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Flex Contract – B1.3 Licensed Engineer

British International Helicopters Services Ltd operate AW189, S61 and AS365 N2 type helicopters from a number of different international sites, predominantly supporting the UK Ministry of Defence with training, passenger and equipment transfers and Search and Rescue (SAR).

Due to the continued growth of the business, we are looking for an additional individual to join our Flex Engineering Team during our new phase of exciting expansion.

Job Title: B1.3 Flex Licensed Engineer

Location: International Company Sites

You will need to be a B1.3 Licensed Engineer, Type Rated on the AW189. Ideally you will also hold a Type Rating on either the S61 or AS365 N2, however we are willing to support the right candidates with additional type ratings that fit with our operation. Having a ‘C’ license in one or more types would be an advantage and could be reflected in your overall pay.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out both line and / or base maintenance complying with the requirements as described in the regulations
  • Complete both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of notifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance
  • Ensure that all maintenance tasks carried out to helicopters meet the standard of the EASA instructions
  • Ensure that all maintenance is completed within the appropriate time scales to ensure provision of serviceable aircraft to meet the operational need
  • Inform and update the Chief Engineer on the maintenance situation

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • CAA/EASA Part 66 B1.3
  • Type Rated on AW189
  • Flexibility to travel at short notice to various sites as required by the Planning Department
  • Willingness to undertake training and development opportunities to provide greater coverage to our fleet across multiple locations

Desirable

  • Type Rated on S61 or AS365 N2
  • C Certified on a minimum of one of AW189, S61 or AS365 N2

Benefits include:

  • Very attractive pay dependent on number of applicable type ratings
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance
  • Sick pay
  • Fully funded training opportunities on new aircraft types (some unbonded)
  • Accommodation or accommodation allowance*

(*where applicable for people not living close to one of our sites and pro rata depending on hours of work)

The successful candidate will need to comply with local Immigration Policies, Medical Requirements and Security Clearance Processes to obtain a relevant work permit in the locations the company has operations, if not a resident in the location.

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

No Agencies please.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.



AW189 SAR Pilot

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AW189 SAR Pilot to work within a close-knit professional team providing Search & Rescue services primarily to British Forces South Atlantic Islands and also the wider Falkland Islands community.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining familiarity with relevant United Kingdom air legislation and agreed aviation practices and procedures.
  • Maintaining familiarity and adherence to such provisions of the Company Operations Manual as are necessary to fulfil his/her function.
  • Observation, maintenance and compliance of Company SOP’s
  • Monitoring co-pilot handling, aircraft limitations, aircraft performance, fuel checks, navigation, terrain clearance and overall safe conduct of the flight.
  • Maintaining a high personal standard of discipline, conduct and appearance as a representative of the Company.
  • Leading by active example, in the development and maintenance of high standards of professional expertise, discipline and morale.

Requirements:

  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H)/CPL(H) (Essential)
  • Preference will be given to those holding a Valid AW189 or AW139 type rating
  • SAR experience (Essential)*
  • NVIS experience (Desirable)

*Consideration may be given to candidates without dedicated SAR but holding appropriate UK Military flying experience.

Benefits include:

  • Job Security MoD contract
  • Competitive salary, to be discussed at interview.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Loss of Licence Insurance.
  • Private Medical Cover.
  • Free travel to and from the Falkland Islands.
  • Food and Accommodation included.

The successful candidate will need to comply with local Immigration Policies, Medical Requirements and Security Clearance Processes to obtain a relevant work permit in the locations the company has operations, if not a resident in the location.

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.




Compliance & Safety Officer

British International Helicopters Services Ltd operate from a number of different international sites, predominantly supporting the UK Ministry of Defence with passenger and equipment transfers and Search and Rescue (SAR).

We employ around 120 highly skilled people, who work in different locations around the world.

Due to an internal promotion, we have the requirement for a Compliance & Safety Officer to join the business on a permanent basis. Although our Compliance & Safety Teams are both based in Plymouth, there is the requirement for this role to visit all our international sites.

As Compliance & Safety Officer, you will be responsible for carrying out audits with regards to regulatory and company process compliance across all BIHSL company locations.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the regulatory compliance with regards to Part 145 (including suppliers & logistics), Part M/CAMO, Part 147, Flight Operations, Ground Operations, Crew Training and other relevant activities.
  • Assist with facilitating BSI ISO9001:2015 audits.
  • Assist with control of CM & S Department documentation and processing Safety reports.
  • Attend management meetings with regards to Compliance, Quality & Safety.
  • Monitor activities in the areas of flight operations, maintenance, crew training and ground operations to ensure the standards required by the CAA and requirements defined by the company are met under the supervision of a relevant Nominated Person.
  • Ensure that all the activities of the Company are monitored for compliance with the applicable regulatory requirements and that these activities are being carried out properly under the supervision of the relevant head of functional area.
  • Establish an Audit / Inspection Plan for all the areas to be audited / inspected within a set time limit according to applicable international standards and other regulations.
  • Ensure that corrective actions are applied to each non-confirmity raised during an audit / inspection.
  • Support the development, administration and maintenance of an effective safety management system (SMS), which complies with the CAA requirements and is based on best practices of aviation industry.
  • Ensure that there is safety management training available and that it meets acceptable standards.
  • Ensure the initiation and follow-up of internal occurrence / accident investigations.
  • Prepare Flight Safety Reports according to the Company OMA and any other related documents.

Requirements:

  • Experience with helicopter operations / maintenance activities (Essential)
  • Auditing experience of helicopter operations / maintenance activities (Essential)
  • Degree of flexibility due to some UK and International travel (Essential)
  • Understanding of SMS in the aviation environment (Essential)
  • Recognised Auditor Qualification (Desirable)
  • Experience with Aerotrac and Centrik (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary, to be discussed at interview
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week)
  • OSP – 4 weeks full pay, 4 weeks half pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Auto-enrollment pension

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.



AS365 N2 Captain, Managing Pilot FHSU and Deputy Flight Operations Manager

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AS365 N2 Captain. In addition to operating as one of our AS365 N2 captains, the successful applicant will also assume the additional responsibilities of both Managing Pilot (MP) and Deputy Flight Operations Manager (DFOM).

As Managing Pilot, you will be responsible to the Flight Operations Manager (FOM) for the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft and provision of flight crew resources to meet the commercial objectives.

As Deputy Flight Operations Manager, you will be responsible to the Flight Operations Manager and in their absence, responsible to the Accountable Manager for the oversight of all flight operations and bases.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Flying single pilot VFR/IFR day/night in support of FOST from Newquay Airport, in accordance with the BIHSL Operations Manual.
  • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of all base aircraft (MP).
  • Ensure the provision of flight crew resources to meet the commercial objectives (MP).
  • Ensure the maintenance of good customer relations (MP).
  • Assess, monitor and control the operational standards of base flight operations (MP).
  • Ensure company policy is effectively communicated to flight crew (MP).
  • Coordinate the provision of flight planning, flight communications and operation briefing services locally (MP).
  • Ensure all relevant flight documentation is facilitated and completed in accordance with all known regulations by sampling returned flight documentation on a monthly basis (MP).
  • Local management of the flight crew in respect to the Company FTL scheme (MP).
  • Ensure aircraft iPads are updated and amended as per the Flight Operations Managers’ instructions (MP).
  • Assist the Flight Operations Manager with duties as required as detailed in the Operations Manual (DFOM).
  • Deputise for the Flight Operations Manager during periods of leave and sickness or as needed (DFOM).

Requirements:

  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H)/CPL(H) IR (Essential)
  • Military deck landing experience (Essential)
  • Class One single pilot medical (Essential)
  • Meet Military Regulatory Publication eligibility (Essential)
  • Experience in Military Maritime Environment (Essential)
  • 2000 hours experience (Desirable)
  • Previous AS365 N2 experience (Desirable)
  • In date for MRP courses (Desirable)
  • Previous Mil RN Maritime and Small Ships (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Job Security MoD contract
  • Competitive salary, to be discussed at interview.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Loss of License Insurance.
  • Private Medical Cover.
  • Occupational Sick Pay.

The successful candidate will need to comply with local Immigration Policies, Medical Requirements and Security Clearance Processes to obtain a relevant work permit in the locations the company has operations, if not a resident in the location.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received.



AW189 Senior Training Captain

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AW189 Senior Training Captain reporting to the Manager Crew Training (MCT).

Our AW189 SAR operation consists of a close-knit professional team providing Search & Rescue services primarily to British Forces South Atlantic Islands and also the wider Falkland Islands community.

This is a full-time position, with the opportunity to either work from home or from our base at Newquay Airport. Up to 12 weeks a year will be based at the company’s Falkland Islands base at Mount Pleasant Complex fulfilling SAR flying duties for the roster and maintenance of type currency. During simulator periods, you will be expected to complete training and checking in AW189 simulators (normally Aberdeen).

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that training and testing is scheduled in a timely manner to ensure that sufficient qualified crews are available to meet the Company’s requirements.
  • Ensuring that training records for flying staff are accurately completed.
  • Supervise the flying staff training records scheme, to ensure that no crewmember flies on a Company authorised flight beyond the period of validity of any current check or training requirement.
  • Liaise with external agencies and simulator operators for booking slots for initial and recurring training and checking.
  • Ensure that Flight Manual additions, amendments and / or any technical memoranda relating this aircraft type are closely monitored. If any of these are of a critical or immediate nature, draft a Flying Staff Instruction (FSI) for approval by the MCT.

Requirements:

  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H)/CPL(H) (Essential)
  • 500 hours SAR experience (Essential)
  • 1000 hours PIC on helicopters (Essential)
  • Valid TRI/TRE(H) (Essential)
  • Valid AW189 Type Rating (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Job Security MoD contract
  • Competitive salary, to be discussed at interview.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Loss of Licence Insurance.
  • Private Medical Cover.
  • Occupational Sick Pay.
  • Free travel to and from the Falkland Islands.
  • Food and Accommodation included in the Falkland Islands.

The successful candidate will need to comply with local Immigration Policies, Medical Requirements and Security Clearance Processes to obtain a relevant work permit in the locations the company has operations, if not a resident in the location.

Closing Date: Wednesday 30th June 2021

GDPR: We take Data Protection very seriously at British International Helicopters. By submitting your CV, you are giving us your personal data which includes (but is not limited to) full name, address, phone number and email address. Our full GDPR policy is available on our website. This tells you how we hold your data, and for how long.

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter, letting us know your current situation, what relevant experience you have and how you match our requirements. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

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