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Company Name:
United Airlines
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Los Angeles, California
United States
Project Management
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5-7 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Project Manager – Corporate Real Estate

This position may be based in Los Angeles, CA (LAX) or San Francisco, CA (SFO) depending on candidate preference and manager discretion.




Senior Project Manager in Corporate Real Estate Planning and Development will either oversee a portfolio of projects that range from small and large scale facility projects in hubs or line stations or large scale construction Programs from inception to completion in accordance with corporate policies and standards and governing regulations and requirements.  Depending on Project and/or Portfolio size, a Sr PM can oversee junior Project Managers.    Portfolio sizes are anticipated up to 60-80 small projects ($100K – 2M) or large programs exceeding $100M.   The leader in this role will collaborate with airport authorities, as required, to ascertain, understand and collaborate with the airport staff on facilities or other airport infrastructure projects to ensure the airline interests are accounted for and addressed.




Portfolio Planning, Development and Management:

    Establish and maintain strong business relationships with airport leaders and United Internal Customers
    Develop project strategy and approach during Envision and develop multiple alternatives to achieve Project Objectives
    Responsible for the delivery and portfolio management of scope, cost and schedules for all projects within their assigned projects (including team)

Project Delivery:

    Manages self (and team) to plan, design and execute airport and commercial property facility and infrastructure construction projects
    Manages the programming, planning, design, construction, schedule and budget related issues that pose challenges to the success of the project by drawing on knowledge of the planning, design, construction process knowledge and experience
    Accountable for the  compliance with budget, schedule and scope of the projects
    Responsible for governance of the UA’s Project Management LifeCyle (PMLC) artifacts, and guidelines
    Responsible for the utilization of any PMLC process and standards
    Responsible for the use of  Project Database, PM Artifacts, workflows, forms, Project Management Guidelines etc by self (and team)
    Uses of  CRE Project tools such as Sharepoint, Microsoft Project, Oracle and others as defined by need
    Ensures that projects meet defined metrics
    Responsible and accountable for transparent, accurate, consistent project reporting (weekly, monthly and quarterly) of portfolio of projects


    Effectively lead teams by establishing teams and individual goals that align with departmental goals
    Oversee direct reports’ and self’s individual performance and improvement plans
    Responsible for coaching, counseling, assisting employees to develop individual career development and training plans
    Use technical knowledge experience to provide thoughtful decision making and guidance in strategic implementation of United’s approved projects
    Is solution oriented and committed to a creating and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
    Models integrity, possesses self-awareness and fosters an environment of accountability
    Will be held accountable for providing constant and  transparent communication to their Team, Leadership, Stakeholders and Customers
    Mentor and develop a team that is empowered and engaged



    Bachelor's Degree
    Approximately 50% travel, depending on candidate location
    Conversant in design and construction techniques
    Understanding of design and construction management process and vernacular
    Understanding of best practices of Portfolio, Program and Project Management
    5+ years Planning, Design and Construction
    2+ years in Aviation
    Project team management
    Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
    Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
    Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


    Degree in Science and Engineering or Construction Management and/or MBA
    Background in construction safety, capital improvement planning for facilities
    Aviation Master Planning, Knowledge of FAA, ICAO, IATA standards, guidelines and requirements that relate to planning and design of airport infrastructure and facilities
    5+ years experience with airport/airline/aviation design and construction projects
    Certification: PMP, LEED, Black Belt, PE, RA, CM




Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT