Aviation Section Manager

Location US-IN-Indianapolis
Job ID
# Positions
Engineering - Aviation


CHA Consulting, Inc. is currently seeking a Aviation Section Manager to join our Aviation Design Business Practice located in our Indianapolis, IN office 


CHA is a recognized leader in aviation design with 40 years of airport project experience at over 250 commercial, military, and general aviation airports across the nation. CHA has the diversity of technical expertise and the capacity to assist in virtually any engineering, architectural, or construction support service required. We have a proven track record in serving the aviation industry as trusted advisors in an ever-changing marketplace and a challenging economic environment.


The Aviation Section Manager will be responsible for working directly with clients and their staff, managing projects and leading a team of engineers, designers, and technicians to deliver high-quality services to CHA’s aviation clients. This individual will be measured on the delivery of our work product and the overall growth and development of the assigned staff.  The Aviation Section Manager will organize, direct and coordinate activities associated with the project scope of work either individually or collectively with their staff. The candidate will work with a team of designers, engineers, planners, and technicians primarily located in the Indianapolis, IN office with opportunities to support other aviation clients and teams throughout CHA’s national network of offices.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience.


  • 3 years of experience is required. Previous project or team management experience preferred.
  • An Aviation Section Manager I will manage a team of 3 or more direct reports.
  • Aviation, Engineering, or Airport Operations experience preferred.
  • Technically astute and strategic in thinking to manage the activity within the team
  • People Management experience is preferred.
  • A high energy, results-oriented, resourceful leader.
  • Ability to cultivate, inspire, motivate, and manage relationships across the company.
  • Experience with project budgeting preferred.

The ideal candidate will be an organized, detail and team-oriented, highly motivated individual seeking a role to provide meaningful contribution to a growing team in a supportive, fast-paced environment. With more than 80 dedicated aviation staff members and more than 40 years of experience, CHA's Aviation Business Practice offers an opportunity for leadership, mentorship, career development, and diverse project experience.


At CHA, we are helping to build a world where thought leadership, social responsibility, and diversity thrive, and we are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a highly talented and diverse team of individuals to help us do it. Our aspiration to responsibly improve the world we live in – combined with hiring practices, training opportunities, and engagement with our communities – reflect a company culture that is progressive and forward leaning.

We as an organization celebrate the values of inclusion and equality, and advocate for the full participation of all people in an environment free of discrimination. To support these values, we invite all qualified applicants to be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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