Share this Job

Facilities & Asset Performance - East Midlands Airport

Date: 18-Jun-2022

Location: East Midlands Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Facilities Manager  
  • Based at East Midlands Airport
  • £45,000 per annum


East Midlands Airport


East Midlands Airport (EMA) is two businesses in one: a modest low-cost passenger airport by day, but home to the UK’s largest dedicated air cargo operation at night.  Served by airlines Ryanair, Jet2, TUI, Aurigny and EasyJet, its passenger operation caters well for travellers who want a quick and easy escape to popular domestic and overseas leisure destinations in mainland Europe, Eastern Europe, and Northeast Africa.


In the last 12 months, the volume of goods handled at EMA has increased by almost 30% compared with the previous year, while December 2020 was the airport’s heaviest ever month on record.


The Role


This exciting new role will be responsible for leading the Hard and Soft facilities management service, planning and leading and coordinating asset performance as well as establishing and implementing effective delivery plans. Plans will consider service costing and the most efficient/effective deployment of resources. This will include the establishment of suitable processes and procedures for the delivery team, working in collaboration with all internal and external stakeholders.


You will also be responsible for the preparation and management of OPEX and CAPEX budgets for all FM functional specialist areas.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Working closely with the FM provider to ensure that the Airport is clean and that waste away supports both the cleaning operation and third-party suppliers.
  • Develop service delivery plans in conjunction with the FM team, utilizing technology to improve and innovate and ensuring operational performance and ongoing efficiencies.
  • Ensure that people, processes and systems are continuously reviewed and updated to ensure that regulatory and service KPIs are met and that more efficient working practices are adopted.
  • Plan, supply and/or co-ordinate major and key operational activities and/or services in an efficient and timely manner to support efficient airport operations.
  • Managing supporting functions, such as external contractors, Airfield Operations etc., to complete minor capital improvement programmes to maintain/improve our assets.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of emergency plans and procedures to ensure the maximum safeguarding of life and to minimise the impact of emergency situations, and to reduce the risk in terms of business continuity e.g., management of Life Safety Systems including fire detection, suppression, compartmentation.




  • Professional qualification in Facilities Management/Electrical/Mechanical/Building Services
  • Extensive experience within an Engineering or FM management environment (Facilities Management, Engineering management, mechanical/electrical systems design, construction and/or maintenance, or closely related field)
  • Proven ability to manage Opex and Capex budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of effective management of FM teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of leading and managing change
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to present a case briefly and logically and to influence the Senior Leadership team.


What we offer


We are an employer of choice and can offer unparalleled career and development opportunities in an exciting and dynamic business.


This is an exciting time to be working in the East Midlands and proposals to build a new economy centred around the region’s strengths in logistics, advanced manufacturing, and R & D are taking shape. In a further boost, a joint bid by MAG, neighbouring landowners, local authorities and LEPs for an East Midlands Freeport was recently given the green light by Government. Key to its success was EMA’s status as a gateway for global trade.  Once established, the Freeport will grow trade, create 60,000 jobs, and attract investment across the region. Areas given Freeport status will benefit from a wide package of tax reliefs, simplified customs procedures, streamlined planning processes to boost redevelopment, and government support to promote regeneration and innovation.


Join EMA today, and you’ll not only play a major role in helping the airport recover from, and build upon, the impact of the pandemic, but you’ll also help shape thinking around the future direction of the East Midlands economy.


This role will close once we have received sufficient applications.