Air Traffic Engineer – Farnborough

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

Farnborough Airport is an exciting place to work, offering an unrivalled premium air travel experience. Our dedicated team of expert engineers are looking to expand their team.

NATS wants to hear from Air Traffic Engineers or Engineers working in related industries who can pick up new skills quickly. As an Airport Engineer at Farnborough Airport, you’ll be supporting Air Traffic Control systems and acting as a focal point for maintenance management on a range of operational engineering systems and functions.

If you’re a highly capable Engineer, we will provide the appropriate levels of training for the right candidate. This not an entry level position, relevant experience is always desirable with the capability to deliver a safe and efficient service.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Daily operational checks for Air Traffic Control including airfield inspections
  • Maintaining operational safety and ensuring compliance with aviation regulation
  • Management and execution of scheduled servicing/planned/preventative maintenance
  • Fault finding, modification and unscheduled maintenance of systems and services
  • Assisting with projects throughout their lifespan, subject to capacity and capability
  • Provide on the job training for other engineers within scope of competency and in accordance with operating procedures
  • Liaising with local Air Traffic Controllers and the Airport Operator to swiftly resolve issues


  • Engineering qualification to Higher National Certificate (NVQ Level 4) as a minimum in Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications or Computer Science and relevant experience
  • Undertaken structured Engineering training (e.g., recognised apprenticeship) and have extensive engineering experience
  • An understanding of airport operations would be beneficial but isn’t mandatory, a passion for aviation is a must
  • A full UK Driving Licence Required for Airside driving
  • Flexible approach and attitude and ability to work unsupervised
  • Willing to be a Team player and support others where required

Additional Information:

Working hours are rotational shift pattern Monday to Friday within the hours of 06:30 – 19:00 with the requirement to be On-Call 1 in 3 weeks.

We are proud to offer a fantastic total reward package to help you thrive both personally and professionally. In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, you’ll also benefit from a wide range of other benefits which includes generous leave entitlement, a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, a range of voluntary benefits and retail discounts, wellness support and a comprehensive learning and development offering.

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry.

Job Information

Job Reference: 5143BR_1708601314
Salary: £49969 - £58411 per annum
Salary From: £49969
Salary To: £58411
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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