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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 Airfield/Aeronautical Ground Lighting (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 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 ideal candidate will fulfil the following skills and capabilities:
  • Chartered or near Chartered Electrical Engineer
  • Track record in Airfield projects
  • 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 is not essential but will be highly valued
  • 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 other relevant contract forms
  • Experience on-site in the execution and supervision of airport electrical works

We offer an excellent package including our flexible benefits scheme covering holidays, pension, healthcare, life assurance, childcare vouchers, cycle to work and much more. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.
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