Airport Planner (H/F) - 2 open jobs (One senior and one junior)

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Founded in 2000, ADP Ingénierie is the Architecture and Engineering subsidiary of Aéroports de Paris (ADP). ADP Ingénierie is in charge of airport projects and major equipment made beyond the Paris region and has been involved on more than 700 airports in over 100 countries on every continent.


Strategic Airport Planning is one of the core skills and fields of excellence of ADP Ingénierie, that has served numerous and major airports around the world to make the right choices for their strategic development, in Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. We are promoting an integrated planning approach that builds upon the unique 360° expertise at ADP Ingénierie, combining airport planners, designers, and all airports systems experts, with the support of Groupe ADP expertise for operations experience.


Our dynamic team can already count on the expertise of the most diverse profiles, with experiences ranging from pure planning all the way to operations, and is looking to strengthen some of its key skills as well as to further expand its variety. We are constantly looking for passionate individuals, committed to share their experience with the rest of the team, and to engage into an iterative and continuous learning process.


All of our experts are eager travelers looking to discover new cultures around the world, as throughout the duration of a project multiple on-site missions are carried out.


The Airport Planner will be part of the Europe-Africa-America Business Unit. He/she will also have functional links with the other Business Units for coordination of the methods, tools, best practices, and so on.


The Airport Planner will have an active role in the team at different levels. His duties are detailed below for the different fields of application.


Technical expertise

The Airport Planner will be the subject expert in the projects he/she will be involved in. He will have to:

  • Ensure collection of the necessary data
  • Collect, analyze and understand clients objectives
  • Define the possible planning strategies and methodologies for the project
  • Lead an integrated airport planning approach with all parties involved
  • Contribute in the preparation of technical material in support of travel missions
  • Participate in business trips and on-site missions to present and explain the proposed strategy and outcome to the client
  • Perform all or part of the various airport planning tasks:
  • Conduct market analysis / traffic forecast analysis
  • Conduct capacity analysis and define the programmatic requirements at master plan / building level
  • Lead/coordinate with airport layout planners the development of airport layout plans
  • Lead/coordinate with architects and airport functional planners the development of functional floor plans of different facilities
  • Lead/coordinate with airport various experts (e.g. environmental, security, BHS) to provide planning support to design studies
  • Ensure coordination of the studies with other internal and external experts involved
  • Assess investments costs for the proposed development
  • Produce and assemble the airport planning reports and presentations
  • Ensure compliance of the proposed planning options with standards and best practices
  • Identify the need to collect inputs from and coordinate with other Business Unit experts on specific subjects
  • Optionally:
  • To perform detailed traffic forecast studies
  • To perform financial analysis (assessment and modelling of CAPEX, OPEX and revenues)
  • To perform pax/aircraft/vehicle flow dynamic simulation
  • To perform various environmental planning studies (e.g. noise analysis)
  • To perform air service development and strategic airport marketing studies


Team Development

  • The Airport Planner will contribute to the Strategic Planning Practice at ADP Ingénierie global level, by:
    • Developing / updating / innovating tools and methods of the Strategic Planning Resource Group
    • Keeping up to date with latest industry trends and ensure their dissemination within the team
    • Participating in business proposals production
    • Transmitting his/her knowledge within the team
    • Capitalizing on his/her experience


For the senior airport planner -->

Project Management

-       The Senior Airport Planner will be the project manager for the projects that will be assigned to her/him – his daily tasks will include the following:

o   Ensure client liaison and satisfaction

o   Ensure project performance in terms of cost/quality/schedule, within ADP Ingénierie project management procedures

o   Organize the internal team

o   Identify subconsultancy needs, organize RFPs and selection of preferred subconsultant, manage subconsultancy contracts

o   Be proactive in identifying potential needs and selling additional services offered by ADP Ingénierie (not limited to planning studies) to the clients he/she is in contact with


Airport planner junior : Architect/Engineer with more than 2 years of experience in Airport Planning

Airport planner senior : Architect/Engineer with 5 to 10 years of experience in Airport Planning of experience in Airport Planning


Both : strong references in Master Plan and other planning studies on small/medium/large airports. The Airport Planner shall have good knowledge and understanding of ICAO/IATA regulations and recommendations, as well as other worldwide used standards.


Required skills:

-       Full command of technical matters described above

-       Strong analytical skills

-       Strategic oriented thinking

-       Ability to work autonomously and in a team

-       Full professional proficiency in English

-       Excellent writing and presentation skills, with full command of the Microsoft Office package

-       Effective communication skills

-       Leadership

-       Curiosity and interest for various industry topics

-       Airport Industry knowledge

-       Passion for traveling


Though not mandatory, the candidate could ideally have additional skills in one or more of the following fields:

-       Fluent in French

-       Fluent in Spanish

-       Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. VBA, python)

-       Airport operational experience

-       Airlines experience

-       Experience on additional technical matters, such as the ones also described above as optional:

o   Comprehensive strategic airport marketing and air service development analyses

o   Comprehensive traffic forecasting studies (i.e. annual, peak hour, flight schedules)

o   Financial analyses

o   Flow simulation (CAST, ARCPORT or equivalent)

o   Environment studies



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