Senior Aviation Planner (Tampa, FL)

Garver Engineering is accepting applications for a Senior Aviation Planner (Kansas City, MO)

For six decades Garver has provided quality aviation planning and design services for more than 250 clients nationwide. Garver understands the complexities of airport planning and development and the multitude of factors that must be diligently managed to ensure a project’s success. Garver’s Aviation Team maintains a diverse, skilled planning and design team dedicated to providing the expertise and leadership needed to assist our clients in meeting both current and future needs.

Garver’s Aviation Planning Team is seeking a Senior Aviation Planner to support our growing team in our Central region.  This position will work within Garver's Aviation Planning team and with engineering teams to lead airport planning projects and technical planning studies for Part 139 and general aviation airports.  Technical planning work may include, but is not limited to, inventory of existing conditions, forecasting, capacity analysis, facility requirements, alternatives development and CIP planning for master plan projects and other planning studies.  Airfield/airspace planning will be a focus of the position, but responsibilities will also include elements of landside, terminal area, cargo, and support facilities planning. System planning elements are also included in the list of possible assignments. Responsibilities in the role include but are not limited to:

  • Performing planning activities as part of a larger planning team
  • Leading planning production activities
  • Working collaboratively with engineering teams to support design projects
  • Participating in and directing the production of high-quality exhibits and documents to communicate the results of the planning study elements
  • Leading/managing planning projects and working closely with our clients
  • Contributing significantly to the overall success of the team and the team’s projects
  • Pursuing certifications (AICP, AAAE CM, PMP), as appropriate

This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to a growing team in a supportive, fast paced environment.  With over 140 dedicated aviation staff members and more than 60 years of experience, Garver's Aviation team offers an opportunity for mentorship, career development and diverse project exposure.


  • Bachelor's degree in aviation management, aeronautical science, planning, engineering, or a related field
  • 6-12 years of experience in aviation planning for Part 139 and GA airports or similar experience
  • Technical expertise in standard airport planning procedures and approaches.
  • Knowledge of FARs, FAA Advisory Circulars, and FAA orders that apply to airport planning
  • Proficient in tabulation, data management, software, and publication programs used for airport planning


  • Previous experience in the FAA Central Region
  • At least 2 years of experience in a consulting firm environment
  • At least 2 years of experience working with FAA ADIP

Grow With Us

Garver offers its employees programs such as company-paid professional memberships, company support for industry licenses and continuing education opportunities that foster a progressive atmosphere. Garver provides the tools, resources, and environment to develop leaders, stimulate ideas, and accomplish projects. By offering highly competitive salary packages, attractive benefits, and a comprehensive wellness program; Garver walks the talk when it comes to work-life balance.

Founded in 1919, Garver is an employee-owned multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural, and environmental services firm with more than 1,000 employees across the United States. Offering a wide range of services focused on aviation, construction, facilities, federal, survey, transportation, water, and wastewater, Garver sits in the top 125 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list and is consistently recognized as a best firm to work for. Learn more at

Garver is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Our employment practices are based upon an individual's capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

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