189-11 Airport Architect (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in architecture.

2.  Extensive experience at a responsible level with architectural design teams for aerodromes planning and with five years experience in airport master planning, including such parameters as aviation traffic forecasts, capacity studies, noise assessment and aerodrome zoning.

3.  Knowledge of concepts and criteria related to traffic flows and space requirements of terminal building activities and in translating aviation operational requirements into aerodrome design specifications and planning.

4.  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.  Review any planned modifications to the passenger terminal building and advise on changes as required.

2.  Identify other necessary major modifications and space requirements to accommodate future passenger processing and operations requirements other terminal building(s).

3.  Inspect the passenger terminal building and operations areas and advise on the feasibility of renovation or substantial alterations to the existing structure to accommodate passenger processing and operations functions.

4.  Prepare conceptual space planning sketches indicating how the existing terminal structures might be altered or rebuilt, where required, to fulfill the necessary passenger and operations functions and provide a planning cost estimate of the required expenditure to construct the necessary alterations.

5.  Review the master plans and preliminary designs for the terminal areas of the proposed new airports.  Identify where consolidation of functions and reduced space allocation might be achieved to reduce construction costs.

6.  As alternatives to the original building arrangements and plans that may be proposed, prepare conceptual designs for the terminal/operations buildings that fulfill all of the operations functions at a lesser scale of construction than originally proposed where applicable.

7.  Prepare a planning cost estimate for the construction cost of new terminal area facilities for airports.

8.  Prepare sections of the national plan describing possible modifications and revised plans for buildings at various airports of the country, as required.

9.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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