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Director of Energy, Environment and Net Zero

Date: 26-May-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


  • Director of Energy, Environment and Net Zero
  • Permanent role based at Manchester, London Stansted or East Midlands Airports
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer and welcome candidates from all backgrounds


About us:


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.


The safety of our customers is at the heart of everything we do, and every colleague has a unique opportunity to contribute as we help families, businesses and cargo connect around the world.


We are ambitious for our airports, investing in the infrastructure our airports need to grow beyond pre-pandemic levels over the coming years. We are always on the lookout for new ways we can add value for customers as they travel, as well as seeking opportunities to work smarter and collaborate more. 


The role:


This is a new role to MAG, to lead the development and delivery of a Group Energy strategy and Net Zero transition for MAG, through the development of infrastructure, the introduction of new sustainable fuels and the implementation of both on-site and off-site renewable energy.


This will include the implementation of a robust risk management, monitoring and energy modelling framework, ensuring costs are understood and controlled and provide the framework to identify and capitalise on opportunities that arise as part of the transition to net-zero by 2038.


You will also provide guidance and leadership on all environment and energy matters commensurate with legal requirements, best practice principles and MAG corporate policy, ensuring that sustainability principles are integral to our business processes. Net Zero accountabilities will also include: delivery against science based targets, de-carbonisation of heat, roll out of ULEV and on-site renewable energy.




You will need to be a senior leader within an Energy or Net Zero role with proven experience in developing and implementing energy strategy and utility cost control/reduction schemes within a large user of energy/utilities. You will have demonstrable understanding of how emerging net zero technologies can impact on utility infrastructure and how these issues can be navigated, along with working knowledge of utility markets and risk management strategies. You will be comfortable building networks with internal and external networks and influencing at senior levels.


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, bonus scheme and benefits package including 11% company contribution pension, car allowance, private medical scheme, 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


We’re committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues in every aspect of their lives. This includes prioritising mental health, which is just as important as physical health.


We recognise that everyone experiences fluctuations in their mental health, and we are dedicated to creating a supportive, inclusive and caring environment where our colleagues feel valued and respected.


You can contact the team by emailing