Airport Digitization Lead

Engineers Specialists Aviation
  • Den Haag

What you will do as “Airport Digitization Lead”


The use of data and digital services is an integral part of meeting the needs of our aviation clients.


Airports are complex ecosystems where every single aspect of daily operations is supported by data provided by multiple operating systems; often owned and managed by different stakeholders. Supporting and steering Aviation clients to harvest, integrate and improve operations, optimise system performance, and predict future scenarios is a key focus of our future business. This approach will ensure airports can increase efficiency, delay costly capital expansions, lower operating costs, and ultimately become more competitive within global markets.

As Airport Digitalization Lead you will be familiar with airports and digital airport trends. You will be instrumental in leading our worldwide aviation clients to understand how they can effectively use existing and upcoming airport related digital technologies, digitalisation, services, products, and data, to better operate a wide range of new and existing Terminal, Airside and Landside airport assets and operations through:

  • Client outreach: engaging with new and established international clients:
    • By preparing and delivering materials for proposals, starting marketing initiatives and exposing and/or selling our services through (sales) pitches.
    • You will also work with our business development team and tender desk on client outreach.
  • Digital strategy knowledge:
    • You work with clients to help them define their digital strategy on the following topics: their vision for innovation, the range of existing and upcoming technologies, tangible targets, business models, feasible roadmaps and partnerships.
  • Supporting our projects and business on:
    • Strategic digital implementations; making sure we meet the client’s expectations.
    • Liaising internally between multi-disciplinary teams across the organisation regarding digital airport strategy.
    • Identifying complementary methods to support our clients, like partnering with technology vendors.


Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management
consultancy with 140 years of experience. Backed by the expertise and experience of 6,000 colleagues all over the world, our professionals combine global expertise with local knowledge to deliver a multidisciplinary range of consultancy services for the entire society in some 150 countries. By showing leadership in sustainable development and innovation, together with our clients, we are working to become part of the solution to a more sustainable society now and into the future.

As Digital Aviation Assets and Operations Lead, you will become part of the Business Unit Aviation. This is one of the smaller and more boutique units and consists of the worldwide renown consultancy brands NACO and InterVISTAS. Our highly motivated team delivers full spectrum, integrated engineering-, strategic- and management consultancy services related to airport and aviation development all over the globe. You will be based in The Hague, the Netherlands, from which we run our aviation business.


What you bring

Working in multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams spread across different countries is no problem for you. Besides the ability to work in a team environment, you also work effectively when working individually. Besides that, you will bring:
  • 10-15 years’ work experience in digital transformation, business organisation consultancy, preferably in aviation.
  • Knowledge of IT architecture & Data science required.
  • Experience with existing and upcoming aviation-related technology applications, to improve efficiency and performance of aviation processes, is highly valued (e.g., digital twin applications, airport operating data bases, airport IT systems/architecture, (biometric) passenger processing systems, A-CDM/TAM)
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills, result driven approach with strong attention on stakeholder management and past experience in client and stakeholders workshops.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to organise written work in a manner that is clear, easy to follow, and tailored for the intended audience
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
  • Can multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • (Near) native English language proficiency
  • Relevant Master’s level university degree


What we offer you

We offer you an opportunity to make a difference in an unique team of aviation enthusiasts. Together with our very talented staff you make the future of aviation happen through rewarding projects. Royal HaskoningDHV holds a solid national and international market position that offers ample opportunity for personal and professional development. Furthermore, we offer:
Competitive salary;
  • 28 vacation days and the possibility to purchase extra days;
  • All possibilities with working from home;
  • Laptop, phone, and home office package;
  • Large contribution to our pension fund.


Are you our new colleague?

Do you want to join our team in The Hague developing the most important airports in the world as our new Airport Digitalization Lead? Then we would like to meet you! Apply now via the button below, or if you have a question about the function feel free to send it to [email protected] or call/WhatsApp on +31 0 683 241 654. If you would like to schedule a digital face to face meeting to discuss the role, please let us know.


Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.

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