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Aircraft Engineer - LHR

  • Engineering
  • London, UK
  • Cathay Pacific

About Us:

Cathay Pacific strives to be one of the world's greatest service brands. Our brand purpose is to move people forward in life through our ability to connect them to meaningful people, places and experiences. Embedded in this philosophy is being able to achieve this purpose sustainably and ensuring future generations the right to enjoy full, well-travelled lives as well.

While many of the 33,000 people working across the Group are based in our Head Office in Hong Kong, we also have robust outport teams working around the world and employees in our subsidiary offices.

Throughout our 70 years of success, our culture has been built on our deep understanding of the travel industry, our unwavering commitment to outstanding service and the diversity of our people. At the very heart of our culture is our obsession and commitment to create world-class experiences for our customers and our people.

Role Summary:

An exciting opportunity now exists within our Aircraft Engineering team to take a leading role as Aircraft Engineer, handling our London Heathrow Engineering operations and third party contracts.

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 successful candidate 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.

Day to Day Responsibilities: 

In this role you will have supervision of the station Engineering team on shift as well as directly oversee and certify the maintenance of Cathay Pacific’s aircraft as rostered. You will be responsible for allocating daily duties to the Mechanics and Technicians, monitoring ground safety during aircraft servicing and maintenance, ensuring all employees operating around the aircraft adhere to general ramp safety practices.

You will be a confident mentor to your direct reports leading, supporting and encouraging your team to achieve success by providing assistance, understanding and problem solving to the team. Demonstrating strong leadership and leading by example in accordance with Cathay’s core values, you will conduct regular performance reviews, identifying learning opportunities to ensure appropriate training and development is offered.

Working in a dynamic and multifaceted environment, you will be an effective communicator, liaising and maintaining strong relationships with the airport authorities, airport subcontractors, Cargo and other CX airport departments to ensure maximum aircraft handling efficiency. You will ensure all station technical publications are compliant, maintained and up to date.

About You:

It takes a special kind of person to succeed at a Cathay Pacific. Our three brand values; Thoughtful, Progressive and Can-Do Spirit reflects who we are, encapsulates what is important to us and ultimately guides how we behave.

As well as being able to exhibit our values in your day to day activities, the successful candidate will have the following skills and experience;

  • 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 

If you believe you have the skills, experience and passion to succeed in this role, please send your CV and covering letter to the careers site outlining your suitability for this position.

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.

Move Beyond:

Our ambition is to become one of the world's greatest service brands in the way that we treat every journey as our customers' most important journey, setting them up to make the most of everything that lies ahead.

We do more than just move people from A to B. We move them emotionally through our thoughtful service. We move them with meaningful experiences that we enable. Ultimately, we help them move forward in life.

Move Beyond represents our ambition to exceed expectations.

Don’t look Back To See How Far We’ve Come. MOVE BEYOND To See How Far We’ll Go.

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

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