This position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Office of Airports (ARP), Atlanta District Office (ADO) in the Southern Region, in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
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This position serves as a Civil Engineer for the Office of Airports (ARP), Atlanta District Office (ADO) in the Southern Region, in support of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The Atlanta ADO serves as the principal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organization responsible for all airport program matters in airport design, construction, maintenance, operations and safety. Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on all aspects of the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants-in-aid program regarding the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) and/or Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funding eligibility, justification, and conformance with the approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP). Reviews and comments on engineering design drawings, specifications, construction safety, and phasing plans for compliance with established requirements. Attends pre-design, preconstruction and construction meetings. Collaborates with senior engineer or supervisor to ensure development projects meet FAA regulations, standards, and guidance. Reviews data from field inspections, status reports, and project closeout reports. Coordinates findings with senior engineer/supervisor to ensure projects meet technical compliance and alignment with requirements. Visits airports and current and proposed construction sites to observe construction progress and perform construction inspections. Provides results to a senior engineer or supervisor to ensure acceptable levels of safety are provided. Serves as point of contact with internal FAA stakeholders to coordinate assigned AIP development projects. With support of senior engineer or supervisor, contacts local, state, and federal officials in the coordination, evaluation, and approval of federal grants for airports. Collaborates with public airport owners within the context of national airport system by applying technical and programming expertise resulting in the sound investment of federal funds. Reviews professional services contracts, including change orders and supplemental agreements to determine eligibility of work. Prepares and submits final review determinations to senior engineer or supervisor before approval. In collaboration with senior engineer, develops proposed recommendations for Modification of Standards (MOS) for design and construction documents. Participates in runway safety meetings and makes recommendations to management regarding funding allocations for any recommended runway safety projects. Reviews and processes aeronautical studies. Coordinates with other FAA divisions regarding reimbursable agreements and projects that may affect an FAA facility or operation. Resolves routine problems and/or issues in absences of applicable guidelines. Drafts correspondence for review by more experienced engineers including Congressional responses, briefing papers, approval letters, and guidance to sponsors associated with all aspects of airport development. Performs other duties as assigned.
Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.