ADPI Dubai-Airport Planner

ADPI  Dubai-Airport Planner

The Airport Planner will be part of the Central Asia, Middle East and Eastern Africa 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. There will be an active role in the team at different levels.


Technical Expertise
The Airport Planner will be the subject expert in the projects he/she will be involved in:
  • 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
  • Added value :
    • 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 IngĂ©nierie 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


  • Degree in Architecture/ Engineering with minimum 5-10 years of experience in Airport Planning, and strong references in Master Plan and other planning studies on small/medium/large airports.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of ICAO/IATA regulations and recommendations, as well as other worldwide used standards.Full command of technical matters described above
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. VBA, python)
  • Experience on additional technical matters, such as the ones also described below as optional:
  • Comprehensive strategic airport marketing and air service development analyses
  • Comprehensive traffic forecasting studies (i.e. annual, peak hour, flight schedules)
  • Financial analyses
  • Flow simulation (CAST, ARCPORT or equivalent)
  • Environment studies
  • Must be certified in Airport Planning Design and Development (completed courses of : Airport Planning and Design, Airport Security, Airport Sustainability and Environmental Management, Airport Safety and Certification, Airport Terminal Planning)
  • Strong analytical skills, Strategic oriented thinking, Ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • Full professional proficiency in English language. Added advantage if also proficient in other languages (Arabic, French, Amharic).
  • Leadership, curiosity and interest for various industry topics, Airport Industry knowledge
  • Airport operational experience/ Airlines experience
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, with full command of the Microsoft Office package


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