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Aircraft Engineer - LHR 1

  • Engineering
  • London, UK
  • Cathay Pacific

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Aircraft Engineering team to take a leading role as an Aircraft Engineer in managing our London Heathrow Engineering operations.

The successful candidate will assume daily responsibility of up to 73 weekly flights whilst providing leadership to a team of 12 CAT A Technicians and Mechanics. The job-holder will be responsible for supervising and maintaining the high level of safety, reliability, security and presentation required by customers, regulatory authorities and the Company in a cost-effective manner.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Supervision of the station Engineering staff on the applicable shift
  • Directly supervise and certify aircraft maintenance as rostered
  • Lead, support and encourage own team to achieve success
  • Provide support, assistance, understanding and problem solving for Engineering staff
  • Allocate staff duties
  • Conduct regular performance reviews as Direct Appraiser for appointed staff
  • Monitor ground safety during aircraft servicing and maintenance and ensure that all staff operating around the aircraft adhere to general ramp safety practices
  • Liaise with the Airport Services, airport subcontractors, Cargo and other CX airport departments to ensure maximum aircraft handling efficiency
  • Ensure the maintenance of all station technical publications is up to date 


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of aircraft engineering as Engineer or equivalent
  • Must hold EASA or equivalent licence, HKAR 66 B1 preferable
  • Must hold aircraft approval  on B777 with GE90-115B. Advantageous to hold A330 with Rolls Royce Trent 700 & A350 with Rolls Royce XWB
  • Demonstrated expertise and leadership qualities
  • Must have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Possession of a full manual UK driving licence (or equivalent)
  • Must not have exhausted 60 day temporary airside pass allowance with HAL so far this year


  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Developing and Recognising Others 

If you believe you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role, please send your CV to the careers site outlining your suitability for this position by 7th February 2020.

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.  We are unable to assist applicants with visa or work permit applications.

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