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3 months ago
Air Astana
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Location: Kazakhstan
Job type: Permanent
Contact: HR department
Sector: Business & Administration, Operations
Category: Engineers Jobs, Office Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

Air Astana, the national airline of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a scheduled airline operating an extensive domestic and international route network, is seeking applicants for the full time position of the Director Technical Asset Management, to be based at their maintenance headquarters in the beautiful city of Almaty, eastern Kazakhstan.

The Director Technical Asset Management, reporting to the VP Engineering & Maintenance, will be responsible for the technical management of Air Astana’s aircraft and powerplant assets. This new position will be part of the senior engineering management team at Air Astana. The Director Technical Asset Management will lead a management team responsible for, but not limited to, MRO management, asset utilisation optimisation, aircraft delivery and redelivery process, Lessor management, negotiation of major technical contracts and budgetary control.

We are seeking an experienced management professional. To fulfill this role you must have extensive aircraft and powerplant technical experience gained in an airline or MRO environment. This will include comprehensive contract management experience, specifically in regard to powerplant and aircraft MRO. Previous experience with Lessor contracts will be an advantage.

The Director Technical Asset Management will be responsible for:

  • Management of all major Engineering & Maintenance contracts. Ensuring that contracts are managed effectively, all contract obligations are achieved and budgetary overruns are avoided.

  • Oversight of all MRO activity including powerplant, aircraft heavy maintenance and ancillary shop activity.

  • The efficient delivery and redelivery of aircraft assets.

  • All technical leasing contracts, in conjunction with the Commercial Planning department.

  • The RFP process for technical contracts ensuring accurate technical input and timely completion.

  • Ensuring all contract negotiations are compliant with the company procurement procedures.  

  • Ensuring that powerplant and aircraft assets are managed to achieve optimum asset life between MRO inputs, with minimal use of lease assets.


  • 10 years recent senior management experience for an airline or MRO.

  • Must hold a Degree in Engineering or similar field.

  • Extensive technical aircraft and aircraft powerplant knowledge.

  • Significant contract management experience.

  • Applicants are required by law to have a university degree.


  • Leadership

  • Planning / Organising

  • Managing Organisational Resources and Change

  • Judgement & Analysis

A competitive salary and benefits package reflective of experience, awaits the successful candidate.

All applications must be sent before 01 May 2018.

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