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Assistant Airport Planner

  • Job reference: R-027920
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Epsom

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group,  is an international multi-disciplinary organisation with over 18,000 employees.  The Atkins Aviation team based in the South East of England is founded on experience and dynamism, armed with a ‘can do’ attitude and underpinned by exemplary technical, engineering, operational and leadership backgrounds from across the aviation sector.

We currently have an opportunity for a Assistant Airport Planner to join our successful team. The role will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic individual who is looking to progress their career within an exciting consultancy environment. Graduates with a drive to contribute substantially to the aviation industry while working in a nurturing environment would find this opportunity extremely rewarding.

Therefore, if you want to be stimulated intellectually, to challenge yourself professionally and be part of a dynamic team, we would like to hear from you.


  • Relevant first degree or equivalent qualification with preference for an air transport related post graduate qualification and Professional membership of a relevant body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the key drivers of Airport Planning and Development, including the interactions between aviation and airport operations, people and baggage movement, development, planning and design concept, retail, advertising, and transport modes that serve the ‘front door’.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of:
    • Airspace planning and its interface with airport operations and development
    • International codes and standards applicable to aviation planning
    • Environmental impacts of aviation including noise, air quality and carbon assessment
    • Regulation and its impact on UK airports - desirable
    • Commercial models of airports
    • Surface access and landside issues
  • Ability and motivation to manage own work including inputs from others to time and to budget.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to distil and present technical work to non-technical audiences.
  • Recognition that international work brings international travel, and a willingness to undertake commissions overseas, potentially for extended periods away from the UK.


    Under the guidance of senior colleagues:

    • Developing airport masterplans, undertaking airport planning studies and designs
  • Data analysis and capacity assessment and interpretation thereof
  • Benchmarking to support analysis, modelling and simulation
  • Report writing and presentations
  • Support to market team in business development activities including input to tenders
  • Opportunities to develop management skills in teams on all the above
  • Basic understanding of the financial aspect of Aviation Business is desirable but not mandatory

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