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Air Traffic Services Manager

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. 

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.   

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors. 

Job Description

Accountable to the Airports Director for the management of Air Traffic Services (ATS).

  • To take a supervisory and safety oversight of the ATS provision to ensure that the ATS is compliant with the requirements of EASA regulations, CAP 670 and the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part One
  • To be responsible to Airport Director for the routine day to day safe and proper provision of air traffic control services, as detailed in MATS Parts 1 and 2, for aircraft operating in and out of the Airport
  • To be responsible for the accuracy, compliance and content of the Manual of Air Traffic Services (MATS) Part 2 and provide oversight of all related amendments and supplementary instructions
  • To develop and maintain the Safety Management System within ATS, aligned to the Company/Airport SMS
  • In conjunction with the Airports Director, to ensure that the ATS budget is developed annually and performance managed to meet the agreed budgets and targets.
  • To manage all ATS personnel in accordance with Company policy
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all ATS personnel are suitably qualified, trained and assessed as competent to carry out required tasks and duties
  • To take a leadership role in the promotion of safety and the aviation safety management system and ensure safety does not become subordinate to financial matters
  • To ensure that best practice operational and engineering standards, rules and procedures are agreed and implemented across ATS
  • To promulgate operational safety policy to ensure that ATS complies with the necessary legislative and regulatory requirements
  • To ensure that any aviation related incident is reported appropriately and investigated in accordance with published procedures
  • To deliver compliance assurance, to ensure suitable training is taking place and robust records are maintained in line with legal and operational requirements
  • To monitor all working practices within the area of responsibility in relation to Health & Safety + Environmental (H&S+E) requirements, ensuring that all staff act in a safe manner
  • To carry out such other (extraneous) responsibilities and duties as directed/delegated by the Airport Director


  • Experience as a practising Air Traffic Controller.
  • Experience in a managerial capacity in an ATC environment.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either a SC (Security Check), Disclosure Scotland Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.