Asset Development Manager

Date: 22 Jun 2024

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


  • Asset Development Manager 
  • Permanent roles working across Landside / Airside / Terminals
  • Based at Manchester Airport
  • Flexible/ Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance.
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer and we welcome candidates from all backgrounds.

Why MAG?

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.


At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:


  • Bonus scheme
  • 11% company contribution pension
  • Car allowance
  • Private medical scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts
  • Free Virtual GP service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

The role

The Asset Development Manager roles are fundamental to supporting Manchester Airport’s growth ambitions through ensuring the appropriate infrastructure is in place at the right time. This could be in the guise of new facilities providing additional capacity; infrastructure that increases yield, or facilitating adherence to new regulations imposed on the Airport.


We have 3 positions available, one in Landside, one in Terminals and one in Airside. In each of these roles you will need to engage with internal and external stakeholders to establish the business needs and develop asset plans that drive best value for the Airport, engaging with design and delivery teams to take concept through to feasibility and ultimately delivery. You will work closely with the Masterplanning team to translate the 5-25 year masterplan into a tangible delivery plan and ensure any new developments align with the longer term Airport strategy.


The Landside Asset Development Manager will focus primarily on the estate external to the Terminal and Airfield. This includes, but is not limited to, car parks; internal and external road network and public transport facilities; and interfaces with MAG Property.

The Airside Asset Development Manager will focus primarily on the Airfield estate. This includes, but is not limited to; provision of significant additional stand capacity; interactions with terminal expansions; enhancements operational capability; and new technology to support.

The Terminal Asset Development Manager will focus primarily on the Terminal buildings. This includes, but is not limited to; provision of additional processing capacity to meet future demand; development of a new/expanded Terminal 3 and retail yield enhancing opportunities.

What will make you successful in the role?

To be successful in this role, you will have proven stakeholder management skills and an ability to develop comprehensive business cases. The ideal candidate will have experience in solutioning and optioneering, with a keen ability to balance conflicting needs effectively. Additionally, the ability to thrive in a dynamic, ever-changing environment is essential.

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 we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.


As a Disability Confident employer we 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


Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace - Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity