The role

Job Purpose

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for providing the oversight, supervision, leadership and delivery of all functions within the SAS UK Maintenance Organisation in accordance with EASA Part 145 regulations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be an ambassador with regards to SAS values, vision and mission ensuring they are implemented throughout the maintenance team;
  • Ensuring compliance to EASA and CAA regulatory requirements;
  • Actively support the SAS quality system and drive continuous improvement programs;
  • To ensure adequate numbers of suitably experienced, trained and competent staff are available to meet the planned activities of the maintenance organisation;
  • Responsible to ensure suitable process and procedure is in place, in use and effective at all times;
  • To establish a training program inclusive of all regulatory mandated training, SAS internal training and competence assessment, enabling all maintenance staff to remain current in these requirements;
  • Ensure that Safety Risk Management and the SAS SMS is used to provide a thorough foundation for working practices inclusive of human factors and human performance limitations;
  • Maintain adequate facilities and tools appropriate for the planned activities inclusive of hangar, office, workshops and stores environments;
  • Responsible to ensure adequate production planning of all maintenance activities;
  • Responsible for the GSE and calibrated tooling control, servicing and training requirements;
  • Leading a safety culture within the maintenance team to ensure safe and compliant operations and working practices;
  • Responsible for the accurate retention of all maintenance records for SAS and third-party maintenance activities;
  • Responsible for periodic reporting of maintenance department performance, including KPIs as required by the organisation;
  • Support the creation of contracts, bids and quotes for existing and new customers as required by the Commercial Team;
  • Acting as SME for all technical matters as required by the COO and TD;
  • Maintain Safety, OH & S, Compliance, Security and environmental standards as required by the SAS Management System;
  • Undertake actions as required in support of the Company Safety Management System and Compliance Monitoring Programmes.

Health and Safety

  • Understand individual operational safety and security responsibilities;
  • Be aware of personal health and safety and the health and safety of others at work.

Emergency Response

  • Being prepared to respond in a crisis as an ERP Coordinator representative, maintaining knowledge of the emergency response programme policies, processes and procedures, as defined by the Emergency Response Procedures.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • Extensive experience in aviation maintenance as a manager leading large groups or teams;
  • Have held or currently hold an Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License;
  • Be able to hold a Form 4 position with the CAA;
  • Experience in business improvement and project management activities;
  • Strong understanding of EASA Part 145 aircraft maintenance regulatory framework and interpretation;
  • Possess strong IT skills and experience of working with Microsoft Office;
  • Strong leadership skills with proven experience in prioritising workload;
  • Ability to negotiate in difficult circumstances and deliver positive results and outcomes.

SAS Core Values

At Specialist Aviation Services, we believe that ‘how’ employees do their role is as important as ‘what’ they do. This is key to our culture, how we get things done and how we collaborate with each other.

  • We are passionate about Performance
  • We learn and strive for continual Improvement
  • We show Kindness and support to our colleagues
  • We are Rigorous in our attention to detail and procedures
  • We earn the right to celebrate success and have Fun

Desirable Skills

  • Hold higher level management qualification or similar in a relevant field
  • Experience in HEMS, SAR or Oil and Gas helicopter operating environments
  • Have experience in MD and/or Leonardo helicopters
  • Willingness to work outside of normal working hours
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Confident, approachable and enthusiastic
  • Accurate, numerate and excellent attention to detail
  • Team player with the ability to work with a degree of autonomy
  • Flexibility to travel when required


Specialist Aviation Services is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment.

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