Chief Licensed Aircraft Engineer

  • Luton, GB

  • 127267

  • Onsite

  • Permanent

  • Full Time

  • 37.5

The Chief Licensed Aircraft Engineer, reporting to the Hangar Manager, oversees maintenance projects from pre-input to post-delivery. Responsibilities include ensuring aircraft release complies with technical and regulatory standards, collaborating with SLAEs and LAEs for check progress, maintaining communication with stakeholders, participating in daily activities with Base Maintenance management (e.g., Resource Planning Manager, Engineering Services Manager, Hangar Manager) to ensure Part145 compliance, planning input checks and allocating tasks, managing Senior LAEs, and supporting staff welfare. They should demonstrate enthusiasm, positivity, and adaptability to meet company demands.

This opportunity is based in Hangar 61, London Luton Airport.

Applications close is 11th of June 2024


  • Certify and oversee aircraft release from base maintenance 
  • Coordinate maintenance staff
  • Manage daily work plan adherence
  • Monitor and support staff performance
  • Collaborate with management to address issues
  • Provide updates and escalate issues
  • Develop and implement recovery plans
  • Ensure tool control and project organization
  • Promote health and safety in the workplace
  • Monitor staff attendance and time recording
  • Support staff development and training
  • Assist with quality audits and compliance
  • Uphold company culture and values




  • EASA category ‘C’ licence (preferably hold current EASA B1 and/or B2)
  • Will hold and maintain a minimum of two appropriate fleet types
  • Will hold a minimum of five years active certification
  • Ability to hold and maintain appropriate company approvals specific to role  
  • Understand EASA part-145 requirements and Human Factors
  • Excellent communicator, flexible and solution focused
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent knowledge of company’s engineering operating systems
  • Flexible in their working hours to meet the demands of the role
  • Meet the requirements to hold an airside pass
  • Full driving licence 




  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers and the ability to purchase additional ‘TUI time off’ 

  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme

  • Private Medical Insurance

  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Financial, Health, Social, Community and Career

  • Pension scheme and life assurance 


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