Virgin Australia

Line Planning Engineer

Virgin Australia - Posted 2 months ago
$130k-150k/year  + Equity


Brisbane, QLD

Maintenance Engineer
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
6k employees

Maintenance Engineer Job description

Virgin Australia Group is a major Australian airline headquartered in Brisbane, Australia. The company operates scheduled domestic and short-haul international flights, charter and cargo services, and the award-winning loyalty program Velocity Frequent Flyer. The Group has been a competitor in the Australian aviation landscape for more than 20 years.

The company is now embarking on an exciting new chapter in the next stage of our journey. In September 2020, US private equity firm Bain Capital acquired Virgin Australia in a $3.5 billion deal. The airline has now re-launched as a mid-market carrier with a renewed focus on small and medium-sized businesses, price-sensitive corporates, and premium leisure travelers. and holidaymakers.

Since November, Virgin Australia has been working on a plan to set itself up for future success. The Group has worked to ramp up flying, simplified its organizational structure, confirmed plans for 25 new 737 aircraft to renew and grow the fleet, and signaled deeper investment in technology and customer experience.

The Group recently appointed several new faces to its Executive Leadership Team, all with a proven track record and deep experience in aviation or consumer-focused businesses.

Virgin Australia Group prides itself on recruiting the right people to meet the challenges ahead. No matter their role – our employees share an enormous amount of passion for our guests and ambition to be the most loved airline in Australia.

The Role

The Line Planning Engineer is responsible for the timely and efficient acquittal of all engineering maintenance requirements of Virgin Australia's Fleet of aircraft. This role will see you maintaining CASA regulatory compliance and business requirements, acting as the liaison between Virgin Australia Engineering, Approved Maintenance Organisations (AMO), external contractors, and the Virgin Australia Operations Group.

Reporting to the Maintenance Planning Leader, the Line Planning Engineer will maintain regulatory compliance by effectively implementing the airline's Approved Maintenance Program, devoid of maintenance overruns and undue restrictions on the operation as a whole.

In addition, the Line Planning Engineer will be accountable for:

  • Assessing and providing implementation strategy – Considering best maintenance opportunities
  • Re-planning of scheduled maintenance due to unforeseen Network Disruptions
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with the Approved Maintenance Program is maintained
  • Raising daily maintenance Work Order packages and acquitting Planning tasks and Engineering Support Requests.
  • Reviewing and planning the Aircraft's Daily Check times
  • Manpower/port capacity and capability level loading as per agreed levels in the AMO Service Level Agreement.
  • Liaising with port engineers to ensure that maintenance visits can meet the designated turn times without affecting operational OTP

To become part of this exciting team you will have experience in Aircraft Engineering with the ability to demonstrate planning aptitude. Your ability to showcase excellent communication skills and being able to think on your feet in a fast-paced environment will see you fit into this 10-week rolling shift pattern and working environment. Exposure to TRAX and Excel would be advantageous.

Virgin Australia is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive culture and supportive environment for our people.

For the health and safety of staff and guests, Virgin Australia has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. New staff will be required to comply with the Policy which includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to 31 March 2022 and providing Virgin Australia with evidence of their vaccination status.

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