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    Circa £70,000 + £4,500 Flex Allowance + up to 20% Bonus + Benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Project Manager

London Gatwick offers an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our dynamic team at the world's most efficient single runway airport. Be a part of shaping our future, supporting the delivery of a substantial investment plan to develop and enhance our airport infrastructure and facilities. 

Our projects vary across the airport, with our smaller works division delivering projects ranging from £500k through to £10m. The current project portfolio ranges from retail unit refurbishments and fit-outs, International Departure Lounges (IDL) refurbishments to dilapidated buildings needing to be updated to meet our NetZero commitment by 2030.

As a Project Manager (client side) at London Gatwick, each day brings unique challenges. You'll have the opportunity to lead strategic projects across our entire customer journey. From concept to execution, as a Project Manager, you'll have the opportunity to lead the full project lifecycle on a wide variety of impactful projects, in a live environment, and be instrumental in shaping the future of one of the world's busiest airports.

London Gatwick serves millions of customers each year, and how they experience our airport is at the heart of everything we do. From driving on local roads, parking in our car parks, checking in, passing through security, and shopping in our departure lounges, we ensure a seamless and enjoyable travel experience at every step.

The role

Reporting to the Programme Manager / Senior Project Manager, you'll be responsible for taking complex projects through various stages, from design and procurement to construction and delivery. You'll be focused high quality results and handing over the project confident in the knowledge you have played a pivotal role in helping London Gatwick deliver something impactful for the business and its customers.

Other duties include:

  • Ensuring projects are completed within the planned budget, timeline and quality/compliance standards. Also, leading the smooth transfer of the project to the relevant departments ensuring Airport Operational Readiness planning and activities are in place
  • Continuously developing and upholding world class health, safety, and environmental standards across projects and associated contractors. We aim to achieve health, safety and environmental excellence.
  • Uncovering and finding solutions to challenges and risks throughout the projects, highlighting these to contractors, and making sure project timelines stay on track and the airport continues to operate smoothly without disruptions
  • Taking responsibility for fulfilling laws and statutory obligations applicable to the project, including compliance with standards and necessary planning permissions
  • Helping the team grow by contributing to the development of standards, managing, motivating, coaching and mentoring team members. You'll be excited about helping talented individuals reach their potential.

What are we looking for?

The live environment at London 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 will work alongside multiple stakeholders. In addition, this role requires:

  • Previous experience as a Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager delivering large projects or multi-year programmes within the construction or infrastructure sectors, typically over £10 million. A background in construction, on projects with a focus on MEP, Fit Out and Shell and Core.
  • Qualified to practitioner level in project management (e.g., APMP Project Management Qualification or PRINCE2 Practitioner) or a Construction related Degree
  • Experience in leading teams, managing external suppliers and contractors
  • Experiencing handling several projects at the same time, especially when they need to work together or overlap in some way
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas in a simple way to multiple stakeholders


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 London Gatwick?

At London 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 London Gatwick, visit our dedicated construction 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 London Gatwick

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David Weaving


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