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Engineering Manager - Eastern and Central China

  • Engineering
  • Shanghai, Mainland China
  • Cathay Pacific

At Cathay Pacific, we share one common aspiration: to be the world's best airline.

Cathay Pacific and its subsidiaries employ a total of over 28,000 people across 39 countries that we operate to. With a global team, we offer a diverse range of career choices and opportunities - in the air, on the ground; in customer service, in the office; managerial or professional roles. Our team of great people each plays a key role to deliver the quality service that we are famous for.


All China based positions are subject to local terms and conditions.

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

Once employment is confirmed, the employment contract and personnel file will be arranged through local FESCO/ FASCO.


  • Accountable for overall engineering operational performance of the responsible station(s)
  • Deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and customer centric operation to the Airlines which meet regulatory authorities and the Company business requirements
  • Manage the day to day engineering operation of responsible station(s) effectively and efficiently through a team of Cathay Pacific engineering staff, and/or by leveraging internal key stakeholders relationship and effective third party suppliers management

Key responsibilities and tasks

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day engineering operation at his/her responsible station(s)
  • Ensure the routine maintenance, servicing, defect rectification and certification carried out on CPA/HDA/AHK aircraft meet the HKAR-145 standards and Cathay Pacific Company requirements iaw EOMP
  • Ensure ground-based aircraft health monitoring is carried out to assess aircraft serviceability and respond accordingly
  • Manage and support additional aircraft maintenance work as requested by Cathay Pacific Maintenance Control and Maintenance Control Planning
  • Manage the routine maintenance, servicing, defect rectification and certification for third party customer’s aircraft as applicable
  • Manage and oversee the performance of the technical and ground handling third party suppliers at the responsible station(s) – base station and partner station(s)
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers
  • Direct supervise and certify aircraft maintenance as required
  • Manage, control and initiate local strategies to achieve effective and optimum planning and utilisation of station resources including manpower, equipment, facilities and aircraft spares etc
  • Manager and control and be accountable for achieving the station’s approved manpower, capital, third party business revenue and operating budget
  • Manage the provision of contingency plans to cover operational requirements such as diversions, ad-hoc operations, major technical failures, incidents and accidents
  • Support other stations with staff, spare parts and equipment as requested
  • Other duties and projects as reasonably directed by the Regional and HKG LM management

Staff Accountabilities

  • Manage station engineering staff
  • Lead, support and guide own team to achieve success
  • Manage staff rosters and approve/allocate annual leave bids
  • Conduct regular performance reviews as Direct Appraiser of Engineering staff
  • Ensure regular communications and station meetings
  • Ensure that the necessary training is provided and scheduled to enable staff to perform their allocated functions including providing local refresher training
  • Develop and encourage continuous improvement in quality innovations, leadership, teamwork, productivity and efficiency through employee involvement in order to extract the best performance from people
  • Actively develop and maintain the spirit of co-operation and trust with employees and management
  • Enhance the employee experience in line with the role level and Cathay Pacific’s internal brand promise of Life Well Travelled
  • Recruitment and selection of new staff
  • Administration of staff and maintenance of records

Working Environment and Safety

  • Monitor ground safety during aircraft servicing and maintenance and ensure that all staff operating around the aircraft adhere to general ramp safety practices
  • Manage the local engineering OH&S standards to comply with the Company’s policies and all local government regulatory legislation
  • Ensure safe working practices are implemented, reports accidents and provides ongoing OH&S training
  • Ensure that self and staff are familiar with the local airport and company Emergency and Accident procedures


  • Ensure all incoming communications is reviewed and auctioned accordingly
  • Liaise with the REM / HLM and Hong Kong departments
  • Liaise with the City Office, Airport Services, Cargo and other Cathay Pacific airport departments to ensure maximum aircraft handling efficiency
  • Liaise with contracted third party operators’ local representatives and airport subcontractors
  • Ensure familiarity with and maintains usage of available methods of communication such as VHF radios, Internet, fax, memo, email, SITA etc.

Ground Equipment, Aircraft Tooling and Facilities

  • Responsible for the availability, servicing, maintenance and cleanliness of all station company ground equipment and vehicles
  • Responsible for the recalibration of aircraft tooling in accordance with company procedures
  • Responsible for the station engineering fire protection
  • Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the Engineering facility


  • Maintain PC literacy
  • Manage and monitor the operating budget via the monthly BCR
  • Monitor the verification, input and approval of invoices via FMIS (Finance Management Information System)
  • Control petty cash and local purchase of consumable items
  • Responsible for the Company material handling and storage procedures including Customs regulations in relation to imported aircraft materials in line with company policy
  • Monitor the compilation, revision and publication of the Station Procedures Manual
  • Monitor the maintenance of all station technical publications
  • Ensure engineer’s authorization and license are maintained and valid
  • Ensure that station logs are completed correctly
  • Ensure that technical documents are properly actioned and that data entered into Ultramain as per company procedures
  • Ensure staff airport passes, vehicle passes, registration and insurance are maintained
  • Produce and distribute the Line Station Support Logistics and Station Aircraft Schedule documents
  • Respond to station audit reports

Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum 10 years experience in aircraft maintenance engineering as a certifying/approved Engineer or Supervisor
  • Must hold HKAR 66 B1 or B2 license or equivalent
  • Must hold all appropriate aircraft type approvals (minimum A330/340 and B777-300ER) at level 3 training
  • Demonstrable ability in business relationship building
  • Verified capability in cost control and budgeting
  • Previous experience supervising/managing a team is an advantage

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.