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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 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

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

CREDIT CONTROLLER / SALES LEDGER / CASHBOOKS CLERK - COVENTRY AIRPORT

Patriot Aerospace Group (PAG) has an immediate and exciting opportunity for Credit Controller. This is a new, permanent and full-time role within the company to support the Assistant Financial Controller in delivering improved cashflow management of the Division.

The successful candidate will be responsible for...

  • Full credit control for 3 operating companies
  • Posting and issuing engineering invoices
  • Raising sales invoices for intercompany trading activities
  • Processing sales ledger transactions for air ambulance flights
  • Accurately recording cashbook entries
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts
  • Supporting the Finance Managers in ensuring accuracy of transactions in their respective ledgers.
  • Other adhoc duties

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

Essential:

  • Proven previous credit control experience including credit managment
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to see underlying trends and question the figures given
  • Confidence with using Excel to an advanced level
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with staff at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise their own workload within a pressurised environment

Desirable:

  • Knowledge or interest in the Aviation industry
  • Experience of working closely within a shared service or multi-company business
  • Experience with Sage X3 & AeroTrac

A competitive remuneration package is available for the successful applicant.

Working hours are 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday with an hour lunch break.

Office location is Coventry Airport West, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AZ

Please apply by submitting an up to date CV with a covering letter to toni.kemble@rigbygroupplc.com

SIKORSKY S61 CAPTAIN – FALKLAND ISLANDS – MOUNT PLEASANT 

British International Helicopter Services Ltd has an exciting opportunity to join it’s small team of professionals in the Falkland Islands.

We are seeking to appoint a Sikorsky S61 Captain who will report to the Base Managing Pilot. In his/her role, the S61 Captain will act as Commander of flights in all roles of the military Support Contract, including transfer of passengers and freight, underslung load operations and ship deck landings.

As part of a small team there will be opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and roles to deliver the highest safety levels and the expected service level to the client on behalf of the company.

Essential:

  • Sikorsky S61 Type Rating
  • A valid Airline Transport Licence (Helicopters)
  • 2,500 hours including 500 hours on Medium/Heavy multi engine types
  • Proven Underslung load experience 
  • Deck landing experience
  • Previous experience in similar role

Desirable:

  • Has experience of working with the military

  • The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual. They will undertake training courses and testing as required by the company at whichever location is necessary. The role is based at the company’s Falkland Island base at Mount Pleasant.

  • The working routine is based around a notional 6-week rotational roster, complying with the FTL. You will be required to travel within your own time between shift rotations.

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

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Tracey Canning at  tracey.canning@scc.com

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of Falkland Islands Immigration policy in order to qualify for the necessary work permit.

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