Senior Project Manager - Aviation

Huntsville, Birmingham, Auburn, AL

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is one of the largest privately-held architecture and engineering firms in the Southeast.

GMC is looking for an Senior Aviation Project Manager with 10+ years of experience to join our team in Huntsville, Birmingham or Auburn, AL.


  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the firm’s values and standards for project delivery and client management. 
  • Expresses a keen understanding of the industry standards, including Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and expectations of the client.
  • Demonstrates the leadership required for effective team contributions to the firm’s success including contributions to firm standards and employee development.
  • Capable of managing multiple complex multi-disciplined projects while maintaining quality control and assurance measures per GMC’s standards and requirements.


  • Applies extensive diversified knowledge of FAA and ALDOT principles and practices in projects.
  • Builds client relationships and assist with specific client development using technical expertise.
  • Responsible for accuracy of technical aspects of projects.


    • Manages client satisfaction for assigned clients or projects.
    • Applies knowledge and expertise acquired through progressive experience to resolve crucial issues and/or unique conditions during design and construction.
    • Works across disciplines and office locations to fully utilize firm experiential knowledge.
    • Supervises and mentors lesser experienced engineers.
    • Team leader for preparation of contract documents, reports, amendments, change orders and project modifications as project progresses.
    • Represent the firm in all aspects of projects and assignments to prospective employees, clients, and the communities we serve.
    • Reinforce GMC standards and Core Values to others.
    • Coordinate the work of assigned team members on multiple projects.
    • Communicate with, reviews work and coordinates efforts of other project team members.
    • Provides guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters; also receives direction on unusual conditions and developments.
    • Responsible for financial goals, marketing plan and project/client development.
    • Responsible for all aspects of project management- development, design, bidding, construction and closeout.
    • Responsible for enforcement of project delivery standards including technical and procedural.
    • Develops, approves and conducts professional training as requested.


    • Minimum of 10 years in aviation or civil engineering
    • Strong knowledge of FAA design and grant process
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or associated area of construction
    • Professional Engineer

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

About GMC

We believe in community, collaboration, and using the power of creativity and hard work to make a difference.  Whether designing schools, parks, hospitals and other commercial developments, or providing clean water, safe streets and restoring resilient environments, GMC takes great pride in serving our communities through the transformative work we do. Every project is guided by the foundational concept that communities are built by people, not companies, and we strive to serve our communities with quality, integrity, creativity and care. One of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multi-disciplined firms, GMC is equipped to provide all of the services associated with architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering, surveying and disaster recovery.