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Senior Systems Engineer for Operations Technology

Posted: 13 Jan 2020 Closes: 20 Jan 2020
Hounslow, Middlesex Competitive
Permanent & Full-time heathrow/20200113191106

This is a chance to build your career in an organisation that matters to millions. To join a city within a city – to create great experiences for the 210,000 (and counting) passengers who pass through our doors each day. Life with us means exploring unlimited opportunities. Making a real difference to people who are travelling to all sorts of places for all sorts of different reasons. And building a diverse community reflecting the passengers we serve. 


As a Senior Systems Engineer, you’ll help us to make every journey better. Especially because the work you do will touch on all aspects of Heathrow life – we're actively involved in everything from sanitation and signage to rail and roads. Whether you're helping to create an inviting and well-functioning environment in the terminal or you’re making sure everything is safe and secure airside, you'll keep our airport running smoothly 24/7. The scale of what we do is vast so even projects that seem relatively simple on the surface will test your skills and give you huge scope to make your mark. It’s an exciting place to be. You'll be doing work that you can take real pride in and feel genuinely passionate about as part of a close-knit, supportive team.     

Join Heathrow and be an incredibly important part of the 80 million passenger journeys we make happen each year.

Your Role Will Involve:

  • Developing asset plans and asset standards that reflect the asset system strategies, with detailed maintenance strategies, renewal plans, refurbishment and life extension plans
  • Creating continuous improvement plans for the assets under consideration that are aimed at improving short, medium and long-term performance value
  • Ensuring the business is aware of the likelihood and size of risks posed to the business by each asset system
  • Providing expert engineering support to the development and maintenance teams to ensure the assets are fit for purpose

These Skills are Essential:

  • EngTech qualification or expected to achieve this status within 12 months of appointment
  • Proven experience developing contingency plans and resilience analysis within large operational organisations
  • Strong analytical experience with proven ability to use data and judgement effectively to drive continuous improvement and develop robust solution to business problems
  • Experience of developing business cases, with the ability to translate data and technical knowledge in a meaningful way

Ideally, You'll Also Have:

  • Strong decision making applied through pragmatic and objective approach

Our Rewards:

As well as competitive salaries, we’re committed to providing a whole host of great benefits that make this an even more rewarding place to work. They include an excellent pension scheme, life assurance, access to private health insurance and a share in our success scheme. Not only that, when you get here, we’ll nurture your skills and do all we can to help you reach your full potential.  

A career with us also means being part of an organisation that cares about the community. Our plan is to meet growing passenger demand in a sustainable way that creates a positive impact on our community – and the environment. That’s why, by 2030, we want at least half of all journeys to the airport to be made by public and sustainable transport. We have a range of initiatives designed to help people to get to and from work sustainably, from subsidised public transport through to car sharing and a Cycle to Work scheme.  
Join us, and you’ll have everything you need to succeed and explore the countless career destinations that are available here.  

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger – not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. At Heathrow we’re an accessible place to work, driven by inclusivity and celebrating individuality. For more information, please visit our diversity & inclusion page. #LI-POST

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