Powerplant Director

Dublin or Miami
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Technical - Engines
Aircraft Leasing
Dublin or Miami

About Us

Horizon Executive Search International Ltd is a leading global executive search firm focused on the Aviation industry.

Experienced in all sectors of Aviation we primarily focus on Aviation Leasing companies and Aviation Financiers although we also carry out assignments for Airlines, Airports, MRO organisations and other Service Providers.

We are currently mandated to find an experienced Powerplant professional for a leading Aircraft Leasing Company.

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President of Powerplant, the Powerplant Director will have a strategic role across the organisation and execute a wide range of operational duties relating to the transition, trading and maintenance of the aircraft engines across the company’s fleet or stand-alone aircraft engines.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and monitor all engine assets on wing, in storage or transitioning through maintenance.
  • Oversight and active asset management of the technical condition of the fleet including inspections, technical due diligence of airline clients, approval of engine maintenance work and associated reserve claims, maintenance of asset value.
  • Identify opportunities for engine shop visit avoidance, including the amendment of lease re -delivery conditions, brokering of exchange engines, replacement with lease engines.
  • Review of workscopes to ensure compliance with lease agreements and assist Lessees with workscope definition and build life goals.

The Person

Our preferred candidate will have the following qualifications, experience, and key competencies:

  • Engineering degree or an alternative technical qualification with a minimum of 10 years work experience in engine leasing, airline maintenance and engineering, engine MRO or Consultancy organization.
  • Experience with direct and indirect leadership of teams and external consultants.
  • Demonstrated technical, financial, and commercial skills in engine and fleet management.
  • Extensive experience with engine shop visit processes and airline operation.
  • Established and strong relationships with OEMs, MROs and Airlines.
  • Strong problem-solving ability and sound judgment on technical matters.

Company Info

Our client, is a multi-strategy aviation investment manager that capitalizes on its extensive technical knowledge, in-depth industry expertise and long-standing presence in the aviation sector

With assets under management of $6 billion, multiple employees based in the US, Ireland and Singapore. Our client has over 200+ aircraft owned, managed or committed to purchase with 100+ lessees in 50+ countries.

Formed in 2002, our client has grown to become a leading multi-strategy institutional investment manager with demonstrated capabilities and expertise across all segments of the aviation industry.

Due to continued growth and recent acquisitions, the Company is currently seeking a Powerplant Director to be based in either Miami, FL or Dublin, IR.

Important Info

For further information on the role, please apply in confidence to Lori Fabian by clicking the button below.
Please include your full career and current salary details, and quote reference LF/0489/HW.

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