Chief Aircraft Engineer

20 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Matthew Hackett
Business Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Supervision & overall control of airframe/systems engineering aspects of Aircraft Maintenance, to meet technical specification, internal quality & requirements of regulatory bodies. Line management of all personnel in CAMO & maintenance department, covering hangar, tech records, workshops & stores.

Principal Accountabilities:

* Form 4 holder for Part M
* Form 4 holder for Part 145
* Part 21G mechanical & avionic inspector
* Responsible for all aspects of airframe/systems engineering
* Implementation of all engineering activities on aircraft, including servicing, modification and fault rectification
* Supervision and line management of all engineering staff within the Hangar, Electrical and Mechanical Workshops, Tech Records and Stores, additionally including Simulation and UAS Support Services as required.
* Responsible for inspection duties associated with company approvals
* Recommendations for ARC renewals to the Civil Aviation Authority and EASA.
* Supervision of technical records for Aircraft Engineering Group
* Control of all aircraft and ground equipment movements within the Hangar and apron area
* Responsible for delivering the required technical solution to meet schedule and man-hour budgets agreed in the statement of work
* Responsible for the revision, implementation and definition of procedures, processes and standards in the Hangar, Stores and Workshop environments
* Control of all aircraft ground equipment maintenance, hangar and workshop facilities Provision of support to Business Development and Head of ASG in the specification and estimation of new projects, specifically estimating for aircraft maintenance, mechanical, electrical and avionics manufacture and installation
* Actively seeking new business opportunities to sustain and grow the hangar and workshop business. Proactive in seeking new customers and business streams for AMG
* Active participation as an Engineering Team member, in collaboration with the Design team, to ensure designs meet technical specifications
* To provide a professional approach to work, as a member of the team
* Interfacing the Hangar, Workshop and Stores function as well as other departments internally


* Qualification of a HNC or higher in a suitable engineering discipline
* GCSE / O Level Mathematics
* EASA Licensed Full B1 and/or B2 avionic based engineer, permitted to issue certificates of release to service – EASA Part 66/145 and BCAR A8.23 with type ratings for any or all of Jetstream 31 and 41, King Air 90, 100, 200, 300 series, Saab 2000.

Knowledge and Experience:

* Must have previous experience within an aerospace maintenance and production organisation
* Preferable experience of working closely with an aerospace design organisation
* Preferable experience of working closely with Business Development to identify and secure new business for AMG
* Working knowledge of airframe and system design
* Detailed knowledge of airworthiness regulations (e.g. EASA Part 145, Part M, BCAR A8.21, A8.23. A8.25)
* Knowledge and experience of working to ISO9001 quality standards
* Knowledge of current avionic technologies and an ability to assess their suitability for application to current and emerging projects
* Experienced in assembly and debugging of avionic and electrical systems
* Good knowledge of aircraft mechanical and control systems
* You will have an appreciation of manufacturing, and experience of working with suppliers for manufacture of prototypes and end products.

Skills and Personal Qualities:

* Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage a diverse team to meet challenging timescales, within budget and quality requirements
* Ability to plan staff deployment effectively and efficiently
* Ability to follow a clear, logical process methodically
* Good level of numeracy
* Good IT skills – particularly MS Word and MS Excel
* Keen attention to detail for the tasks required, particularly with regard to the accuracy of documentation produced.
* Excellent presentation skills
* Able to prioritise work and operate on multiple projects simultaneously.
* Must be an effective team player, but also have the ability and confidence to be able to work autonomously
* Capable of working assiduously to meet deadlines
* Be able to work under pressure
* Willingness to tackle non-core tasks if requested
* Strong commitment to the delivery of excellent quality outputs and delivery of customer service to both internal and external customers.