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Air Traffic Engineer

Job Title: Air Traffic Engineer

Department: Engineering

Reporting to: Senior Air Traffic Engineer (SATE)

Hours: Standard ATE shift pattern as stated in the LGW ATE Working Practice Agreement
Role Purpose:

To provide SES-compliant Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance of a suite of air traffic service equipment in accordance with CAP 670. To conduct Level 3 maintenance for specific systems on request, based on qualifications.

Main Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the job 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.
• 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.
• Maintain the Air Traffic Engineering Watch Log.
• 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 personal equipment type recency and inform the SATE/ Head of Engineering of any lapse.
• Maintain the ability to adopt to new innovations.
• Coordinate and integrate with Gatwick Airport’s Maintenance Management System.
• Participate in unit hazard identification and risk assessment activities.


• Recognized qualifications in an electronics-based subject (e.g. BTEC National Certificate, AS/S Level). Alternatively, the job holder may have undertaken recognised structured engineering training and have extensive engineering experience.
• Group and type ratings in accordance with CAP 670.


• Engineering experience in a high-density air traffic control environment.

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