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Civil Helicopter Service Centre Maintenance Manager

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Civil Helicopter Service Centre Maintenance Manager

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    Tim Smith

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    about 1 month ago

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Lupos Global is a technical recruitment consultancy that provides candidates with opportunities across the Engineering/Defence and Aerospace & Aviation sectors worldwide. We guarantee staffing solutions through our excellent candidate relationships that have been nurtured by our team of experts whose credibility and expertise have developed over many years of sector specific experience.

Lupos Global has a requirement for a Maintenance Manager (Helicopters) to be based in Oxford, UK. This is for Permanent position.

Our client is the largest Helicopter Manufacturer and offers bespoke completions, maintenance and spares support for both Civil and Military sectors.

The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Part 145 activities carried out at our clients Helicopter Hub at Oxford and also line maintenance at customer sites.
A key attribute of this role is the transition to the new base maintenance hangar in Oxford and the implementation of new standards and procedures such that from the very outset we set and achieve the highest standards of aerospace quality and workmanship. Our clients Operating System will be the roadmap to define and maintain these standards.
Since digitalisation is a key enabler for efficiency and competitiveness, the successful job holder will be confident and capable in the use of Envision, SAP, resource planning and other such applications.


  • The Civil Helicopter Service Centre Maintenance Manager has responsibility for the operational delivery of Part 145 maintenance services at our Oxford site as well as Line maintenance activities at our Civil customer sites.

  • Overall responsible for Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery & People at the Oxford and Line maintenance bases.

  • Ensuring personnel planning is managed effectively. This includes managing the execution of shift patterns, ensuring personnel are appropriately qualified and that the personnel available are consistent with the capacity plan.

  • Liaising with airworthiness personnel at Airworthiness to facilitate production capacity planning.

  • Liaising with third party airworthiness organisations where required to ensure delivery of the required work scope.

  • Management of the base maintenance supervisors to ensure adequate and effective supervision levels on the hangar floor are maintained.

  • Management of the Line Maintenance Manager to ensure line maintenance capacity planning and oversight is sufficient to ensure the required level of customer support.

  • Retain oversight of any required sub-contracting work, for example aircraft painting.

  • Ensuring that engineer competency is assessed and recorded.

  • Ensuring that OS standards are set and maintained and implementing corrective actions where necessary.

  • Liaison with Customer Support Managers and customers directly where necessary to ensure that maintenance activities are completed on time, on cost and on quality.

  • Ensuring staff are updated with regular briefings on company and technical information.

  • Provide guidance to commercial on the cost estimation of proposed aircraft maintenance work.

  • Work with the Maintenance Manager to ensure compliance and assist with the response to non-compliance findings in a timely manner.

  • Participate in our clients Transformation project and drive through relevant projects and initiatives across Base and Line maintenance teams and hangars.  These projects include but are not limited to End to End Cost Model, Digital MRO and Operational Planning.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven leadership experience in a Part 145 aircraft maintenance environment.

  • Excellent knowledge of the regulation relating to Part 145 and Part CAMO.

  • Experienced rotary aircraft engineer with a solid background in commercial aviation.

Additional requirements 

  • Due to the nature of this position you will require DBS Security Clearance and be eligible for SC clearance. 

  • Applicants must meet any/all requirements of ITAR and Export Compliance Regulations.

  • Position based at Oxford Airport, UK.

  • Travel within the UK or abroad to support related business requirements (not extensive).

Full Time Position Details:
Competitive salary – around €85K with great company benefits (pension, healthcare, and travel insurance and more). They are flexible for the right candidate.

If this position is of interest to you and you feel you meet the criteria, please send your CV directly to Tim Smith.

Due to the number of applications we receive, it’s not always possible to contact unsuccessful applicants. Unless you hear from us within 14 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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