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Assistant airport planner

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We offer a breadth of aviation-related knowledge and air transport skills, from aviation policy, air traffic forecasting and financial modelling to masterplanning, facilities planning, terminal design and airport engineering, including pavements and specialist systems.


This role will be working in the planning team assisting senior planners in the delivery of projects to meet defined client objectives across a variety of aviation disciplines. Initially the candidate will perform assignments following standard methods or explicit instructions, with technical adequacy of work under review. Some self-management is expected while undertaking multiple tasks.

Job Description

Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of standard documentation – reports, drawings, spreadsheets, letters, etc.
  • Use relevant software (e.g. CAST, CAD, AutoCAD, Excel, VBasic, Visio) in course of work
  • Use and become familiar with relevant standards covering aviation and airport environment
  • Airfield planning and design including: runways and taxiways, aprons and stands, airfield systems and infrastructure, passenger terminals, general aviation and cargo terminals
  • Airspace management
  • Safeguarding
  • Masterplanning
  • Simulation and modelling of aircraft movements, passenger and baggage handling
  • Peak hour modelling and stand analysis
  • Attend site visits for the purpose of surveys, monitoring visits, masterplanning or similar
  • Attend project meetings with senior planners, engineers and clients
It is expected that this role will have more of a bias to the simulation modelling and analytical tasks within the above list.

Candidate Specification

Technical Skills
  • Relevant experience of Airport Master planning or relevant subject area
  • Desire to develop airport planning competence further
  • Data analysis skills in Excel including production of graphs and tables
  • Spatial awareness - ability to interpret and work confidently with 2D and 3D drawings / models
  • CAST or related simulation modelling knowledge
  • Use of computer aided design (CAD) and AutoCAD
  • Understanding of integrated transport solutions
  • Statistical analysis/operational research skills

General Skills
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Well organised with excellent co-ordination and planning skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to their own initiative
  • Able to support senior team and project managers in delivering project scope and follow direction
  • Capable of carrying out technical work under supervision and to interpret requirements with a right first time attitude
  • Able to contribute to open communication across the project teams
  • A flexible attitude to undertake a wide range of tasks
Qualifications
  • Recently completed post graduate degree in civil engineering, air transport management, airport planning or related discipline
  • Working towards membership of a professional body or equivalent

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
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