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Manager Flight Operations At CHC Helicopter Corporation

Date Posted: 17/Apr/2014
Deadline: 25/Apr/2014

Manager Flight Operations (MFO) -

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Job description

Give Your Career a Vertical Lift!
At any given moment, on any given day, a CHC aircraft is in the air somewhere in the world. Whether we're transporting the men and women who keep the world's offshore oil and gas flowing, or taking an injured patient to safety, CHC sets the standard for safety, customer service, modern aircraft and efficiency. This is a billion-dollar business built on the foundation of a strong team spirit in our company and our greatest strength is our motivated and passionate employees. All you have to do is get on board.

CHC has an exciting new opportunity for a Manager Flight Operations (MFO) for our new Nigerian Business Unit. This is a resident position based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

The MFO will act as Post holder “Operations Manager” for the Atlantic Aviation AOC and is responsible to the accountable executive for that AOC for the full execution of safe flight operations.


·  Assumes legal accountability as the assigned post holder to assure the safe conduct of all flight operations executed under the AOC all in accordance with the Operations Manuals and the specifications of the AOC

·  Active and accountable contributor to the centralized manpower planning, crew resource planning including training to guarantee on time delivery of contract requirements

·  Assist the base managers with the performance management assessment of the pilots and other assigned staff. This may include the support of union consultation and negotiations

·  Close liaison with the OC and the training department in order to secure timely deliverance and accurate supply of high quality and contract compliant personnel for the business

·  Responsibility for hiring decisions for pilots for the nationalization program

·  Supervision, organisation, function and manning of:

·  Flight operations, Cabin safety, Crew scheduling and crew rosters, Training programmes, Flight safety and Flight dispatch / flight following functions

·  The contents of the company operations manual, including:

·  Supervision, production and amendment and Liaison with authorities on all matters about flight operations, including variations to the AOC

·  Ensuring timely dissemination of internal and external safety information

·  Active participator in the Occurrence Review Boards in resolving operational issues. Responsible for implementation of the ATQ/CHC Safety Management System as it relates to Flight Operations

·  The post holder is also accountable for all training & licensing of pilots. This task may be delegated to the senior TRI/TRE or the Manager Crew Training

·  A visible safety champion who will challenge unsafe acts and pursue improvements in safety culture and behaviour

·  Leads by example and drives results through a disciplined and focused approach. Will support all aspects of talent management within his team

·  International travel may be required.

·  May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience:

·  Experience with aviation management

·  Currently hold an ATPL (H) with MCC, IR(H)

·  Strong understanding of FAA and/or Nigerian Civil Aviation legislation and standards

·  Must meet requirements of NCAR Post holder appointment

·  Must have previous experience as an Offshore IFR or SAR Pilot

·  Min 3 years’ experience as a credible leader with experience at a middle-senior management level

·  Excellent interpersonal skills with the confidence to influence all internal and external stakeholders, recognizing cultural, legal and regional diversity

·  Comprehensive understanding of key business drivers from both an operational and commercial perspective

·  Strong working knowledge and experience of financial and budget planning processes.

Please apply ONLINE at to be considered for this position. CHC is committed to equal opportunity employment and invites applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted. Sorry, no phone calls please!

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