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VP – Technical Planning and Coordination at Arik Air Nigeria

Founded in 2006, Arik Air is West Africa’s biggest airline. Centered at the commercial hub airport of one of the world’s foremost developing economies, Arik Air presently serves an ever-growing route network of vital cities in Nigeria, Africa, Europe, and the US. Arik Air has a modern fleet of 28 aircraft. They are hiring to fill the following positions described below.

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Job Title: VP – Technical Planning and Coordination

Location: Lagos
Department: Technical
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the safe and compliant line and base maintenance of Arik fleets
  • Oversees that safety and quality standards are maintained in maintenance operations;
  • Oversees the overall supervision and control of the entire Technical Department;
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the Engineering and Maintenance policy of Arik Air in conformity with the Nig.CARs and Industry Standards;
  • Oversees the setting of technical standards to which Arik Air aircraft are maintained and that all maintenance is carried out on time.
  • Oversees necessary resources (e.g. facilities, equipment, housing, materials, tooling, data, personnel, etc.) and guarantees their timely and prompt availability. In this regard, he ensures and notifies the Accountable Manager whenever deficiencies emerge which require his attention.
  • Oversees and ensures that periodical reviews and evaluation of the activities in the department to identify the trends and weaknesses are performed and submits departmental performance reports to Arik Air higher management;
  • Oversees that effective communication and dissemination of information within the Department and between the AOC holder and its AMOs is in compliance with:
    • Conditions and restrictions of the AOC approval; (ii) Applicable Regulatory requirements;
    • Arik Air rules, standards, procedures, etc.
  • Oversees and ensures that conducive work environment appropriate to the tasks being undertaken are performed;
  • Oversees and ensures that the Certificate of Airworthiness for each aircraft operated by Arik Air remains valid in respect of:
    • The actual airworthiness of the aircraft;
    • The calendar expiry date specified in the Certificate;
    • Any other condition specified in the Certificate.
  • Oversees and Maintains compliance with:
    • Conditions and restrictions of the AOC approval;
    • Applicable regulatory requirements; and
    • Standards established by Arik Air.
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Direct Reports:

  • AVP Maintenance (dotted line reporting relationship); Engineering Manager, Planning & Production Control Manager, Power Plant Manager, Supply Chain & Inventory Control Manager

Qualification and Experience

  • An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) license OR Equivalent
  • Previous experience in Maintenance Planning and Coordination
  • A minimum of thirteen (13) years’ of proven experience in Airline Engineering activities and Ratings, with a minimum of five years’ experience in a significant Management role with professional engineering staff.
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in technical planning, development, and implementation of programs.
  • Experience in Africa desirable
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Key Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to synthesize and present complex processes and issues.
  • Ability to support strategic planning, results-oriented programming, management, and reporting.
  • Demonstrates outstanding oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate and interact with colleagues at all levels within the organizations as well as interagency partners.
  • Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs and needs.

Working Relationship

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Quality Assurance Manager-(Deputy Quality Manager)
  • Associate VP – Maintenance
  • Workshop Manager
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Application Closing Date
29th November 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their Applications to: aviationhr@arikair.com using the “Job title” as the subject of the email.

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