Aviation Client Service Leader and Civil Senior Project Manager

KSA is searching for a Client Service Leader and Civil Senior Project Manager with expertise in Aviation Engineering. As client service leader, you will participate and lead business development initiatives to grow the company portfolio and execute the business plan. As an engineer that studies, designs, and manages airfield improvements, you would need to be passionate about and enjoy meeting clients and providing the best engineering solutions for all their needs. This role will be highly collaborative with the marketing team, practice group director, project managers, and external partners.

Do you want to go where everyone knows your name? You’ll feel right at home at KSA. We are the kind of people that will make you feel at home immediately, wholly dedicated to living our core values: Collaborative Teamwork, Commitment to Excellence, Mutual Respect, Consistent Integrity and Future Focused. The home office for this position will be KSA’s Norman, Oklahoma office.

The legal stuff… KSA is an equal opportunity employer. You must be able to pass our pre-employment screenings, including a background check, drug screen and physical. We offer a ton of benefits to our eligible employees including 3 weeks of PTO, health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) match, financial planning, wellness and more!

Are you excited about this career opportunity and ready to learn more? We are anxiously awaiting your application. Call us at 903-236-7700 or send an email to resumes@ksaeng.com and a member of our HR Team will connect with you!

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Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Performance at this level requires proven business development experience in a professional position.
  • Leads technical client relationships and will play a significant role in business development including preparing statement of qualifications, interviews, goal setting, target selection, and conference representation.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Provide engineering and design for projects relating to new runway/taxiway design, existing paving improvements and expansions, airfield lighting, hangar design, fencing, and experience designing and/or management of the design of drainage structures associated with airfield as culverts, storm drains, and detention systems.
  • Lead the preparation of airport design plans including plan and profiles, grading and drainage, markings, NAVAIDS, lighting, and related design elements that are typical of an airport construction drawing set.
  • Provides estimates for engineering fee budgets and schedules to meet project requirements.
  • Ability to independently perform all the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for engineering works.
  • Applies technical expertise to review, approve, and seal work.
  • Support the work of others and mentor junior level engineers & design/drafting technical staff.
  • Ensure project compliance with all KSA practices and quality, safety and governmental design standards.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited University.
  • Knowledge of business development fundamentals and proven ability to train and encourage other to perform business development tasks.
  • Proven record of accomplishments of business development success.
  • Experience with client management in the aviation sector including municipalities and government agencies. 
  • 10+ years relevant experience in aviation engineering and project management.
  • Current Professional Engineering License in Oklahoma (or ability to obtain within 4 months).
  • Experience in the production and delivery of airport or transportation construction drawings and specifications.
  • Familiar with MS Office Software (TEAMS, Word, Excel), Newforma, and Bluebeam.


  • Experience with proposal preparations and interviews.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Experience in a leadership role on projects that delivered multi-disciplinary airport improvement projects.
  • Experience performing construction administration of public infrastructure.
  • Experience in delivering aviation and/or transportation projects for public entities in Oklahoma.
  • Experience working with and managing survey, Geotech, and other subconsultants.