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Project Manager - London Stansted

Date: 28-May-2022

Location: London Stansted Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Permanent Role
  • Competitive salary plus 5.5% pension contribution
  • Based at Stansted Airport
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds
  • This role offers the opportunity to work for the largest Airport Group in the country, on unique projects, transforming the future of our airports
  • About us:

MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAG USA, a major Airport Services business based out of Chicago. We are looking forward to a strong recovery in aviation, and we have ambitions plans to return to long term growth at our airports.  In the year before the pandemic, we were growing our business year on year with FY20 seeing a total revenue of £893m, with growth in passenger traffic, retail and car park services.  We expect traffic levels returning to pre-pandemic levels by 2024/25 and continuing to grow from there.  Our plans include some very exciting, large scale projects to develop our airports over the next 5 to 10 years, which will allow us to grow our route networks, connecting our communities and regions to the rest of the world.
You can learn more and meet some of our team here:
The Role: 
Join MAG as we embark on an exciting period of transformation. We are shaping the future of our airports and have a diverse range of fascinating projects to get involved in. From terminal transformations to airfield modernisation, retail developments to sustainability projects, you will have the opportunity to work across all areas of our business and with stakeholders at all levels.
The purpose of this role is to support with safely and successfully delivering Capital Delivery Projects across the airport portfolio. The programme includes Terminals / Airfield and infrastructure.
You will adopt an ‘Airport as the customer’ approach to ensure minimal disruption to Airport operations, be accountable for a team of 20+ contractors and manage £1-5mil of capital projects.
Principle Accountabilities include:


  • Accountable for delivery of projects within own Programme of works across group with clear focus on Cost, Schedule, and Quality and compliance with the MAG PDS.
  • Ensure appropriate resource is allocated to projects within Programme portfolio.
  • Plan, prioritise and manage multiple projects, ensuring delivery as promised with business case benefits realised.



  • Accountable for ensuring own Programme of projects are undertaken with minimal acceptable disruption to Airport operations.



  • Drives value and efficiency through robust contract management and identification of on project opportunities.
  • Accountable for achieving in year Capex expenditure for own portfolio of projects.
  • Support & maintain a high-performance culture.
  • Support team of project professionals.
  • Lead team of contractors and consultants.

At MAG, we challenge our teams to deliver better solutions in a more sustainable way, whilst modernising practices and innovating the airport experience. Your contribution will truly make a difference to the airport experience for colleagues, partners and guests. In return, there is a huge variety of work and opportunities to grow within the business. Essential experience required to be successful in this role includes:

  • Desirable - University Degree and Chartered Engineer or Chartered Surveyor Status.
  • Organisation leadership, delivery through others & influencing without direct control.
  • Project development from explore through to handover.
  • Large and small greenfield and brownfield project delivery in mature assets.
  • Project development and delivery.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills: able to engage and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and to effectively manage conflicting stakeholder demands.
  • Experienced managing 3rd party approvals (e.g., Planning, Property, Legal)
  • Proven commercial acumen – ability to contribute to building and presenting a credible CAPEX business case.

At MAG we value and celebrate difference; colleagues feel like they belong and are valued in a collaborative, supportive, and inclusive environment with fair access to opportunities. Our benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 5.5% pension contribution
  • Flexible working approach for a better work/ life balance
  • Free parking and travel discounts if using trains/trams
  • Discounts on company products including our Airport Lounges
  • 24 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays (with the option to buy more)
  • Great work culture, with fantastic career development opportunities.  

How to apply:
Please submit an up-to-date CV along with a cover letter, outlining relevant experience that makes you the ideal candidate for this role.



Equal Opportunities


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.


Reasonable Adjustments


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

For more information on our equal opportunities and diversity policy please view our Equal Opportunities page on our careers site.