Airport Commercial Senior Advisory Professional

  • Jacobs
  • Burlingame, California, United States
  • Dec 31, 2018
Full time Professional Services

Job Description



LeighFisher, (a subsidiary of Jacobs), is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in its aviation division, business and finance practice based in the United States. LeighFisher looks for outstanding candidates with strong credentials and a passion for client service, who enjoy working as part of a team on cutting-edge projects for our aviation clients.  For more information on LeighFisher, please visit our website at Our recruitment brochure for this position can be found at this link:   Senior Level Advisory Professional-Airport Finance


Position Summary and Responsibilities


The successful candidate will play a leading role in the development of programs that create, support, and enhance non‐aeronautical airport revenues. The person best suited for this position will have experience specializing in innovative in‐terminal food, beverage, retail, and advertising concessions, developing industry leading rental car business programs, and planning for commercial real estate development in an airport environment, including public‐private partnership structures.


This is a unique opportunity to leverage your expertise with members of LeighFisher’s global management consulting team. Clients in North America will be the primary focus for the individual selected, however a demonstrated ability and interest in expanding our aviation consulting business beyond North America is highly desirable.


Additional responsibilities include:

  • Develop and expand client relationships by delivering excellent value, consistent and dependable service, and high quality consulting
  • Monitor and manage business development opportunities, structure and draft proposals, including written materials, pricing and presentations
  • Provide deep technical leadership on complex projects
  • Support LeighFisher initiatives (e.g., succession planning, industry focus pieces / publications)
  • Willingness to travel at least 30%




In summary, we are seeking self-motivated individual with:

  • Postgraduate or professional qualification in Finance or Business (MBA, CFA, JD etc.) desired
  • 10+ years of experience in the field of airport finance, strategy, planning, or property management, including 5+ years in management level experience, or of progressive growth
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to read, interpret, and draft complex legal or regulatory documents; able to present results of complex analyses in an understandable format
  • Strong contract development skills with the ability to direct consultants on the development of commercial developments meeting financial goals while providing sound analytical advice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to read, interpret, and draft complex legal or regulatory documents; able to present results of complex analyses in an understandable format
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint is required
  • Superb analytical, qualitative, strategic thinking and decision making capabilities
  • Collaborative and team-oriented as well as highly resourceful and self-directed.  



This opportunity is available in a flex location and can be:  Phoenix, California (Los Angeles area) or the Denver office.  Other locations may be considered depending on candidate’s credentials.


LeighFisher offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package and the opportunity to work side-by-side with recognized industry-leading professionals, all looking to create a firm without limits to creativity and professional growth.  LeighFisher is an equal opportunity employer—all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting their resume and cover letter. EOE/MFHV



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.  

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.