Senior Flight Operations Engineer, Technical Services, Job in Kenya

Brief Description

To ensure provision of accurate aircraft performance data and timely acquisition of operating permits to enhance efficient flight support within the Kenya Airways Network.

Detailed Description

  • Develop and review aircraft performance policies and procedures so as to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluate and advice the company on aircraft performance capabilities to support solid business decisions on aircraft acquisitions, charter, purchases, and leases.
  • Ensure expert technical consultation and support is provided to other departments as required for business and operations development in matters involving aircraft performance and operating permits.
  • Ensure Kenya Airways aircraft conform to regulatory requirement of countries Kenya Airways operates into or overflies in order to maintain professionalism and acceptability internationally.
  • Monitor evolving technologies for calculation and distribution of performance data to flight crew and flight dispatchers.
  • To coordinate and supervise content, customization, revision, and production of aircraft technical manuals. This involves follow up of in-service related operational issues such as management of incorporation of Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives. This activity requires close coordination and working with respective Fleet Managers and Engineering Development to ensure that all operational documentation and data is updated in a timely manner in accordance with KCARS, and Company policies.
  • Liaise with KCAA to facilitate the approval/Acceptance of revised Airplane Flight Manuals, ETOPS Manuals, Performance Manuals and Minimum Equipment List (MEL).

  • Acts as the designated Kenya Airways aircraft performance representative.
  • Act as the designated FLOE representative in New Destinations and Aircraft Delivery and Redeliveries.
  • Conduct On-Job-Training (OJT) for Flight Operations Engineers
  • Investigate root cause and advice on best root cause correction for Safety, Security and Quality critical activities affecting FLOE Technical Services for ongoing conformity with all regulatory requirements, and organization standards.
  • Implement corrective and preventative actions identified by Quality, Safety and Environment.
  • investigations or other internal reporting mechanisms are undertaken within the agreed timeframe.
  • Ensure provision of flight risk analysis for all routes and aerodromes.
  • In coordination with FLOE Navigation and infrastructure, Fleet Manager and Technical Pilot analyze and advice relevant departments on all aircraft performance restrictions.
  • Ensure implementation of safety, security, and emergency standards always.
  • Ensure aircraft are registered with the RVSM governing bodies
  • Assist coordinate projects within FLOE.
  • Ensure and maintain a healthy, safe and secure working environment in compliance with the relevant industry, regulatory and legislative requirements, company procedures, regulatory authorities and requirements of customer airlines.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in the following Engineering courses – Mechanical, Electrical, Communications, Computer with at least 2 years’ experience in Flight Operations


  • Bachelor’s degree Mathematics, Commerce or Physics with at least 2 years’ experience in Flight Operations


  • CPL/ATC/Flight Dispatch with at least 3 years relevant experience.
  • Aircraft Performance Specific Certificate, Aircraft Performance Software Certificate and Diploma in IT are desirable.

Additional Details

  • Performance data for the entire fleet
  • Efficient Flight planning and performance schedules
  • Accurate aircraft performance capabilities
  • Review of aircraft degradation factors
  • Available, accurate and legal technical procedures
  • Up-to-date and current version of application software and data packages.

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