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Engineer at Virgin Atlantic

Engineer – Maintenance Planning

£50 - £60K + Shift Allowance

Job Details

Salary: £50 - £60K + Shift Allowance
Hours: Full Time n
Location: Gatwick
Contract: Permanentn
Closing Date: 23rd June 2024

In a nutshell

At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we're harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo. 

We have one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the sky, from Airbus A350s and A330neos to the Boeing 787s. Our Engineering team is made up of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, and supply chain teams that help make sure they're well maintained and ready to get our customers to their chosen destinations. So, if you're ready to take your career to new heights, read on!

As Maintenance Planning Engineer, you will be maintaining VAA fleet compliance in accordance with the approved Maintenance program on our engineering compliance tool through timely and effective planning of maintenance activities at base, outstations, and MRO locations.

To integrate the maintenance needs of the fleet with the flying program in a cost effect and safe manner in-conjunction with other Engineering and Airline departments.

Day to day

Compliance Management 
To maintain compliance at all times through ongoing review and management of the maintenance plan using the relevant IT systems and up to date processes and procedures.

Maintenance Plan Management
To produce an optimized maintenance plan in conjunction with Load Capacity Planning; considering location, environmental conditions available resources and management of safety critical maintenance tasks. 

Maintenance Document Compilation
To compile maintenance documentation according to environment via the loading of applicable tasks into the IT computer system. To produce all supporting documentation in readiness for the delivery of the check in a timely manner and as per Service Level Agreements.  

Coordination and Task Management
To plan on a continuous basis against available capacity in order to maximise aircraft availability. To monitor all work packages on an ongoing basis to ensure that maintenance task compliance is met at all times. To manage the Maintenance programme in line with published procedures and to changes in the operational flying programme. To review DD's and plan workable DD's into the checks as appropriate.

To liaise with appropriate and other appropriated departments and maintenance environment (MRO/ Hangar/ Line) to ensure that all technical and administrative queries are resolved and to attend all regular planning meetings.

Policies, Strategies and Procedures
To adhere to and participate in the updating of CAME (Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition) and departmental procedures to continually improve the Maintenance Planning function. To ensure that all computer systems (eMRO, AIMS, Bit-on) are used appropriately to perform planning functions. To focus or contribute to departmental projects when requested to do so, whether these are area specific based or departmental based.

About you

Do you pride yourself on your planning and analytical skills?

Do you have a minimum of 3 years' experience in aircraft maintenance planning and did you complete an engineering apprenticeship or degree in aircraft engineering (or equivalent). 

Do you have proven understanding of CAA Part-M and Part-145 regulations? 

Do you have sound knowledge of planning safety critical tasks and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision? 

Can you multi-task with various departments while maintaining a calm, professional attitude? 

Can you work to deadlines and demonstrate effective time management and is able to respond to operational changes without compromising compliance and safety? 

If the answer is yes, we'd love to hear from you! 

Be yourself

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, ([email protected]) feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.