Director of Engineering and Fleet Planning
Southern Air - Norwalk, CT

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Job Title: Director – Engineering & Fleet Management
City: Norwalk, CT
Position Type: Full Time
Travel Required: Up to 25% International and Domestic
Relocation Provided: Yes
Shift: As needed
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Launch an exciting career at Southern Air, the premier global air cargo service provider! We operate a fleet of B747-400F’s, B747-400ERF’s and are the only ACMI operator of B777F’s, providing a wide range of air cargo services for the World’s Flag Carriers, Charter Brokers, Shippers and Governments.
Great talent is the key to our success, and we strive to create an environment where employees are enabled to contribute to their full potential by leveraging their unique experiences, perspective, and viewpoints. We take pride in delivering exceptional service to our customers, and providing our employees the experience of a lifetime… being part of a multi-cultural, global community which is shaping the future of our organization and touches the lives of people all over the world.
General Description
The Director Engineering and Fleet Management has responsibility for technical engineering services, fleet reliability, aircraft maintenance program management, new aircraft inductions and assisting with aircraft and engine contract administration. The position leads and provides oversight of the engineering staff, external engineering resources and ensures real time engineering support to line and heavy maintenance teams.

This position requires a combination of technical and strategic manager with a high degree of commercial aviation airframe and powerplant experience in each of the engineering functions. The person in this position must be able to set and implement department goals and objectives for the management of a range of complex departmental or company responsibilities and overall functions in which several projects and programs may be in progress with simultaneous, multiple resource involvement. Develops solutions to organizational and operational problems; responsible for organizational management (development, staffing, and conflict); and allocating resources.
The Director Engineering & Fleet Management is responsible for ensuring the company is in compliance with the aircraft configuration requirements as it pertains to each aircraft. In addition, this position must be capable of evaluating, evolving and optimizing the fleet maintenance program.

Essential Duties
Manages all aspects of technical procedures pertaining to aircraft airframe, engine and systems; develops and/or establishes standards, procedures, systems, and/or guidelines for Technical Services and/or functional areas, subordinate managers, supervisors and/or staff.
Other duties include, assisting with the establishment of maintenance, quality and engineering standards and operational framework by adopting policies and procedures for the assigned operational and/or functional areas.
Lead the development of technical information required to develop contracts and leases.
Perform technical reviews of contracts and lease documentation.
Lead large scale multi departmental projects using project tracking software and project projection methods.
Manage engineering departments budgetary and operational objectives and holds budgetary responsibility (P&L and Capex) for: maintenance reserve, powerplant Maintenance cost, powerplant department cost, engineering modification cost, and engineering department cost.

Oversee project management of engine planning & maintenance shop selection, PBH contract administration, and all other powerplant related functions

Southern Air is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. AA/EOE, M/F/D/V
Experience working with aircraft leasing companies, airline or consulting firm with particular emphasis on: engineering, powerplant management, aircraft technical fleet planning including aircraft transition project management.

Strong leadership and presentation skills

10 years experience managing technical and or engineering staff

15 years of commercial air carrier technical engineering experience preferred

Must possess strong quantitative analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of aircraft maintenance and engineering

Must have the ability to work well under pressure of tight deadlines

BA/BS degree in technical engineering discipline required.

US Passport required

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