Our engineers won’t keep you in the dark. It takes only 20 milliseconds for them to switch to the backup power supply in the event of a power cut.
We have countless skilled people working behind the scenes to keep our airport running smoothly. Engineers and technicians help us keep our passengers and planes moving. It’s meaningful, wide-reaching work. From water to energy, rail to roads, our engineering and asset management teams work across the airport on a huge range of development, construction, facilities management and maintenance projects; from our driverless cars to our biomass energy plant.
We need a range of skills, across many types of Engineering – mechanical, electrical, water, civil, rail and environmental. We also have opportunities in areas such as contracts and commercial management, safety, fire, asset management, project management and in our engineering help centre. You don’t always need airport experience – we can provide the training you might need to get up to speed.
Engineering is the lifeblood of Heathrow. Here are a few examples of the critical services we provide:
Airside: runway maintenance, lighting and power
Generations: heating and cooling systems, renewable energy and electrical
Water: infrastructure, supplies and discharge
Specialist systems: electronics, search equipment, CCTV, traffic lights, flight info displays and access controls
Facilities: heating, ventilation, refrigeration, passenger boarding bridges
Rail – Personal Rapid Transport System (POD) and Track Transit System (TTS)
Watch this video for an insight into the world of Engineering