Principal Aviation Engineer, Infrastructure & Highways team

Ramboll are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Aviation Engineer to join our team based in Southampton. This is an outstanding opportunity to progress your career that will offer you challenging and varied work on large projects throughout the company, along with a highly competitive package.

Reporting to the Team and Markets Directors you will utilise your previous experience, skills and knowledge to lead and participate on a variety of aviation sector projects spread across the whole asset lifecycle from conceptual and detailed design through to assessment.

Ramboll’s ownership structure (we are wholly owned by the charitable Ramboll Foundation) gives us the stability to take the long view, freed from the imperatives of shareholders and the stock market. This long term view is central to how we operate and how we go about creating lasting relationships with our clients. As a result, Ramboll is associated with some of the world's most respected, fully integrated infrastructure and transportation projects. From iconic projects such as Ferrari World, Tate Modern and the Queensferry Crossing, to ongoing ground breaking projects like HS2 and the new International Airport in Gabon, the role will involve liaison with both private and public clients, local authorities and external stakeholders. From feasibility studies, assessments and research, through planning and negotiations, to construction and operations, Ramboll provides unparalleled experience in this sector.


  • Undertake tender and procurement management, client liaison and business development activities.
  • Programme and portfolio management.
  • Will be responsible for managing the production of technical design information including reports, drawings and specifications for the infrastructure associated projects
  • Liase with both private and public clients, contractors, airport authorities and external stakeholders
  • The successful candidate will be expected to work on their own initiative with minimum supervision, whilst also managing and supporting the supervision of junior team members
  • Expected to carry out technical reviews and the checking of design information and reports prepared by other engineers in the team
  • Lead and assist with the production of proposals for new commissions, and undertaking project management and financial control of large infrastructure projects
  • Promote the Ramboll brand and undertake business development
  • Apply and promote policies relating to health and safety, quality, and the development of others

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in the design and project management of aviation sector civil and infrastructure work for both airside and landside commissions and will be responsible for the production of detailed design information, technical reports, drawings, tender documents and specifications
  • Demonstrate experience and proficiency of industry standard software including Windes, PDS, AutoCAD, Civils 3D, FAAFIELD, Aviplan, etc. and act as a technical mentor to junior team members
  • Demonstrate experience using design standards including ICAO, EASA, FAA, CAA, IATA, MAA and DMRB/SHW.
  • Proven examples in successful design delivery of aviation infrastructure including pavements, drainage, utility coordination, geotechnics/earthworks, AGL, Navaids, highways / car parking, DOZ and building interface work.
  • Experience in masterplanning and modelling is advantageous but not essential.
  • The candidate will also be expected to take an active role in driving Technical Excellence within the team, and wider Group, which will involve developing and leading in the following areas:-  

                   - Strengthening BIM/3D Modelling skills and expanding the team portfolio

                   - Improving efficiency through use of engineering software

                   - Sharing technical knowledge between UK offices and globally

                   - Awareness of industry standards and their influence on Ramboll

                   - Improving quality of the team output including drawings, models, reports, specifications


  • Current projects opportunities exist in aviation, masterplanning and international projects and therefore specific experience in these areas including languages would be an advantage and the ability and willingness to travel globally is essential.
  • Candidates shall be degree educated and Chartered (CEng) with Engineering Council and have at least 10 years post graduate relevant experience.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holidays, private medical insurance, life assurance and group income protection. In addition, we offer a comprehensive flexible benefits package including childcare vouchers, gym membership, dental insurance, cycle to work scheme, travel insurance, discounts in a vast range of restaurants and shops and many more!
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent career growth and development opportunities
  • Be part of a dynamic, expanding team within the UK
  • A vibrant and inspiring culture, based on innovation and flexibility

As well as your C.V, please include a cover letter and provide the following information

  • Why you think you would be a good fit for the role
  • Your notice period in your current position (or if immediately available)

Please note that unfortunately we are not able to process incomplete applications.

You must have eligibility to work in the UK.

Ramboll is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline 2019-02-08
Workplace Southampton

Ramboll Group A/S

Ramboll Group A/S
Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel:+45 5161 1000
Fax:+45 5161 1001

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