Airfield Pavement Engineering Manager

EJ200 – Airfield Pavement Engineering Manager  

Location: Afghanistan

Salary: £42,000 + 50%


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Airfield Pavement Engineering Manager on behalf of our clients based in Afghanistan.

This role would suit ex-military personnel however, candidates from all backgrounds will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management of all Infrastructure departments (Roads and Grounds, Airfield Operating Surfaces, Airfield Ground Lighting and Spill Response & Remediation)
  • Provide Leadership and technical guidance to sub department team leads in line with the Deputy Project Manager (Infra) intent.
  • Ensure that all reports required by the contract sponsor are submitted in a timely manner with the correct detail as requested.
  • Act as an interface between all departments and the customer/client to ensure compliance with the SOW.
  • Ensure HS&E requirements are met and adhered to in line with the KBR HS&E manual.
  • Check Minor New Works requests for technical spec and logistical requirements prior to commencing works.
  • Provide departmental leads with technical advice and reassurance during works.
  • Coordinate, manage and deliver in-house minor new works as required.
  • Monitor and approve stores requests in line with the SOW and budgetary requirements.
  • Capture trends and improve and implement better working practices as they are identified.
  • Ensure that work orders and routine maintenance works are in line with the sponsors’ requirements and in line with the SOW as required.
  • Monitor and nominate personnel to conduct out of hours call outs are actioned as per time limits dependant on the job priority.
  • Attend meetings and disseminate information to ALL staff affected by any decisions that have arisen.
  • Ensure that all PMP works and associated paperwork are up to date and monitored in line with PMP works orders.
  • Monitor rotations to ensure sufficient staff on duty in line with contract/SOW requirements.
  • Provide and update Job Specs as required for recruitment of personnel.
  • To monitor that the Project Management System (PMS) system is up to date and utilised accordingly.

    Ensure compliance with QA/Compliance at all times.
  • Provide line manager duties for 90+ personnel as required.
  • Ensure that training and competencies are up to date and monitored as required.
  • Supervise and plan plant & equipment use for all operating areas within engineering department.
  • Implement, supervise and monitor all HS&E requirements and daily activities.
  • Attend progress meetings when required
  • Be responsible for maintenance and serviceability of all department plant & equipment. 
  • Supervise maintenance and repair of all airfield operating areas, roads and grounds.
  • Supervise, plan ensure adherence to KAF Airfield Damage Repair.
  • Supervise rubber removal, painting, sweeping and dust control.
  • Maintain Quality Assurance of department.
  • Ensure Health & Safety legislative compliance, including method statements & risk assessments
  • Liaise with NSPA Client & Military Customers/Representatives as required.
  • Take part in planned/unplanned out of hours duties as required
  • Attend associated trade training and refresher courses where required
  • Any other duties as directed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Previous Supervisory experience of maintaining and repairing pavements (ac & pc) and civil/military airfields.

    (construction background)
  • Proven leader to display excellent work ethics at all times and lead by example
  • Valid Driving licence. 
  • Health and Safety Qualified e.g.

  • Experience managing a team of 50+ Operators and support staff from mixed nations.
  • Capable of managing and working with English speaking multi-national workforce.
  • Experience of working within UK Health and Safety at Work (HSAW) legislations including a proven track record of identifying and understanding the actions required to resolve hazards and unsafe practices in the workplace. 
  • Capable of gaining NATO Secret security clearance.
  • ONC/HNC/NVQ 3 or 4 or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject – e.g.

    Mechanical / Construction engineering.
  • Capable of passing detailed medical
  • Knowledge of military airfield operations and services would be an advantage.
  • A1/V1 assessor/verifier.

    (Plant equipment) 
  • Be familiar with NATO, ICAO and ISO terminology.
  • Experience of working on operations in austere remote sites or in developing nations.
  • Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS)

EJ200 – Airfield Pavement Engineering Manager  

Location: Afghanistan

Salary: £42,000 + 50%

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