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Stobart Air

Director of Flight Operations


Stobart Air
Location: Dublin
Job type: Contract/Locum
Aircraft type: ATR, Embraer
Contact: Human Resources
Sector: Operations
Job Role: Pilot Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs
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Reporting to the Accountable Manager, the Director Flight Operations (DFO) is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and that the airline’s flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with IAA and company requirements. As such, the DFO will be referred to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for acceptance as Nominated Person - Flight Operations, and will be a member of the Stobart Air Senior Management Team.

 

The principal responsibility of the DFO is to take all possible and practicable steps to ensure the safety, security and efficient overall operation of all company aircraft. To this end the key duties & responsibilities of the role are:

 

  • Direct report to the Accountable Manager (Chief Operating Officer) on regulatory matters;
  • Compliance within the Flight Operations Department with company policy and legal requirements and to ensure compliance in accordance with ICAO, EASA and IAA Standards and Regulations;
  • Providing strong leadership that conveys Stobart Air’s commitment to the highest possible safety standards;
  • The development, maintenance and documentation of procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation of all company aircraft
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and currency of the Stobart Air’s Operations Manuals and responsible for the production of FCI’s and other operational documentation;
  • The preparation and management of the Flight Operations budget to ensure efficient and cost effective operations.
  • Responsibility for directing the management of Flight Safety, line operations, training and discipline with the department;
  • Represent Stobart Air in various capacities within the aviation industry and act as the primary interface with the IAA and the Department of Transport as necessary, to ensure that the airline’s operations are compliant with the requirements of the AOC;
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of flight operations and crew training in accordance with regulatory requirements including and the development and checking of line standards across the fleet;
  • The selection and recruitment of all flight crew including the designation of aircraft commanders and training personnel in consultation with the Head of Training & Standards;
  • Ensuring that Flight Operation’s employees have the necessary resources to perform the functions of their positions in compliance with applicable regulations;
  • Oversee the maintenance of all Stobart Air’s required records for flight operations and training ensuring all crews are properly licensed and authorised;
  • Responsible for corrective action implementation within the department resulting from audits conducted under the Compliance Monitoring function;
  • Ensure the competency of key flight operations personnel is maintained to the  required regulatory standards;
  • Ensure that any contracted services meet the required standard

 


Essential Criteria

  • Hold or have held an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and previous employment in an EASA regulatory environment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of civil aviation regulations, standards and recommended practices (EASA, ICAO, IATA);
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership, strategic vision and managerial competency;
  • Highly commercial and customer focused with intellectual rigor;
  • Possession and demonstration of the key competencies outlined below.

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum of 10 years’ aviation experience to include 5 years airline command experience;
  • Previous Post-holder / Nominated Person experience;
  • Previous experience dealing with aviation regulatory authorities;
  • Previous experience developing and managing departmental budgets;
  • Qualification in business management or related field;
  • Previous experience with the IOSA accreditation process;
  • Proven business acumen;
  • Previous experience on the ATR 42/72 or EJet family aircraft.

Key Competencies

  • Natural teamwork skills with demonstrable experience of leading and managing people;
  • Highly disciplined individual who sets and works to strict deadlines and ensures that other managers correspondingly adhere to such deadlines;
  • Creative, innovative and idea’s driven; capable of identifying innovative strategic development opportunities and driving the creation of new ideas and/or stimulating other’s, internally or externally to do so;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written, and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally;
  • Proven leadership skills;
  • Ability to fully assess situations, grasp issues, solve problems and make clear concise recommendations on key operational decisions;
  • Energetic individual who has clear ability to work with projects in parallel to the core responsibilities of the role;
  • Questions appropriately
  • Highly capable of challenging and influencing peers to review legacy approaches;
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative and commitment.

 

Reporting to the Accountable Manager, the Director Flight Operations (DFO) is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and that the airline’s flight operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with IAA and company requirements. As such, the DFO will be referred to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) for acceptance as Nominated Person - Flight Operations, and will be a member of the Stobart Air Senior Management Team.

 

The principal responsibility of the DFO is to take all possible and practicable steps to ensure the safety, security and efficient overall operation of all company aircraft. To this end the key duties & responsibilities of the role are:

 

  • Direct report to the Accountable Manager (Chief Operating Officer) on regulatory matters;
  • Compliance within the Flight Operations Department with company policy and legal requirements and to ensure compliance in accordance with ICAO, EASA and IAA Standards and Regulations;
  • Providing strong leadership that conveys Stobart Air’s commitment to the highest possible safety standards;
  • The development, maintenance and documentation of procedures to ensure safe and efficient operation of all company aircraft
  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and currency of the Stobart Air’s Operations Manuals and responsible for the production of FCI’s and other operational documentation;
  • The preparation and management of the Flight Operations budget to ensure efficient and cost effective operations.
  • Responsibility for directing the management of Flight Safety, line operations, training and discipline with the department;
  • Represent Stobart Air in various capacities within the aviation industry and act as the primary interface with the IAA and the Department of Transport as necessary, to ensure that the airline’s operations are compliant with the requirements of the AOC;
  • Responsible for the management and supervision of flight operations and crew training in accordance with regulatory requirements including and the development and checking of line standards across the fleet;
  • The selection and recruitment of all flight crew including the designation of aircraft commanders and training personnel in consultation with the Head of Training & Standards;
  • Ensuring that Flight Operation’s employees have the necessary resources to perform the functions of their positions in compliance with applicable regulations;
  • Oversee the maintenance of all Stobart Air’s required records for flight operations and training ensuring all crews are properly licensed and authorised;
  • Responsible for corrective action implementation within the department resulting from audits conducted under the Compliance Monitoring function;
  • Ensure the competency of key flight operations personnel is maintained to the  required regulatory standards;
  • Ensure that any contracted services meet the required standard

 


Essential Criteria

  • Hold or have held an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and previous employment in an EASA regulatory environment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of civil aviation regulations, standards and recommended practices (EASA, ICAO, IATA);
  • Able to demonstrate strong leadership, strategic vision and managerial competency;
  • Highly commercial and customer focused with intellectual rigor;
  • Possession and demonstration of the key competencies outlined below.

Desirable Criteria

  • Minimum of 10 years’ aviation experience to include 5 years airline command experience;
  • Previous Post-holder / Nominated Person experience;
  • Previous experience dealing with aviation regulatory authorities;
  • Previous experience developing and managing departmental budgets;
  • Qualification in business management or related field;
  • Previous experience with the IOSA accreditation process;
  • Proven business acumen;
  • Previous experience on the ATR 42/72 or EJet family aircraft.

Key Competencies

  • Natural teamwork skills with demonstrable experience of leading and managing people;
  • Highly disciplined individual who sets and works to strict deadlines and ensures that other managers correspondingly adhere to such deadlines;
  • Creative, innovative and idea’s driven; capable of identifying innovative strategic development opportunities and driving the creation of new ideas and/or stimulating other’s, internally or externally to do so;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written, and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally;
  • Proven leadership skills;
  • Ability to fully assess situations, grasp issues, solve problems and make clear concise recommendations on key operational decisions;
  • Energetic individual who has clear ability to work with projects in parallel to the core responsibilities of the role;
  • Questions appropriately
  • Highly capable of challenging and influencing peers to review legacy approaches;
  • Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative and commitment.

 


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