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Engineer - Design & Development

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: 26 November 2018

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In a nutshell

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our Engineering operation at Virgin Atlantic (VAA), with the provision of avionic & mechanical systems technical expertise in support of the VAA Aircraft Fleet. You will be responsible for specification and implementation of fleet maintenance and modification policies, investigation of defects and formulation of corrective actions to maintain maximum safety, system integrity and reliability at optimum cost.

You will be supporting both Line and Hangar Maintenance with solutions to tasks that are beyond the scope of those laid out in the readily available manuals. You will be responsible for the review of manufacturers, internal company, and regulatory requirements, making technical recommendations and implementing actions to ensure aircraft are compliant with regulations and perform to their optimum.

Day to day

Provision of immediate technical support and rectification action in response to operational problems, incidents and AOG situations, ensuring safety and airworthiness whilst minimising operational disruption and costs

Compiling and/or approving design and maintenance documentation under the organisations EASA Part 21, Subpart J and Part 145 approvals

Review of technical documents issued by aircraft manufacturers, equipment vendors and regulatory bodies, assessing implications and implementing the appropriate action to ensure continued compliance with regulatory requirements

Specifying and implementing fleet maintenance and modification policies to meet future operational requirements

Liaising with Engineering and Flight Safety departments to ensure Air Safety Reports and Mandatory Occurrence Reports are investigated and acted upon in a timely manner in accordance with the company’s Safety Management System

Monitoring and investigating defects and formulating corrective actions to maintain safety, system integrity and reliability at optimum cost

Providing main point of contact for liaison between the airline, manufacturers, equipment vendors and regulatory bodies

Act as a technical focal for the integration of new aircraft into the Virgin Atlantic fleet

Delivering project management of modification programmes sub-contracted or out-sourced to 3rd party organisations

Representing the company on a technical basis, at industry working groups, meetings and conferences

About you

To be successful, ideally you will hold an aviation related engineering degree/HND or have completed a recognised apprenticeship in Aircraft Engineering with knowledge and qualifications to the level of an EASA B1 or B2 Licence (or equivalent). Similar previous experience working in an airline or original equipment manufacturer is desirable.

You must be thorough, detailed and analytical in approach to work with an ability to provide innovative solutions to problems. You will have strong demonstrable negotiation and interpersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communications skills. You’ll have the ability to work well on your own initiative or as part of a team, as required. You’ll need to be flexible, with the ability to adapt and respond to changing demands whilst working under pressure. 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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