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Title:  Managing Director Infrastructure Properties & Development


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  45162



Position Summary:

The Managing Director Infrastructure, Properties and Development is responsible for managing JetBlue's airport and real estate assets across 100+ cities including long-term airport infrastructure strategic planning, design development and construction.


The Managing Director is a key member of the JetBlue leadership team and is responsible for helping JetBlue maximize the value and efficiency of its real estate assets. The Managing Director works in a fast paced, strategic and tactical environment and engages in complex, broad analyses. Reporting to the Head of Finance & Treasury, the Managing Director is also an influential leader who is comfortable with maintaining a public profile and is skilled at building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead large-scale infrastructure capital projects on behalf of JetBlue
  • Establish JetBlue’s key strategic priorities in airport infrastructure and develop a comprehensive strategic plan
  • Manage airport rents and landing fees budget
  • Negotiate lease agreements for JetBlue
  • Partner with the Airports and Commercial teams on the development of airport capital plans
  • Ensure the care and upkeep of JetBlue’s facilities, including JetBlue’s flagship JFK Terminal 5, providing JetBlue Crewmembers with a safe, comfortable, clean and efficient place in which to work
  • Lead cross-functional efforts to help JetBlue re-define the workspace of the future (in support centers and at airports) for JetBlue’s 20,000+ Crewmembers.
  • Oversee design development and strategic support for key infrastructure development projects at JetBlue, including JetBlue’s training facilities at JetBlue University, JFK’s Terminal 6, and JetBlue’s maintenance hangars and catering facilities.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with airport authorities and other government agencies
  • Take a significant role in the development of Crewmembers to support their engagement, growth, and goal achievement
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Real Estate or related field; OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma/GED and at least four (4) years of previous relevant experience
  • Ten (10) years of business development, infrastructure, airport affairs or related experience
  • Five (5) years leadership experience
  • High proficiency with MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage strategic projects/planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to manage multiple internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Financial analysis skills
  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate themselves and others
  • Available for overnight travel (20%)
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Authorization to work in the US is required, this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field
  • Previous experience working on cross-functional teams
  • Previous experience leading a large scale capital project from planning to design, construction and occupancy 
  •  Experience managing a large scale budget


Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  •  Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  •  Upholding JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understanding how they relate to their duties and responsibilities



  • Computer and other office equipment


Work Environment

  • Normal Office Environment
  • Airports Environment


Physical Effort:

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)



  • The base pay range for this position is between $215,000.00 and $245,000.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include performance bonuses, restricted stock units, as well as access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more

JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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