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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 ENGINEERS B1.3 – AW 189 HELICOPTER – FALKLAND ISLANDS

Are you looking for a new and exciting role?

British International Helicopter Services Ltd are based in the UK and provide Search & Rescue and Support Helicopters on the Falkland Islands, along with other UK located contracts.

Our Falkland Islands base is currently recruiting for B1.3 – AW189 type rated Helicopter Engineers to perform a wide rangeof aircraft maintenance tasks in the line/base maintenance environment. 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 Chief Engineer, the ideal candidate will have the ability to work with minimal supervision. You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and be able to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business. Organising you workload within the limits set and taking responsibility for your own work is also essential.

The teams work for 6 days per week, on a 6 week on the Falkland Islands/ 6 week off basis. Travel to and from UK and accommodation whilst on Falklands is provided where appropriate. 

Qualifications

  • EASA B1.3 licence, type rated AW189.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience

  • At least one years Line or Base maintenance on AW189.

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 email a covering letter and a copy of your CV to Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

No Agencies please.

B1.3 – S61 HELICOPTER LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS – 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 working 6 weeks on 6 weeks off.

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 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 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

  • EASE B1.3 licence, type rated S61. C Certified would be an advantage 
  • 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

Closing date 8th March 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.

FOST HELICOPTER PILOT

British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Pilot to join our small team of professionals at our Newquay Base. 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 1stMay 2019 until 31stJuly 2020.

The successful candidate will be an experienced pilot with a military maritime background and will report 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

Essential Skills

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

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in 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 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.

FOST HELICOPTER SUPPORT CREWMEN

British International Helicopters has an exciting opportunity for a Crew Member to join our small team of professionals at our Newquay Base. Our Crew Members form an integral and important part of our helicopter crews with this role supporting one of our key clients.

This is a fixed term employment position between 1stMay 2019 until 31stJuly 2020.

The successful candidate will be an experienced crewman 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 crewmen include:

  • Maintenance of training currencies and qualifications
  • Ensuring passenger safety is paramount
  • Dealing with passengers on board
  • Ensuring cargo and baggage is handled on board safely and adequately secured
  • Liaising with the crew throughout flight to ensure the service provided meets the demanding standards required
  • Overseeing aicraft re-fuelling operations
  • Maintaining the highest safety standards
  • Providing guidance to crews when conducting under-slung load and Hoist operations
  • Survival Equipment monitoring and utilisation

Essential Skills

  • Previous qualification as a military crewman.
  • Have passed an initial medical or assessment and is found fit to discharge the duties outlined above.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in maritime helicopter operations.

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 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.

DEPUTY MANAGER, COMPLIANCE & SAFETY 

British International Helicopters (BIH) has an immediate and exciting opportunity for a part-time Deputy Manager, Compliance & Safety, based in Newquay.  Reporting to the Compliance & Safety System Manager, you will manage a small team within the UK and overseas with regard to Quality, Compliance and Safety matters covering all aspects in regard to AOC operations, Airworthiness, Maintenance and Training.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised auditor qualification, and be from either an Engineering and/or Flight Operations background, have good written and verbal communication skills, and be fully IT literate.  You must be a constructive team member who can work under your own initiative with the ability to think strategically and look beyond current situations.  You should have knowledge and experience within the European regulatory environment and understand Safety Management System principals.  An understanding of ISO accreditation standards would be advantageous.  Effective and positive interaction within a small team environment is essential, as is the ability to contribute perceptively and with insight to BIH’s development plans and deputise for the Group Compliance & Safety System Manager both internally and externally at an industry level.

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge and experience:

Essential:

  • EU Aviation regulations, specifically flight operations and/or airworthiness /maintenance.
  • Understanding of application of Safety Management Systems.
  • Three years auditing experience within an aviation environment.
  • Dealing with UK competent authority.
  • Constructive team member with the ability to work on your own initiative.

Desirable:

  • Degree of flexibility required as some travel and overnight stays required.
  • Ability to recognise big picture concepts, prioritise workload, and articulate observations.
  • Ability to interpret regulatory and airworthiness standards and provide guidance to staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Confident and building and maintaining relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience with Aerotrac and Centrik an advantage.

A competitive remuneration package is available for the successful applicant.

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

CHIEF PILOT

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

Theposition 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 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 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 Aviation Recruitment aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

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