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    Circa £62,000 + £4,500 Flex Allowance + up to 20% + Benefits
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    Gatwick Airport

Senior Project Engineer - Commercial

London Gatwick is more than just a workplace. We are a community of innovators, problem solvers, and achievers, united by our passion for pushing boundaries and overcoming challenges. If you're looking for a career that combines the thrill of the full project life cycle, a commitment to work-life balance, and sustainability, then look no further. Here at Gatwick, no two projects are the same, consistent the only consistent thing is the location.

We have a variety of diverse projects to keep you challenged, all on one site; and due to continued growth have plenty of complex and interesting projects on the horizon. As a Senior Project Engineer (Design Management), in the Commercial Programme, you will have the opportunity to work and play a key part in ground-breaking projects that will shape the future of London Gatwick.

Your ideas will be valued, and your contributions will have a lasting impact on our organisation and our passengers. Your role is pivotal in leading the design of a variety of strategically important projects for Gatwick Airport with typical budgets up to £10m, ensuring that design meets project 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, you will 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.
  • Seeking sustainable design solutions to meet project requirements, ensuring implementation of measures (such as energy-efficient design, materials selection, waste reduction, and transportation optimisation) aimed at preventing, reducing and remediating carbon emissions that arise from the construction.
  • 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 will work alongside multiple stakeholders. In addition, this role requires:

  • University degree in an engineering discipline or Construction related degree.
  • Qualifications – A Chartered Member of a recognised Engineering Institution is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of technical and regulatory requirements related to their field of expertise.
  • Knowledge of and experience in scoping and briefing is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing British Standards is desirable.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NEC suite of contracts is desirable.
  • Experience in coordinating design teams and multi-discipline engineering resources is desirable.


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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