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Planning Team Lead

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Specialist
Category: In the Office
Closing Date: 05/29/2019
Date Posted: 05/15/2019
Reference: M1517


Role name: Planning Team Lead
Department name: Maintenance and Engineering 

Are you interested in growing your career with Ireland’s only 4 star airline? We are looking for a Planning Team Lead to join our growing Maintenance and Engineering Department. Reporting to the Head of Planning, you will be responsible for ensuring all A320 Family aircraft maintenance is accomplished in accordance with the IAA approved aircraft maintenance program, and to the required regulatory and Aer Lingus standards. 

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we offer you the opportunity to grow your career with one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Take a look below!

Your role:

Leading Planning Team to ensure continuing airworthiness to A320Ceo and A321Neo 
Managing performance of the A32F Planning Team, including EASA human factors principles.
Promoting safety culture; hazard reporting, including self-reporting
Input to Base Maintenance Planning budget estimations.
Liaising with Materials Department to ensure all spares are available for planned maintenance.
Liaising with the fleet planning team to ensure aircraft are operating on the correct lines of flying to meet operational demands.
Creating a resource plan to ensure adequate levels of A32F Planning personnel are available to support the continuing airworthiness functions as per EASA part M and to support Line Maintenance, Base Maintenance and the Maintenance Control Centre.  
Ensuring adequate levels of Training are provided to ensure continued competency of Planning personnel. 
Be available out of office hours to respond to queries from the Maintenance Control Centre.  
Ensuring internal and contractor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Safety Performance Indicators (SPIs) are in place and regularly monitored and correction interventions made when required 
Reporting all of A32F Planning issues to Head of Planning

To be considered for the role of Planning Team Lead candidates must meet the following criteria:

Your qualifications & key criteria: 
At least 3 years’ experience working in an airline maintenance-planning department or a degree/diploma in an aviation related discipline 
General Familiarisation or Type Course on A320 or A330 family aircraft
Experience with respect to SMS (Safety Management Systems) and compliance with Part-M and Part-145 regulations
Able to pass a 5 year security background check*(or be in possession of a current airside pass for the airport this position is based in)
Fluent in English, both written and spoken 
Eligible to live and work in the EU * 
Current unrestricted worldwide passport 
Provide two verifiable references 
Able to pass a five year security background check 

Desirable criteria:

 People management, project management experience

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries

What we offer:

Competitive salary
Generous paid annual leave 
Annual performance related bonus 
Heavily discounted staff travel privileges with Aer Lingus and some select partner airlines
Prime location in Dublin Airport 
Annual salary reviews 
Employer pension contribution to a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
Life assurance cover
Income protection cover
Paid sick leave
Employee assistance program
Cycle-to-Work scheme and Tax Saver Scheme
Subsidised staff canteen 
Subsidised dry cleaners and various airport discounts
Learning & Development support through a catalogue of courses 
Opportunity to work in a team environment and to grow your career in Ireland’s only 4 star airline
Annual Make a Difference Day and team social events

Closing Date: Wednesday 29th May 2019



In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2019?
  • Are you fluent in English, both spoken and written?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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