Engineering Manager

  • Engineering
  • New York, USA
  • Cathay Pacific

Department: Engineering

Position: Engineering Manager, JFK

Reports to: Regional Engineering Manager

Cathay Pacific Airways is looking for a Full Time Engineering Manager based in New York. The successful candidate will play a key role in a critical team by managing the engineering and ramp operational duty holder functions across the allocated stations ensuring delivery of a safe and exceptionally reliable travel experience that supports our brand and business. The candidate will not only drive the highest levels of safety, compliance and service delivery by stringent oversight and management of third part suppliers including responsibility for the Engineering budget, safety, and operational performance across the allocated stations, but also execute the Company's priorities, Line Maintenance's global strategy aligned with the region's specific focus to deliver operational excellence and productivity improvements.

Key Responsibilities: 

Operational Accountabilities

  • Manage routine and non-routine maintenance for Cathay Group aircraft in accordance with all HKAR-145 and company requirements
  • Manage routine and non-routine maintenance for third party customer aircraft (if applicable) in accordance with all the appropriate national authority and customer requirements
  • Working on a shift basis, take responsibility for the management of an engineering team to deliver operational excellence
  • Directly supervise and certify aircraft maintenance
  • Perform local or overseas operational relief duties when required by the Company
  • Manage and oversee third party supplier performance (technical, ramp services, de-icing, refueling etc.) as the Operational Duty Holder
  • Ensure that Cathay and third party supplier's labour (including the controlled third party mechanics) are trained, qualified, and authorized on all aircraft types operating at the station
  • Manage and execute contingency plans to support ad hoc operational requirements such as diversions, charters, ad hoc aircraft type changes, major disruption recovery, etc.
  • Manage the availability, serviceability and cleanliness of station ground equipment, vehicles and facilities
  • Coordinate and support Cathay Quality Audit, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, third party audits, follow up audit findings and implement mitigations to prevent re-occurrence
  • Manage station administration and ensure station documentations / passes are up-to-date and valid
  • Be accountable for compliance with local Occupational Health & Safety standards and regulations / guidelines
  • Any other reasonable task as requested including engaging in non-operational duties and projects

Business Accountabilities

  • Review and implement local strategies to achieve effective, optimum planning and utilization of station resources including people, equipment, facilities and aircraft spares
  • Be accountable and responsible for meeting station productivity, costs, revenue and operating budget targets
  • Embrace continuous improvement culture through quality innovation, teamwork, lean processes to drive operational efficiency, productivity and commercial improvement
  • Identify potential customers and observe the local market for opportunities for cost-effective and value added growth

People Development and Performance Management

  • Lead, support and encourage own team or business partners to achieve success
  • Build a strong and motivated team, ensuring the right people are in place to foster positive team spirit and facilitate teamwork
  • Demonstrate leadership and lead by example in accordance with Cathay's core values
  • Develop employees with high potential and identify learning opportunities to ensure appropriate training and development and execute succession plans
  • Ensure that the necessary technical and management training is provided to enable employees or business partners to perform their allocated functions including providing local refresher training as required
  • Maintain active and ongoing dialogue in relation to employee goals and individual performance
  • Actively engage with employees and business partners to enhance communication and their understanding of department goals
  • Develop local succession plans to ensure sustained service to meet the current and future goals
  • Enhance the employee experience in line with the role level and the internal brand promise


  • Emergency and Accident and Crisis Response responsibilities as required

Qualifications / Experience:   

Academic Qualifications

  • HKAR-66 B1 or B2 license, or any equivalent license acceptable in HKAR-2
  • Minimum of 2 current aircraft type authorizations, preferably on the type operated by Cathay and level 3 trained

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • Minimum 10 years' experience in an aircraft maintenance environment
  • Minimum 3 years practical experience working as a certifying Engineer or Engineering Supervisor
  • Demonstrable operational knowledge of aircraft maintenance and ground handling activities
  • Working knowledge of Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department airworthiness regulations
  • Demonstrable ability in management and understanding of business change process
  • Proven capability in cost control and budgeting
  • Previous experience in managing a team is an advantage
  • Must have the right to work and live in the United States.

 Application Deadline: Any employee who meets the level of experience and qualifications noted above, may apply on or before 24 September 2020.

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all relevant employment legislation in our recruitment decisions.

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