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10 months ago
Chevron Technical Services
Location: Prestwick
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Nick Hyde
Sector: Aircraft, Licensed Maintenance - Base
Category: Senior Manager Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:Base Manager

Department: Aircraft Maintenance

Number of Job Holders:1

Reports to: General Manager Operations and Engineering

Hours: 40 hours per week

Grade: Management



Job Purpose

Overall responsibility for the day to day management of Chevrons base maintenance facility at Prestwick Airport including the successful completion of all maintenance activity, management and resolution of complex issues and delivery of customer requirements. Responsible for the delivery of agreed strategic imperatives in the context of the base maintenance facility, leading continuous improvement as well as the delivery of the financial plan to budget. Accountable for ensuring all regulatory requirements and company procedures are adhered to along with all health and safety requirements



Budget responsibility £2.5M circa

Post Holder position NO

Reports to GM operations and Engineering

Direct Reports Approx 10


Principle accountabilities and outputs (primary "objectives")

  • Responsible for achieving business profit, productivity, safety and quality goals
  • Communication with customers to ensure that all commitments are met or exceeded, working with them as well as the Aircraft Check Managers and other support staff to meet all contractual obligations
  • Develop and track the financial performance against the agreed budget
  • Drive the financial performance of the facility to maximize cost reduction and deliver productivity improvement
  • Champion continuous improvement to maximise improvement activities and opportunities
  • Provide overall leadership and direction in the setting, communicating and delivery of agreed Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) with respect to Quality, Production, Manpower, Health & Safety and Compliance
  • Provide leadership in the areas of staff selection, training and development, process and procedure implementation
  • Lead and coach the Aircraft Check Managers and other support staff, guiding them in their current positions and assisting with career development and training
  • Work across organisational boundaries to develop strong internal stakeholders relationships to support the business
  • Partner with all internal and key external stakeholders to achieve the delivery of all contracted business
  • Provide business leadership in the ongoing development of the MRO software and associated IT solutions supporting the business
  • Deputising for the GM Operations and Engineering in his absence
  • Ah-Hoc project work as may be required within the scope of the role

Person Specification:Base Manager


  • Full EASA Part 66 B1 or B2 and C license holder on at least two aircraft variants on BAE SYSTEMS BAe 146/RJ Series and Boeing 737 Series and Airbus A320 Fam 
  • Have a relevant engineering qualification (such as related degree ,HNC etc)
  • ILM Level 5 Management
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Experience and Knowledge

  • Full understanding of regulatory requirements in relation to Part 145 and Part M
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior managerial role in a MRO or airline Base Maintenance environment
  •  Proven strong leadership qualities
  • Comprehensive understanding of Health & Safety and Compliance
  • Proven ability to deliver results in a challenging competitive environment
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Demonstrable experience of Change Management
  • Comprehensive understanding of the management of departmental budgets

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills
  • Sound negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to provide clear direction to direct reports
  • Strong planning and project management skills and experience
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Word, Excel etc)
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to understand complex written information
  • Challenges existing ways of working in order to make improvements

Special Attributes

Flexibility in terms of travel to head office and other bases as required

Please note, not all qualifications are essential however applicants with them will be preferred. Training will be provided if needed. However you must hold an EASA Licence

To apply for position please send an up to date CV with a cover letter

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