Future Airspace Design Lead

Date: 28 Mar 2024

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


  • Future Airspace Design Lead
  • Permanent role based at either Manchester Airport or London Stansted Airport
  • Hybrid working


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


The role:


The Future Airspace Programme is part of a national programme of change to remove aircraft reliance on ground-based navigation aids, to facilitate a transition to satellite guidance. This programme requires the re-design of flight paths at all MAG airports, whilst ensuring that the design process takes full account of consultations with various stakeholders.


Reporting to the Head of Airspace, the design lead will be a subject matter expert on air traffic design issues and be able to contribute to the successful delivery of the Future Airspace project. You will act as a representative of MAG at industry working groups and be able to coordinate and collaborate with other aviation and industry stakeholders to ensure MAG’s airspace designs are informed by and take account of regional and national requirements.


You will also be responsible for commissioning and overseeing airspace design work, scrutinising design proposals from external advisers and providing quality assurance. You will also provide comprehensive technical advice and leadership to internal and external stakeholders to support the consultation process.


What will make you successful in the role?


You will be an established leader with previous experience in the aviation industry and possess an excellent working knowledge of air traffic control and airspace design. You should be able to demonstrate your ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the CAA. You will be a credible, respected, and authoritative communicator and be able to deal with conflict sensitively and confidently.


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 HR.Recruitment@MAGAirports.com


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