• Salary:
  • Function:
    Operations - Engineering
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  • Grade:
    Business Manager

Senior Engineering Manager - Operations

Job Requirements

Senior Engineering Manager - Operations

Are you our next Senior Engineering Manager? Due to an internal promotion we are looking for someone who can help us redefine what's possible for engineering.

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 is the role?

The Operations- Senior Engineering Manager is accountable for providing leadership and coaching to engineering teams including Shuttle, Specialist Systems, Life Safety & Controls and HVAC. Working together with other teams you will improve contract management and own financial decisions related to the engineering operations team.

As Operations – Senior Engineering Manager you will be responsible for delivering a safe and stable operation. Despite constant challenge you achieve compliance and regulatory standards.

 What will you do?

  • Accountable for the maintenance and reliability of the engineering operations asset base worth circa £350million.
  • Direct line management responsibility of 4 reports with a total team of circa 68 FTE.
  • Responsible for the Shuttle safety authorisation to operate and safety certificate in line with ROGS to meet the requirements of the ORR.
  • Accountable for ensuring that all of Gatwick's X-ray screening equipment remains compliant in line with the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 & CAA requirements.
  • Responsible for engineering's safety improvement plan and setting EHS objectives for engineering each year.
  • Sets yearly targets and objectives for each department in line with the business objectives.
  • Responsible for managing all contracts and department budget ensuring Eng. OPS financial targets are achieved.
  • Accountable for ensuring all core service standards are achieved by minimising asset downtime.

  Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Strong people leadership and influencing skills
  • Ability to spot and develop talent and communicate with any level of the business.
  • Strong change management skills always looking for a better way
  • Strategic focus, with an understanding of how to deliver what's needed
  • Ability to communicate with the business and external stakeholders including government and regulatory bodies.
  • Knowledge & understanding of positive Unions and employee engagement.
  • Proactive leadership to promote a strong health and safety culture, protecting employees and contractors.
  • Commercially balanced - value: cost, process and people.
  • Experience of negotiating complex service contracts that meet budgetary targets.
  • Strong understanding of ROGS (Railways & Other Guided Systems), Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 and BS 9999.
  • Good working knowledge of Safe Systems of Work and regulatory and statutory compliance (e.g. electrical, confined spaces, hot works, etc.)

Experience of working with a CMMS and asset management processes including planning, KPIs (including CSS), PDRs, and asset management/replacement

What's it like to work here?

Our people tell us that working here is something special. Everyone is looking to deliver what matters to our passengers. There is so much that makes air travel possible. No day is like another.

We want our people to reflect our local community and the passengers we serve. We know we are all at our best when we feel comfortable and included. We want our people to feel like they can be who they want to be at work, and we work hard to provide them with the respect and flexibility to do so.

We aim to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, that encourages and supports our people to be their best. We seek different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together we are a team.

Ready to join us?

Click apply and complete your application. We'll be in touch soon.
Our employees enjoy a range of personal, health and financial benefits, including annual leave as standard. 

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

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Giles Kinrade



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