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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 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

UNLICENSED MECHANICAL ENGINEER – HELICOPTERS – FALKLAND ISLANDS

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; working 6 days per week during 6 weeks on dependent upon operational requirements.

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
  • Good organisational skills and able to plan own workload

If you have the relevant skills and experience we look forward to receiving your application.

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  tracey.canning@scc.com

CHIEF ENGINEER – B1.2 WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON FIXED WING MAINTENANCE – COVENTRY AIRPORT

Due to further expansion, Patriot Aviation is currently looking to recruit a Chief 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.

Overall Job Purpose:
The management of aircraft maintenance for Patriot Aviation Engineering Ltd.

Main Duties of the Job:

  • Provide leadership and expertise across the engineering function at Coventry
  • Lead and manage the base engineering staff, contribute to the development of the employees under their management, and manage their conduct, welfare and discipline.
  • The organisation, and supervision of all activities and procedures within the maintenance hangar
  • Have arrangements in place for the provision of all resources necessary to perform the required maintenance activities.
  • Have arrangements in place for the provision of the approved technical manuals, information and publications necessary to perform the required maintenance activities.
  • Ensure adequate resource planning is carried out
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities are carried out in accordance with planning, approved manuals & within the Scope of Work of the maintenance organisation.
  • Ensure that environmental, health and safety conditions in the hangar are as required.
  • Work with the Quality Department to monitor the quality of the workshops, special tools, hangar equipment and ground equipment and initiate corrective actions as required.

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

Essential:

  • B1 or B2 licensed Engineer with a working knowledge of EASA Part 145
  • Solid experience in GA aviation maintenance.
  • People management skills and experience
  • Safety and quality minded
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable:

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

Type ratings that would be advantageous are DA40, DA42, Piper single and multi-engine series and Cessna single and multi-engine 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 for this position please send a covering letter and CV to  tracey.canning@scc.com

MATERIAL CONTROLLERS' ASSISTANT – PLYMOUTH

British International Helicopters Services Limited is 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 Logistics Supervisor, 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 customers, suppliers, colleagues and the wider business.

Previous logistics and admin experience is essential with an aviation background being an advantage.

Job Description:

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

  • Assist with Ordering consumable and non-stock items and parts, POL, nuts, bots washers etc.
  • Progress chase orders with vendors
  • Check and clear invoice queries with accounts
  • Maintain forecasted delivery dates
  • 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
  • Deal with customs import and export clearance
  • Maintain records keeping information up to date

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

Essential:

  • Previous logistics & admin experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with other departments and vendors
  • computer literate with good knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles

Desirable:

  • Aviation background.
  • Previous purchasing experience
  • Customs & Excise and Shipping experience

Salary £18000 - £20000 dependent on experience.

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

HR ASSISTANT – NEWQUAY, EXETER OR PLYMOUTH

Patriot Aviation Limited are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to join our HR Team based in the south west (Newquay, Exeter or Plymouth). 

Working alongside the HR Manager, you will be responsible for HR administration for British International Helicopter Services Limited and Capital Air Ambulance Limited. This is an exciting role that involves liaising with Mangers, employees and external companies to ensure the efficient provision of a professional HR Support Service to the business.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • Maintenance of the HR and Payroll online system
  • Admin support for special projects
  • Provision of advice and support to managers and employees on HR matters including - recruitment and retention, discipline & grievance procedures, performance appraisals etc.
  • production of HR related documentation such as Contracts of Employment

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a proactive and flexible approach to work.

Essential:

  • Previous experience within an HR environment
  • Administration experience
  • Ability and experience of working to strict timescales in a very busy and demanding environment, delivering tangible results.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently

Desirable:

  • Understanding of HR systems would be an advantage as would a basic understanding of employment legislation
  • Experience gained working in a services environment and ability to show a high level of customer satisfaction.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a clear desire to develop their career in HR, within a business committed to supporting individual personal development. 

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to toni.kemble@bih.uk.com

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