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Tactical Planner

Tactical Planner

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Open Date:

Jan 26, 2024


About Our Job

Are you an aviation professional with experience in airport operations and/or tactical planning who thrives within a collaborative, teamwork-oriented environment? Are you a dynamic communicator who has a knack for ‘seeing the big picture’, understanding and translating information in tailored ways based on how each audience/group will best understand?  If so, this may be the role for you!  Denver International Airport (DEN) is currently seeking a skilled and motivated Tactical Planner. This unique role is an exciting opportunity within the 3rd busiest and fastest growing airport in the US, in which you will be an integral part of the development and molding of how tactical planning and ORAT is done throughout the industry. Apply today and join the DEN family!  

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver (CCD) means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for CCD!  

What We Offer 

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The starting salary range for this position is $109,977-138,000/year, based on experience and education. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but is not limited to:

  • Four (4) Medical Plans, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Pension Plan for Life (Employee contributes 8.45%, Employer matches at 17.95%)

  • 457 (b) Retirement Plan

  • PTO (over 3 weeks in your first year) and 12 paid holidays

  • Yearly Merit Increase

  • STD, LTD, HSA, FSA, Life Insurance

  • CARE Bank, Family Leave Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program, Employee Volunteer Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to $2000/year), We Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness Program

  • Learning and Development Opportunities; Courses and Career Development Resources

  • EcoPass (unlimited free RTD bus/train rides)


The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. In this position you can expect to work 3 days per week on site at Denver International Airport, 8500 Pena Blvd. Denver, CO 80249. Employees must work within the state of Colorado on their off-site days.

What You’ll Do

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the third-busiest airport in the United States and one of the top ten busiest airports in the world, connecting our community globally through flight and business. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36.4 billion for the region annually and employing nearly 37,000 people. At DEN, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We celebrate individuality and uplift all races, ethnicities, gender identities, national origins, ages, abilities, religion, and LGBTQIA+ communities. We know that our diversity makes us stronger, and we strive to keep diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of all that we do.  

As a Tactical Planner at DEN, you will play a crucial role in optimizing construction activities around airport operations and enhancing efficiency through strategic planning and coordination. You will be responsible for developing and implementing tactical plans to minimize the impact on daily operations, working closely with various airport stakeholders, analyzing data, anticipating operational challenges, and devising solutions to ensure smooth and efficient airport activities.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Daily Operations Planning: Develop tactical plans to optimize construction activities around daily airport operations, considering factors such as flight schedules, passenger volumes, and resource availability.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with project delivery teams, airlines, ground service providers, and other stakeholders to coordinate activities and address operational challenges in real-time.

  • Data Analysis: Utilize data and performance metrics to identify trends, anticipate potential disruptions, and make data-driven recommendations for operational improvements.

  • Resource Allocation: Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure optimal allocation of resources, including gates, check-in counters, and ground support equipment.

  • Emergency Response Planning: Develop and maintain emergency response plans to address unexpected events or disruptions to airport operations. Collaborate with emergency services and relevant agencies to ensure a swift and coordinated response.

  • Communication: Effectively communicate tactical plans to relevant stakeholders, including airport staff, airlines, and ground service providers. Ensure that all parties are well-informed and aligned with operational priorities.

  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement changes to enhance operational efficiency. Regularly review and update tactical plans based on lessons learned and industry best practices.

About You

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:​

  • Proven experience in airport operations or tactical planning within the aviation industry

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make informed decisions under pressure

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders

  • Familiarity with airport regulations, safety protocols, and industry standards

  • Excellent negotiation skills; Ability to influence

  • Demonstrates leadership

  • Proficient user in: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Power BI, and Office 365 alternate products

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Aviation Management, Operations (preferred, not required)

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Public Administration, or a related field

  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of professional project management experience in the related occupational group including planning, managing, and scheduling projects and preparing and reviewing contract documents

  • Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education

  • Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements

  • License/Certifications: By position, requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application

  • Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Application Deadline

Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than February 25th, 2024, at midnight to ensure consideration.

FBI Background Check: FBI criminal background check is required for all positions at Denver International Airport (DEN). Employees are also required to report any felony convictions and/or moving violations to maintain this clearance and be eligible for continued employment. By position, a pre-employment physical/drug test may be required.

Snow / Emergency Duties: Denver International Airport is a 24/7/365 team operation. If weather conditions warrant or an emergency crisis occurs, all DEN employees can be required to work extended hours and/or shifts.

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Job Profile

CA2293 Project Manager II

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Position Type


Position Salary Range

$103,977.00 – $171,562.00

Starting Pay

$109,977-138,000/year, based on experience and education


Denver International Airport

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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$$103,977.00 - $171,562.00

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8500 Peña Blvd

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