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Head of Flight Operations

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Dyce, Aberdeen

Head of Flight Operations
Location: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, GB, AB21 7DU
MCS Offshore


About the role
Here at Babcock International we’re looking to recruit a Head of Flight Operations.

You’ll report to the Operations Director and will be responsible for the conduct of safe and compliant flight operations across company crew-change and SAR bases. 

Your duties will consist of ensuring that all Flying staff fulfil their duties and responsibilities in a safe, efficient and professional manner in accordance with CAA regulations, Company Policy and customer requirements, planning and recruiting of the correct levels of flying staff, supervising, assisting and mentoring the welfare, continuous development and appraisals of both Flight Operations Management and Flying staff and providing a structured Career Development Plan for all Flying staff.


•    Controlling the continual improvement & maintenance of Operations Manuals, ensuring they are correctly amended and distributed. Ensuring that the library of each aircraft is complete, up to date and suitable for assigned tasks.
•    Conducting regular management visits to each base to provide operational oversight.
•    Ensuring compliance with aviation regulation, including the Company FTL Scheme.
•    Monitoring the submission of Safety Reports through Q-Pulse, investigating where required and assuring correct adherence to the FAiR2 process whilst maintaining a Just Culture.
•    Auditing of Operational Flight Plans, presenting findings and providing follow-up action at the quarterly Crew-Change Review Board


We are a major organisation with a large market share of the Northern North Sea, Oil & Gas industry. This role will be a dynamic and rewarding experience. We are team culture focused on providing the highest levels of service.


What do I need to do the role?
You’ll need recent experience within the offshore crew change operations, must have, or previously held a commercial pilots licence and must have previous experience of managing large teams.

Would also like you to hold experience in the following:
•    Significant knowledge and understanding of company Operations Manuals; Part A, B, C, E & F. 
•    Significant knowledge of regulatory manuals; OM D and ATO, ANO, Part-CAT, Part-ORO, Part-ORA, Part-FCL, CAP804, etc. 
•    Must be a Captain, current in Northern North Sea Crew-Change operations
•    Hold a type rating on an aircraft employed in operations in Aberdeen

What else do I need to know?
•    The successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role. 

About Babcock International
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential. 

Application Guidance

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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.


Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.

Armed Forces Covenant 
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please check our career website for more information.

Closing date: 13/08/2021




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