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Senior Quantity Surveyor

Date: 19-Jan-2023

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG

  • Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Based at Manchester or East Midlands Airport
  • Permanent role
  • Flexible/ Hybrid working for a better work/ life balance
  • We are proud to be a diverse employer, and we 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. 


Our people feel proud of the work they do to make our airports successful and the growth they bring to the surrounding communities and regions.


The Team:


The Procurement and Contracts team at MAG are critical to our recovery. Driving sustainable value across our large Group of airports has never been more important. We are changing the way we work, building back smarter, and we are now looking for Procurement professionals with a wide range of experience to join our team.


We work across categories, and across airports to deliver projects that maximise opportunities and minimise risk for Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands Airports. Managing our cost base is paramount to our post pandemic recovery, but with such a diverse business portfolio, the variety of activities is huge.


The role:


As a Senior Quantity Surveyor you will be part of a Project integrated Capital Delivery team responsible for Procurement and contract management activities to safely deliver our major transformation programme within budget and within schedule. The Programme includes multiple projects with a total value of £1bn over the next 4-5 years. We adopt a category management approach to drive standardisation against a total cost of ownership model and you will develop and implement sub-category strategies that are aligned with business needs. All roles require the ability to collaborate and build strong relationships.


What will make you successful in this role:


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.

You will be a coaching leader, with a proven experience of successfully managing a category, or area of spend, at a strategic level within a construction / operational environment. We will also need you to:


  • “Deliver beyond savings” - Develop, manage, and implement category strategies that support business needs to reduce risk and maximise opportunity.
  • Drive commercial and operational KPIs.
  • Have experience of implementing and managing Framework Agreements while leading the Procurement and contract admin for Project calls offs
  • Able to demonstrate successful Supplier Relationship & Performance Management providing client benefits
  • Demonstrate advanced stakeholder management skills
  • Be qualified to degree level (or have an equivalent experience level) with MCIPS (or working towards MCIPS, with financial support from us!)


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, 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.

You can contact the team by emailing