Engineering Jobs

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Airline Jobs

In this article you will find all you need to know about the various engineering jobs you will find on each airport. From background information to salary examples, it’s all there. And don’t forget to visit our job board Airport Jobs for the best engineering jobs.

Airport Engineering Jobs

Airport engineering jobs within airports in the United Kingdom are an imperative part of the functionality and construction of new terminals, sections, and areas within the airport itself. Engineers are also an integral part of the development and creation of new spaces, areas, and buildings to be constructed throughout any given portion of an airport.

Airport engineers design, research, and oversee any projects involving construction at an airport. They read blueprints for each individual job, test soil for foundation strengths, view reports to make the best business decisions for each job, use a great deal of math to calculate materials and costs, and ensure law and codes are being followed.

When engineers are given an assignment or a project, they develop a plan based on cost, labor, materials needed and other factors before proposing a bid amount.

Airport engineers tend to make a great deal of money due to the intricate nature of their job, their expertise, the degree they need to have, and the time that goes into planning out the biggest through smallest details. Usually, someone in an airport engineer Job will have a civil, structural, or mechanical degree from a four year university.

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Engineer salary can range anywhere from between £51,613 and up, depending on their skill and expertise.

In order to find airport engineering jobs within a UK airport, engineers typically have to look for bids at the airports. Normally, airports don’t tend to have an on-call engineer. They usually don’t employ them in-house full or part time. When a portion of the airport needs to be reconstructed or constructed, that is when they will put the availability out for engineers to place bids on the job based upon the work to be done. Most engineers are paid on a case by case project basis.

Aerospace Engineering Jobs

Aerospace engineering jobs employ those who are able to create and develop aircraft and similar technology. Aerospace engineers develop, create, and test various space craft such as fixed wing airplanes, helicopters, missiles and weapons, and flight components. There may be other technology they work on from time to time, such as government projects and new technology not yet employed by any particular entity.

Airports in the United Kingdom require people to work in aerospace engineering jobs to run tests on aircraft, develop new technology, and keep up to speed on technology. Engineers typically work in an office setting, but may also work in airplane hangars. You may also be required to travel to various airport locations throughout the United Kingdom to participate in meetings and various tests and development on aircraft.

Normally, an aerospace engineer can look for work directly with an airport of their choosing by contacting them directly on the phone, or by viewing a listing of available positions on our job board. Sometimes jobs such as this aren’t generally advertised, and so placing a telephone call to the headquarters within the airport may prove to be a better choice rather than looking online. You could also contact local military bases and inquire as to whether the have aerospace engineering jobs.

A typical work week for an aerospace engineer is around 36-40 hours. A typical entry level aerospace engineer salary is around £20,000-25,000. With more experience, a typical median salary is around £28-40,000. Those with the most experience can expect to earn approximately £45-60,000.

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Aircraft Mechanic Jobs

Aircraft mechanics jobs are generally employed by every airport – big or small. They are one of the most important aspects of any employment position within an airport. Aircraft mechanics ensure the planes that land are in good shape for takeoff again, and they also ensure planes that are about to take off are up to par for flying long distances as well.

They provide a level of security to all of the passengers on board any particular flight as they ensure they give the plane a thorough check up before takeoff. They check to ensure fuel has been provided to the plane, oil, and any other necessary fluids are topped off, and they also check the wings, tail, and body of the plane to ensure no damage needs to be fixed. They check the landing gear to ensure the tires will work when the plane tries to land, and they ensure the landing gear will also tuck away into the plane upon takeoff.

Airline mechanics are one of the most integral engineering jobs there are due to the fact that hundreds and thousands of people per day fly in and out of any given airport and they need to ensure the airplanes are completely safe for all of the passengers to fly in. The airport keeps airline mechanics on full time in case of an emergency. Aircraft mechanic jobs are an excellent start for future aerospace engineers.

There are special certificates and licenses as well as stipulations which are required before you can become an airline mechanic. Those include but are not limited to :

• You must be at least 18 years old
• Category A or B Certification with the UK Civil Aviation Authority
• Must pass a health screen
• Must have a HNC & HND
• Must be observant, responsible, reliable, and have good vision

As stated, there may or may not be further certification required – this could depend on the airport you are working for, and level of mechanic you are choosing to find employment in.

Aircraft mechanic jobs typically pay fairly well. Due to the fact that you’ve really got to know your trade and have prior certification, and the intricate nature of the job, you will be compensated fairly and well.

An aircraft mechanic salary is typically £19,000-22,000 per year entry level, while senior level airline mechanics are earning upwards of £60,000 per year or more.

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Summary

All of the above engineering jobs are very important roles at any airport, and obtaining a position in any one of the three is not going to be a walk in the park. If you are new to the trade, the best thing you can do is build up your resume by offering volunteer work, or succeeding in finding internship or apprenticeships wherever you are able. Those jobs also make excellent graduate engineering jobs.

If you already have experience, ensure your resume or CV reflects that experience and be sure you include lots of proper reference points. You will likely be put through many tests before securing one of the above positions, but it can be done with drive and determination. Do not give up – remember the squeaky wheel gets the oil, so they say.

Once you secure a position in either of the above areas, you should ensure you stick with that position for a while and do the absolute best job you possibly can in maintaining a good reputation with your supervisors, boss, and superiors. They will be watching you intensely for the first few months. Give them something to be impressed with, and ensure you work hard. This will say a lot about your character, and even score you a permanent full time position. Most engineering jobs of this sort start out on a trial basis. You want to give them a reason to want to keep you.

Eventually, you may earn yourself promotions, raises, and higher rankings throughout the company as time goes on. This is why providing your employer with a good impression is so important.

Perhaps you don’t have the required credentials you need in order to obtain one of these engineering jobs. That’s okay! Today is a great day to gain the education you need so that in no time at all, you will be working in the field you dream of working in, such as one of these above. Engineering jobs require a lot of skill and perfecting that skill through a good education is so very important. Ensure the institution of learning you choose to attend is an accredited program where you will earn all of the appropriate credits you need in order to become certified in whatever area you desire. Visit our job board Airport Jobs for the best engineering jobs.

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