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22 days ago
KLM UK Engineering Ltd
Location: Norwich
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment
Sector: Maintenance, Licensed Maintenance - Base
Category: Project Manager




KLM UK Engineering Ltd is a leading, UK based, regional aircraft and narrow body MRO wholly owned by the AFI KLM E&M network.  Services include base maintenance, line maintenance support throughout the UK, component sales, technical training and decommissioning of Embraer 170/190, Boeing 737s, Airbus A320 family, Fokker 70/100 and BAe146/Avro RJs.

We have been based at Norwich International Airport for over 40 years and pride ourselves on having an experienced and skilled workforce delivering superior service and high quality product.   

With a brand new hangar opening in 2020 we are looking to recruit a Project Manager / Aircraft Check Manager to work in Norwich with the Base Maintenance team managing and lead a team of engineers to safely deliver base maintenance aircraft checks on time and within budget. 


Roles & Responsibilities include:


  • Day to day leadership of and accountability for a team of approximately 30 Base Maintenance engineers.

  • People management and development.

  • Efficient allocation of labour/skills and checking financial performance.

  • Department health and safety, compliance, costs, service delivery and aircraft bay housekeeping.

  • Ensuring key events are accomplished per project plans.

  • Reviewing and arrange the Base labour volume and skills required to meet the key events tasked by the planning team.

  • Managing on site customer representatives.

Essential skills and knowledge:


  • Knowledge and experience of working in EASA Part 145 regulated environment

  • Experience of aircraft heavy maintenance checks in a management capacity.

  • Proficient in managing customer expectations with effective and timely communication.

  • Proven effective change management experience.

  • Sound understanding of HSE & WTD regulations.

  • Excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills.

  • Strong operational skills coupled with leadership, staff management and development skills.

  • Must be IT literate with highly developed planning skills.

  • Experience in managing change though evolution of a business.

  • Outstanding English language skills being able to ask probing questions and produce articulate views.

  • Ability to identify and take action to improve business effectiveness by reviewing the way things are done and bringing about changes that deliver better performance.


This is a full-time permanent role with benefits including:

Competitive salary

Private health care

Car allowance

Annual bonus

Stakeholder pension scheme 

If you are interested in this role, then please email your CV and a covering letter (quoting reference 1619)  to Amanda Saxton by clicking apply and completing the application form when redirected to our website.

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