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Senior airport planner (airfield)

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.

Job Description

The Senior Airport Planner (Airfield) will work in the Airports and Masterplanning Services workstream of the aviation team, leading the delivery of airfield planning projects; leading the production and submission of proposals for airfield planning related commissions; assisting business development activities in growing the airfield planning sector and overseeing and assuring the work of more junior members of the team. Whilst there will be an airfield focus to the role, from time to time there may be a requirement to undertake broader airport planning work.

Primary responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Airfield masterplanning and phasing;
  • Airfield planning and design including secondary systems;
  • Specialist planning studies (safeguarding, airspace & air navigation services);
  • Airfield simulation modelling tools
  • Management and coordination of specialist teams (including sub-consultants);
  • Customer point of contact on airfield projects
  • Management of projects, including financial and contractual matters and compliance with internal quality procedures and directives.
  • Development of programmes/resource spreadsheets for the delivery of our services.

Candidate Specification

  • Significant relevant experience in airfield planning
  • A team player and a self-starter comfortable in taking responsibility for their work;
  • Computer literate, proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Clear and efficient verbal, written and presentation skills;
  • Experience of writing technical reports to a good standard and presenting project material to colleagues.
  • Capable of carrying out technical work with little or no supervision;
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and ownership of discrete task delivery;
  • Able to organise work-load according to need of project and team;
  • Outward facing with good interpersonal skills, to liaise internally within teams and externally with clients and
  • other consultant
  • Experience in assisting with the establishing of project scoping, contractual and financial management
  • Contribute to open communications across the project delivery/client teams, including attending internal and
  • external project meetings
  • Understanding of project contractual and commercial requirements
  • Understanding of business development activities, and able to demonstrate successful role in bids/tenders
  • Willingness to work on varied and concurrent commissions, with a range of project stakeholders and represent
  • the company to clients
  • A willingness to travel overseas (sometimes at short notice) as required

Technical Skills
  • Excellent knowledge of airfield planning and aviation projects in general
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Competent in the use of AutoCAD or similar design tool
  • Previous use or good working knowledge of airfield simulation modelling tools such as Airtop
Education and professional Membership
  • Degree in engineering or equivalent in aeronautical or aviation related discipline
  • Chartership of a relevant professional body preferred e.g. engineering, architecture, transportation.

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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