Engineering new jobs at the Airport Authority

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am


The automated people mover at Hong Kong International Airport is a computerised railway system that enables passengers to travel between Terminals 1 and 2 and the SkyPier.

Kyle Tam (right), an assistant engineer employed by the Airport Authority, is responsible for the maintenance of the system.

'I co-ordinate with different parties such as operations, contractors, government bodies at work. My duty is to devise and schedule the works carefully in order to maintain the sound, effective and safe operation of the system. Tender preparation and cost budgeting are also major features of my work,' he says.

With the continuous development in infrastructure, Tam expects plenty of job opportunities for engineers at the airport.

'In the medium term, we have new projects including the construction of the midfield and west apron development. As for the long term, the government has approved in principle the adoption of the three-runway option as the future direction of development. The airport industry will be filled with an abundance of opportunities,' Tam says.

Degree holders in electrical, mechanical, building services, electronic and civil engineering are welcome to apply for jobs at the airport, he adds.

'I advise people who are interested in my field to have a craving for knowledge because there are always new things to learn. Good analytical and communication skills are certainly an advantage for the position,' says Tam.