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  • Salary:
    £Competitive + £4500 flex allowance + Up to 20% bonus + Benefits
  • Function:
    Operations - Engineering
  • Job Type:
  • Type:
    Airport Based
  • Grade:
    Band D and Global Grade 12

Engineering Manager

Job Requirements

To be the airport for everyone whatever your journey

Engineering Manager - Baggage

The Opportunity:

Are you our next Engineering Manager. We are looking for someone who can help us redefine what's possible for our Engineering team.

As part of our ‘Grow with Gatwick' initiative you'll be provided with plenty of training and support to ensure you're developing and growing your career.

The Engineering team deliver what matters. They protect, maintain, and repair our infrastructure. From the electricity that powers this place. Giant plant rooms that heat and cool the airport. To the specialist equipment on the airfield too!

What's the role?

The core purpose of this role is to deliver a safe, efficient and resilient Baggage System – a system that delivers one of three major flows within the Airport (the others being aircraft and pax). This is achieved by taking full accountability for the Baggage Systems to deliver high levels of system safety, reliability and availability of what is one of Gatwick's operationally critical infrastructure systems.

The role requires strong leadership of the maintenance team and the effective management of 3rd parties and stakeholders.

What you'll be doing 

  • Lead and develop Baggage Engineering team of highly skilled Technicians to deliver maintenance plan.  
  • Ensure optimal performance of Baggage asset base including performance improvements to improve system availability achieving against OBP / CSS metrics.
  • Drive EH&S culture across all teams to reduce incidents & promote safe working environment.
  • Produces effective communication and reports to all stakeholders, such as Gal teams, Airlines & handling agents to enable operation.
  • Management of cost and Contract management to ensure operational budget.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Educated to degree level in an engineering discipline preferred; educated to HND level in engineering discipline with significant experience accepted.
  • Proven proactive leadership to promote health and safety culture, ensuring processes and procedures protect employees and contractors.
  • Lead, manage and develop the baggage team to deliver against Gatwick strategic priorities.
  • Ensure performance of systems meets and exceeds required OBP, CSS measures.
  • Lead failure investigations to determine root causes associated with baggage system and operational impacts to business.

What's it like to work here?

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution.

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together, we form a strong and united team.

If you are ready to make a difference and begin your journey with London Gatwick, click "Apply" to submit your application.

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Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP

Meet the recruiter

Sam Addison


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