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Planning Engineer (Maintenance Control Planning)

Cathay Pacific
Hong Kong
Full time
25 days ago

Role Introduction

Reports to: COE Planning Manager Head of Planned Maintenance and Records

Departments: ENG - Engineering

Engineering’s role is focused on reassurance, keeping our people and our customers    safe, ensuring that in every aspect of our operation we have industry leading performance and that our various fleet programmes are delivering to plan, budget and specification. Engineering’s ambition is to be one of the world’s highest performing, customer centric and progressive engineering teams and the role of the CoE MCP Planning Engineer is to deliver optimised maintenance programmes that are planned and executed with precision, while driving for continuous business improvement to ensure safe, complaint, reliable and cost-effective operations.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for:

  • Ensuring the continuous compliance of all Line Maintenance packages and requirement are scheduled within the airline-operating schedule in Hong Kong or outstation with minimal commercial disruption.
  • Working closely with the Maintenance Repair Organization to ensure workload are well balanced and with the agreed limit to drive the operational efficiency.
  • Monitoring of all Line Maintenance activities to ensure safe and timely completion of all maintenance to achieve On-time performance and aircraft availability to support the operation.
  • Ensuring regular review of Aircraft seasonal flight schedule for adequate maintenance ground time allocated for Line Maintenance inputs and liaising with Airline Planning to generate slots of Line Maintenance ad hoc maintenance requirements.
  • Coordinating with Airline Integrated Operation Centre in managing and dealing with any change to the planned line maintenance task due to any ad hoc flight schedule change or operational disruption.
  • Managing data collection and information gathering for effective feedback process.
  • Driving for continuous improvement on planning processes and systems to enhance operational efficiency.  
  • Support process improvement by utilizing digital tools and business solution application such as Robotic Process Automation, Cognos, and Microsoft Power platform so as to enhance the operational efficiency.
  • Proactively drive digital transformation initiatives to ensure timely implementation in order to achieve expected corresponding cost saving.  


  • Engineering degree or Aircraft Maintenance Licence is preferred
  • Typically 4 years of relevant experience, preferably in aspects of aircraft maintenance planning.
  • Experience in delivering business process improvement.
  • Basic skills in Excel, Access Database, Cognos/Business intelligence tools, Microsoft  Power Platform
  • Ability to build strong and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Good knowledge of Cathay Pacific maintenance and engineering systems preferable

Application Deadline: 20 November 2023

Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.


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