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about 1 year ago
Oaklands Global Ltd
Salary band: £100k +
Location: Middle East
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Callum Devaney
Sector: Quality Control & Assurance
Category: Quality & Assurance Engineer Jobs

** Quality Assurance Director Required **

Oaklands Global are currently looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Director for our reputable client based in the Middle East. This is a superb opportunity, giving the right candidate the opportunity to make a significant impact on safety issues within the business.


** This role is based in the Middle East **


As the Quality Assurance Director, your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Develops Quality strategies by identifying and researching quality issues and Airworthiness Authority Regulatory requirements
  • Establishes a comprehensive Quality audit system/program to ensure adherence to all regulatory, safety, training and other company standards
  • Monitors and audits in accordance with the Airworthiness Authority and all aviation requirements to fulfil the corporate management’s commitment to quality
  • Monitors the performance of all business units except HR and Finance
  • Responsible for conducting investigations on incidents or repeated defects as necessary and/or as instructed by the GM/Chairman.
  • Ensures that all duties and responsibilities as detailed in the approved Quality Manual and Maintenance Organisation Exposition, Operation and training manuals are carried out.
  • Monitors the corrective/preventive action system and verification of effectiveness. 
  • Ensure that the Accountable Manager is informed of any discrepancies arising within the Quality systems
  • Maintain all Company Approvals in accordance with the respective regulations.
  • Establishes audit procedure checklists, approves and audits vendors and suppliers as required. 
  • Provides professional quality services to Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, including reviewing and evaluating proposed modifications, corrective action and revisions to the approved maintenance program and coordinate its approval with GCAA.
  • Evaluates used and new products, materials and services through the planned audit program.
  • Oversees and liaises with the UAE GCAA on matters relating to certifications, concessions, exemptions, reportable occurrences and any subject related to rules and regulations.
  • Oversees and maintains and updates the business quality manuals.
  • Authorizes personnel performing maintenance on aircraft in accordance with ADA procedures and keep license and training records.
  • Monitors all required Trainings, exams and certifications are attained.
  • Reviews Engineering Authorizations and directing / approving work to be accomplished on the company’s aircraft.
  • Monitors the compliance of GCAA, FAA, EASA AD’s and any other relevant mandatory requirements.
  • Administers Maintenance Occurrence reports; (Note: Air Safety Reports are administered by Safety section).
  • Issues and revokes ADA maintenance and engineering approvals, as appropriate.
  • Reviews, issues, amends, communicates, and implements the Quality policies.
  • Provides support to Safety business unit. 
  • Responsible for recruiting, selecting, orienting, distributing work, training, coaching, counselling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing staff job accomplishments and resolving problems for direct employees. 
  • Responsible to the Accountable Manager for the day-to-day administration, control and efficient operation of the Quality & Safety department.
  • Ensures effective control of all technical publications in use, by the control and monitoring of the library system.
  • Maintain an up to date manuals of the businesses internal processes and procedures. 
  • Company approval of sub-contractors as required.
  • Convenes and acts as secretary of the companies Quality Review Board.
  • Develops reviews and manages the quality Departmental budget. 
  • Develops and maintains appropriate relationships with external and internal bodies to facilitate the successful accomplishment of business objectives. (Example: the Engineering & Maintenance Team, Safety Team, GCAA, etc)
  • Provides advice to the Chairman and the Board as required. 
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the CEO.
  • Adheres to the company policies and procedures. 


To be considered for the role of Strategy Specialist you must:


  • Lead Auditor Certification
  • 10 Years Aeronautical experience Desirable
  • City & Guilds Aeronautical Engineering
  • MBA or other management qualification 
  • Bachelor’s degree in in Aeronautical or Aircraft Engineering
  • Lead Auditor aeronautical Essential




  • 10 years of Aviation Maintenance experience required, 5 years prior management experience required;
  • 5 years’ experience as QA manager.
  • Knowledge of GCAA, EASA, FAA general rules and regulations.
  • Good knowledge in Planning, engineering, engine management, Technical records Technical library Stores and Materials functions.
  • Good knowledge of maintenance organizations
  • Good knowledge in Airline Safety

Good knowledge of QA in operations.


  • Aviation industry experience. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and understanding of standard practices and procedures within a Part 135 operation and a Part 145 repair stations.   



Oaklands Global Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy


For more information on this excellent opportunity, please get in touch with your most recent CV copy today!


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