British Antarctic Survey Deputy Chief Pilot, Line Pilots & Project Pilot


British Antarctic Survey are recruiting for a number of pilot roles including Deputy Chief Pilot, Project Pilot & Line Pilots for there base in Cambridge, UK and Antartica. Info from BAS careers page.

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.If you have applied for an Antarctic-based role for the coming season, please note that we will inform you of the outcome of your application in due course.

Deputy Chief Pilot:

Contract type:
Open-Ended

Salary:
Deputy Chief Pilot: starting salary from £75,786 – £83,763 per annum

Benefits:
We offer generous benefits

Team:
Air Operations team

Location:
Cambridge
  • BAS pilots are considered to be Cambridge based for administrative purposes. Management pilots are required to perform some duties at Cambridge. The DCP may live anywhere in the UK but must be able to travel to Cambridge when required.
Closing date:
21 January 2022 @ 11:59 pm

 

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are seeking high calibre pilot applicants for the role of Deputy Chief Pilot (DCP).

Who we are

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs.

British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams, and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.

Purpose

The BAS Air Unit is in a period of significant change with the departure of key personnel, the consequent loss of experience and the concurrent introduction of a new aircraft type. BAS seeks high calibre pilot applicants for the role of Deputy Chief Pilot (DCP). Applications are invited from suitably experienced internal and external candidates possessing a range of relevant skills.

The Air Unit has the demanding task of enabling the BAS Scientific and Operational objectives whilst meeting, or exceeding, the relevant Airworthiness Authority regulations in one of the harshest flying environments on the planet.

The Pilot Management Team consist of the Chief Pilot, Head of Training and DCP. Together, this team is responsible for: all aspects of pilot management; aircraft and simulator training; maintenance and development of the Air Operations Manual; annual planning and daily flying supervision. The successful applicant will support the Chief Pilot by performing key management duties to ensure the continued safe and efficient operation of the BAS Air Unit and support the Head of Training with pilot training. The ideal candidate will, therefore, have flying instructional experience and qualification relevant to BAS aircraft.

The DCP will be actively engaged in the flying task and is expected to qualify on the Twin Otter aircraft in year one and subsequently be dual rated on Twin Otter and Dash 7.

Qualification

CAA FCL ATPL (A) or
Frozen ATPL (A) MCC Course
(Multi-crew Co-operation)

OR

Other equivalent ICAO licenses may be considered on a case-by-case basis if current on DHC 6 type. The applicant will be required to obtain a UK FCL within the first 6 months to enable type rating on DHC 7.

Duties

The Deputy Chief Pilot will share responsibility for ensuring flight operations are safe, efficient and meet the defined operational objectives. All posts require substantial Antarctic deployed periods (4-6 months annually).

In addition to normal Line Pilot duties, the Deputy Chief Pilot will undertake management duties on behalf of the Chief Pilot when delegated:

1. Maintenance of regulatory compliance;

2. Maintenance and development of Air Operations Manual;

3. Annual scheduling of assets and tasks;

4. Management of crew roster and leave;

5. Daily scheduling of flights and crew;

6. Co-ordinating Air Unit tasking with Rothera Station activities;

7. Enabling the Antarctic Field and Global Science Programmes;

8. Line instruction and simulator instruction according to qualification;

9. Integration of the flying programme with the delivery and logistics requirements of the organisation.

Operational/Training Duties 60%
Secondary/Administrative Duties 35%
General Duties 5%

It is expected that the time apportionment will vary from year to year to accommodate changing internal and external demands. However, some of the apportionment should be predictable and will be communicated during the annual pilot performance appraisal.

The DCP must maintain a level of fitness and health commensurate with the harsh environment and arduous tasking. After the age of 60, flying tasking is restricted (see BAS Air Operations Manual Part A for details and definitions). The role would be restricted to the following:
1. Single pilot non-operational flights
2. Multi-pilot operational and non-operational flights
3. Simulator and ground training instructing roles (where appropriate)

Pilots over the age of 60 may expect an increased proportion of aviation related Secondary/Administrative duties to maintain overall productivity. Such tasking will be appropriate to the skills and experience associated with the role of a pilot.

DCP retirement age is 65.


Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 21/154
Publication date: 21 December 2021
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 21 January 2022
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 31st January 2022

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Line Pilot:

Contract type:
Open-Ended

Salary:
Starting salary from £53,255 – £66,966 per annum

Benefits:
We offer generous benefits

Team:
Air Operations team

Location:
Cambridge

Closing date:
21 January 2022 @ 11:59 pm

 

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for a Line Pilot to be responsible to the Chief Pilot for the safe and efficient operation of BAS aircraft.

Who we are

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs.

British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams, and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.

Purpose

To be responsible to the Chief Pilot for the safe and efficient operation of BAS aircraft as laid out in the Air Operations Manual and relevant Airworthiness Authority Regulations. The responsibility will include: implementation of the BAS Flying Programme, as directed by Air Unit Management, ensuring all objectives are achieved in a safe and efficient manner and that the wider goals of the Survey and its collaborators are met. Primary duties include flying and non-flying tasks where Line Pilots must be able to adapt to their surroundings and display excellent leadership qualities at all times. Line Pilots are expected to take a pro-active approach to all tasks and display initiative and good situational awareness, particularly when operating in remote environments

Qualification

UK FCL ATPL (A) or
Frozen ATPL (A) MCC Course
(Multi-crew Co-operation)

OR

Other equivalent ICAO licenses may be considered on a case-by-case basis if current on DHC 6 type. The applicant will be required to obtain a UK FCL.

Duties

The LP will be responsible for ensuring all flight operations are safe and efficient; planning of all flights; ensuring objectives and tasks detailed by the Chief Pilot/Deputy Chief Pilot are achieved.

1. Safe and efficient operation of the aircraft at all times.

2. For flight operations the Line Pilot will ensure all safety and operational procedures are implemented in accordance with the BAS Air Operations Manual and all current/relevant airworthiness authority regulations.

3. The Line Pilot will report progress, deficiencies and faults related to aircraft and flight operations to the Chief Pilot/Deputy Chief Pilot.

4. To keep current necessary licences and approvals to fly for the BAS aircraft and to fly both within Antarctica and elsewhere on all assigned operational, flight testing and training missions.

5. To show due regard for co-workers and an appreciation of the close surrounding in which most of the working and off–duty time is spent when detached to remote locations.

6. To undertake other appropriate duties required by Station or Line Management.

Time apportioned to these duties should reflect their priority. The following is a strongly recommended guide:

Operational/Training Duties 80%
Secondary/Administrative Duties 15%
General Duties 5%

It is expected that the time apportionment will vary from year to year to accommodate changing internal and external demands. However some of the apportionment should be predictable and will be communicated during the annual pilot performance appraisal.

BAS chooses to apply commercial operational restrictions with respect to pilots age ie no single crew operations with passengers after the age of 60. The retirement age is 65.

Roles applicable within this restriction (as defined in the Air Operations Manual Part A) include:
1. Single pilot non-operational flights
2. Multi-pilot operational and non-operational flights
3. Simulator and ground training instructing roles (where appropriate)
Additional administrative tasking should be expected in addition to flying tasks. There would not be an expectation of transferring to a solely office-based role or undertaking tasks not appropriate to the skills and experience associated with the role of a pilot


Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 21/155
Publication date: 21 December 2021
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 21 January 2022
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 31st January 2022

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the EmployersNetwork for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

Project Pilot:

Contract type:
Open-Ended

Salary:
Starting salary from £53,255 – £66,966 per annum

Benefits:
We offer generous benefits

Team:
Air Operations team

Location:
Cambridge

Closing date:
21 January 2022 @ 11:59 pm

 

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are seeking Project Pilot to join the Air Unit team.

Who we are

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know-how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs.

British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation www.ukri.org We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as to keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams, and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places, then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.

Purpose

To be responsible to the BAS Air Unit Chief Pilot for the safe and efficient introduction to service to BAS of a new aircraft replacing the current capability delivered using a Dash 7.

It is anticipated that the responsibility will include, but not be limited to: type rating and the gaining of deep technical knowledge to support the development of safe operating procedures for short field and ice runway Antarctic operations; close liaison with project safety specialists; possible secondment to an existing operator to gain relevant type experience; development of training programmes for BAS pilots; major contribution to a variety of project air and station change management forums; risk assessment and management; the initial proving of operating assumptions and methods in Northern hemisphere; deployment to Antarctica to define the aircraft’s initial operating capability; development to full operating capability.

The Project Pilot must have relevant experience of aircraft operations in austere and challenging environments and is expected to work autonomously to a high standard representing BAS to industry and maintenance partners.

Qualification

UK or EASA Part FCL ATPL (A)

or

Frozen ATPL (A) MCC Course (Multi-crew Co-operation).

Duties

The PP will be responsible for ensuring flight operations with the new aircraft are as safe and efficient as possible.

1. Quickly obtain academic and operating knowledge of BAS chosen aircraft.

2. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of civil aviation regulations and performance calculations and be able to distil from these those aspects most pertinent to BAS Antarctic Operations.

3. Have a willingness to develop novel, but safe, operating methods and be able to justify these to the relevant regulating authorities.

4. Develop SOPs for Antarctic operations.

5. Write the AOM Part B for the new platform.

6. Work with Air Unit training pilots and support development of BAS simulator and line training syllabi.

7. Be key participant in project safety and change management forums.

8. Represent BAS and the Air Unit to partners and contractors.

9. Report deficiencies and project shortfalls to the Project Team and Chief Pilot.

10. Lead the initial flight verification and introduction to Antarctic service.

11. Keep current necessary licences and approvals to fly for the BAS both within Antarctica and elsewhere on all assigned operational, flight testing and training missions.

12. Show due regard for co-workers and an appreciation of the close surrounding in which most of the working and off–duty time is spent when detached to remote locations.

13. Undertake other appropriate duties required by Project or Air Unit Management.

Time apportioned to these duties will vary depending on project phase.

Although the place of work is Cambridge, flexible working arrangements are available. Significant travel is to be expected throughout the contract period. It is anticipated that at least two deployments to Antarctica of several months duration will be required.


Please quote reference for any queries: BAS 21/156
Publication date: 21 December 2021
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 21 January 2022
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 31st January 2022

At BAS, our vision is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and operations. Making our vision a reality depends on the excellence and diversity of our staff. We are committed to creating a workplace where all our staff can flourish and succeed. BAS is a Disability Confident employer, we are proud to hold a bronze Athena Swan award and we are a member of enei, the EmployersNetwork for Equality & Inclusion.

We appreciate the importance of achieving work-life balance and support this with a number of family and carer-friendly policies. Plus a flexible working policy for those who may wish to amend their working pattern or arrangement.

To apply for this job please visit www.bas.ac.uk.


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