Airside Planner

  • Full Time
  • SA

NEOM is a new vision of what the future could be. It’s an attempt to do something that’s never been done before and it’s coming at a time when the world needs fresh thinking and new solutions. Put simply, NEOM will not only be a destination but a home for people who dream big and who want to be part of building a new model for sustainable living. NEOM will be a hub for innovation, where established global businesses and emerging players can research, incubate, and commercialize groundbreaking technologies to accelerate human progress.

The role is responsible to develop/reviewing airside planning tasks.

Key Accountabilities & Activities:

  • Define the airside planning strategy for NEOM airports.
  • The Airside Planner will have to perform the following:
    • Conduct capacity analysis and define the facility requirements at a master plan level for all airside facilities
    • Develop airfield layouts, including runways, taxiways, aprons, and related infrastructure following applicable regulations (ICAO, GACA, etc.)
    • Planning and development of conceptual/preliminary design, in coordination with other disciplines
    • Review the conceptual/preliminary design or other relevant studies of an external consultant
    • Lead/coordinate with airport various experts (e.g. building, environmental, security, BHS) to provide planning support to design studies
    • Ensure coordination of the studies with internal experts involved for all technical studies, maintenance works, etc.
    • Participation in the tendering process, drafting of the specifications, contractual documents, monitoring, and supervision of service providers, mainly for airside planning projects.
    • Produce and assemble the airport planning reports and presentations
    • Ensure compliance of the proposed planning options with standards and best practices
  • Perform airside compatibility and performance studies, inter alia:
    • Standard compliance (ICAO, FAA, etc.) and optimization
    • Performance sizing (runway length, RET, etc.)
    • Aeronautical studies/obstacles assessment
    • Approach / Departure procedures analysis (PANS-OPS/TERPS)
    • Aircraft-related performance studies
  • Review airside simulation outputs from Consultants
  • Perform/review Operational planning (airlines operations, GSE operations, etc.)
  • Lead an integrated airport planning approach with all parties involved

Background, Skills & Qualifications:


  • 5 to 10 years of experience in Airport Planning
  • Strong reference in Airside Planning studies on small/medium/large international and domestic airports
  • Operational experience in an airport is a plus.
  • Exposure to global aviation standards with GCC / KSA experience is a plus
  • Interpersonal skills to build effective relationships internally and externally
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written) and a good command of English and ability to present confidently to small and larger groups


  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the main international regulations and recommendations
  • Knowledge of the structure of different Industry areas and airport needs
  • Knowledge of KSA and Middle East airport market characteristics and needs (incl. regulatory framework)
  • Knowledge in programming is a plus
  • Demonstrated industry knowledge including business and financial acumen


  • Master’s Degree in Engineering from a reputable aviation engineering school.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Project, Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Trained in dynamic airside simulation software (CAST Aircraft is a plus, and any other software is appreciated)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Teamwork ability
  • Autonomy, Curiosity is a must
  • Fluent in English; Arabic a plus

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