Capacity Planning Manager

  • Location

    Essex, England

  • Sector:

    Commercial Aviation

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Buxton

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 month initial

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Capacity Planning Manager required @ Stansted Airport on an initial 3 month contract paying £500 per day (negotiable)

  • The Capacity Planning Manager is fundamental to the successful growth of the airport, by working across the business to ensure that the airport has a clear 5-year capacity plan to accommodate growth, reflect regulatory and process changes, and provide for customer needs.
  • The individual is responsible for compiling the airport's 5-year capacity plan, and managing the airport's Commercial and Operational Planning (C&OP) process, working closely with Commercial, Operational and Asset stakeholders to ensure that the airport has an optimised and resilient 5-year capacity plan that aligns our commercial demand forecasts, operational improvement plans and physical asset development plans.
  • The Capacity Planning Manager provides governance for the airport's capacity planning standards and process development strategies and works closely with the Capacity Planners and Analysts to evaluate gaps in the plan, and identify solutions to resolve them.

The Capacity Planning Manager provides the airport with expert technical advice and strategic guidance on capacity issues and plays a key role in the airport's capacity declaration and slot coordination process, working with the Capacity Planning team to inform airport capacity limits and forecast load factors, and our plans to amend limits to reflect upcoming demand

Strategic Thinking The post-holder must be highly competent and experienced in developing plans and strategies, taking into account a wide range of influencing factors and being able to consolidate diverse (and sometimes incomplete) information into a coherent strategy and implementation plan. Experience of formulating strategy based on data analysis is critical.

Airport Planning Knowledge The post-holder should be an expert in airport capacity planning, demonstrated through qualification and/ or extensive experience in airport/capacity planning, analysis, process improvement and solution development. Previous demand forecasting experience is desirable. In particular, the post-holder should be well versed in risk assessment and risk management techniques

Industry Knowledge
It is highly desirable that the post-holder has a good knowledge of the airport / aviation industry, operational airport processes, customer (airline/passenger) needs and behaviours, and the regulatory environment within which we operate.
Technical Knowledge
The post-holder will be a technical expert in their field, either from an aviation, transport planning or process improvement background.