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United Airlines Project Manager II – Corporate Real Estate Planning and Development in Newark, New Jersey

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Corporate Real Estate

The Corporate Real Estate team is composed of Planning and Development (formally called Design and Construction) and Airport Affairs. These two teams work together to secure lease spaces and manage all major construction and renovation projects at our hubs, stations and city locations across the world.

Job overview and responsibilities

Project Manager II in Corporate Real Estate Planning and Development will manage facility and infrastructure related construction projects through envision, design, build and activate (EDBA) in accordance with corporate policies and standards and governing regulations and requirements. Manage several (10-15) projects that are typically less than $2 million and less complex in delivery. The manager 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.

Project Delivery:

  • Manages selfto plan (with CRE Leadership), design and execute airport and commercial property facility and infrastructure construction projects.

  • Manages theprogramming, planning, design, construction, schedule and budget related issues that pose challenges to the success of the project by drawing on knowledge of the the planning, design, construction process knowledge and experience.

  • Accountable for thecompliance with budget, schedule and scope of the projects

  • Responsible forgovernance of the PMLC (UA and CRE), artifacts, and guidelines.

  • Responsible for the utilization of any PMLC process and standards.

  • Responsible for the use ofProject Database, PM Artifacts, workflows, forms, Project Management Guidelines etc by self (and team).

  • Uses ofCRE 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


  • Establishes individual goals that align with departmental goals

  • Responsible in developing individual career development and training plans with leader.

  • 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 andtransparent communication to their Project Team, Leadership, Stakeholders and Customers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 3-5 years Planning, Design (Eng or Arch) and/or Construction Experience; Experience managing project tasks.

  • Knowledge of design and construction management process and vernacular, understanding of best practices of Project 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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Engineering or Construction Management and / or MBA

  • 3-5 years Project Management Experience.Experience managing project teams

  • Background in construction safety, capital improvement planning for facilities, Facility Management, Aviation Master Planning.

  • PMP, LEED, Black Belt, PE, RA, CM

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

Division: 09 Corporate Real Estate

Function: Real Estate

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled