Mar 10, 2018

Senior Performance Engineer UAE Careers - flydubai

  • flydubai
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Engineering Jobs Aviation, Transportation & Logistics

Job Description


Job Title:  Senior Performance Engineer

Company Name: flydubai

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Senior Performance Engineer will provide technical expertise on all relevant Flight Ops Performance Engineering aspects, including but not limited to aircraft performance, weight and balance, aircraft health monitoring, engine out procedures, aircraft documentation, operations planning and optimisation, fuel conservation, and operating cost optimisation.  Act as Subject Matter Expert for co-ordinating with all relevant departments (internal and external) to provide the necessary Performance Engineering support for safe and efficient operations of flydubai aircraft. The incumbent will undertake Performance Engineering related projects, such as new aircraft technological evaluation, aircraft and mission analysis, feasibility studies, etc.  The jobholder will also identify, develop and implement new processes and procedures to enhance the efficiency of the department.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To act as focal point for Performance Engineering for new aircraft introduction into service. This involves but it is not limited to mission specifications and constraints assessment, coordination for operational deployment, standard operation procedures and flight crew instructions, aircraft operations and performance calculations, operational documentation, validation of flight plans, weight and balance, and operations quality assurance.
  • Contribute to performance documentation technical content, customisation, revision, and production in relevant published manuals and support material.
  • Ensure that regulated performance for Takeoff, Enroute and Landing are monitored and revised on a regular basis:
  • Takeoff
  • Constant monitoring and updating of airport database
  • Design, validation and implementation of Engine Out procedures
  • NOTAM assessment and implementation
  • Configuration and maintenance of the electronic performance tool
  • Enroute – Validation as appropriate of escape procedures for drift down and depressurisation
  • Landing
  • Constant monitoring and updating of airport database
  • Configuration and maintenance of the electronic performance tool
  • Research and apply methods to improve landing payload restricted sectors
  • Contribute to weight and balance aspects for the flydubai fleet, including but not limited to:
  • AHM560/5 data construction and validation
  • Load and Trim sheet production and validation
  • In-service modification and reweigh calculation and validation
  • Ensure that non normal procedures or dispatch under MEL items that affect aircraft performance are analysed, and proper guidance produced for crew and dispatch.
  • Produce and validate low speed technical analysis in conjunction with the Senior Manager Flight Operations, to support terminal environment/runway area operations.
  • Prepare and conduct Flight Crew and operational staff training in aircraft performance, particularly the use of the Boeing OPT.
  • Act as required validator and crosscheck point for colleague data adjustment.
  • Support and administration of Altea FM system.
  • Where possible support ACARS/data link service provision.
  • Review Airfield Type A and B Obstacle Charts for analysis and issue resolution.
  • Act as Aircraft Performance Monitoring focal, to ensure that back office and aircraft systems accurately reflect aircraft specific fuel flow. Perform and report on APM and ensure liaison with engine manufacturers and internal engineering SMEs.
  • Support the Senior Manager Flight Operations in fleet and route evaluation and development activity.
  • To ensure that all tasks related to fuel management (aircraft performance monitoring, fuel performance monitoring, fuel tankering, cost index, fuel invoice verification) are accomplished in a timely manner achieving maximum benefit (cost saving) for the Company.
  • Close liaising with Navigation Services for daily routine tasks to support operations.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must possess a Degree in an Engineering Discipline (preferably Aeronautical Engineering).
  • Seven years’ experience in a Flight Operations Engineering role (aircraft manufacturer or airline).
  • Highly competent in use of manufacturer’s Performance Engineering Software Applications.
  • Sound knowledge of aircraft systems principles and applications (Boeing 737 knowledge and experience is an advantage).
  • A very strong and solid knowledge of aircraft performance principles and regulations is a MUST.
  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft documentation and operational regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver quality results at short notice.


Certificate/License required

  • Proof of degree and experience level.
  • Proven knowledge of Operations Engineering Procedures at a large commercial airline or aircraft manufacturer.
  • Proven track record and experience as leader of development and implementation of operational projects.
  • Proven track record and experience of team building and supervision of technical staff.


Additional Requirements

  • Ability to deliver simple and efficient solutions, in line with the flydubai core values.
  • Must be comfortable working in and contributing to a team of culturally diverse professionals.


Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Personal Accountability & Commitment to achieve
  • Resilience and Flexibility (Can do attitude)

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