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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 ENGINEERS B1.3 – S61 HELICOPTER – FALKLAND ISLANDS 

British International Helicopters are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 engineer type rated on the S61 helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Falkland Islands.

The successful engineer will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to mechanical tasks dependent on the engineer’s licence, however the engineer 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 applicant 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 Maintenance Manager or Chief Engineer (who), 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 Island Chief Engineer.

You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and can interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Qualifications 

  • EASA B1.3 licence, type rated S61.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on S61.

If this role is of interest to you please send your CV with a covering letter to Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, on a 6-week shift rotation, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER B2 – S61 HELICOPTER – FALKLAND ISLANDS

British International Helicopters (Offshore) are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B2 licensed engineer type rated on the S61 helicopters. 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 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 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 can interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Qualifications:

  • EASA B2 licence, type rated S61.
  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a type licence in the category complex/multi engine.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience:

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on S61

To apply for this role please send your CV to aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

Closing date 7/06/2019

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, on a 6-week shift rotation, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

AW189 SENIOR TRAINING CAPTAIN

British International Helicopter Services Ltd has an exciting opportunity to join it’s team of professionals supporting the Falkland Islands operation. We are seeking a Senior Training Captain for our AW189 SAR Fleet.

Duties and Job Description

The position of AW189 Senior Training Captain reports to the BIH Head of Training and is based primarily at the company’s Newquay Airport base however, regular visits to the AW 189 SAR operation in the Falklands will be required. The primary function is to provide the management team with the specialist operating, training and standardisation advice.  Therefore, achieving and maintenance of a valid AW189 SAR line check is an essential requirement.  Additionally, he is to provide instruction and examining on the AW189 in both the aircraft and the simulator.  When required he will deliver type qualified crews via the Head of Training to the Director of Operations. This will involve coordination amongst several parties and may involve visits to any company operation, any simulator location as well as to other locations as required by the company.

The successful applicant will contribute to line flying duties. 

Detailed duties are contained within the company Operations Manual but will include conducting Type Rating training, assisting of planning and supervision of all type related training including initial qualification, line and role training and ground related training. Also, as the STC you will be expected to propose amendments to policies and procedures to reflect changes in legislation or changes to aircraft operation. As a valued team member, you will be encouraged to propose improvements to safety in training. 

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual

Working Routine.  Working routine will be as directed by the Head of Training and in line with BIH FTL requirements.  Flexibility is essential.

Remuneration.  Level of remuneration will be in accordance current allowances for TRI/TRE as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • EASA Airline Transport Pilots Licence (Helicopters)
  • 2500 hours including 500 hours on Medium/Heavy helicopter types
  • Previous rotary command experience
  • Ideally previous SAR experience

Selection Criteria

Selection will be by interview. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a sound technical understanding of SAR operations and, preferably, of the AW 189 aircraft. They should demonstrate ability to instruct as well as having an interest in being part of a training department whose aim is the promotion of high-quality training and the maintenance of very high standards

Applications

Applications are invited from AW189 type rated pilots preferably with a training background or SAR experienced pilots holding a current EASA TRE qualification on another type.  Necessary training for this position will commence in 2019.

To apply for this role please send your CV to aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

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 aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com 

Closing date 10th July 2019

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

CHIEF ENGINEER, LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER B1.3 OR B2, FALKLAND ISLANDS

British International Helicopters (Offshore)  are currently looking to recruit  an experienced aircraft B1.3 or  B2 licensed engineer for the post of Chief Engineer.  This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Falkland Islands.

The successful engineer will be a motivated professional with high individual standards. 

The successful candidate will provide:

  • Oversight/compliance of the Falklands Pt145, to include ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Planning of aircraft maintenance.
  • A focal point for engineering matters.
  • A point of contact for personnel issues.
  • Liaison between AW189 & S61 engineering.
  • Liaison with aircraft operations.
  • Line & Base maintenance of S61/AW189 engineering.

Reporting to the Engineering Director the ability to work with minimal supervision,  to take responsibility for your own work and to direct the engineering department is essential. You should be capable of organising your own workload within those limits set by the Engineering Director.

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:    

  • EASA B1.3 or B2 licence, type rated S61.
  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a type licence in the category complex/multi engine.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience

At least five years Line or Base maintenance on S61 or complexed/multi engine helicopters.

CVs to Lynn Goodwin at Aviation.Recruitment@patriot.uk.com

Closing date 31th July 2019

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.

FOST HELICOPTER SUPPORT PILOT

British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Pilot to join our small team of professionals at our Newquay Base, flying the AS365N2. Our Pilots form an integral and important part of our helicopter support with this role supporting one of our key clients.

This is a fixed term employment position between 1st Oct 2019 and March 2021.

The successful candidate will be an experienced pilot with a military maritime background operating on our naval support contract, reporting to the Managing Pilot. Roles within the operation involve passenger transfer to ships within the English Channel but can be located elsewhere. Flights are also undertaken on other roles including training support. Deck operations to ships are a core requirement in this challenging environment.

Some specific tasks required of our pilots include:

  • Maintenance of training currencies and qualifications
  • Carrying out flights safely in accordance with the Company Operations Manual
  • Ensuring complaince with the Fatigue Risk Management System. 
  • Liaising with the crew throughout flight to ensure the service provided meets the demanding standards required
  • Ensuring passsengers are adequately briefed before flight
  • Maintaining the highest safety standards 
  • Providing guidance to crews when conducting under-slung load and Hoist operations

Skills and Experience

Essential:   

  • EASA CPL(H) and Instrument Rating (H)
  • Previous experience as a pilot operating to military decks.
  • Have passed an initial medical or assessment and is found fit to discharge the duties outlined above.

Desirable 

  • Experience in a similar role.

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.  This will also include training and testing to maintain compliance with the Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications. 

The working pattern is based around the flying programme which is predominantly weekdays and consists of a shift pattern.

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 Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn Goodwin at Aviation.Recruitment@patriot.uk.com

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of BIH and our customer in order to gain approval  to fly on this operation.

CHIEF PILOT

British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Pilot to join our team of professionals at our Newquay Base. 

The position of Chief Pilot reports to the Director of Operations and is based at the company’s Newquay Cornwall Airport base. The primary function is to oversee the MoD and SAR operations serving our customers both in UK and overseas. Additionally, you will need to conduct line flying out of company bases as required. This oversight will involve coordination amongst several parties and will involve visits to any company operation, any simulator location and to other locations as required by the company.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • The oversight, including initial set-up, of all MOD or SAR operations as required;
  • Assisting with operational input to commercial proposals as required;
  • The safe and efficient operation of all operation/base aircraft; 
  • The provision of flight crew resources to meet commercial objectives;  
  • The maintenance of technical discipline of flight crew and operations staff; 
  • Maintenance of good customer relations; 
  • Assessing, monitoring and controlling the operational standards of base flight operations;  
  • Proposing amendments to the Company Operations Manual; 
  • The provision to Director of Operations of operational, administrative and budget data for base operations as required; 
  • Ensuring that, suitably qualified and briefed Managing Pilots are appointed to undertake the day-to-day management of the base;  
  • Be available to deputise for the Director of Operations during periods of absence, sickness or out-of-hours availability;

Minimum Requirements:   

  • EASA ATPL(H) with IR(H)
  • 2500 flying hours rotary experience
  • Previous Command experience

Desirable:

  • AW139 flying experience
  • Previous management experience
  • Previous experience with military flying and/or SAR operations

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures. You will undertake training courses and testing as required by the company at whichever location is necessary.

The position is normally a weekday working routine but there will be occasional requirements to work weekends when necessary, but all work will be in compliance with the Company’s Flight Time Limitations Scheme.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn Goodwin at Aviation.Recruitment@patriot.uk.com

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