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Airfield Principal Civil Engineer

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 Principal Civil Engineer 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 civil elements of the airfield projects, covering grading, earthworks, drainage, trenching, underground encasement of utilities, pavements, etc.

Job Description

  • Analyse geotechnical and soil investigation information and request necessary tests
  • Lead geometric and grading design of Runways, Taxiways, Aprons, service roads, etc.
  • Lead storm water drainage and water management system design for airports
  • 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 pavement engineering, structural engineering, etc.
  • Produce and update adequate specifications for civil works
  • Develop feasible, logical and efficient work phasing proposals to carry out the construction works
  • Lead civil works design and design reviews covering all stages of design
  • Engage and manage subconsultants for civil engineering designs
  • Elaborate Tender Documents and support clients during procurement processes for Airfield Civil 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 civil 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 Civil Engineer able to perform the role of mentor, Supervising Civil 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 Civil3D, NavisWorks
  • Competence in storm water design in airports and proficient with software like Civil 3D Storm and Sanitary Analysis, CivilStorm, FlowMaster, etc.
  • Hands on knowledge and experience working with different levels of RIBA LODs and LOIs
  • Experience in the development of BIM Execution Plans for different projects in line with the scope and LOD required
  • Experience in the management of subconsultants
  • 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 civil works
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