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    Circa £58,000 + £1,000 flex allowance, up to 15% Bonus + benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Project Engineer - Airfield Electrical

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Project Engineer – Airfield Electrical

To be the airport for everyone whatever your journey

As a Project Engineer, focused on Airfield Construction Programme, will ensure optimal development and delivery of Airfield projects at Gatwick Airport ensuring compliance with technical, quality, cost, schedule and business requirements.

Your role is pivotal in leading the design of large, strategically important projects for Gatwick Airport with typical budgets over £10 million, ensuring that design meets projects requirements, whilst achieving real value for money.

This role has involvement in every stage of the project process including ensuring all projects are installed in line with approved designs.

The role

Reporting into the Programme Design Manager/ Senior Project Engineer, you'll play a key role in the Construction team, responsible for ensuring design meets needs across varied £multi-million projects, including working in defined sub-programmes on complex projects.

Other duties include:

  • Developing project scope to meet the business needs along with delivering effective design management on individual projects.
  • Developing the design brief for external design consultants, ensuring that the design contract is implemented and effectively managed through the design process.
  • Provide guidance on design solutions promoting use of best practice and innovative techniques, technologies and processes. Drive consistency and identify opportunities for efficiencies within project delivery.


  • Working with multiple stakeholders to support the successful delivery of projects.
  • Seeking cost effective design solutions and managing external design consultants.
  • Providing technical input to any design changes through the lifecycle of the project.
  • Undertaking the role of Principal Designer Contact to discharge the duties of Principal Designer (CDM Regulations 2015) with the support of CDM Advisor.

What are we looking for?

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

  • University degree in electrical engineering or construction related discipline – or significant experience in lieu of education/qualifications.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of technical and regulatory requirements related to electrical engineering within an airfield environment.
  • Knowledge of airfield ground lighting (AGL) airfield systems and associated airfield electrical infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of and experience in aerodrome design standards is desirable.
  • Basic understanding of Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) is desirable.
  • Experience of coordinating design teams and multi-discipline engineering resources with a particular focus on electrical engineering.


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 Gatwick?

At Gatwick, our people are our biggest asset. We want our 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 Construction Careers | London Gatwick Airport

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

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Sam Addison


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