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About the role:

Virgin Australia is seeking to employ an experienced, self-motivated and passionate Senior Flight Operations Engineer.

The objective of the Senior Flight Operations Engineer role is to be an expert in the field of operations engineering responsible for the management of:

* Flight operations engineering systems and infrastructure

* Continued availability of aircraft communications datalink systems across the business

* Systems and processes for aircraft and flight planning navigation data.

* Process improvement coordinating with other senior members of the team.

* Liaise with stakeholders including Flight Crew, Safety Systems, Product and Engineering

* Supporting other flight operations engineering functions within the aircraft operations. Including Aircraft Performance, Loading Systems and Fuel Efficiency.

The position is based in the Brisbane Head Office and within this role, you will work closely with the Leader of Flight Operations Engineering.

Key responsibilities:

The position is built around several pillars inclusive of:

* Ensure the highest level of availability and data integrity of aircraft communication systems

* Proactively identify issues within aircraft connectivity systems.

* Coordinate with operational systems stakeholders to rectify cross functional systems issues and manage business process changes.

* Analyse business systems relating to aircraft communications, and end to end processes in the business to determine their effectiveness and impact on aircraft ops.

* Hardware structure and set-up for team controlled computers and networks.

* Oversight of IT functions and infrastructure as it impacts flight operations engineering systems.

* Manage system improvements and automation projects, focusing team skills pragmatically to improve where team and Aircraft Ops benefit can be realised.

* Management and control of the Jeppesen/Honeywell nav data for the Flight Management Computer (FMC) on the aircraft.

* Management and control of Jeppesen navigation data for the flight planning system.

* Prepare and analyse data for new and proposed routes requiring the sourcing, generation and analysis of applicable information.

* Prepare Reports and technical analysis of airport capability, payload and enroute for requested routes.

* Assist in the oversight of supported aircraft performance systems by way of technical analysis and reporting, program validation, training of flight crew and operational support staff.

* Assist in the oversight of supported aircraft loading systems by way of technical analysis and reporting, program validation, training of flight crew and operational support staff.

* Provide SME support and management of special projects as directed by Leader Aircraft Operations Technical Support.

* As duty flight operations engineer provide support and coverage for all aircraft operations technical support functions.

* Liaise with Aircraft Operations management, Engineering, Customer Service Delivery in the development of shared systems, procedures and operational documentation to ensure

* regulatory compliance and efficiency.

You will find further information on the key responsibilities in the attached position description.

You will possess:

Experience

* Experience in an airline technical role.

* Experience in aircraft performance for large transport category aircraft.

* Experience in the design of aircraft loading systems for large transport category aircraft.

* Experience with IT systems and Procedures.

* Experience in the authoring of airline technical and procedural documentation.

* Familiarity with aviation operational and navigational documentation including Nav Databases and Charting

Education

* Aviation or Engineering related tertiary qualification, or significant experience in an airline technical role.

* Attendance at a large aircraft manufacturer’s aircraft performance course.

Skills

* Proficiency in software programming and web design.

* Ability to mentor other highly skilled and technically capable individuals.

* Proven ability to analyse data in many forms and provide accurate and reliable advice and recommendations based on

* Use of any of the following computer applications:

* Boeing Onboard

* Performance Tool (OPT),

* Boeing AFM-DPI, Boeing

* Performance Software

* (BPS), Embraer Runway

* Analysis Software (RAS),

* Embraer Inflight Software

* (Inflight), Embraer Portable

* Operational Package

* (EPOP), Airbus WinPEP,

* this analysis.

* Ability to judge severity of problems and identify the need to escalate and/or employ external services to provide solutions.

* A proven ability to research and present data from both familiar and new sources.

* Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) in the English language.

* Ability to present information in an open forum.

* Proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge

* Detailed understanding of the aviation legislation and regulations as they relate to

* aircraft performance, loading systems and navigation data.

* Detailed understanding of aircraft air-ground datalink and communications.

* Detailed understanding of the principles of flight operations engineering

* Detailed understanding of IT systems and how they integrate into operations.

Personal Attributes

* Operate calmly under pressure and manage stress effectively

* Remain flexible and supportive of change

* Strong time management and organisational skills

* Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail with the ability to prioritise efficiently

Next Steps

For further information about the Senior Flight Operations Engineer role, please refer to the position description.
About the role:

Virgin Australia is seeking to employ an experienced, self-motivated and passionate Senior Flight Operations Engineer.

The objective of the Senior Flight Operations Engineer role is to be an expert in the field of operations engineering responsible for the management of:

* Flight operations engineering systems and infrastructure

* Continued availability of aircraft communications datalink systems across the business

* Systems and processes for aircraft and flight planning navigation data.

* Process improvement coordinating with other senior members of the team.

* Liaise with stakeholders including Flight Crew, Safety Systems, Product and Engineering

* Supporting other flight operations engineering functions within the aircraft operations. Including Aircraft Performance, Loading Systems and Fuel Efficiency.

The position is based in the Brisbane Head Office and within this role, you will work closely with the Leader of Flight Operations Engineering.

Key responsibilities:

The position is built around several pillars inclusive of:

* Ensure the highest level of availability and data integrity of aircraft communication systems

* Proactively identify issues within aircraft connectivity systems.

* Coordinate with operational systems stakeholders to rectify cross functional systems issues and manage business process changes.

* Analyse business systems relating to aircraft communications, and end to end processes in the business to determine their effectiveness and impact on aircraft ops.

* Hardware structure and set-up for team controlled computers and networks.

* Oversight of IT functions and infrastructure as it impacts flight operations engineering systems.

* Manage system improvements and automation projects, focusing team skills pragmatically to improve where team and Aircraft Ops benefit can be realised.

* Management and control of the Jeppesen/Honeywell nav data for the Flight Management Computer (FMC) on the aircraft.

* Management and control of Jeppesen navigation data for the flight planning system.

* Prepare and analyse data for new and proposed routes requiring the sourcing, generation and analysis of applicable information.

* Prepare Reports and technical analysis of airport capability, payload and enroute for requested routes.

* Assist in the oversight of supported aircraft performance systems by way of technical analysis and reporting, program validation, training of flight crew and operational support staff.

* Assist in the oversight of supported aircraft loading systems by way of technical analysis and reporting, program validation, training of flight crew and operational support staff.

* Provide SME support and management of special projects as directed by Leader Aircraft Operations Technical Support.

* As duty flight operations engineer provide support and coverage for all aircraft operations technical support functions.

* Liaise with Aircraft Operations management, Engineering, Customer Service Delivery in the development of shared systems, procedures and operational documentation to ensure

* regulatory compliance and efficiency.

You will find further information on the key responsibilities in the attached position description.

You will possess:

Experience

* Experience in an airline technical role.

* Experience in aircraft performance for large transport category aircraft.

* Experience in the design of aircraft loading systems for large transport category aircraft.

* Experience with IT systems and Procedures.

* Experience in the authoring of airline technical and procedural documentation.

* Familiarity with aviation operational and navigational documentation including Nav Databases and Charting

Education

* Aviation or Engineering related tertiary qualification, or significant experience in an airline technical role.

* Attendance at a large aircraft manufacturer’s aircraft performance course.

Skills

* Proficiency in software programming and web design.

* Ability to mentor other highly skilled and technically capable individuals.

* Proven ability to analyse data in many forms and provide accurate and reliable advice and recommendations based on

* Use of any of the following computer applications:

* Boeing Onboard

* Performance Tool (OPT),

* Boeing AFM-DPI, Boeing

* Performance Software

* (BPS), Embraer Runway

* Analysis Software (RAS),

* Embraer Inflight Software

* (Inflight), Embraer Portable

* Operational Package

* (EPOP), Airbus WinPEP,

* this analysis.

* Ability to judge severity of problems and identify the need to escalate and/or employ external services to provide solutions.

* A proven ability to research and present data from both familiar and new sources.

* Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) in the English language.

* Ability to present information in an open forum.

* Proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Knowledge

* Detailed understanding of the aviation legislation and regulations as they relate to

* aircraft performance, loading systems and navigation data.

* Detailed understanding of aircraft air-ground datalink and communications.

* Detailed understanding of the principles of flight operations engineering

* Detailed understanding of IT systems and how they integrate into operations.

Personal Attributes

* Operate calmly under pressure and manage stress effectively

* Remain flexible and supportive of change

* Strong time management and organisational skills

* Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail with the ability to prioritise efficiently

Next Steps

For further information about the Senior Flight Operations Engineer role, please refer to the position description.
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