IT Engineer

  • Role: IT Engineer
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Remuneration: Salary will be dependent on experience
  • Closing Date: 03/06/2023

Glasgow Prestwick Airport (GPA) has an exciting opportunity for an IT Engineer to join our small, dedicated team. This is a full-time permanent position, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Additionally, this role requires the individual to join an on-call roster.

Owned by the Scottish Government, Glasgow Prestwick Airport directly employs more than 250 people and supports over 4,000 jobs across the aerospace cluster. Situated in the heart of Scotland’s aerospace industry we offer a diverse range of in-house aviation services providing vital connections to the rest of the world.

Job Scope:

To ensure the efficient operation and development of all hosted IT / electronic systems and associated infrastructure at Glasgow Prestwick Airport in addition to assisting colleagues in other sections of the Facilities department as required.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide 1st, 2nd and 3rd line support to all users across the site.
  • Be familiar with and conduct maintenance and fault finding on the following systems/infrastructure: Airport PABX; Mobile telephony; Internal network infrastructure (switches, routers, hubs, cabling); Flight Information System; Check-in & airline ticketing systems; Access Control System; CCTV System; Photocopiers/Network Printing; PA System; Emergency Comms & Facilities; Customs Clearance Systems; MT Fuel Logging System; Car Parking Systems; Financial Systems; MS Azure/365; IT Security Systems; MDM.
  • Provide support to the IT Manager relating to longer term projects, e.g.: Development and Maintenance of Bespoke Systems; Server and Systems Maintenance / Replacement; System Installation, Testing, Evaluation and Commissioning; Disaster Recovery Contingency Planning and Validation; Infrastructure Deployment Planning and Implementation; Development and Maintenance of System Documentation; Any other projects / systems work which may from time to time be requested by management.
  • Assist in the overall function of the IT department and work within any of the other departmental sections (with appropriate supervision) at the request of departmental management.
  • Ensure all systems are comprehensively documented and the information properly archived.
  • Maintain documentary records of all work in support of regulatory requirements examined by external authorities.
  • Follow procedures regarding change control.
  • Follow working procedures to ensure the provision of a consistently high-quality level of systems implementation and support.
  • Maintain backup systems for all stored information with consideration to sustainability.
  • Keep up to date with developments in the industry and make recommendations to management for employing such developments where appropriate.
  • Play a key role in the future development, planning and implementation of technical systems and infrastructure across the estate.
  • Provide on-call support (currently 1 week in 5) only applies outside of probationary period.
  • Responsible for ownership of reported issues through to conclusion or appropriate escalation.
  • Provide to support to external contractors if / when required.
  • Assist in the provision of technical services / support to a major emergency, incident, or special event.

Qualifications Required:

The candidate should have relevant experience within a similar role with professional certifications required. For example, Microsoft MCP, MCSA or CISCO CCNA etc.


Experience of working on or with:

  • Microsoft Desktop and Server Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Azure/Office 365
  • General Server Administration and Desktop Support skills
  • Firewalls
  • Anti-Virus and other protective systems
  • Cyber security
  • Remote Access
  • Managed switches, access points, routers, and other network infrastructure
  • Data backup applications
  • CCTV systems
  • Access control systems
  • Telephony
  • IOSH Working Safely (or equivalent)

Abilities, Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of stakeholders, both internal and external, with limited supervision.
  • Ability to multitask & prioritise workload.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Good fault-finding skills.
  • An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to challenge traditional thinking and processes.
  • Using a decision-making process that provides a consistent set of steps leading to a decision outcome.
  • Pro-active; positive; flexibility; adaptability; leadership; self-confidence; professionalism; integrity; responsibility; passion; detailed and teamwork.
  • Ability to work at height.
  • Ability to drive Airside (Red Pass Holder). *

Salary will be dependent on experience and in addition you benefit from:

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Being auto enrolled into a pension scheme (after 3 months) – enhanced upon request.
  • Access to our health cash plan (after 6 months).
  • Staff discounts in partnership with Dufry World Duty Free.
  • Bike2Work scheme (after 6 months).
  • Learning and developing within a fast-paced aviation environment.
  • Being part of a dedicated and friendly team.

Please note that to work at GPA you are required to:

  • Comply with UK Right to Work checks and provide associated relevant documentation at interview.
  • Confirm your identity by providing a copy of your passport or driving licence.
  • Provide GPA with a complete five-year referencing history inclusive of all employment, self-employment, and education. Any gap period of 28 days or more must be covered by a personal reference to which you must also provide contact details.
  • Upon request, provide a Criminal Record Check Certificate (Basic Disclosure) from Disclosure Scotland. This must not display any disqualifying convictions as detailed on the Civil Aviation Authority website.
  • Where applicable, undertake a Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) and understand that deployment to any security related activities is conditional upon the satisfactory result of such a check.

*In accordance with regulations, this role requires you to meet DVLA Group 2 medical standards so that you can drive on our airfield (including on runways / taxiways). Therefore, please only apply for this role if you can meet the following standards:

  • Vision – applicants must have a visual acuity (using corrective lenses if necessary) of at least 6/7.5 in the better eye and 6/60 in the other. Visual fields will be checked by confrontation method and if there is any doubt then an optician report is required.
  • Colour perception – applicants are required to distinguish the colours red, green, and white using the Ishihara test plates (24) – 15 plates, presented in a random order, which must be identified without error or via an approved advanced colour vision test. The use of colour correcting lenses are not acceptable.
  • Hearing – applicants must have the ability to hear a forced whisper in either ear at a distance of 2 metres. In case of doubt an audiometric examination will be necessary.
  • General Health – applicants must disclose any medical condition, which might affect the ability to operate / drive safely. On disclosure of a medical condition which may affect the ability to operate / drive safely, reference is made to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) “Assessing-fitness-to-drive-a-guide-for-medical-professionals.”

The above will be assessed via our occupational health partner during the recruitment process and does not affect your statutory rights associated with the Equality Act 2010.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and are committed to applying equal opportunities at all stages of our recruitment and selection process. Reasonable adjustments will be made to our recruitment process to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged.

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