This position is responsible to the Aircraft Maintenance Manager Rotary Wing, for the implementation and delivery of the QEAF HW3 AW139 Workshops implementation and training contract.
The incumbent will be responsible for working closely with the QEAF nominated lead to identify suitable real estate, communicate technical requirements, ordering agreed equipment and overseeing installation of each of workshop’s equipment.
The person will then lead the Cobham team to develop work processes and On Job Training task books to deliver suitable training to QEAF personnel in the use of all equipment in accordance with approved QEAF maintenance data.
Safety, regulatory compliance where applicable, strong business management and the ability to effectively manage a number of diverse technical workshops whilst training QEAF personnel in the use of the specialist equipment will be essential to effective delivery of customer contractual requirements.
This position is based in Qatar and will include allowances for housing, schooling and transport.
As a Technical Contract Manager, your key responsibilities will include :
Compliance with the Cobham Aviation Services and QEAF and Regulatory, safety and compliance systems where applicable
Compliance with all QEAF regulatory and technical requirements
Delivering financial and operational outcomes in accordance with the contract budget, training plans and
Achieve optimal contract performance and maintain excellent customer and stakeholder relations
Key functions of this position shall include :
Liaison with QEAF to establish and commission workshops specialist equipment
Safety and compliance in the use of all workshops equipment
Leadership and management of the Cobham workshops specialists
Directly managing the PT6 engine workshop and its associated training activities
Provision of specialist HUMS support and training to HW3 engineers
Development of workshop equipment processes and associated OJT task books
Financial performance in relation to manpower, material, overheads and other relevant controllable costs
Delivery of customer contractual requirements with regard to training QEAF personnel
Effective communication and building strong partnerships with Key Stakeholders including QEAF HW3 leadership, Equipment OEMs, Cobham engineering and training organisations.
Technical workshops involve the use of potentially harmful specialist Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul equipment that requires strict compliance with OEM technical data and compliance with bespoke safety procedures.
The Technical Contract Manager must drive and deliver a culture of safety first ahead of training or delivery schedule and maintain the highest level of safety and technical compliance across all relevant workshop disciplines.
The QEAF HW3 workshops contract forms a bespoke business stream within the Aircraft Maintenance Function. Good business acumen and a well-disciplined approach to running a successful contract is essential combined with strong people skills to encourage, mentor and develop Cobham staff and trainees alike.
As a Technical Contract Manager, your key skills and experience will include :
Proven track record in aviation maintenance management with at least 5 years at management level within the AW139 aircraft maintenance environment including the use of AW139 HUMS software.
Extensive knowledge of technical requirements related to mechanical Component Repair and Overhaul.
Experience in developing processes and procedures for the use of complex workshop test equipment.
Sound business skills to successfully manage the contract whilst managing both performance and financial elements
Proven ability to work and deliver to contract deadlines
Demonstrated performance in team building, fostering organisational culture and delivering continuous improvement
Demonstrated high level in Communication, Team Building and Partnership skills in dealing with stakeholders
Ability to develop and deliver On Job Training to suitably qualified technical personnel
Personal Skills / Abilities
Superior knowledge aircraft maintenance is support systems at both first and second line, especially with regard to the Leonardo AW139 helicopter
Sound knowledge of safety systems and environment controls relating to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated track record of establishing a positive organisational culture and delivering to agreed timelines
Strong business acumen with knowledge of business financials and financial decision making process
Good Change and Project Management Skills
Team oriented with proven advanced communication and influencing skills
Customer focussed with exceptional personal and communication skills
Self-Motivated, confident and assertive
Educational Vocational Qualifications Licenced Aircraft Engineer with previous experience at workshop level component maintenance, repair and overhaul across all disciplines.
Aeronautical and Business Management tertiary qualifications are desirable.
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