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Job Description

Cignus is an SBA certified 8(A) small aviation-focused engineering and consulting company headquartered in Leesburg, VA. We provide airport/airspace planning, terminal planning, simulation & modeling, operations planning, and systems/software engineering services to aviation clients worldwide.

Cignus is actively seeking a talented and hardworking junior (0 – 3 years of experience) or mid-level (3 – 8 years of experience) Airport Planner for immediate employment in our Leesburg, VA offices. The candidate can look forward to a variety of exciting projects focused on airspace, airside, terminal, and landside planning across a variety of airport system to address near-term operational issues and long-range master planning. Come join a growing team and work on some of the most exciting and complex airport systems in the world.

The responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:
  • Support the development of airport master plans
  • Support the preparation of conceptual designs and ALPs including use of Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) tools
  • Conduct planning activities focus on identifying, analyzing, evaluating, and recommending issues involved in airport development and improvements
  • Develop and assess trends, statistics, and external impacts affecting airport planning
  • Conduct demand/capacity analyses
  • Conduct airside/terminal modeling and simulation studies using tools such as TAAM, AirTOp, CAST, or Simio
  • Support Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and Urban/Advanced Air Mobility (UAM/AAM) Planning projects
  • Work directly with clients, airlines, and ATC
  • Support airside/landside facility planning
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors (or Masters) degree in a relevant aviation field
  • 0-3 years of Airport Planning experience (Junior Level)
  • 3-8 years of Airport Planning experience (Mid-Level)
  • Industry-specific experience and knowledge including FAA ACs and ICAO/IATA standards
  • Experience in the use of CAD (i.e. AutoCAD) preferred
  • Experience in simulation modeling (airside or terminal) a benefit
  • Excellent communications and technical writing skills
  • Proficiency with Office Suite including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint,


Minimal initially with possible future opportunities.


Salary based on years of relevant experience. Competitive corporate health and retirement benefits. Yearly performance incentives.


Cignus is involved in some of the most cutting-edge and exciting projects and programs across the globe. We provide a work environment that encourages growth, creativity, and flexibility across the entire company. We also offer a competitive benefits program with a focus on positive work-life balance.

Cignus Consulting, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

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