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​Job Description

Job Title: PERM - Planning Engineer

We are looking for a talented  Engineer to become our new CAMO Planning Engineer  and join our Gatwick based airline in its start-up phase. 

To monitor the approved maintenance programme to ensure the completion of scheduled work within established timescales. Co-ordinate with the contracted maintenance centres and planning departments to ensure compliance with CAA regulations and the continued airworthiness of the fleet. 

Princial Accountabilities

Working with the sub contracted supplier to develop and supervise the program of inspections included in the Approved Maintenance Programme (AMP) to ensure completion of the work scheduled within the established timescales. Coordinate with the contracted Maintenance organisations and consider the time foreseen for the development of the works for their communication to the Commercial Management.

Evaluate the fleet maintenance requirements in the medium and long term, ensuring that the resources required to undertake the necessary work on aircraft are available to deliver operational and commercial goals.

Coordinate and supervise major reviews, ensuring the completion of all scheduled work and scheduled aircraft down times.

Managing relationships with the sub-contracted Engineering and Maintenance supplier to ensure that all service levels and targets are met including cost effectiveness.

Ensure that all scheduled maintenance is carried out on time and in accordance with approved standards.

Ensure that all aircraft are maintained in accordance with the regulations and requirements defined by the CAA, aircraft and equipment manufacturers standards and the procedures.

Coordinate with the sub-contracted supplier to control the online maintenance activity in the client fleet, by liaising with the crews and the Operations Control Centre, including AOG situations.

Monitor the technical condition of the aircraft and control the maintenance activity in the network, in conjunction with the Contracted 145 organisations and operations control.

Person Specification


Minimum of grade C G.C.S.E. in maths and English or equivalent

HNC / HND or equivalent in an Aerospace Engineering subject or CAA/EASA pt66


Degree in an Aerospace Engineering subject

Experience and Knowledge

Experience of managing aircraft acquisition, take on and hand-back activities

Experience of working within a technical or continuing airworthiness management


Experience of the aircraft certification, technical support and maintenance from a

practical and continued airworthiness viewpoint

Experience searching out new ways to deliver continuous improvement and cost


Experience of planning of airbus aircraft

Experience of working in a low-cost operation

Knowledge of CAA Part-M, Part 145 and Part 21 requirements

Knowledge of scheduled maintenance planning activities

Knowledge of aircraft materials, logistics and spare parts provision

Experience of effective supplier management

Hands on aircraft/engine/product experience

Skills and Abilities - Job Related

Knowledge of business, regulatory and operating environment

Ability to communicate at all levels and adapt to audiences

Ability to build and maintain productive relationships with relevant stakeholders,

aircraft and equipment manufacturers and other key suppliers

Ability to deliver strategic plans for the fleet

Knowledge of safety and quality management systems

Problem solving, analytical & technical decision making

Project management, organisation & prioritisation

Report and business case writing with high degree of commercial awareness

Organisational Competencies

Have a passion for learning and strive for simplicity

Have a passion for learning and strive for simplicity

Enable others and support them by unblocking their challenges

Work in collaboration with others

Challenge the status quo and speak up

Be open, honest and create transparency