Senior Management Pilot

Cranfield, Bedford
09 Nov 2017
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03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Management Pilot

The National Flying Laboratory Centre is a unique facility based at Cranfield University providing both a 'flying laboratory' for over 1,200 undergraduate and 400 postgraduate engineering students each year and a bespoke research and development service to the aerospace industry.  Currently, the Centre operates four aircraft - two Jetstream 31s and two light aircraft from the University’s own airport. Our aspiration is to add a commercial jet aircraft to the fleet as a flying test bed. Flying operations are typically Monday to Friday and may involve up to 40 days per year based away from Cranfield. We are seeking to recruit a TRE and TRI Captain who has both jet aircraft and turboprop experience.

This is a challenging role which will require you to be self-motivated and highly flexible in your approach.  A good understanding of flight mechanics / flight dynamics will ultimately be required as you must be comfortable discussing technical issues with students. You must also be able to function effectively as a post-holder under Part-SPO - specifically as the Head of Training, but working within other areas such as Flight Operations may also be required.  This management work has a diverse set of requirements in itself, from understanding the appropriate regulations and defining how to comply with them, to managing the relevant records and writing / amending documents, and involves close working with the rest of the NFLC team.

You must hold a valid JAR ATPL(A) or Part FCL ATPL(A) and a current medical certificate with no significant limitations. You must have a minimum of 2,000 flying hours of which not less than 500 hours must be as pilot in command. You must also have training experience within an AOC, a current / recent TRI rating / TRE certificate for a commercial jet aircraft and / or Jetstream 31/32 or a similar turboprop aircraft. Recent experience as a Training Captain with a UK AOC holder (or suitable equivalent) is highly desirable. A current or previous Jetstream 31/32 type rating is also preferred.
This post is subject to a screening process which may delay the start date. The successful candidate must meet the necessary security requirements before they can be appointed.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Nick Lawson, Interim Head of National Flying Laboratory Centre, on +44 (0)1234 758245 or (E); 

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department   School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at   Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work   37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type   Permanent
Salary   Competitive
Apply by    03/12/2017