189-11 Electro-Mechanical Engineer (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in electrical or electro-mechanical engineering or equivalent training and qualifications which have demonstrated the ability to plan, design or modify electrical and mechanical systems supporting aerodrome operations.

2.  Ten years experience in the installation, modification or modernization, and maintenance of electrical and mechanical installations at large airports, including management/ supervisory experience.

3.  Knowledge of high intensity approach lighting systems and of visual ground aids used for aerodrome marking and lighting.

4.  General experience in related fields such as civil and mechanical engineering, and familiar with the power requirements of navaids and ancillary aerodrome facilities such as for fuel and water pumping, air conditioning, security of power supplies, electrical and mechanical systems and equipment for diesels, carousels, baggage conveyors, etc.

5.  A good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential.


1.  Judgment/decision–making: Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and to honour commitments, to exercise mature judgment, to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information, to make feasible recommendations and to take sound decisions.

2.  Communication: Ability to write clearly and concisely and to present articulate verbal reports.

3.  Teamwork: Ability to work with colleagues to achieve the project goals and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.

4.  Leadership, vision and management of performance: Demonstrated ability to plan and guide the work of a technical team in a multinational environment, to identified priorities and adjust them as required.

5.  Client Orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators, to work and advocate effectively in a consensus-based system and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.

6.  Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in professional field.

7.  Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary office automation equipment, software, databases.


1.  Survey existing airport electrical and mechanical installations and facilities, including workshops and maintenance depots.

2.  Assess electrical and mechanical equipment and system requirements for the rehabilitation and improvement of airport facilities and services.

3.  Assess requirements of national personnel for installation, overhaul and maintenance of airport equipment.

4.  Prepare a comprehensive report which will serve as basis for a proposal for rehabilitation and future development of the airports, to be submitted for funding consideration by donor agencies.

5.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


In accordance with the ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB) grading system.