Head Engineering | Leading Airline | India

Gurgaon Permanent
  • Lead a team of 1000+ people, by overseeing all aspects of engineering
  • Report directly to the CEO and driving strategic leadership

About Our Client

Our client is a leading player in the aviation industry, with strong domestic and international presence.

Job Description

As Head - Engineering, you would report to the CEO. Key responsibilities -

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership to the engineering department, fostering a culture of excellence, safety, and continuous improvement.
  • Build and lead a high-performing team of engineers and technicians, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Develop and implement staffing plans, training programs, and performance management processes to ensure the department's success.
  • Oversee all aspects of aircraft maintenance, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and modifications, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Develop and implement maintenance programs, policies, and procedures to optimize fleet reliability, availability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Ensure timely resolution of technical issues and effective coordination with internal stakeholders, external vendors, and regulatory authorities.
  • Stay abreast of relevant aviation regulations, airworthiness directives, and manufacturer recommendations, ensuring full compliance in all engineering and maintenance activities.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies and participate in audits, inspections, and certifications to maintain the airline's operational approvals and certifications.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as flight operations, planning, and procurement, to support fleet planning, acquisitions, retirements, and transitions.
  • Conduct technical evaluations of aircraft, engines, and components, providing recommendations for fleet optimization and expansion.
  • Champion a safety-first culture within the engineering department, promoting adherence to safety protocols, procedures, and best practices.
  • Establish and maintain quality assurance processes to monitor and improve the quality and reliability of maintenance and engineering operations.
  • Develop and manage the engineering department budget, ensuring effective allocation of resources and cost control measures
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings, process improvements, and efficiency enhancements to maximize operational performance and financial sustainability.

The Successful Applicant

Aerospace / Mechanical Engineer with 20+ years of experience, with at least 8 years of leadership experience. You should be well versed with all aspects of aviation engineering - aircraft engineering, safety, maintenance, etc.

Open to Indians as well as expats.

What's on Offer

Opportunity to lead engineering for one of the leading players in the airline industry.

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