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    Circa £68,000 + £4,500 flex allowance + Up to 20% Bonus + Benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Project Manager (Airfield)

To be the airport for everyone whatever your journey

Project Manager (Airfield)

Gatwick Airport is evolving rapidly, presenting an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (Civils) to join our high-performing team and shape Gatwick's future infrastructure. 

In this pivotal role, you will lead the planning and execution of crucial Civil Engineering and Infrastructure projects within an operational airport environment. You will manage the technical, commercial, and financial aspects to achieve both project and business objectives.   Projects include pavement reconstruction, taxiway rehabilitation and stand reconfiguration.  Project values range from £3m to £15m. 

London Gatwick offers an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager (Civils) 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. 

Principal Accountabilities 

  • Lead and manage the project team in the design, procurement, construction, delivery, and handover of the project to achieve desired business outcomes.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of a culture of world class health, safety, and environmental standards across the project and its associated contractors to deliver the highest levels of health, safety and environmental performance achievable.
  • Lead the identification and mitigation of risks that may adversely impact project delivery or adversely affect airport operations through the project/programme lifecycle.
  • Deliver the assigned project to defined cost, schedule, and quality requirements, leading the successful handover of assigned projects to the operations and/or Commercial Departments including ensuring all requisite Airport Operational Readiness planning and activities are in place.
  • Lead the development of the project team; set standards, manage, motivate, coach and mentor staff within the team.
  • Ensure compliance with all legal and statutory obligations applicable to this role, including all standards and code compliance and required planning permissions.
  • Manage and positively influence key stakeholders (both internal & external) associated with the 
  • Lead the Lessons Identified process across all projects and embed a culture of continuous improvement.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.


  • Practitioner level in project management (e.g., APMP Project Management Qualification or PRINCE2 Practitioner).
  • Chartered Membership in the Institution of Civil Engineers is highly desirable.


  • Project manager or assistant project manager on large projects or multi-year programs within the construction of the infrastructure sector with a value up to £10m, including team leadership and external supplier management.
  • Experience in managing multiple, interfacing, concurrent projects is desirable.
  • Leadership of infrastructure projects in a live operational environment


  • Strong leadership and influencing skills.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Strong practical problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to manage complex stakeholder requirements.
  • Sound commercial and financial awareness.
  • Knowledge of the NEC suite of contracts is desirable.
  • Understanding of contract administration and negotiations.
  • Familiarity with the airport environment is desirable,

Framework and Boundaries 

Within Gatwick Airport Ltd, the Construction Department comprises a series of programme and project teams, along with technical support functions. The Department is accountable for the delivery of the airport Capital Investment Plan of circa £1bn over 5 years, which encompasses projects across the airport campus.

This role operates across all stages of the project process with projects up to the value of approximately £10m.  

Stakeholder management internally up to and including airport executive management, externally up to and including airline management plus relationships with relevant key suppliers. 

Interfacing with functional teams and other departments will be required. 

What's in it for you? 

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
  • Free holiday parking
  • Discounted travel to work schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • 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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