Lighting Panel Operator

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 across 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.

Job purpose / Overview:
Based at Heathrow Airport Air Traffic Control Tower, this is a shift based watch keeping position reporting to the ATC Deputy Watch Manager.

As the Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) Panel Operator, you will provide vital support to the Ground Movement Control position in the Visual Control Room and have extensive, detailed knowledge of the airfield. Furthermore, you will also be required to support the ATC Watch Management Team in the provision of an efficient and customer orientated Air Traffic Control Service.

As the Lighting Panel Operator, you will be responsible for:

  • Operation of the AGL panel in co-ordination with the Ground Movement Controller
  • Selection of brilliance levels of runway, approach and taxiway lighting as directed by the Air Controller(s)/Supervisor
  • Identification and reporting of faults in the lighting system
  • Training of new Lighting Panel Operators
  • Liaising with external agencies such as Heathrow Airport Ltd staff and airline customers
  • Other duties in support of the Heathrow operation, as directed by the ATC Watch Manager or VCR supervisor

Qualifications & Skills:

  • You must show a high level of manual and mental dexterity with the ability to rapidly acquire an in-depth knowledge of Heathrow Air Traffic Control procedures
  • This is a demanding operational role, and the successful applicant must be able to work effectively in a pressurised, team environment
  • You will have the social skills required to work closely with other staff, liaise with customers, and operate effectively in a complex role in support of the Ground Movement Controller

Applications are invited from candidates who consider themselves suitably qualified, and experienced enough to undertake the duties identified following appropriate training.

Additional vacancy information

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: 5090BR_1706807100
Salary: £58034 - £70175 per annum + Pension, Income protection, 8 x DIS
Salary From: £58034
Salary To: £70175
Job Industries: Aerospace
Job Locations: Stanwell Moor, Surrey
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: lighting panel atc air traffic control airport gatwick safety procedures CAA aircraft runway taxi, NATS
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