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The Boeing Company Senior Airport Engineer in Seal Beach, California

Job Description

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Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is seeking a Senior Airp ort Engineer (Level 4) to join our Airport Operations Engineering (AOE) team based in Seal Beach, California.

The selected candidate will join a team of airport engineers to contribute to our high visibility work statement to assure that Boeing airplanes are compatible with and have access to airports across the world. You will also make sure the airplanes strive for airport regulations that are equitable and achievable, ensure that new airplane design requirements result in minimal aircraft/airport constraints, minimize airport limitations/restrictions, and provide airplane programs support.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise in aircraft/airport compatibility issues to include airport operations & planning, and pavement analysis (roughness & strength).

  • Compares airplane configurations with airport operations and infrastructure to identify incompatible airplane or airport features.

  • Surveys, analyzes, and documents airport infrastructure and provides recommendations for improvements including developing operational plans.

  • Conducts trade studies of product development airplane design characteristics and provides recommendations on configuration changes to improve airport compatibility.

  • Participate in airport-related conferences, regulatory and industry meetings to disseminate airplane product trends and effect regulatory and airport infrastructure changes to improve compatibility with Boeing aircraft.

  • Applies knowledge of airfield pavement design and evaluation using latest FAA software to perform structural analysis of pavement.

  • Experience in conducting onsite airfield roughness testing and evaluation, as well as pavement strength testing.

  • Recommends changes to facilities and / or procedures to support removal of operational restrictions.

  • Coordinates release of airport or airplane information as requested.

  • Applies knowledge of military and commercially available aeronautical data to conduct analyses.

  • Mentor and train early career engineers.

  • Advise management in process improvement and implementation.

  • Oversees quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced by checking computations and drawings performed by others.

  • Analyzes technical problems and provide new approaches and alternative solutions.

This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, engineering technology (includes manufacturing engineering technology), chemistry, physics, mathematics, data science, or computer science.

  • 7+ years' related work experience (airport design and planning).

Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

  • AutoCAD/AviPlan experience, FAA Pavement Design tools.

  • Experience in interacting with Airline customers, Aviation industry associations or National aviation authority officials.

  • Advance knowledge of Boeing and Competitor airplane models and their basic dimensional and performance characteristics and the application of these models to the worldwide market.

  • Advance knowledge of airport physical characteristics (e.g., airfield design, pavement strength, design standards) and operating procedures (e.g., crash/fire/rescue data, air traffic control).

  • Experience conducing onsite pavement roughness, and strength.

  • Experience in airport airfield operations.

  • Experience in implementing Safety Management System (SMS).

  • Experience with ground support equipment operation.

  • Familiar with airport emergency operations.

  • Experience in airspace design.

Typical Education/Experience:

Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 9 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+4 years' related work experience, Master+7 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.


This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Drug-Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug-Free Workplace where post-offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria are met as outlined in our policies.


This position is for 1st shift.


20% - 30% domestic and international travel is required.

At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Pay is based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

Summary Pay range: Associate level $119,850 - $162,150

Applications for this position will be accepted through June 12th, 2024.

Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a “U.S. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required.

“U.S. Person” includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Export Control Details: US based job, US Person required

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.