Published on November 21st, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Aviation Manager Vacancy at Irish Coast Guard

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), a division of the Department of Transport, has advertised for the position of Aviation Manager. The IRCG provides a nationwide maritime emergency service as well as a variety of services to shipping and other government agencies. The Aviation Manager will occupy a senior management post within the Irish Coast Guard and provide leadership and management to the Irish Coast Guard on aviation matters, driving value for money and ensuring that contracts and procurement are within Public Procurement Guidelines. The Aviation Manager will manage the current and future development of aviation and related contracts including managing the Coast Guard contracts portfolio.

Candidates must hold, or have held, a Commercial or Airline Pilot licence, or be a licenced aircraft engineer or hold a qualification at minimum level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in Aviation Management or Aeronautical Engineering. A number of other requirements must also be met including:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience.
  • Have experience in Aviation safety management and an excellent knowledge of ICAO Annex 19 Safety Management and European Union Safety Agency requirements for air operations GEN. 200 management system.
  • Have a proven track record in contract management and evaluation with a good knowledge of contract management processes, and the legal aspects and implications of contractual agreements

This closing date for applications is 3pm on Thursday 3rd December 2020. More details are available here.


About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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