director of operational planning in london

01 February 2019
melanie maycock, qualitair
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The Director Operational Planning is responsible to translate the commercial plans into an efficient and robust operational plan, taking into account all planning parameters (aircraft, maintenance, crew, slots, permits, curfews, ground times etc).

Responsible to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director Operational Planning will adjust the basic schedule based on new commercial or operational requirements and will ensure that effective trade-off decisions will be made or prepared.

The Director Operational Planning is part of the Operations Management Team and has daily contact with all commercial and operational stakeholders.

The Director Operational Planning should take care of the needed actions to make the Operational Planning department fit for the future.

Main Duties

* Translation of the commercial needs into a basic operational plan, taking into account operational restrictions and conditions.
* Overseeing the duties of all operational staff to ensure that the operational plans are efficient, effective and compliant with all local and international regulations.
* Coordination of all charters request ensuring that we confirm in an efficient way taking into account the interest of our clients and commercial units.
* Preparing business case with an integrated view from commercial and operational perspectives.
* Coordination of the closure and opening of stations in the network.
* Weekly reporting of key parameters (crew utilisation, aircraft utilisation)
* Attending commercial meetings with regard to future network plans and scenario's.
* Ensure a strong interface between Operational Planning and OCC for a smooth transfer of flights moving into the 72 hours window.
* Working with the Nominated Person Flight Operations (NPFO) in the planning and control of Flight Crew Resources (flight duties, flight training/checking, simulator/ground school training and other duties such as office and audit)
* Completion of financial budget and reporting in case of deviations.
* Ensuring that Operational Planning fully staffed, training and organised.
* Ensuring that the staff within the department are fully conversant with the company flight time limitations scheme.

Qualifications and Experience Required

* Ability to communicate at all levels
* Good customer service skills
* Taking decisions
* Strong efficiency and punctuality
* A working knowledge of Microsoft office and operational systems
* Good organisational skills including project management
* Previous experience in a similar role
* Basic understanding of EASA FTL
* Commercial affinity
* Basic understanding of air political policies (traffic rights, permits)


Process improvement



educational requirements

aerospace engineering