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3 months ago
Salary band: £30k - £40k
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Experience: Graduate
Business sector: Both
Contact: Not Specified
Sector: Airport
Category: Technician Jobs
Job summary To provide swissport’s Cardiff International’s (CWL) based into-plane refueling and tank farm management activities with leadership and technical expertise.  To directly manage the CWL fuelling operation. Job responsibilities  The following responsibilities are associated with this job role:
  • Ensure the fuelling operation remains JIG compliant
  • Ensure that correct qhsse is applied within the ncl fuelling operation
  • Ensure robust systems are in place to meet the expectations of JIG, IFQP and airline auditors/inspectors
  • To attend and present fuelling related data to the CWL fuel committee
  • Management and control of site deputy manager and fuelling team leaders to ensure they safely, effectively and efficiently perform their tasks
  • Continually develop and maintain good working relationships with CWL airport authority, aviation fuel suppliers, logistic companies and airlines
  • Ensure the maintenance of a good working relationship with swissport ground handling and business development teams to promote a 'one team' mind-set
  • Identify and develop key commercial and growth opportunity projects together with Swissport
  • Ensure that service providers, agents or dealers operating swissport assets apply swissport business principles towards customer service, operations integrity, safety and code of conduct
  • Ensure all required operational reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner
  • Plan annual airport specific aviation fuelling operations budgets
  • Plan and manage the maintenance of all equipment associated with the swissport fuelling operation. 
  • Support CWL airport authority in the identification of fuelling related capital expenditure items
  • Support CWL airport authority and swissport in forecasting annual fuel throughput volume
  • Monitor the quality of all fuel receipts entering the CWL fuelling facility
  • Ensure that crisis management planning for Swissport personnel, assets and service provider/dealer operated sites is in place and practiced and recorded at regular intervals
  • Ensure business continuity planning is in place
Key performance indicators
  • Revenue
  • Development opportunities metrics
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Quality targets as set by swissport and/or as agreed with customers
  • Other KPIs as defined by the business unit
  • Must have Refuelling experience
  • Understanding of Operating Fuel Depot
Qualifications and Competencies  
  • Work experience gained in leading an aviation refuelling operation is essential
  • Excellent knowledge of fuelling operations in both into-plane and storage applications
  • Good business and financial acumen
  • Ability to work under pressure, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables
  • Experience of managing a joint venture aviation refuelling operation is desirable
  • Experience of developing and implementing a QHSE culture and processes within an operations environment is essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in english is essential
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Strong project management skills are essential
  • Team focused management style that fits into a challenging, entrepreneurial environment
  • Good financial understanding of accounts is essential
  • Legal knowledge (understanding contracts, competition law, employment law) is essential
  • Thorough knowledge and work experience with microsoft office programs including o365, word, excel, outlook and powerpoint
  • Willingness to travel throughout the uk, ireland and overseas when required and be flexible with working times (defined by customer requests, peaks will be encountered)
  • Valid Class C/E driver's license

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category. Candidates who are offered employment may be subject to a criminal record and other background checks as permitted or required by company policy or applicable law.

About us

Swissport International Ltd. is the leading Ground Services Provider to the aviation industry. Swissport is employing over 60,000 dedicated professionals, serving over 700 client companies at 269 stations in 48 countries on five continents. Swissport delivers unparalleled value in the areas of Ground Handling, Cargo Services, Executive Aviation, Travel Services, Fueling and Aircraft Maintenance. We strive to operate with the core values of People, Professionalism, and Partnership in all that we undertake. Our mission is simple – “To provide the aviation industry with consistent and tailor-made solutions around the globe, for a better customer experience”.

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