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Job Opening: Project Engineer or Project Manager (Airports)

$80K to $120K/year
Duluth, GA; Columbia, SC; Greenville, SC; Charlotte, NC: and/or Raleigh, NC.

Job Description

Holt Consulting Company** (Holt) is a multi-discipline engineering firm that provides planning, design, and management services for transportation infrastructure. Holt’s relationship-based culture coupled with responsive communication and action makes us the consultant of choice for state and local governments. Our founders learned transportation consulting from the ground up; from performing the work to managing a wide variety of projects and programs. As a result, they possess a keen awareness of the attributes of highly successful projects: attention to quality, timely execution of the work, and communication, with the ultimate goal being to exceed client expectations.

Here at Holt, employees are the Firm’s most valuable asset. We are committed to an environment that fosters teamwork, provides opportunities and challenges for each employee to grow and reach their full potential, and recognizes and rewards them for their accomplishments, contributions, and outstanding performance. This type of environment generates a naturally self-motivating atmosphere, which results in a genuine desire by each employee to give the client 110%.

Holt is seeking a highly motivated Airport Project Engineer or Project Manager who will be responsible for leading design efforts for airside and landside airport infrastructure and development projects for both commercial and general aviation airports. Tasks will include, but are not limited to, preparation of technical studies and reports, engineering design concepts, construction plans, specifications, opinions of construction costs, and assistance during construction phase services including field observation. As part of the Holt Team, you will contribute to our continued success by:

Demonstrating successful experience with engineering/design of airport improvements, including pavement, drainage, utility, and landside/site projects; designing runways, taxiways, and support facilities; developing airport layout plans, construction cost estimates, and performing computer aided design; developing and direct design and preparation of technical reports, calculations, project drawings, details & specifications; coordinating and directing efforts of technical staff to develop high-quality deliverables; proactively engaging with clients to prepare high quality and cost effective solutions; working as a key team member and task manager and mentoring junior design staff; and actively assisting in new business development by contributing to strategic planning, marketing, and business operations planning.

A successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge and application of FAA design standards and specifications; knowledge of FAA and state airport capital funding processes; expertise using engineering design and office software, including AutoCAD Civil 3-D and MS Office; and the ability to exercise discretion and balance the need for independent and collaborative efforts. Construction administration and observation experience preferred. Candidate must possess the ability to solve problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation; have a working knowledge of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions and developing jurisdictional experience and contacts; and have the ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.

Current driver’s license and ability to obtain airside security badge at commercial service airports and passing required security background check required. The candidate will be required to hold a Professional Engineering registration in SC, GA, or NC or possess the ability to become licensed in these states.

This position will primarily work in an office setting; may require some travel and field work.

Holt Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

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Georgia Department of Transportation

Since the beginning of the contract, Holt Consulting has been responsive, diligent, and smart about their work in executing these bridge replacement projects for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). They have also been very proactive in keeping the projects on schedule and under budget… I would highly recommend their consulting services for transportation projects to address your consulting needs.

Aghdas Ghazi, PE, Office of Program Delivery

Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport

…I could not have done it without you, and I sincerely appreciate all the dedication and support you have given to me in this unusual project that has spanned over a decade. This now opens the way for 10+ years of new airport development and the economic impact that will bring to Paulding County.

Terry E. Tibbitts, Airport Director
Dallas, GA

Lancaster County Airport

They know the airport business inside and out; from developing successful funding procurement strategies, to designing, bidding, and construction oversight.  I observed the various challenges they faced during each of these phases and their ability to finesse through and overcome these challenges. I’ve found that the Holt Team takes consulting to a new level. Talk about responsiveness, whether it be during normal working hours, after hours, or on weekends, their response time exceeds my expectations…if you are looking for a consulting company that knows how to get it done, is available and responsive 24/7, and is in your court, then I strongly encourage you to consider Holt Consulting Company.

Paul T. Moses, Sr., Airport Manager
Lancaster, SC

Perry-Houston County Airport

Holt Consulting has an in-depth knowledge of airport operations, standards, and regulations. I highly recommend them for any airport needing engineering services, especially airports looking to grow. Their knowledge base has been instrumental in helping this airport formulate our future needs and instrumental in helping us find the sources of revenue required.

James Marquardt, Airport Manager
Perry, GA

Charleston County, SC

I am writing about two gentlemen that I have known for many years. They both started on the ground floor and worked diligently to grow the firm through a sincere commitment to exceptional client service…because of Paul’s and Ken’s vast experience, strong work ethic, and stellar reputation within the industry, I am confident that Holt Consulting Company will be the consultant of choice for many clients in the future.

James D. Armstrong, Deputy County Administrator Transportation/Public Works
Charleston County, SC

South Carolina Department of Transportation

Holt Consulting has been given numerous assignments varying in scope, scale, and complexity. It is obvious to me that…you have drawn upon your over three decades of experience to implement effective and efficient internal procedures, which affords the Holt Team the ability to deliver a quality product in a timely manner that have and continued to exceed our project managers’ expectations…I want to congratulate you for establishing and managing an outstanding firm…and thank you all for making my Team look good. In doing so you further our mission in delivering quality projects to our county citizens. I look forward in continuing to extend design services to Holt Consulting Company for the duration of our agreement for on-call professional services.

Rob Perry, Former Director of Transportation, Richland County Government
Current Chief Engineer for Bridges, South Carolina Department of Transportation

Horry County Department of Airports

The Horry County Department of Airports was proud to work with the Holt Consulting Team on the recent Runway 05-23 and Taxiway Rehabilitation projects at the Grand Strand Airport (CRE). The Holt Team delivered quality pre-design & engineering services, construction administration resources, and project management throughout. It was a pleasure to work with their entire Team!

Kenneth Urbaniak, Asst. Project Manager
Myrtle Beach, SC
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