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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 150-strong air and ground teams. Our current vacancies are listed below.  Should you be interested in applying for a role, please forward your CV to the details provided and we will be in touch.


Current Vacancies:

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS B1.3/B2- S61 HELICOPTER
LOCATION – FALKLAND ISLANDS

British International Helicopters (Offshore) are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 and B2 licensed engineer type rated on the S61 helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Falkland Islands.

Rotational shift pattern of 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off, working 6 days, with 1 day off. Each shift is 10 hours.

The successful engineers will be motivated professionals with high individual standards.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to avionic/mechanical tasks dependent on the engineer’s licence, however the engineers must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates.

Some duties to include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of modifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

To be considered for this position, you will able to demonstrate the following:-

Essential

  • EASA B1.3 or B2 licence, type rated S61.
  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a type licence in the category complex/multi engine.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on S61.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for own workload.
  • Good organisational skills and able to plan own workload.
  • Effective team player – able to work as part of a small dedicated team.
  • Excellent communication skills – have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of work with or for the Military.

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com


LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER B2-HELICOPTERS 
LOCATION - NEWQUAY

British International Helicopters are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B2 licensed engineer, specialising in helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in Newquay.

This role will report directly to the Chief Engineer and some of the duties are to include a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks to include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectifications, embodiment of modifications, bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory changes. Must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates.

The successful person will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

To be considered for this position, the successful candidate will be able to demostrate the following:-

Essential

  • Hold a EASA B2 licence
  • Full UK driving license 
  • Previous experience in aircraft B2 licensed engineer, specialising in helicopters
  • Able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of avionic modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment
  • An effective team player and capable of working with a small dedicated team of engineers
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility or your own work
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good communicator and have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business
  • Conscientious and flexible towards workload

Desirable

  • Type rated in either one or more of the following S61/AS365 N2
  • Preferably possess some experience working within Military or support contracts.

Normal duties will be in the hangar environment at Newquay Airport, but you may be asked from time to time to work in the field, or at one of the other sites within the group, this also includes overseas.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com



LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER B1.3/B2 - AS365 HELICOPTER 
LOCATION - NEWQUAY

British International Helicopters (Offshore) are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 or B2 licensed engineer type rated on the AS365 helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Newquay.

The successful engineers will be motivated professionals with high individual standards. The role will consist of 42.5 hours per week Monday to Friday with the potential to incorporate weekends in the future.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to avionic/mechanical tasks dependent on the engineer’s licence, however the engineers must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates.

Tasking will include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of modifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for your own work is essential. You should be capable of organising your own workload within those limits set by the Chief Engineer.

You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Qualifications

Essential

  • EASA B1.3 or B2 licence.
  • Type rated AS365.

Desirable

  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a type licence in the category complex/multi engine.
  • Full UK driving license.
  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on AS365.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com


MATERIAL CONTROLLER' ASSISTANT - PLYMOUTH

British International Helicopter Services Limited are currently looking to recruit a Material Controllers’ Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in Plymouth.

The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Shift patterns/hours: Mon-Fri. 37.5 hrs per week.

Reporting to the Engineering Director, the successful candidate must be: punctual, conscientious and have the capability to organise their workload and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

We are looking for an effective team player, who is capable of working as part of a small dedicated team and who has the ability to interact well with their colleagues and the wider business.

Primary function: Supporting the Engineering and Operations Department which will include:

  • Check daily requisitions for all operational bases.
  • Order consumable and non-stock items and parts, POL, nuts, bots washers etc.
  • Progress chase orders with vendors
  • Check and clear invoice queries with accounts
  • Liaise with vendors to resolve discrepancies with deliveries
  • Assist with general duties as required with the smooth running of the Logistics and stores function within the company

Essential

  • Previous purchasing experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with other departments and vendors as well as being computer literate
  • Previous logistics and procurement experience

Desirable

  • Aviation background.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER – B1.1 AND B1.2 WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON FIXED WING MAINTENANCE - COVENTRY AIRPORT

Due to further expansion, Patriot Aviation is currently looking to recruit another experienced Licensed Aircraft Engineer specialising in fixed wing aircraft. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based at Coventry Airport.

The successful person will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the post holder will perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks on a diverse fleet.

Primary function: Supporting the Engineering and Operations Department which will include:

Qualifications and Experience

  • EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence with B1.1 and B1.2 with full group 3 piston engine aeroplanes.
  • Type ratings that would be advantageous are DA40, DA42, Piper single and multi-engine series and Cessna single and multi-engine series.
  • Learjet 40/45 and Beechcraft king air 200 series.
  • Ideally 5 years or more as the holder of the Part 66 licence.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Normal duties will be in the hangar environment at Coventry Airport, but role holder may be asked from time to time to work in the field, or at one of the other sites within the group.

To apply, please email a cover letter and your CV to john.gorren@bih.uk.com


UNLICENSED MECHANICAL ENGINEER – HELICOPTERS – FALKLAND ISLANDS  

Non type specific

British International Helicopters (Offshore) is currently looking to recruit an experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, specialising in helicopters for the above role. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Falkland Islands.

The successful engineers will be motivated professionals with high individual standards.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to mechanical tasks, however must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates. Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of mechanical modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

This role will be based on a rotational pattern of 6 weeks on, 6 weeks off.

To be considered for this position, you will be able to demonstrate the following:-

Essential

  • Formal aeronautical training in aircraft maintenance disciplines e.g. apprenticeship or C&G training.
    Full UK driving license.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in base and line maintenance.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for own workload.
  • Effective team player – able to work as part of a small dedicated team.
  • Excellent communication skills – have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Desirable

  • Previous experience of working with or for the Military.
  • A willingness to work towards obtaining an EASA B1.3 licence (non type specific)
  • Good organisational skills and able to plan own workload

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com

ASSISTANT FINANCIAL CONTROLLER

Patriot Aerospace Group (PAG) has an immediate and exciting opportunity for an Assistant Financial Controller. This is a new role within the company to support the Group Financial Controller in delivering improved financial management of the Division. They will be responsible for:

  • Managing the day-to-day activities of the ledger team for the division, supervising the work of all ledger staff covering 6 companies.
  • Preparing the monthly management accounts for at least 3 companies to ensure adequate review and investigate significant cost movements.
  • Leading the implementation of a new financial reporting system.
  • Supporting the Finance Managers of other group companies in ensuring accuracy of transactions in their respective ledgers.
  • Manage and report on Cash-Flow for the division.
  • Preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Providing an additional point of contact for external auditors and provide information as requested
  • Deputising for the Group Financial Controller as required.
  • Other adhoc duties

The successful candidate will:

Essential

  • Excellent excel skills proactive nature and the ability to adapt to new systems and procedures with ease.

Desirable

  • Knowledge or interest in the Aviation industry, Experience of job costing using packages such as AeroTrac, Experience of working closely with business units and other non-finance colleagues.
  • A competitive remuneration package is available for the successful applicant.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to tracey.canning@rigbygroupplc.com

MAINTENANCE MANAGER

British International Helicopter Services Limited has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Manager.

Based in Plymouth (3 days per week) and Newquay (2 days per week), you will liaise with engineering/airworthiness and logistics to ensure that aircraft scheduled maintenance is called up at the appropriate time and is correctly resourced to support BIH’s operations at our UK bases and worldwide, including the Falkland Islands. Travel to the Falkland Islands will be required as part of this role (1 week every quarter).

The successful candidate will have good written and verbal communication skills and be fully IT literate. You must be able to work with others and off your own initiative whilst under pressure, with the ability to reach tight deadlines to maintain the availability of our aircraft within an EASA regulated operation. Your organisational skills will be relied on for long term maintenance planning and new project management. Effective and positive interaction within a small team environment is essential.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge:

Essential:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Pt 145 regulations
  • Previous experience in a management role within a Pt 145 organisation
  • Licensed aircraft engineer
  • A proven maintenance planning record.
  • Understanding of the benefits of tailored, timely and accurate maintenance planning including OEM support.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aerotrac aircraft fleet management IT system.
  • Project management team experience.
  • Knowledge of Air Safety Management Systems.
  • Experience of PC based planning management applications (preferably aerospace related).

Core contracted hours are 37.5 per week, however flexibility will be required to meet business demands.

Salary: £55,000 pa

A competitive remuneration package is available for the successful applicant.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to tracey.canning@rigbygroupplc.com

PERSONAL ASSISTANT –  RIGBY GROUP PLC – BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

The role of Personal Assistant, looking after the Group Marketing Director and Managing Director of the Aviation Business, is a dynamic and exciting one.

Rigby Group is looking for a capable and organised and individual that can both support the directors in their day-to-day office and diary requirements, but also has the appetite to assist both directors with occasional projects and initiatives.

Your main duties will include:

  • Provision of accurate, timely and confidential support to two directors.
  • Attending meetings, take minutes and ensuring follow up actions are completed.
  • Preparation and circulation of agendas, papers and reports for scheduled meetings.
  • Co-ordinating activity of third party design teams and specialist internal and external marketing and PR agencies to ensure outsourced tasks are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Co-ordinating cost-effective travel arrangements.
  • Management of internal administration and finance processes, including reconciliation and payment of third party invoices.
  • Working closely with Senior Executive Team to undertake administration on their behalf, as required.
  • Presenting a professional and welcoming first contact to all clients, by phone, email and in person.

Your Skills, Knowledge & Experience

The ideal candidate will need to have excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to be flexible and prioritise workloads at short notice, in line with business needs. You must enjoy working as part of a team but confident to work on your own initiative too.

Previous secretarial/administrative support experience at senior level is essential and you will have the following attributes:

  • Self-motivation, determination and a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential;
  • Ability to build credibility and develop relationships quickly;
  • proficiency in problem solving and attention to detail;
  • Confidence and ability in liaising at all levels within a business;
  • Ability to facilitate cooperation and collaboration across a range of audiences;
  • Ability to demonstrate high levels of integrity when dealing with matters of confidentiality; and
  • flexibility to suit the needs and working practices of the company and directors.
  • proficient user of the Microsoft Office suite.

A driving licence is essential and flexibility to travel, where needed, for meetings.

To apply for this role please send a covering letter and CV to tracey.canning@rigbygroupplc.com

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