For many airports, passenger demand is expected to rise sharply in the coming decades. In Southern Ontario, Canada, the situation is no different – the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) expects to serve 94 million passengers in 2037, a 92% increase compared to today’s figures. To cope with the additional demand, Toronto Pearson Airport needs to grow responsibly, and they’ll need high-calibre staff to help them do this.
Emulating Best Practices
As a forward-looking aviation authority, the GTAA recognises and is striving to emulate other leading airports around the world. In their Master Plan 2017—2037, airports such as London Heathrow are noted for their ability to optimise the productivity of their land with aviation best practices. The GTAA plans to monitor global best practices and adapt them to their own circumstances.
Major Developments Afoot
The Master Plan includes proposals for expanding the airport in the future, such as with the addition of a sixth runway or changes to airside capacity. Terminal 1 is currently being expanded to provide additional passenger capacity, and there are plans for the mid- to long-term to upgrade and extend both terminals further.
But plans are wider-ranging than just developing Toronto Pearson Airport. In conjunction with ten other regional airports nearby, the GTAA has formed the Southern Ontario Airport Network. Their goal is to provide more options and deliver superior service to airport users through collaboration and sharing best practices. These major aviation developments mean that the aviation sector within Ontario is set to be a dynamic and interesting landscape for the foreseeable future.
Quality Staff Required
As a result of this planning, the GTAA is in need of experienced Program Directors for Airport Infrastructure Development, Building Construction, Building Refurbishment, and Baggage Handling. With Canada wishing to emulate Heathrow and Gatwick’s style of development and procurement, professionals with major aviation project experience at Heathrow Airport Holdings (formerly BAA) or Gatwick are highly desirable.
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Construction Recruitment Director, UK & Canada
I am responsible for the Maxim Recruitment office in the UK where our team of recruitment consultants specialise in the recruitment of quantity surveyors, commercial managers, delay, dispute and claims consultants for civil engineering and building contractors and specialist construction consultancies. I am also responsible for growing our recruitment operation in Canada and the USA where we are increasingly busy. I have over 20 years’ experience in construction recruitment and enjoy working on both contingency and search/headhunting assignments for our repeat clients.
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