and working with cross-functional teams to develop detailed deliverables.

The Deputy Project Manager will be responsible for the maintenance and development of existing client relationships through proactive communication, sound engineering judgment, and engagement of the full suite of Woolpert’s services. This individual will manage Airfield Planning, Design, and Construction Administration projects; direct and mentor design team and technical staff; and coordinate with clients, sub-consultants, municipal officials, FAA Chicago Airports District Office, INDOT Aviation and contractors to ensure quality deliverables are completed in a compliant manner on schedule and within budget.

Woolpert continues to be certified as an Employer of Choice by Great Place To Work® and a top 100 Design Firm by ENR. We believe great companies are built from exceptional people and amazing clients.


  • Work directly with multiple clients and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Identify and communicate business sales and growth opportunities with existing clients and support new client development where requested.

  • Direct and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of various skills and experience across all the project phases from programing, planning, grant administration, conceptual/preliminary design, detailed design, and construction.

  • Quickly adapt and respond to industry changes as well as internal initiatives.

  • Collaborate routinely with Manager and Leadership to advise and address circumstances related to client satisfaction, changes of scope, risk management, schedule, and financial performance.

  • Independently perform most assignments with general instructions as to the results or desired objective.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and continuous improvement with decision making, time management, and delegation.

  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Ensure deliverables and Woolpert quality standards are met in accordance with the agreed scope, schedule and budget.

  • Prepare professional service contracts and subcontracts.

  • Able to prepare bidding documents (plans & specifications) including horizontal and vertical layout, site development, grading, drainage, pavement design, marking, signage, erosion control, coordination with other disciplines, water & sanitary utilities, quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, and construction scheduling.


  • Current Professional Engineering license and 5 to 10+ years of experience in design and management of aviation or transportation projects – or – 15 years of experience in design and project delivery of aviation or transportation projects.

  • Current and thorough knowledge and experience with FAA regulations, requirements, practices, and advisory circulars.

  • Demonstrated strong technical proficiency.

  • Must be able to travel 25-30% of the time to client sites.

  • Ability to travel to and attend Client meetings in the evenings.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, matrixed environment.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and PDF editing products.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.

  • Capability to offer constructive feedback and direction to support corporate and client goals.

  • Interest in experiencing a variety of assignments.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)