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Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri
Location: London, Heathrow
Closing date: 27 August 2019


In a nutshell

As Senior Manager Aircraft Maintenance you'll have oversight for all Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA) aircraft related maintenance activity at Heathrow. You'll ensure this is in-line with Safety, regulatory and quality requirements and to defined timeline targets. Ensuring effective commercial management of all budgetary costs and fleet cost of ownership.


Day to day

Define departmental budget and deliver maintenance plans to time
Deliver cost, quality and productivity improvements through the use of Continuous Improvement
Deliver effective safety leadership and operational decision-making
Provide sound leadership and direction to team
Set clear and measurable team and individual objectives and lead performance appraisal process effectively
Ensure team training and development needs are delivered, run and are in compliance
Coach, mentor, lead and develop team through change


About you

Do you have a proven experience in Airline Maintenance or Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry? Do you possess an aircraft engineering qualification? Then this could be the role for you.
Alongside the above we're looking for the following:
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to make clear and concise presentations to management and others.
* Strong negotiation and commercial contract management skills
* In depth knowledge of CAA, EASA and other National Airworthiness Authority Regulations.
* Strong conflict resolution and influencing skills.
* Solid communication and relationship management skills to build and maintain relationships with external companies and other internal departments within Virgin Atlantic.
* The ability to manage multiple priorities under aggressive deadlines
* Strong project management skills.
If the above sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.
The perks

We recognise the value you add to our dynamic company. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits to help you enjoy life to the full, including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic destinations. Of course you can also take advantage of discounts on our amazing Virgin Holidays hotels. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes and life assurance. You can even self select whats important to you through our benefits portal. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

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Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are committed equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity. Diversity brings strength which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our forward-thinking mix of people.
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