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commensurate with experience
Job type:
Permanent
Sector:
Aircraft, Quality Control & Assurance
Contact:
Claire Bennett

Technical Director, Gama Aviation Limited

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing business and to help shape the future of the Airworthiness and Maintenance Planning function for a complex and varied operation encompassing business jets, turboprops and helicopters.

As Technical Director you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing and directing the maintenance activities carried out for Gama Aviation Limited (GAL), the European Air division of Gama Aviation.  You will drive improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance planning and control, ensuring safety, operational, customer satisfaction and financial objectives are met or exceeded.

The Technical Director is a senior position with the leadership team with line management responsibility and accountability for the Continuing Airworthiness department and the Maintenance Planning and Control department  This will include managing any outsource partners contracted to support these functions and dealing with third party maintenance providers.

You will hold the position of Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM), the nominated post holder for continuing airworthiness with GAL.  The CAM is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of all maintenance activities and will determine what maintenance is required, when it must be performed (within a defined tolerance), to what standard and what approvals are required.

The Technical Director will report operational to the Managing Director on day to day matters and will report directly to the Accountable Manager on regulatory matters including departmental funding.

Continuing Airworthiness Management responsibilities

CAM duties are further described in the Continuing Airworthiness Exposition, primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensuring that compliance is maintained within the applicable requirements within the specific area of responsibility, including the regulations as laid down in EASA Part M and Sub Part 1 and any other procedures required and approved by the carious Aircraft and Registries under which they are managed.
  • Defining the system for maintaining and regaining airworthiness certificates of company aircraft;
  • Making sure that all maintenance is carried out on time and conforms to the approved standards;
  • Arranging the training requirements of maintenance personnel;
  • Monitoring maintenance contractors emmployed on the aircraft and checking that they meet the required standards;
  • check compliance with required aircraft continuing airworthiness programmes and procedures;
  • Monitor flight time on managed aircraft for the purpose of planning maintenance and repairs;
  • Co-ordinate maintenance and acceptance flights;
  • Monitoring technical standards and presentations of the managed aircraft.
  • The addressing of any Quality System findings and development of any effective follow up actions.
  • The development of non-mandatory modification embodiment policy.
  • Review and implementation, as appropriate, of any additional NAA national requirements.
  • Preparation of the maintenance contracts required.
  • The control of this Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition and preparation of amendments.

Business management, leadership and commercial responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual business plan, to include specific, measurable objectives, targets and initiatives to support delivery of the business strategy in the light of your research and assessment of future maintenance needs. Propose associated resource requirements and budgets.
  • Plan, coordinate, direct and oversee maintenance work performed for GAL by Gama Aviation Engineering and by external contract maintenance providers, to ensure all customer contract requirements and regulatory requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Provide positive leadership in customer relations and ensure customer satisfaction for maintenance-related issues.  Ensure teams from different sites, divisions and companies work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to support the achievement of objectives, drive performance and to achieve consistency of service  Establish and execute initiatives to drive performance and to achieve consistency of service. Establish and execute initiatives to drive continuous improvement to enhance quality and efficiency within budget.
  • Establish and modify maintenance policies, processes and procedures as required to optimise the delivery of service and drive continuous improvement across the department.
  • Ensure adherence to and improvement of safety and compliance policies and procedures and protection of customer aircraft.
  • Own relationships with third party organisations where they pertain to maintenance and airworthiness activities.
  • Participate in business development activities to win new contracts.

The Person:

Ideal candidates will need to demonstrate a track record of planning and managing operations with sustained business performance, driving change, and building motivated teams.  They will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of Continuing Airworthiness Management and the regulatory environment and either hold, or be capable and willing to hold, a CAM position approved by a recognised National Aviation Authority.

Key attributes and qualifications are as follows:

  • Proven track record of airworthiness management roles in the aviation industry, demonstrating successful delivery and leadership capabilities.
  • Strong team building and communications skills, fostering a positive organisational culture and delivering continuous improvement.
  • Customer-focused with proven ability to achieved outcomes that meet customer requirements within contracted performance and planned commercial parameters.
  • Sound knowledge of the aviation industry and its safety and compliance requirements.
  • Sound business and commercial acumen with astute decision making to optimise business outcomes while adhering to safety and compliance requirements.
  •  Good influencing skills and ability to build relationships with executive stakeholders and exercise company values.
  • Confident, tenacious and assertive with effective negotiation skills.
  • 10+ years of aviation management experience in airworthiness or maintenance and a demonstrable knowledge thereof.
  • Be qualified to hold the position as Nominated Post holder for Continued Airworthiness (NPHCA) in an organisation that operates business jet, turboprop and rotary aircraft.

Technical Director, Gama Aviation Limited

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing business and to help shape the future of the Airworthiness and Maintenance Planning function for a complex and varied operation encompassing business jets, turboprops and helicopters.

As Technical Director you will be responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing and directing the maintenance activities carried out for Gama Aviation Limited (GAL), the European Air division of Gama Aviation.  You will drive improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance planning and control, ensuring safety, operational, customer satisfaction and financial objectives are met or exceeded.

The Technical Director is a senior position with the leadership team with line management responsibility and accountability for the Continuing Airworthiness department and the Maintenance Planning and Control department  This will include managing any outsource partners contracted to support these functions and dealing with third party maintenance providers.

You will hold the position of Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM), the nominated post holder for continuing airworthiness with GAL.  The CAM is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of all maintenance activities and will determine what maintenance is required, when it must be performed (within a defined tolerance), to what standard and what approvals are required.

The Technical Director will report operational to the Managing Director on day to day matters and will report directly to the Accountable Manager on regulatory matters including departmental funding.

Continuing Airworthiness Management responsibilities

CAM duties are further described in the Continuing Airworthiness Exposition, primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensuring that compliance is maintained within the applicable requirements within the specific area of responsibility, including the regulations as laid down in EASA Part M and Sub Part 1 and any other procedures required and approved by the carious Aircraft and Registries under which they are managed.
  • Defining the system for maintaining and regaining airworthiness certificates of company aircraft;
  • Making sure that all maintenance is carried out on time and conforms to the approved standards;
  • Arranging the training requirements of maintenance personnel;
  • Monitoring maintenance contractors emmployed on the aircraft and checking that they meet the required standards;
  • check compliance with required aircraft continuing airworthiness programmes and procedures;
  • Monitor flight time on managed aircraft for the purpose of planning maintenance and repairs;
  • Co-ordinate maintenance and acceptance flights;
  • Monitoring technical standards and presentations of the managed aircraft.
  • The addressing of any Quality System findings and development of any effective follow up actions.
  • The development of non-mandatory modification embodiment policy.
  • Review and implementation, as appropriate, of any additional NAA national requirements.
  • Preparation of the maintenance contracts required.
  • The control of this Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition and preparation of amendments.

Business management, leadership and commercial responsibilities:

  • Develop an annual business plan, to include specific, measurable objectives, targets and initiatives to support delivery of the business strategy in the light of your research and assessment of future maintenance needs. Propose associated resource requirements and budgets.
  • Plan, coordinate, direct and oversee maintenance work performed for GAL by Gama Aviation Engineering and by external contract maintenance providers, to ensure all customer contract requirements and regulatory requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Provide positive leadership in customer relations and ensure customer satisfaction for maintenance-related issues.  Ensure teams from different sites, divisions and companies work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Develop and monitor metrics to support the achievement of objectives, drive performance and to achieve consistency of service  Establish and execute initiatives to drive performance and to achieve consistency of service. Establish and execute initiatives to drive continuous improvement to enhance quality and efficiency within budget.
  • Establish and modify maintenance policies, processes and procedures as required to optimise the delivery of service and drive continuous improvement across the department.
  • Ensure adherence to and improvement of safety and compliance policies and procedures and protection of customer aircraft.
  • Own relationships with third party organisations where they pertain to maintenance and airworthiness activities.
  • Participate in business development activities to win new contracts.

The Person:

Ideal candidates will need to demonstrate a track record of planning and managing operations with sustained business performance, driving change, and building motivated teams.  They will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of Continuing Airworthiness Management and the regulatory environment and either hold, or be capable and willing to hold, a CAM position approved by a recognised National Aviation Authority.

Key attributes and qualifications are as follows:

  • Proven track record of airworthiness management roles in the aviation industry, demonstrating successful delivery and leadership capabilities.
  • Strong team building and communications skills, fostering a positive organisational culture and delivering continuous improvement.
  • Customer-focused with proven ability to achieved outcomes that meet customer requirements within contracted performance and planned commercial parameters.
  • Sound knowledge of the aviation industry and its safety and compliance requirements.
  • Sound business and commercial acumen with astute decision making to optimise business outcomes while adhering to safety and compliance requirements.
  •  Good influencing skills and ability to build relationships with executive stakeholders and exercise company values.
  • Confident, tenacious and assertive with effective negotiation skills.
  • 10+ years of aviation management experience in airworthiness or maintenance and a demonstrable knowledge thereof.
  • Be qualified to hold the position as Nominated Post holder for Continued Airworthiness (NPHCA) in an organisation that operates business jet, turboprop and rotary aircraft.
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