Air Traffic Duty Engineer (Gatwick)

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Job Description

  • Accountable to the Head of Engineering for the SES-compliant maintenance of a suite of air traffic service equipment in accordance with CAP 670 Part B Section 1 APP 02
  • Responsible for Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance and willingness to conduct Level 3 maintenance for specific systems on request based on qualification

The primary duties of the post holder are detailed below, however this is not an exhaustive list of all duties required and is not listed in order of priority:

  • Conduct SES-compliant maintenance according to CAP 670 Part B Section 1 APP 02 using staff approved by the CAA.
  • Conduct SES-compliant maintenance to be undertaken in accordance with the Service Levels agreed with GAL
  • Manage the day-to-day engineering activities to ensure safe and efficient operations
  • Provide regular quantitative reviews of system performance against operational safety and airport business requirements
  • Define and adapt the maintenance regime to ensure system performance is maintained and compatible with agreed Service Levels (SLAs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Provide regular management reports with SLA and system performance data
  • Accept new systems and changes to existing systems, in cooperation with GAL; ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements relating to maintenance, support and training
  • Comply with all applicable international, European and UK CAA Regulatory Requirements, including those related to Safety Management Systems and integrate these with the requirements of the ANSP
  • Contribute to an appropriate training and competency regime that meets UK CAA requirements and recommendations
  • Maintain the ability to adopt to new innovations
  • Coordinate and integrate with Gatwick Airport’s CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System)
  • Regularly update and maintain a complete Configuration Management Database (CMDB) for all IT Systems


  • University degree in engineering or recognized qualifications in an electronics based subject (e.g. BTEC National Certificate, AS/S Level)
  • Group and type ratings in accordance with CAP 670


  • Proven engineering experience in air traffic control
  • Engineering experience in a high density air traffic control environment

Information about Air Navigation Solutions Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANS) is a company incorporated in the UK with its own board and management team. Having been awarded a 10 year contract for the future provision of Air Traffic Control and Air Traffic Engineering Services at Gatwick Airport the company is actively engaged in gaining the certification and designation required to operate as an ANSP in the UK market. Service will start March 2016. ANS is a wholly owned subsidiary of the DFS Group combining the reputation, capability and security of a well-established and respected global air traffic service provider with the flexibility, agility and value of a new start-up business.

Recruitment process

  1. Online application
  2. Assessment of documentation and preliminary Training Needs Analysis
  3. Line Manager Interview
  4. Reference Checks
  5. Security checks