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Planning Engineer


Reference 9543 Closing date 18/6/2024 Brand British Airways Career area Engineering Contract type Permanent Full Time Location Waterside, British Airways Head Office, London Download job description

Let your originality soar

As the nation’s flag carrier, we take great pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

Since then, British Airways has gone on to deliver pioneering achievements. First we broke the record for the fastest transatlantic flight with Concorde. Then we became the very first airline to introduce fully lie-flat seats on board.

It was our exceptional engineering teams that brought these groundbreaking and original ideas to life.

This is your chance to join one of the most diverse and innovative departments at British Airways, at a time when we’re re-imagining the way we fly the skies.

The role: Planning Engineer

An opportunity to join the dynamic world of Operational Maintenance Planning as a Planning Engineer. It will be your responsibility to build a plan satisfying a multitude of complex factors, with compliance being the primary driver. This is a key front-line operational role, interfacing with key stakeholder groups across BA's operational spectrum. A fast-paced role on shift, where resilience, ability to prioritise, technical awareness and an ability to solve problems are key capabilities for any potential candidate.

We are looking for a team player with good communication skills, the ability to cope under pressure and assimilate multiple information feeds to create a clear plan. Key skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, accuracy and digital literacy are a must.

Aircraft engineering experience/knowledge is essential for this role, and an understanding of aviation regulations would be desirable.

What you’ll do:

Creation of the operational maintenance and casualty plan, the priorities and maintaining compliance with statutory requirements whilst delivering to the customer’s requirements

  • Maximise opportunities within the maintenance plan and other key assets through data analysis.
  • Influences the management of resources across departments and projects to meet operational and financial objectives
  • Applying Engineering objectives when making decisions and creating plans
  • Ensures high-quality communication takes place with all stakeholders, suppliers and customers and that this takes place in a timely and accurate manner and in line with company Hallmarks
  • May be asked to stand in for Team Leader
  • Support, participate and contribute to continuously improving processes to ensure they are ‘value added’ cost effective
  • Ensure the best use of hangars, manpower, components and downtime by ensuring tasks are called in the most effective manner

What you’ll bring to British Airways:

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • A high level of awareness of maintenance tasks or extensive experience in aircraft maintenance planning
  • Ability to plan in a changing and complex environment
  • Ability to communicate clearly with customers and suppliers using different media
  • IT literacy – strong SAP, AirOps and Excel usage

Your experience:

HNC/HND/degree level or equivalent in an approved Engineering subject.

  • Recognised Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent industry experience.
  • Knowledge of EASA regulations, including Part-M and Part-145
  • Understanding of Aircraft Maintenance Planning
  • Aircraft technical knowledge desirable
  • Sound understanding of the Operation desirable

What we offer:

As an airline, we never want to stand still. The same goes for our people.

We’re committed to upskilling our engineers and providing professional development training so you can progress in your area of expertise. That way, you’ll attain the highest levels of professional achievement as we continue to invest in new technology, equipment, and aircraft.

Training modules are offered through self-study courses, or structured learning programmes, and delivered at our state-of-the-art Learning Academy at London Heathrow.

When you work in an engineering role at British Airways, you’ll be joining a high-performance culture. It’s a time-pressured environment too, but the challenges here are exciting and diverse, and you’ll be part of projects you won’t find anywhere else. That’s what keeps our exceptional colleagues inspired to do their best work. We also offer fantastic rewards, including great staff travel benefits.

Inclusion & Diversity

At British Airways we all have a part to play in creating an inclusive place to work. Diverse representation among our people is really important to us, and we recognise that all our colleagues are uniquely different and bring their own originality, creativity and identity to work.

Inclusion and diversity is a key driver of innovation, and we’re committed to creating a culture where everyone feels that they can be themselves. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and cultures to join us and be a part of our journey to become a Better BA as we continue to connect Britain with the world and the world with Britain.


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