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12 months ago
Aeropeople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Cambridge
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Lee Mowatt
Sector: Airport
Category: Controller Jobs, Ground Crew Jobs

Portuguese Licenced Flight Dispatcher/Ops Controller

Exciting permanent opportunity for a Portuguese Licenced Flight Dispatcher/Ops Controller based in Cambridge. Following continued and successful expansion of our client, a global business aviation enterprise, we are looking for Flight Dispatcher, with a Portuguese licence, and Operations Controller, to join their team.

As Portuguese Licenced Flight Dispatcher/Operations Controller you will:

  • Oversee the setup, flight watch and safe completion of the companies flying programme by running supervision of the shift team
  • Ensure all operations tasks are fulfilled, AOC and company procedures are adhered to and communicating effectively with both internal and external clients
  • Key Responsibilities and Ops Management
  • Flight monitoring, tactical control of Air Traffic Control flight plans, CFMU slot monitoring, gather movements into the operational system
  • Final check of outstanding services for the next day's flights
  • Maintaining watch of worldwide traffic flow and planning accordingly.
  • Continuously oversee flying programme operation, tactically and strategically.
  • Control live workflow in terms of urgency, severity and other factors, efficiently utilising resources
  • Make critical decisions regarding operations and informing clients/personal assistants and crew accordingly
  • Responsibility and leadership of the team including flight coordinators, junior dispatchers, ensuring completion and quality
  • Ensure crew pre-briefings are sent for the following day's flights
  • Training and mentoring of new starters

Trip Setup:

  • Entering flights onto Flightware
  • Setting up all services for the flight
  • Arranging handling/fuel/helicopter/VIP and additional lavatory, water, towing, GPU, ASU equipment for the aircraft as necessary
  • Crew Scheduling and Safeguarding compliance with stipulated rules of various AOCs
  • Obtaining of worldwide permissions, airport slots and ground handling services
  • Ensuring fire categories and other safety/insurance requirements are met
  • Weather monitoring, using METAR and TAF to ensure weather above minima
  • Conduct route evaluations and performance feasibility of client / charter trips
  • Fuel arrangements and set up of fuel releases
  • Managing passenger details and arranging customs and immigration services as required for example EAPIS and GAR forms


  • Dispatch flights
  • Global IFR/VFR, EROPS/ETOPS flight planning in compliance with multiple worldwide AOC's, flight safety and flight planning laws
  • Reading FIR/Enroute and Station Notams, preparing final dispatch stage of flight planning
  • Weather monitoring, using METAR and TAF
  • Licensed Dispatch sign-off

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Current and Valid Portuguese Dispatch Licens
  • Breadth of experience of working in a Dispatch department
  • Complete knowledge of regulations and requirements
  • A highly process driven approach to problem solving
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven record as a 'Team Player'
  • Willingness to work to objectives set by the Head of Dispatch and/or Post Holder Ground Ops EJ UK particularly with regard to compliance with the approved Fight Dispatch Manual.

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