Job Summary: The Lead Planning Engineer will add immediate value by ensuring that all maintenance checks are delivered as per the company approved Aircraft Maintenance Program. The incumbent will be responsible for the planning of operational maintenance for their allocated fleet throughout the life cycle of aircraft. This role will unlock opportunities for you, enabling you to further develop your expertise within a progressive culture where a huge emphasis is placed on investing in the best talent.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure that all maintenance checks are delivered as per the company approved Aircraft Maintenance Program. Be responsible for the planning of operational maintenance for their allocated fleet throughout the life cycle of aircraft.
Maintain oversight of Deferred Defect Status of designated fleet including but not limited to BDDs, MEL’s, Operational Significant Defects and Passenger comfort defects. Ensure maintenance is planned to enable cabin standard to be in line with the expectations of a world class leading airline.
Support the Maintenance Planning Engineer and any other direct reports in their role to ensure a smooth operation at all times, ie maintain Flight Workbench, review Alert report/ Open Work List and distribute, ensure minimum visits open, categorise planned maintenance, create maintenance visits based on the forecast
Ensure that all AD and SB’s are allocated and embodied as per Engineering recommendations to the most efficient possible ground times.
Attend and lead the Maintenance Pre Input meetings and ensure that all tasks are implemented accordingly. Optimise use of the down time for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to support Etihad operational requirements.
Attend the reliability board meetings and keep up to date with fleet relevant information’s.
Ensure that all Work Instructions , Planning Data and processes are kept up to date for designated fleet.
Responsible for the life cycle of each Maintenance Project, including pre-input and Wash-up meetings of all planned maintenance events for Light Maintenance.
Ensure that Quality Lapses are investigated and remedied in accordance with company procedures. Fully prepared for any Audit and ensure processes are followed through audit processes to comply with CAMO regulations
Perform other duties that may be assigned to them by the Manager Maintenance Planning. Deputise for the Manager Maintenance Planning during their absences
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a technical academic degree in engineering or Diploma in aeronautical engineering or hold an ICAO type I or type II license
At least five years’ experience within in a Maintenance Planning environment.
Formal technical training (Gen fam course is acceptable) on Etihad aircraft types.
Excellent standard of computer literacy (Microsoft Office applications)
Proven track record of success in delivering results.
Excellent all-round Planning and Operational and Crisis management and Time management skill
Excellent knowledge of engineering standards appropriate for an International airline and Aviation regulations (e.g. JAA, EASA, FAA and/or UAE GCAA)
Excellent standard of English language, Interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent people skills and ability to expedite tasks in a firm and diplomatic manner, being able to exercise appropriate discretion/manage commercially sensitive data
Etihad Airways is an award winning, global aviation group and the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our goal is to be a truly 21st century global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality. Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2015 carried 17.4 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of around 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with approximately 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.