Principal Engineer - Mechanical

London Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick Airport, Gatwick
£Competitive + £4000 flex allowance + up to 20% bonus and benefits
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Aviation, Airport Services, Engineering
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Principal Engineer - Mechanical

The Opportunity:

Are you our next Principal Mechanical Engineer. We are looking for someone who can help us redefine what's possible for our Engineering team.

As part of our 'Grow with Gatwick' initiative you'll be provided with plenty of training and support to ensure you're developing and growing your career.

The Engineering team deliver what matters. They protect, maintain, and repair our infrastructure. From the electricity that powers this place. Giant plant rooms that heat and cool the airport. To the specialist equipment on the airfield too!

What's the role?

It is imperative for safe operations at Gatwick Airport that the engineering infrastructure is optimally designed, constructed, operated and maintained.

The Principal Engineer has the Authority for all systems falling under their engineering discipline for the whole of Gatwick Airport and will provide professional competence, technical expertise and leadership on all discipline Engineering matters.

What you'll be doing
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise to all GAL departments in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering systems and infrastructure.
  • Own the relevant technical and engineering policies & standards, reference specifications and reference drawings.
  • Ensure delivery of the technical briefing process, translating client needs into appropriate technical design requirements.
  • Sign-off all discipline designs via the design review and Design Council process.
  • Operate as the Responsible Engineer for any activities regarding Engineering systems and Permits to Work.
  • Balance the need to design fit for purpose infrastructure assets whilst maximising the best whole life cycle benefits.
  • Complete contract tender evaluations and supplier 'due diligence' as required to support Procurement workstreams.
  • Conduct accident/incident investigations and act as expert witness and independent competent person as required.

Do you have what we're looking for?
  • Relevant Engineering/Science qualification to degree level (upper second class minimum).
  • Experience in the successful participation, planning and implementation of major capital projects.
  • The individual must be able to understand and work with technical professionals, design consultants, regulating bodies and on-site contractors as appropriate.
  • Experience of providing and monitoring large scale operational maintenance regimes and delivering continuous improvement initiatives.
  • In-depth knowledge of current discipline specific Statutory Regulations, British Standards and industry best practice.
  • Experience in managing stakeholder aspirations and balancing technical requirements and financial constraints.
  • Experience operating as the 'Responsible Engineer' for discipline specific policy and standard approvals, concessions and process controls.

What's it like to work here?

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution.

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together, we form a strong and united team.

If you are ready to make a difference and begin your journey with London Gatwick, click "Apply" to submit your application.


Let's make time fly

Joining team Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop your career with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and effortless experience for our passengers.

Creating an enjoyable and effortless passenger experience

Our passengers are at the heart of everything we do. We've grown from a small flying club to the UK's second largest airport - serving over 46 million passengers in 2019. We're focused on making the journey through the airport as quick and smooth as possible - for every passenger. If this is your kind of challenge, join our team as we rebuild and grow for our passengers, people and local communities.

Inside Gatwick

We're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - the airport is a city that never sleeps.
Here's just some of the things you'll really enjoy:

BENEFITS - Your payslip is only part of the pacakge. At Gatwick we offer you health, travel and financial benefits

IN THE ACTION - You'll have a backstage pass to all the action. We encourage you to explore the airport and shadow other teams.

GIVING BACK - You'll have two days every year to support a cause that’s important to you and take part in our community programmes.

Grow your career with us

Joining team Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and effortless experience for our passengers.

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