Air Traffic Control Officer - Tower - Sharjah (Tale

Sharjah | Aviation

Air Traffic Control Officer - Tower - Sharjah (Talent Pool)
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We are a multinational organisation with a global team of 50,000 colleagues. In the Middle East we operate in the Transport, Defence & Advisory sectors, delivering services in Asset Management, Customer Experience, Fire & Rescue and Air Navigation Services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services to fulfil our purpose to impact a better future by "Bringing National Visions to Life".  

Your Opportunity

Serco are currently recruiting experienced and highly motivated Aerodrome/ Tower Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) to be a part of a great team based at SHJ, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. If successful, you will be responsible for directing the movement of aircraft within assigned air space and on the ground to provide a safe, orderly and expeditious air traffic service. The successful applicants will enjoy the amazing lifestyle opportunities which living in the United Arab Emirates affords.


We are looking for ATCOs who actively work towards ambitious personal goals, demonstrates enthusiasm and energy toward all aspects of work and show drive to make a difference to others at work. An ideal candidate should demonstrate proactive team working and collaboration with others, role modelling the belief that the whole of the team is greater than the sum of individual efforts.


Serco celebrated its 75-year partnership with the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation. Since 1947, Serco has provided a comprehensive suite of air navigation services (ANS) to the rapidly growing airport. Sharjah Airport sees over 90,000 aircraft movements annually, a growth that has been continually supported by Serco and the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation.

Key accountabilities

  • Provide Air Traffic Services in Class D airspace
  • Follow and comply Sharjah DCA Safety Management System
  • Ensure self-briefing on latest TIs, SIs and weather information
  • Control of Aircraft on the manoeuvring area
  • Control of vehicular activity within the manoeuvring area
  • Organize and control of air traffic approaching, departing and flying in the vicinity of the Control Zone (CTR)
  • Maintenance of GCAA and company administrative records in accordance with published procedures
  • Ensure the supervision, training and reporting requirements detailed in the unit training plan in relation to OJT Instruction
  • Provide flow control and slot allocation to departing aircraft
  • Ensure current flight plans are up to date and update delays as required
  • Provide weather information to pilots
  • Advise the MET office of significant weather changes
  • Co-ordinate runway inspection and maintenance with least disruptions to flights
  • Monitor aerodrome equipment to ensure serviceability
  • Provide alerting service for aircraft in emergency and notify appropriate organizations regarding aircraft in need of search and rescue aid, and assist such organizations as required
  • Prepare ROSI (Report Of Safety Incidents) according with reporting procedure for incidents, accidents or safety related occurrence.


Specific requirements

  • A validated Aerodrome Rating with a minimum of 5 years total experience exercising this rating
  • A minimum of 3 years spent exercising an Aerodrome Rating at a major international airport
  • ICAO English Level 4 or above proficiency
  • A valid ATC Medical
  • In addition to the above, experience within a multi-cultural environment in the Middle East is preferred


What's in it for you? 

At Serco, our core values drive everything we do, and we believe in fairly compensating our colleagues for the value they bring to our organization. We are proud to offer a total reward package at Serco which includes: 

  • Competitive monthly pay and allowances that are commensurate with the role and industry standards 
  • Comprehensive medical insurance coverage and life insurance, so our employees can feel secure in their health and financial wellbeing 
  • We recognize the importance of work-life balance, which is why we offer competitive leave benefits that exceed industry standards 
  • We offer an annual airfare allowance to support our expat colleagues to stay in touch and visit their loved ones 
  • We pride ourselves on providing a supportive work environment where we foster a positive Safety-First culture 
  • We care deeply about our colleagues' wellbeing and offer access to wellbeing programs and platforms to support their physical, mental, and emotional health. 
  • As a global organization, we offer a vast array of career paths for our employees to choose from. The scale and breadth of our organization provides our colleagues with opportunities for growth and variety in their career path, both regionally and globally. 


Join Us 

At Serco, we believe there is a place here for everyone. A place where you can bring your authentic self to work every day. Our workplace culture is one that embraces diversity and fosters equity, respect, and belonging for every individual. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and creating an inclusive environment that proudly celebrates the perspectives and backgrounds that each of our employees bring to work every day. 


Join Serco and be part of a values-driven organization that invests in the development and well-being of its employees and offers a rewarding and fulfilling career. 

Serco is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities and is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees through its Zero Harm initiative. Please visit for more information.

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02/08/2024 01:08:00
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