2022 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40: Tayvin Saks, P.E.

Dec. 13, 2022
Tayvin Saks
Tayvin Saks

Tayvin Saks is an airport consultant for the Southern California region at Jacobs Engineering Group. He has extensive experience in various aspects of aviation including engineering, management consulting, planning, design, construction, project management and business administration.

“I want to make our airports a pleasant, stress-free experience,” he said. “I want the airport to be a place that everyone gets excited about and enjoys going to. I want the airport to be integral to our lives, something that we treat as an extension of our home and community. They say airports are the front doors to cities, so I think it makes sense that we treat it as part of our home.”

Saks serves as the project management business administrator for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Saks leads a team of 28 Small and Local Business Enterprises (SBE/LBEs) on a seven-year Jacobs prime contract with LAWA to provide project/construction management services to support LAWA's Landside Access Modernization Program, its Airline/Tenant Improvement Program and its Capital Improvement Program at LAX.

Previously, Saks served as assistant project manager for construction of the Qantas Engineering Maintenance Hangar at LAX. This 128,430-square-foot facility was the first purpose-built Airbus A380 hangar in North America. In addition to housing an A380 either nose-in or tail-in, the facility has two outdoor A380 parking bays, office space for 200 staff, and state of the art support facilities.

Saks served as co-chair of the Jacobs Aviation Emerging Leaders Group, which includes more than 100 Jacobs employees who are passionate about aviation. The group provides a forum for young professionals to interact and learn from each other as well as participate in guest speaking events and conferences.

Outside his work at Jacobs, Saks volunteers in several aviation-related organizations: He currently serves as board member and president-elect of the Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e). AAa/e was founded to help Asian American businesses penetrate the architectural and engineering community in Southern California.

Saks is also active in the Airport Consultants Council (ACC),  where he participates on the Young Professionals Forum.