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Engineer - Programmes and Configuration

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
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Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: 12 months fixed term

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The Base, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 26th November 2018

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In a nutshell

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Engineer - Programmes & Configuration to join the Engineering function at Virgin Atlantic (VAA). Reporting to the Programmes and Reliability Manager, this role is responsible for co-ordination, future development and growth of Virgin Atlantic Airway's scheduled maintenance programmes and the implementation and compliance of the company aircraft configuration standards and policies.  

You will also support aspects of the delivery of an Integrated Maintenance & Reliability Programme in order to enhance safety, maximise reliability & optimise maintenance costs of the VAA Fleet as specified by EASA regulations Part M sub parts A, B, C and G and related AMC data. 

Day to day

Ensure control and management of the updating and approval of the Aircraft Maintenance Schedule

Advise and support the compilation of the Approved Maintenance Programmes process, control, efficiency and cost effectiveness

Ensure creation of fully defined tasks for Modifications and maintenance programme tasks

Project manage the optimisation of the Maintenance Programmes Design, build, monitor and maintain Aircraft Configurations and provide expertise for the operation and development of the VAA fleets

Configuration control system Control and co-ordinate the Modification proposals process for embodiment to VAA Aircraft, from departmental assessment through approval, including the creation and revision of fully defined tasks, the updating of Allowable Configurations and modification control.

Define new aircraft, power plants and component configurations, maintain and update allowable configuration within defined rules

Actively review department business processes to ensure they are current

Technical assessment and quality audit of incoming documentation

Assist with aircraft entry into service and returns  

Work as part of a multi task team, assist and support the requirements of Engineering to comply with all aspects of EASA regulations whilst ensuring fleet availability

Represent Virgin Atlantic Airways as a member of the Industry Steering Committee (ISC)

About you

Experienced in working in aircraft configuration, reliability or maintenance programme management (or similar), you’ll be qualified to HNC/HND level (or equivalent) with a detailed understanding of maintenance programmes and their development.

A good knowledge of Boeing/Airbus aircraft systems and their functionalities and EASA regulations. Ideally you’ll have working knowledge of technical aircraft and vendor documentation including maintenance manuals, illustrated parts catalogues and technical drawings.

Highly motivated, you’ll be able to work unsupervised as part as a multi skilled team with the ability to seek advice when required. Experienced in running projects and working to deadlines, you’ll be able to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and excellent communication skills.

You’ll have excellent analytical skills and a reputation for delivering high quality work in an exciting environment. If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! 

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are 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, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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