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Airfield Design Manager

ADP Ingenierie

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP818-13

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


Responsible for the production and delivery of the civil packages comprised in the design of the airfield infrastructures. Lead and coordinate the resources involved in the production of the various specialties covering from soil and topographic analysis, layout design, grading, stormwater design and BMPs, pavement design and evaluation, Airfield Lighting, etc. mainly focusing on the aerodrome movement area.


- Deep understanding of Airport operations, safety requirements, operational constrains, and particular needs to be considered in airfield projects.
- Experience in airfield layout design based on standards like ICAO, FAA, UFC, GCAA, IATA, etc. for movement area, GSE roads and special facilities.
- Experience in Obstacle Evaluation (design of OLS, Basic ILS Surfaces, OAS, etc.)
- Knowledge on geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics.
- Experience analyzing topographic data and acquiring services for topographic surveys using different technologies (land surveys, UAV orthomosaic / 3D models, etc.)
- Strong and demonstrable background in airport pavement design, including experience with special treatments used in airports like polymer modified asphalt, antiskid, special fuel resistant sealers and binders, etc.
- Knowledge and experience in airfield pavement evaluation, assessment and maintenance.
- Knowledge on airfield stormwater networks. Beyond the standard design requirements for a stormwater network, the special requirements applicable in airports must be known and observed: function of each area, maximum slopes, load bearing requirements, frangibility, etc.
- Knowledge of the various elements existing in an airfield which need to be accounted and coordinated with the civil design, like AGL, NavAids, Arresting Barriers and their imposed constrains in terms of location, slopes, frangibility, etc. according to different standards and best practices.
- Able to prepare engineering reports and presentations.
- Experience in elaboration of BOQs.
- Able to write and review project specifications.
- Experience leading a team and capacity for management and coordination to deliver the work in time and assuring the required levels of quality following the established policies and practices



- Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering
- 15 Years Civil Engineering design
- Previous extensive experience in airfield design
- ACAD (2D and 3D). Experience with Civil 3D will be a plus
- Experience with AviPlan or similar
- Experience with pavement design software like FAARFIELD and pavement evaluation software like COMFAA and BAKFAA
- Experience with APMS software like PAVAIR will be an advantage
- Effective communication skills in English
- MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Visio)
- Experience on-site will be valued.

About the Company

ADP Ingenierie, a wholly-owned Groupe ADP subsidiary, is a French engineering company that carries out architectural and engineering activities worldwide dealing with design of new airports or existing airports development.

Its teams of experts can accompany a project from the initial design to operational stages and group together multiple skills, from engineering to architecture, studies and the supervision of works.

With 400 employees of 46 nationalities working in 19 different countries, ADP Ingenierie is presently carrying out over 130 projects concurrently worldwide.

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