All Locations
Greater London
Department
Flight Operations
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Flight Operations
Careers Site Advertising End Date
28 Jun 2024

The Role

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for an Operations Controller to facilitate the effective delivery of the flying programme for all Flight Operations under the guidance of the Ops Control Leadership Team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Operations Control Leadership Team, coordinate the day-to-day operation ensuring performance targets are met and the operation is deployed safely and efficiently.
  • Ensure that any policy breaches are reported to the Operations Control Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with customer organisations, including local aerodromes, to effect operational delivery (external).
  • Liaise with relevant agencies/personnel on the execution of the flying program, maintenance of aircraft and management of aircrews (internal).
  • Monitor aircraft inflight, responding to any issues as they arise and providing information to the relevant persons (delays or technical issues).
  • Be the Operations lead for coordination and planning of detachments away from the Main Operating Base (MOB).

Experience / skills / qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years experience within an aviation environment (essential). 
  • Strong academic achievement, typically higher education standard (A-Level) or equivalent (desirable).
  • Knowledge of civilian (essential) and military (desirable) aviation rules and regulations (essential).
  • Ability to gain and maintain SC clearance (essential)
  •  Knowledge of flight planning software, crew planning and rostering systems (highly desirable).
  • Needs to be articulate and have the ability to build credible trusting relationships. 
  • Highly numerate and able to demonstrate good analytical skills.
  • Self-starting and motivated individual with a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Strong IT literacy and is a capable user of Microsoft Office Suite, with particular experience with MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint.
  • Works on own initiative, requiring minimal guidance from their Manager.
  • Continually and pro-actively seeks new ways of working to improve overall business performance.
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
  • High level of energy and self motivation, often working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Our employee values

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

To us, diversity means bringing your own perspective to the conversation; inclusion means having a voice - and equality means that your voice is heard.

At all our sites internationally, every member of the Draken Europe team is accountable to ensure that we are all treated fairly and with respect.

Intolerance has no place in our Company. We condemn it outright. Instead, we strive to create a culture where each person who joins our team feels they have the opportunity to succeed, to grow, and to work within an environment where they can be themselves.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

 

 

 

About Us

Whether it is adversarial support, electronic attack or customised rotary-wing training, we offer the most accurate and advanced readiness training in the industry. Our vast, differentiated fleet, cutting edge hardware and experienced instructors are engaged to help your mission take off.
 
Being ready is not only a matter of when. But where. We provide services in the UK, US and across the NATO countries. Making sure that our allies can manoeuvre around defeat and prepare to prevail.
 

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