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Asset Maintenance Director

Date: 13-Aug-2022

Location: East Midlands Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Asset Maintenance Services
  • East Midlands Airport
  • Permanent
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds


About us:


Every year, East Midlands Airport connects over 4 million passengers with more than 80 destinations across Europe and is also the UK’s number one provider of pure freight services. Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, East Midlands Airport supports over 6,000 jobs and generates around £300m each year for the region.


Despite the vast scale of the operations, East Midlands Airport is a community with people at its heart: customer service is what we do. In enabling air travel, we help families, businesses and cargo connect around the world. As part of a vibrant team, everyone contributes to keeping people safe and comfortable as they use our airport.  


In 2021, we successfully bid to become a Freeport. This special government status means that goods imported into freeports from abroad are exempt from taxes. This is unique for an airport and is helping to drive investment, creating thousands of jobs, boosting skills and accelerating our green agenda. 


As an employer our airport offers real camaraderie, exceptional training and a wealth of long-term career opportunities. If you’re looking for a rewarding career that will give you huge scope to make an impact and explore your potential to the full: East Midlands is an airport that’s going places.  Join MAG and make the journey. 


The Team:


Asset Maintenance Services covers maintenance of all airport ‘core’ operational assets including runways, taxiways, aprons and stands (inc. associated equipment such as FEGP, safe dock systems, airbridges), terminal buildings and associated ancillary equipment M&E, passenger processing facilities (e.g. check in desks, security equipment), baggage systems, landside facilities (e.g. car parks) and airport owned road network, airfield equipment (e.g. tugs, stairs) and landside buses owned by the airport. 


The Role:


As Asset Maintenance Director for East Midlands Airport, you will drive the asset maintenance activities for the whole airport including OPEX and minor works CAPEX undertaken by our teams and third-party providers ensuring a strong culture of continuous safety and asset performance, delivering robust airport service standards, and meeting all strategic operational plan requirements. You and your team of circa 150 colleagues and third-party providers will manage all asset risks on a 24/7 basis, with a OPEX budget of £9million per annum and a CAPEX budget of £10million per annum. The Asset Maintenance Director will provide clear direction and leadership across the team, acting as a role model through values led behaviour driving a high-performance culture creating development and learning opportunities. Cross-functional collaboration will be critical building excellent relationships with wider Capital Delivery and Property teams to meet all East Midlands Airport objectives.

What will make you successful in this role:


We want you to spearhead the way in defining, scheduling, and delivering the assets maintenance plan, your contribution will mean all airport owned asset meet the minimum agreed requirements at an appropriate level of cost whilst ensuring risk is appropriately managed and mitigated. 


To do this you will:


  • Drive the right values and behaviours in the leadership of your team enabling the optimisation of asset management strategies to hit overall asset health, risk, and cost performance targets

  • Manage cost and productivity through a 24/7 service providing a rapid response

  • Provide visible leadership in safety culture, governance, and performance across the airport

  • Ensure the effective procurement, scheduling, and use of resources (labour and materials) to optimise the delivery of the asset maintenance and FM requirements for the airport

  • Focusing on managing elements such as Legionella, Water Regulations, Building Compliance; Asbestos; Electrical Safety; Health & Safety; Risk Assessments; and DDA are adhered to, in accordance with the asset maintenance plan and MAG safe systems of work

  • Guarantee any capital works delivered through Capital Delivery are planned and co-ordinated in a way that manages the risk to operational disruption.

  • Operate as a true leader at the airport acting as Airport Duty Director from time to time


We also need you:


  • To hold Chartered Engineer status degree qualified in an engineering discipline

  • Be fully up to date with the appropriate HSE and EU regulations 

  • Extensive knowledge of associated regulatory documentation and controls


What can we offer in return? 


Great benefits as you would expect from a business the size of MAG – in the shape of a competitive salary and benefits package including 11% company contribution pension, car allowance scheme, pension private medical, free parking & subsidised public transport, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and a huge range of company discounts.


MAG are a values led organisation and we are committed to providing equal opportunities in all areas of work and business.  We want people to achieve their best, which will in turn positively impact on our customers and the communities in which we live and work.  At MAG we empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment, enabling everyone to achieve their full potential in line with their abilities and career aspirations.


As an inclusive employer, MAG wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to get in touch with our Recruitment Team to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. You can contact the team by emailing