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Airfield Electrical Engineer - Lead

Job Profile

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.

The AGL and Special Systems Lead will be a key part of the Aviation Team based in Croydon. The main responsibility for this role will be to lead, coordinate and supervise the design of the electrical works in the airfield projects, with a special focus on Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) and A-SMGCS, and covering other airport special systems like 400Hz Ground Power Units, A-VDGS, etc.

Job Description

  • Develop AGL designs for airports from visual operations to CAT III systems
  • Elaboration of SLDs for AGL (primary and secondary circuits, earthing, etc.)
  • Production of AGL designs including fittings layout design, circuitry, earthing, sizing of manholes and duct-banks, development of detail drawings, etc.
  • Design of approach lighting systems with AFLS, considering requirements of elevation, frangibility, light plane maximum slopes, etc.
  • Calculation of PAPI location
  • Elaboration of ALCMS and ILCMS design schemes for implementation of manufacturer’s products.
  • Design integration with A-SMGCS and A-VDGS
  • Electrical design of AGL substations (DBs, UPS, Gensets, etc)
  • Coordination for installation of special systems like A-VDGS, 400Hz, etc. (location, ducting, SLDs, electrical load, data connection, etc.)
  • Work with the Civil BIM Manager to coordinate the design of civil works and infrastructure and generate 3D models for airfield projects
  • Coordinate design across multiple disciplines including coordination with civil works for duct and pits, installation of deep / shallow bases, electrical engineers, ICT data connection, etc.
  • Produce and update adequate specifications for AGL and electrical systems works.
  • Develop feasible, logical and efficient work phasing proposals to carry out the construction works.
  • Lead electrical works design and design reviews covering all stages of design
  • Engage and manage subconsultants and manufacturers for AGL and electrical designs
  • Elaborate Tender Documents and support clients during procurement processes for Airfield electrical works
  • Prepare methodologies, design proposals, resources estimation, etc. for preparation of bids
  • Line management duties and leading a team of Engineers

Candidate Specification

The candidate will be the technical lead and point of reference for all the electrical engineers working within the Aviation Team, with a special focus on engineering solutions and best practices used in airfield designs, and ensuring that engineers with no specific airport background will be able to smoothly and confidently develop this expertise.

The ideal candidate will fulfil the following skills and capabilities:
  • Chartered Electrical Engineer able to perform the role of mentor, Supervising Electrical Engineer or Delegated Engineer and committed to the learning and development of
    graduate and junior engineers
  • Proven leadership and management skills and able to build an efficient and motivated team
  • Track record in Airfield projects from inception to completion covering feasibility studies and concept design to detailed design and execution.
  • Experience working with international standards including ICAO, FAA, CAA, etc
  • Experience working with AutoCad
  • Experience working with NavAids (ILS, DME, VOR) and ATC TWR systems will be highly valued
  • Hands on knowledge and experience working with different levels of RIBA LODs and LOIs
  • Experience in the management of subconsultants and suppliers
  • Experience of engaging with clients and provision of technical advice
  • Have knowledge and experience of NEC and FIDIC contract forms
  • Experience on-site in execution and supervision of airport electrical works

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