Air Traffic Controller at Groningen Airport Eelde or Maastricht Aachen Airport

We are looking for qualified Air Traffic Controllers to join our teams at Groningen or Maastricht. Our operations at Groningen and Maastricht are characterized by flexibility, creativity and dynamics that come with great diversity in traffic at these airports. On top of this, we are currently preparing to implement remote tower operations, meaning that the controllers from Groningen and Maastricht will join the great LVNL family at Schiphol-East. In short a great opportunity to join a team of highly motivated professionals and be part of these exciting developments! 

We are looking for qualified Air Traffic Controllers to join our teams at Groningen or Maastricht. We are looking for approach- as well as tower-control colleagues for both Groningen Airport Eelde and Maastricht Aachen Airport.

At both airports you can expect an extremely varied mix of traffic. As a controller you are responsible for handling this dynamic mix of commercial air traffic, business aviation, helicopters, general aviation and flight training. This makes for an interesting combination of both fast and slow traffic, experienced airmen and pilots still in training. No day is the same and every day presents a new challenge. Shift work is part of the job as these airports are open seven days per week. Groningen Airport Eelde also incidentally opens at night to accommodate transplant flights. 

In addition to your work as an air traffic controller, there are many career opportunities both within and outside operations. As an example we have air traffic controllers participating in technical innovations, providing training, scheduling, involved in the development of new airspace procedures and providing information at schools and career fairs. Taking on a role within the management of our organization could also be a possibility. So besides your operational tasks there are more than enough opportunities for personal development!

Remote tower technology
Making use of the latest remote tower technology, the operations at Eelde and Maastricht will, in the near future, be moved to Schiphol-East.  Joining our teams at Groningen or Maastricht means being part of this transition, and a chance to part take in the innovative future of air traffic control. Below you can read a short statement from one of our colleagues and project-members: 

‘Being part of the Remote Tower Project Team, I am involved in the process of changing our regional airports to remote tower operations. This gives us many new opportunities at LVNL as it this could be the start of more airports being remotely controlled.  Joining our Regional Unit ATC Team now is a unique opportunity! By the end of 2021, both airports will be controlled via innovative remote tower technology. You can be part of the group of pioneers within The Netherlands, providing air traffic control services remotely. From our state of the art remote tower center at LVNL Headquarters (Schiphol East), you will be in control of the regional airport. We are ready for the future and you can be part of this innovative process and one of the first ones here to practice digital aviation. Join us!’ 

Requirements

- Our ideal candidate has at least 6 months experience as a tower- or as an approach air traffic controller, however applicants with a Student Controller License will also be considered;
- You hold a valid license (preferably 2015-340) and a medical (class 3).
- You are able to demonstrate a good command of the English language, equivalent to EASA Level 4 English Language Proficiency or higher (a valid certificate is required prior to the start of training);
- You can start working at LVNL in the near future;
- A good command of the Dutch language would be an advantage. Candidates who do not command Dutch sufficiently must be prepared to learn Dutch, and will be given an intensive language course.

Extra Information

After an initial selection based on your CV, experience and letter of motivation, the most suitable candidates will be invited to take part in the selection procedure at LVNL’s head office at Schiphol East. The procedure will include a personality questionnaire, a SIM assessment and an interview. The interview will be carried out by a Manager and a LVNL selection psychologist;
o    You are available for a minimum of 5 years as a tower or approach controller;
o    Training will take place in various locations but will be concluded in Groningen Airport Eelde or Maastricht Aachen Airport. You will thereafter work there as an approach or tower controller. From the end of 2021 onwards your workplace will be Schiphol;
o    An appropriate salary that increases in line with your experience as an air traffic controller; approximately €4700, - to €7000,- gross per month, depending on your ratings and experience.
o A Dutch language learnability test and a mandatory AIVD security screening are part of the selection process, with regard to the security screening we have to inform you of the following: if there is no cooperation between the security agency of The Netherlands and your country of residence, it will be impossible for the AIVD to complete the thorough background check, that is mandatory for this position.
This will result in the immediate cancellation of your application.

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