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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 120-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.

AS365N2 B1.3 / B2 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 Engineering Maintenance Team in Newquay, supporting our AS365N2 operation.

Job Title: AS365N2 B1.3 / B2 Licensed Engineer
Location: Newquay, UK

Working 42.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday), you will work alternate shifts of one week of earlies (06:30 – 15:00) followed by one week of lates (15:00 – 00:00).

The successful applicant will be Type Rated on the AS365N2 and ideally hold both B1.3 and B2 Licenses. Consideration will also be given to individuals holding the Type Rating with either the B1.3 or B2 License. For B2 engineers, the addition of A3 would also be advantageous.

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 CAA 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 Lead Engineer on the maintenance situation

Selection Criteria

Essential

  • CAA/EASA Part 66 B1.3 or B2 licence
  • Type Rated on the AS365N2 or AS365N series

Desirable

  • CAA/EASA Part 66 B1.3 & B2 or B2 & A3

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Job Security – MoD contract
  • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
  • Occupational Sick Pay (8 weeks full pay / 8 weeks half pay)

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

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.

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


AW189 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).

Job Title: AW189 B1.3 Licensed Aircraft Engineer
Location: International Company Sites

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

  • UKCAA / EASA Part 66 B1.3 (Essential)
  • Type Rated on AW189 (Essential)
  • Willingness to undertake training and development opportunities (Essential)
  • C Certified on AW189 (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Job Security – MoD contract
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
  • Occupational Sick Pay (8 weeks full pay / 8 weeks half 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.

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

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.

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


S61 Captain Pilot (Support Helicopter)

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 SAR

Due to the continued growth of the business, we are looking to recruit an additional S61 Captain Pilot to join our highly skilled Support Helicopter team operating at Mount Pleasant, Falkland Islands. This is a fantastic opportunity to operate in a truly unique and challenging environment with a stable roster pattern and long term contract.

Job Title: S61 Captain Pilot (Support Helicopter)
Location: Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC), Falkland Islands
Reporting Line: S61 Managing Pilot / Flight Operations Manager

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • The safety of the aircraft and its occupants ensuring all flights under your command are carried out in accordance with the instructions and procedures in Company Operating manuals;
  • The provision, to an authorised person the documents which must be carried in flight;
  • Ensuring compliance with the relevant requirements of the company’s occurrence reporting schemes;
  • Ensuring your crew complies with all flight and duty time limitations (FTL) and rest requirements applicable to company activities;
  • The safety of all crew members, passengers and cargo on board, as soon as you arrive on board the aircraft until you leave the aircraft at the end of the flight;
  • The operation and safety of the aircraft when the rotors are turning;
  • To give all legitimate commands and take any appropriate actions for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons and/or property carried therein. All persons carried in the aircraft shall obey such commands;

Requirements:

  • Valid CAA/EASA ATPL(H) (Essential)
  • 1000 Hrs PIC on Med/Heavy Helicpters Multicrew (Essential)
  • Valid S61 Type Rating (Desirable)
  • Offshore experience in super-medium or large helicopters (Desirable)
  • Onshore Police and/or HEMS experience (Desirable)
  • Previous Mil SH experience (Desirable)

Benefits include:

  • Job Security MoD contract
  • 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off roster
  • Competitive salary – to be discussed at interview
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
  • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
  • Occupational Sick Pay (12 weeks full pay / 12 weeks half pay)
  • Loss of License Insurance
  • Private Medical Cover
  • 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.

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

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.

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


SAR Captain (AW189)

British International Helicopters are seeking applications for the position of AW189 SAR Captain 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity to operate in a truly unique and very challenging environment with the very best equipment and cutting edge technology. The equal time roster offers stability and work life balance in conjunction with a competive salary.

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) (Esssential)
  • 500 hrs UK SAR experience: (Essential)*
  • NVIS experience (Essential)
  • Valid AW189 or AW139 type rating (Desirable)

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

Benefits include:

  • • Job Security MoD contract
    • Competitive salary – to be discussed at interview
    • 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
    • Free Employee Assistance Programme
    • Life Assurance (2.5 x Basic Salary)
    • Workplace Auto Enrolment pension scheme (5% employee / 3% employer of qualifying earnings)
    • Occupational Sick Pay (12 weeks full pay / 12 weeks half pay)
    • Loss of License Insurance
    • Private Medical Cover
    • 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.

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 including a breakdown of your SAR and NVIS hours / experience. Applications should be addressed to: Matthew Ballard (Recruitment Advisor) via Email: recruitment@bih.uk.com

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.

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

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