Project Analyst - Aviation Services

Job Title:          Project Analyst

FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt, Full-time 

Salary:             $50,000 - $60,000 Annually

Location:        Ypsilanti, MI

Fantastic career opportunity for recent graduates!


Must be authorized to work in the United States.

About Jacobsen|Daniels:

Jacobsen|Daniels (JD) is a professional consulting firm specializing in services for the aviation industry. Our clients range from airlines and airports to private firms and the federal government. Formed in 2001, we pursue ideas, concepts, and solutions to improve the journey for the traveling public. From its founding, JD has been dedicated to reliable, convenient, and safe transit options that meet the rapidly changing safety and security needs of the transportation industry. 

Position Description Summary:

JD is looking for inquisitive, motivated, results-oriented individuals interested in customized training and development within our various Practice Areas. Your goal is to learn all aspects of our business, culture, and core values and help make impactful contributions to our growing organization as a Project Analyst.  In addition to project work, you will spend approximately three weeks in a classroom setting and in the field learning about all things aviation. You will work with project managers and consultants on wide ranging tasks. After approximately six months, you will be placed into one of JD’s five major Practice Areas based on your performance and the needs of each line of business. This is a full-time, analyst role at JD's headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI. The work schedule may be hybrid or fully in-person depending on the type of project work assigned. 

The classroom training phase  of the Analyst Program will begin in September 2024.


 Position Responsibilities:

  • Complete project related tasks as assigned by project manager/coordinator (e.g., data collection, data analysis, data      presentation, report/letter/memo writing, CAD and graphics preparation, etc.).
  • Develop and refine technical skills (e.g., CAD, presentation preparation, technical memo writing and editing, graphics support in Adobe, cost estimating, etc.).
  • Maintain effective and consistent communication with peers and supervisor.
  • Complete tasks on-time in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Compose correspondence requiring understanding of firm and professional staff views, philosophy, and some technical      knowledge.
  • Present data clearly using graphical or narrative tools depending on intended audience.
  • Produce reports and other documents based on the needs of the staff and clients.
  • Assist in training other employees (including interns and co-ops) as directed.
  • Be aware of potential business and identify follow-on work opportunities. Develop an understanding of how JD generates      revenue and controls costs.
  • Represent JD in a professional manner in all parts of your work life. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements & Experience:

Recent graduates with 0-3 years of work experience are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. A four-year or graduate degree is required. Ideal candidates will have a degree in aviation management, construction management, urban planning, architecture, engineering, quantitative analysis, mathematics, computer sciences, computer-aided design, or GIS (geographic information systems). Candidates with degrees in other related fields will be considered. Holding a graduate degree in a related field is a plus.


Why is JD right for you?

JD seeks to attract, retain, and develop outstanding talent. We offer flexible work conditions allowing you to maintain work-life balance. Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and continuously develop your professional skills? Consider joining our team. We would love to have you join our journey!

We pride ourselves on providing benefits that bring out the best in our people. Our comprehensive benefit packages include the things you expect – health, dental, vision, 401(k) – along with the things you deserve like an employee assistance program and support of your professional development goals. In addition, this full-time, permanent position offers a competitive salary, discretionary annual bonus, paid time off, and a strong Company culture that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work!

Location & Working Conditions:

The position is based at JD’s headquarters in Ypsilanti, MI.  The first few weeks will be in a classroom environment. Work is conducted primarily in an office setting alongside teammates in person and virtually. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected. Travel to company or client sites may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit for long periods of time, bend, use hands to manipulate (type), talk and hear; walk; sit, and lift or move no more than ten (10) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral visions, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Mental Demands: 

While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information, and documents; analyze and solve problems, use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with occasional interruptions, and interact with staff and other companies. 

Reporting Relationships:

Project Analysts report to a JD supervisor designated to manage the Analyst Program or other senior manager identified during the hiring process or performance review process.

Supervisory Responsibility: 


This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by an employee so classified.

Jacobsen|Daniels is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives for diversity. J|D, in accordance with applicable law, does not discriminate in hiring or otherwise in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.