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Senior Project Manager

Date: 20-Jan-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Permanent role based at Manchester Airport  
  • Competitive salary plus 11% pension
  • 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 MAG:


Every year, Manchester Airport connects over 27 million passengers with more than 200 destinations across the globe. As the third largest airport in the UK, Manchester is also in the top 20 airports in Europe.


Part of the largest UK owned airport operator group, MAG, Manchester Airport supports over 19,000 jobs onsite and generates around £7.75bn each year for the region.


MAG is embarking on the second phase of the Manchester Airport Transformation Programme (MAN-TP).  This will see MAG invest a further £0.5bn to revolutionise the customer experience in Terminal 2 over the next 2-3 years. 


The role:


MAN-TP comprises a number of differing work streams, all with their own set of challenges, covering demolition and refurbishment, MEP, baggage, new build, civil & structural, airfield works and fit-out.  This will provide successful candidates with a varied and challenging work load and significant opportunities for professional and personal development.


This role sits within the client team, where you will be able to play a leading role in the delivery of this fast paced and dynamic programme, engaging with stakeholders across the airport campus.  You will get the opportunity to work within an experienced team of project/programme management and construction professionals, collaborating with MAG’s consultants and contractors to achieve success. Other accountabilities include:



  • Accountable for delivery of complex projects within own Portfolio of works across group with clear focus on Cost, Schedule and Quality and compliance with the MAG PDS.
  • Ensures SHE legislation and CDM compliance is adhered to throughout project delivery lifecycle.
  • Maintain a customer focused approach to project delivery which supports the tactical & operational requirements of the individual Airports.
  • Plan, prioritize, and manage multiple projects, ensuring delivery as promised with business case benefits realised.



  • Accountable for ensuring own Portfolio of projects are undertaken with minimal acceptable disruption to Airport operations.
  • Manage the stakeholder relationship with the operational areas impacted by any projects within own portfolio.



  • Drive 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.



  • Act as a mentor to junior team members in order to support their personal development. 




As a Senior Project Manager, you will hold a APMP PPQ or equivalent qualification and have proven experience working within a project management role. You will have strong team leadership and stakeholder management skills which enable you to engage and communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to effectively manage conflicting stakeholder demands. You will also have proven experience of greenfield and brownfield project delivery in mature assets and project development from explore through to handover. Other skills required:



  • A University Degree and Chartered Engineer/Surveyor/Project Professional Status would be desirable.
  • Professional Body membership or working towards– (RICS/CIOB/ICE etc.) would be desirable
  • Experience leading on managing 3rd party approvals (e.g., Planning, Property, Legal).
  • Proven commercial acumen – ability to contribute to building and presenting a credible CAPEX business case.


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, discretionary bonus potential, 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, free parking, subsidised public transport 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.


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