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Design Manager - Major Projects

Job Requirements

To be the airport for everyone whatever your journey

Design Manager (Major Projects)

Compensation:               The salary for this role has not been advertised, however, we promise you won't be disappointed. If you want to know more detail, our recruitment team will be able to advise – please contact them on 0330 053 2129.

40 hours, Monday – Friday. Hybrid available

As a Design Manager (Major Projects) at London Gatwick, you'll be instrumental in leading the design of strategically important, major building projects, typically exceeding £150 million in value. You won't just be managing significant multi-discipline projects; you'll be shaping the future of the world's most efficient single runway airport.  London Gatwick is a place where ambition meets opportunity.

You'll have the opportunity to work on the full project lifecycle. Making sure designs meet the project needs and getting the best value for the money spent. You'll work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders up to board level and external design consultants, making sure everything runs smoothly, keeping the project on track, and within the budget.

Initially you will be at the forefront of our airport's development, leading a small team of Design Management professionals over the next four years to extend and transform London Gatwick's International Department Lounge. After that? The sky is the limit.

what is the role?

Reporting into the Programme Design Manager, you will play a key role in the team, responsible for owning the end-to-end design process from the start of the project to its completion.  This includes overseeing smaller projects as required.

Other duties include:

  • Developing project scopes that support the business to meet its needs
  • Finding innovative design solutions that meet project scopes, are realistically deliverable, meet GAL engineering standards, and are cost effective
  • Developing clear and transparent design briefs for external design consultants
  • Managing and reviewing the outputs of external design consultants, to ensure effective implementation of designs that meet quality requirements and is aligned with delivery milestones and governance tollgates.
  • Work with the Asset Information Team and other stakeholders to determine the asset information requirements for design and construction contracts

What are we looking for?

The live environment at Gatwick requires all our teams to have a flexible and adaptable approach, problem solving skills and an innovative outlook. Involved in projects from inception to completion you will work alongside multiple internal and external stakeholders. In addition, this role requires:

  • Previous multi-disciplinary experience in an engineering design or design management role, ideally in a live operational environment with responsibility for delivering safety critical outcomes, with a strong focus on significant muti-year infrastructure programmes of work with a value of more than £100 million.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of design, construction techniques, technical requirements and construction regulations. Also, expertise in addressing constructability challenges, especially for major building projects in live operational settings.
  • Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in an architecture, engineering or construction related field.

What do I get?

Our employees tell us that working here is something special and no day is like another; Where our teams do something every day other airports only dream of. Along with a competitive salary our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including:

  • Performance-based bonus scheme
  • High street shops and restaurant discounts
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Professional training to develop
  • Discounted travel
  • Volunteer days

 What it's like to work at LondonGatwick?

Our people are our biggest asset. We want people to thrive and have the best experience while working with us. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included.

We are an organisation that places diversity, equity and inclusion at its heart. Our aim; to create a place where everyone belongs and has a voice, and we recognise we all play an important role in our success.

To find out more about what it's like to work at Gatwick, visit our careers site Careers | Grow your career with Gatwick Airport LGW

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to be made as part of the application process please contact us directly.

Click apply to start your career with Gatwick 

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Meet the recruiter

Giles Kinrade



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