Aircraft On-Wing Engineering Operations Manager – LHR

Hounslow, London

Maintenance and Engineering

Full Time



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Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating globally for more than 35 years. We work with some of the industry’s best-known companies who demand the highest standard of service. On behalf of our London based client, a global engine support company we are recruiting an Operations Manager for their busy aircraft engine maintenance On-Wing Division.

To be successful in your application you will need to hold UK working rights at the time of application. Sponsorship is not available.

Job Title: Aircraft Engine On-Wing Operations Manager
Location: LHR
Contract Type: Permanent, Fulltime. Mon-Fri/no shifts.

Package: Competitive

This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced shift/team leader/manager to embark on a career in management and make a positive career move. It is expected that that the successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience working in an aero engine environment or from an aircraft maintenance organisation in an engineering capacity.

Scope of Role

This role forms part of the Global Engine Support London Management team responsible for safety, compliance, and productivity of the On-Wing team. Duties will include Managing, training and the development of the team. The incumbent holds budgetary responsibility for cost control and for producing budget forecast for the on-wing operations.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • Responsible for driving a safety culture within the On-Wing Team.
  • Accountable for adherence to Health and Safety policies by the On-Wing Team
  • Accountable for delivery of the on-wing plan to agreed timelines meeting contractual delivery KPI’s.
  • Responsible for the performing investigations into occurrences, implementing corrective action/safety barriers within the time scales defined in the occurrence.
  • Responsible for ensuring necessary risk assessments are completed and mitigations enacted where required.
  • Accountable for compliance procedures for working away from the approved locations.
  • To identify and develop staff in areas of training, promotion, salary reviews and general discipline.
  • Responsible to develop the on-wing budget and manage cost controls to the agreed budget.
  • Implement and deliver Lean / CI programs that deliver benefits to the team and business.

General Management

  • To be a pro-active member of the GES UK management team.
  • Produce reports as and when requested from senior managers or Hong Kong.
  • Manage and arrange ID cards for staff at all locations that require access.
  • Identifying, forecasting, allocating different type of business resources to the projects at the right time and cost.
  • Ensure the business is efficient with all resources and maintaining cost control. This includes manpower availability and fatigue management.
  • Development of the budget and forecast for the On-Wing team based on the forecast workloads provided by the Commercial team as part of the UK budget process each year.

Job Competencies
This is a leadership role, as such you will be expected to demonstrate qualities and experience in

  • Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Communication
  • Technical experience

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