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Asset Manager

Contract Type
Engineering, Finance, Management, Risk
competitive + bonus + benefits
Expiry Date
Every day, you’ll be an asset.

Job Description

Heathrow is like a city within a city. Every year more than 70 million passengers pass through our doors – around 200,000 people a day. As our Asset Manager, you’ll help to make the journey better for every one of them.

Reporting to our Facilities Manager, you’ll take responsibility for assets within Operations. It’s a high-profile role of considerable scale and scope. Against the backdrop of a £4bn capital investment programme, you’ll help to define the strategy for over 500,000 assets.


The role in detail

Right now, we’re delivering an exciting change programme that’s transforming our operation – both reducing our costs and improving our performance. As Asset Manager, you’ll find yourself at the heart of the action.

It will fall to you to provide assurance of assets. Effectively representing the senior engineering management team, you’ll deliver the strategy for maintenance delivery, infrastructure condition and asset availability. Applying Heathrow standards, you’ll also manage the integration of new assets into the business across the entire project lifecycle.

The role operates in a complex environment across Heathrow. As well as having an input on our £100m maintenance budget, you’ll manage a team of direct reports as well as service partners, contractors and consultants. On a day-to-day basis, you’ll work closely with our Facilities Management and Capital teams. You’ll also need to engage effectively with airport, terminal management and other business units.


Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the departments asset base ; data quality, associated maintenance plans and replacement strategy.
  • Providing leadership through delivery of new assets ensuring compliance throughout all stages of the project and asset lifecycle. 
  • Managing budgets and proactively providing effective stakeholder management with respect to changes to the asset base.
  • Leading the development of effective risk management processes, ensuring the risks associated with assets are identified and mitigated.


About you

Equipped with an engineering degree (or equivalent experience) , you’ll have a proven track record in the the maintenance and operation of plant and infrastructure assets – ideally in a large-scale organisation. You’ll have extensive knowledge of assets, systems and improvement methodologies that are relevant to an airport like ours.

Strong problem-solving and leadership skills are essential. You’ll know how to get the best of your team and how to motivate them to pursue a common vision. Collaborative working and strong influencing skills are also vital, as is the ability to model and demonstrate appropriate behaviours to lead the change.


About Heathrow

Heathrow is unlike any other airport. With four terminals, two runways, 80 airlines and 185 destinations, we’re one of the biggest and the busiest in the world. In 2016, more than 75 million passengers and 1.5 million tonnes of cargo passed through our doors. Since 2003, we’ve invested £11 billion and worked tirelessly to develop and expand our terminals and infrastructure. We’ve built Terminals 2 and 5, refurbished Terminals 3 and 4 and closed Terminal 1. This investment is working – at the 2015 World Airport Awards, we were named the ‘Best Airport in Western Europe’ by passengers. It’s a great achievement. But we’re committed on building it and making the Heathrow passenger experience even better than ever.


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