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Head of Asset Development

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Head of Asset Development
  • Based at London Stansted Airport
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • Competitive base + 11% Pension, Bonus, Personal Private Medical & Car Allowance


About Us:


Every year, London Stansted Airport connects over 26 million passengers with more than 190 destinations across the globe.


Despite the vast scale of the operations, London Stansted 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.


There is an exciting future ahead for London Stansted. Having already invested millions in the departure lounge and baggage system, this year we also secured approval for the next phase of growth, with permission granted to increase the airport’s capacity from 35 to 43 million passengers per year.


The Role:


We are looking to develop a world class asset management approach at MAG and in this role you will be responsible for developing the short, medium and long-term asset plan for Stansted Airport,  leading and developing investment plans that standardise assets across MAG, embracing new technology and supporting the airports requirement for growth. You will significantly influence the outcomes of the business plan (revenue generated from retail / car parking schemes, operating efficiency through improvements to the asset base, capacity growth) through development of sound asset strategies and good investment planning. Other accountabilities will include:


  • To identify different long-term scenarios and determine an investment plan that best fits the most likely long-term outcomes
  • To work with the Asset Maintenance Policy & Strategy team on the condition and long term predicted performance of the asset base.
  • To translate the asset development strategy and information on the existing asset base into an optimised Long term Asset Plan (LTAP) that describes a detailed capex investment plan for a rolling 0-5 year time horizon, major investment schemes 5-10 year horizon, and development strategy 10-25 year horizon – developing the asset base to meet key regulatory requirements and maximise the return on investment/ minimise the whole life costs of operating the asset base.
  • To provide leadership in the development of asset strategies and renewal plans that balance asset health (covering asset condition, performance, and compliance against statutory and regulatory compliance), whole life cost (opex and capex) and risk. To set risk appetite and asset health / cost targets for the asset base in consultation with the Operational directorate.
  • To act as the project sponsor for capital projects arising from the LTAP, ensuring that there is a plan to realise benefits from the investment, and a post investment appraisal is carried out to feed lessons learned back into the asset management and capital delivery process.




To be successful in this role you will have a broad ranging knowledge of asset management practices and techniques with extensive experience in developing asset management capabilities across large, diverse infrastructure. You will also need to demonstrate a high degree of commercial insight, rationalising a wide range of drivers to increase revenue, improve operational efficiency and take a risk balanced view to investment decisions. You will have a fantastic ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels and confidence presenting to executive and board level, consolidating diverse information into a coherent strategy and implementation plan.


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, private medical, free parking & subsidised public transport, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays and a huge range of company discounts.


Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such welcome applications from candidates from all diverse backgrounds.


MAG is a Disability confident employer and therefore are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing