Head of Airport Planning

Wokingham, United Kingdom Countrywide
07 Oct 2016
20 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Head of Airport Planning

Company Name: Jacobs UK Ltd

Primary Location: Winnersh (Reading), United Kingdom

Post/Application Opening Date: 6 th October 2016

Post/Application Closing Date: 4 th November 2016

Salary: Competitive

JACOBS is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services. We offer a full-spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients across many sectors.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there. The successful applicant will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Our growing Aviation Team is working on a number of high profile airport development projects for major clients in the aviation industry. To help us to continue to expand our business we are seeking an experienced Airport Planner to lead the airport planning discipline within Jacobs UK providing direction to a team of junior and graduate airport planners. In conjunction with the Aviation Technical Lead they will develop the airport planning capability in terms of staff, tools and training and seek to significantly grow the project and client portfolio for airport planning commissions.

Ideally, the candidate will have a flair for creative problem solving, will be knowledgeable of current aviation industry initiatives, will proactively drive innovation and be passionate about Airport Development. The candidate must have excellent communication skills, will feel comfortable interfacing with clients at all levels of seniority and should ideally have a wide range of industry contacts.

We are currently engaged in airport planning and development projects across a wide range of airports both in the UK and overseas and whilst the position will be based in Winnersh (Reading) the candidate might periodically be required travel on a short term basis. Practical experience of working in different overseas environments would be significantly beneficial.

Essential Experience & Skills:

  • Significant experience in aviation/airports
  • Knowledge of EASA, FAA, ICAO and IATA standards
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Extensive capacity analysis and facility requirements experience
  • Understanding and application of simulation tools
  • Understanding of airport operations and development phasing
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Bid preparation
Demonstrable experience in the following areas will also be looked upon favourably:
  • Airport Master Planning
  • Airport and Facility Capacity Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Management
  • Team Leadership

Desirable Experience & Skills:

  • Practical application of specialist airport planning software experience e.g. CAST, SIMMOD, Pathplanner, Vissim, ArcPort, TAAM etc.
  • Experience in traffic forecasting and analysis

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.