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Chief Pilot - B737NG

An exciting opportunity is available for Chief Pilot to assist the establishment of a new airline. View Job >>

Chief Engineer

Excellent opportunity to lead engineering of a Cessna fleet in Australia. Great company operating in the fast recovering tourism sector.
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Karl Odqvist

Karl Odqvist
Director Europe, Africa, & Middle East

+46 767885788
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Karl has significant experience in aviation, technology, and senior levels roles. In addition to all aspects of Flight Operations, Karl has successfully worked on roles including Director of Software, Chief Architect, COO, CTO, CISO, and more. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering as well as a CPL with a frozen ATPL. ​

Lewis Purcell

Lewis Purcell
Director Asia, Pacific & North America

+65 9617 8925
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Lewis brings a wealth of aviation experience within the APAC market, having worked with major aviation companies in Australia and Singapore over the past two decades to provide resourcing solutions. He has a deep understanding of staffing and resourcing solutions across flight crew, maintenance crew, C-suite, and other operational roles.

Latest Executive & Operations Jobs.

Recruitment Consultant

Rishworth Aviation has an exciting opportunity for a team of recruiters to join our company in a time where we are seeing a significant recovery across the aviation sector. We are looking for recruiters to be based anywhere across Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand or Singapore. You will require the right to live and work in the above countries. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work from home or a hybrid module dependent on location/preference. About us Rishworth Aviation is an industry leading provider of staffing and consulting services to the aviation industry. Founded in 1985, for over 35 years we have built enviable consulting expertise and reputation among crews and clients globally. We represent some of the largest and fastest growing airlines in the world. We have offices in Sweden, Singapore, and New Zealand with a diverse recruitment team located globally. Rishworth Aviation is majority owned by Empresaria Group plc, an international specialist resourcing company headquartered in the UK comprising over 20 brands. As a member of this group, you may have the opportunity to grow your career globally and learn various skill sets across the group. About you You’re strategic and innovative in your sourcing approach, thinking outside of the box to find hidden and passive talent. You’re confident in driving talent strategies and enjoy building and fostering effective relationships and networks. You are proactive regarding recruitment strategies as well as hungry to see results. You are hands on with your clients as well as your candidates. Enjoy communication and go out of your way to see a process through regardless of the challenges. You have a great level of agility to deal with the demands of an ever-flexing industry. The role Work on roles spanning all levels and departments, managing at times the entire process from start to finish whilst at other times working collaboratively across different teams to deliver the pipeline in the most efficient way. Our recruitment team work on varied roles mainly across Pilots, Engineers, Cabin Crew and Flight Operations Management. Establish and build strong relationships with various stakeholders, clients and candidates. Building solid networks and using those to increase exposure of our Rishworth brand. Act as a consultant to the business, using data to influence and drive the recruiting process in order to find the best possible talent as quickly and efficiently as possible Drive a best-in-class candidate experience by establishing a thoughtful interview process, ensuring both candidates and hiring managers are well prepared, and providing timely feedback/updates to all parties Engage in creative sourcing strategies for hard-to-find talent, always looking for new ways to attract top talent into the pipeline. Have a strategic approach to the market, feeding potential leads to the sales team as well as keeping these updated in our database Attentive to detail and comfortable to work within the framework of an Applicant Tracking System as the main form of communication. Skills And Experience Required Self-starter, with a warm and engaging communication style. Can influence across all levels as required Proven current market insights/aligned within a similar industry that has a large requirement around compliance/regulations. 1+ years strong agency or inhouse experience required Experience managing multiple roles/profiles at once Excellent written and verbal communication skills Strong sense of urgency and bias for action Proactive and solution-oriented, identifying challenges early on and addressing those with relevant stakeholders If you are looking to join a global company and expand your skills and knowledge, I would love to hear from you. Kindly send your CV to elena.phillips@rishworthaviation.com. All applications will be treated in confidence! We are looking at start dates as soon as possible, so don’t delay applying! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deputy CEO / Head of Flight Operations - Bamboo Airways

An excellent opportunity is available for an experienced Head of Flight Operations to take ownership and oversight of the Flight Operations for this growing airline.  Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will be instrumental in ensuring the safe and efficient operations of the airline, during an exciting time of growth.  This growing airline offers excellent leisure benefits and the ability to grow your career alongside the business.    Essential Criteria Hold or have held an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL); Comprehensive knowledge of civil aviation regulations, standards, and recommended practices (EASA, ICAO, IATA); Able to demonstrate strong leadership, strategic vision, and managerial competency; Highly commercial and customer-focused with intellectual rigor; Possession and demonstration of the key competencies outlined below. Desirable Criteria Minimum of 10 years of aviation experience to include 5 years of airline command experience; Previous Post-holder / Nominated Person experience; Previous experience developing and managing departmental budgets; Preferably qualification in business management or related field; Key Competencies Natural teamwork skills with demonstrable experience in leading and managing people; A highly disciplined individual who sets and works to strict deadlines and ensures that other managers correspondingly adhere to such deadlines; Creative, innovative, and idea’s driven; capable of identifying innovative strategic development opportunities, and driving the creation of new ideas and/or stimulating others, internally or externally to do so; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to develop strong working relationships at all levels both internally and externally; Proven leadership skills; Ability to fully assess situations, grasp issues, solve problems and make clear concise recommendations on key operational decisions; Energetic individual who has a clear ability to work with projects in parallel to the core responsibilities of the role; Questions appropriately Highly capable of challenging and influencing peers to review legacy approaches; Self-motivated individual with a high level of initiative and commitment.

Crew Rostering Manager - Bamboo Airways

An excellent opportunity is available with Bamboo Airways in Vietnam for a Crew Rostering Manager.  This growing airline offers excellent leisure benefits and the ability to grow your career alongside the business.  Key responsibilities:  Build, manage, supervise pilots/flight attendants‘ schedules: Construct the most efficient flight plan. Assign and maintain flight plans. Manage the supervision of daily flight operations (24/24). Evaluate the state of human resources during flight operation. Plan and execute changing of base/DHC for crew members (supervise the booking of pick up, plane ticket, and hotel reservation) when needed. Coordinate with the appropriate department(s) to resolve any problems that might arise from daily flight operations. Consult GM with anything related to the management of pilots/flight attendants; Research, propose, and enact possible improvements to the daily operation or the management of pilots/flight attendants; Assign duties, manage and supervise personnel in flight operations as well as in other tasks assigned by the GM; Acknowledge and complete any department assignment; Receive, analyze and pass important information through to related department(s); Identify and resolve any irregularity in-flight operation through analysis and assessment; Report and analyze statistics related to managing pilots/flight attendants‘ schedules. Key Qualification & Requirements University graduate or higher education. Both Vietnamese and International candidates are eligible to apply; Have at least 3 years of work experience in the Aviation industry; Have knowledge in the Aviation industry: Rules and regulations of CAAV, Bamboo Airways, Aviation safety policies, Flight operation regulations; Have technical capabilities: Pilots/flight attendants scheduling software, SITA – Data transfer, Aircraft monitoring system, Office, Company Portal, Supporting software; Ability to analyze, making critical decisions; Thriving to build a healthy work environment; Able to endure a huge amount of pressure, work outside of working hours as well as on-off days;  Benefits Enjoy a competitive salary with a full insurance scheme; Work in an airline with a dynamic and friendly international environment; Learning and career development opportunities; Enjoy traveling by dozens of free-of-charge air tickets and holidays in FLC Hotels & Resorts for yourself and your family.

Deputy Head of Cabin Crew Division - Bamboo Airways

An excellent opportunity is available with Bamboo Airways in Vietnam for a Deputy Head of Cabin Crew Division.  This growing airline offers excellent leisure benefits and the ability to grow your career alongside the business.  Based in Hanoi, this role will support the Head of Cabin Crew Division in all facets of managing the operations of the Cabin Crew Division. Support and advise the manager in the development of regulations, processes, and policies related to quality improvement services, train professional skills to meet 5 stars standards for Cabin Crews Manage the activities of the Service Standards Department, participate in diplomatic activities with the Board of Directors Carry out recruitment, management of Cabin Crew to ensure manpower for operation Take part in projects related to the service of the Division Qualifications & Requirements University graduate or higher majoring in Economics/ Diplomacy /Aviation/ Business Administration Age over 30, good-looking appearance Have at least 5 years of experience in the Aviation field and at least 3 years at 5-star airlines Trained and experienced in the positions of Cabin Manager, Service Teacher Experience in customer care, or service instructor is a great advantage Have good leadership and communication skills, pedagogical skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Benefits Competitive salary with a full insurance scheme Work in an airline with a dynamic and friendly international environment Learning and career development opportunities Travel benefits including free-of-charge air tickets and holidays in FLC Hotels & Resorts for yourself and your family Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  

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Chief Engineer

Located at Shellharbour Airport, NSW, Australia - our client provides comprehensive and expert maintenance, modification, and support services for a broad range of fixed wing aircraft. In preparing for stronger tourist trade in 2022, they are expanding their team and have an exciting opportunity for experienced candidates to apply for the position of Chief Engineer. This is a fulltime position operating Monday to Friday, with very minimal weekend work, and is a fantastic opportunity to join a professional and energetic company. With an attractive remuneration package, a great working environment, long term career opportunity and a commitment to world-class results. Relocation allowance and engine training course/s available to suitable candidates. Interested applicants will need to show strong organisational and leadership attributes, a high degree of professionalism, a commitment to safety and a willingness to perform to a consistently high standard. Ideal candidates will hold a CASA Part 66 B1 License, have experience working on Cessna 208 Caravan’s (of which we maintain a fleet of eighteen throughout Australia), preferably with Pratt & Whitney PT6A or Garrett/TPE331 experience. Proven experience in GA or corporate maintenance, and knowledge of Microsoft Suite and related aircraft maintenance database systems will be highly regarded.  Duties and Responsibilities: Maintaining and supporting the maintenance operations and providing an elevated level of leadership to staff. Planning, organizing, and conducting aircraft maintenance, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation requirements. Ensuring quality control is maintained with regard to CASA And WH&S requirements. Consulting with customers, manufacturers, sub-contractors, and suppliers alongside consulting with CASA as required. Overseeing labor systems, best practice skills, and costs associated with all maintenance conducted. Foster a culture that inspires elevated levels of safety, performance, and employee satisfaction Commitment to being part of a collaborative organisation seeking continuous improvement. Mentor engineering staff to develop / hone their critical thinking and analytical skills. Management and oversight of the Procedures Manual and other regulatory documents. Key Attributes Required: B1.1 Licence with Pratt & Whitney PT6A or TPE331 engines (Small / nonrated aircraft) with General aviation experience. Ability to achieve required activities with minimal supervision and possess wonderful time management skills and a strong eye for detail. Ensure safety of work processes and equipment to maintain a safe work environment. Strong leadership, communication and troubleshooting skills. Covid Vaccination ONLY CASA LICENCE HOLDERS WILL BE SHORTLISTED This is an excellent opportunity to work in a growing organisation, dedicated to providing quality service to our customers. Additional type training will be provided to the successful applicant. If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience and are eager to continue building your skills, we would love to hear from you. All applications will remain confidential.

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