Senior Analyst

Location US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/16/2021 2:34 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Economic & Financial Analysis - Senior Analyst

External Description

Aviation Economist & Financial Analyst/Senior Analyst



The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world (representing over 61,000 pilots at 38 U.S. and Canadian airlines) seeks an experienced Senior Analyst for our Tysons (McLean), Virginia office.  With minimal or no direction, the Senior Analyst provides strategic and technical support to a portfolio of ALPA carriers and internal projects and delivers economic, financial, and contract information, analyses, and recommendations to elected and appointed pilot representatives and committee volunteers at ALPA carriers with memberships typically ranging from 1,500 to 6,000 pilots.  Specific functions include monitoring and presenting economic, financial, and industry updates to pilot leaders; conducting airline-specific financial analyses, including historical cash flow, debt and ratio analysis, and projections; developing cost models addressing the economic components of pilot contracts in support of complex and, often, time-sensitive negotiations; analyzing airline-specific cost and revenue components, relating them to various pilot productivity measurements and determining their impact on airline productivity; and, supporting legal proceedings by conducting relevant analyses, preparing the results of these analyses, and, at times, providing expert testimony.  Additionally, they ensure the Association’s quality standards are met on all deliverables under their portfolio of properties; establish and sustain effective relationships with pilot representatives, company counterparts, and ALPA staff; and, mentor and guide analysts with less experience. 


Local, national, and international travel:  usually 25 - 50%; sporadically 60%.


Minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant area, e.g., Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or related field, from an accredited college or university required; master’s degree or completion of post-graduate courses in related field preferred; or, the equivalent combination of education and practical experience.
  • Five (5) years of related experience required, eight (8) or more years strongly preferred; to include significant experience in financial and/or economic analysis.
  • Experience in the airline industry and collective bargaining a plus. At management discretion, significant and in-depth, directly applicable, experience may be substituted for some of the above requirements.
  • Experience using air transportation databases, e.g., Form 41, T-100, O&D Survey Data, schedule data, fleet data, and the like, and other sources of information to complete analyses strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) economic data and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations and filing requirements strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of air transportation economics and pilot labor agreements strongly preferred.
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills to quickly reduce a problem to its key components and to develop unique solutions.
  • Technical writing and presentation skills to communicate effectively with pilot groups, Association Executives, and airline management.
  • Must possess exceptional time management skills; be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment; and, transition easily between projects.
  • Software: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and SharePoint required.


Physical Demands:


Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position; move about the office and the local metropolitan area; determine what others have said or written; and, converse with others and exchange accurate information.


Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office and travel (locally, nationally, and internationally).  May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.


Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  While on travel, could be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve luggage weighing as much as 50 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.)



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