Airport, Operations, Management, Office, operations

Senior Operations Controller

Last updated: 1 month ago
Expires: 1 month from now
Job Role:
Airport, Operations, Management, Office, operations
Aircraft type:
United Kingdom

Job description

Zenon is delighted to be supporting a well-established Airline to source a Senior Operations Controller on a permanent basis for their facilities based in Luton.



  • Fantastic holiday/travel benefits
  • Health & wellbeing support
  • Private medical insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Permanent health insurance

Shift pattern – 4 on/4 off - 5 on/5 off

The successful candidate will hold accountability for airline operations in the operational control window: day of operation and 8 weeks prior

Main Duties and Responsibilities: -

  • Actively manage aircraft operation including any lease in/out or special operations
  • Maintain 24 hour control and monitor and respond to disruption or irregularity
  • Develop knowledge of the operating programme, approvals, and customer profiles & provide support to Operations Duty Manager
  • Recommend solutions to mitigate the impact on on-time performance, crew efficiency and customer experience
  • Provide advice to the Operations Duty Manager in like with regulatory authorities, local government, airport authorities and local airline geographies and their operational requirements
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with Operations Controllers, the engineering department, and the group OCC, in regards to flight plans, movement control and dispatch
  • Working closely with Crewing Duty Managers to respond to, and resolve operational issues
  • Ensure financial considerations and cost implications are analysed
  • Coordinate the operational response to disruption and irregularities in the flying programme ensuring a high level of communication an information flow is maintained
  • Conduct flight watch to ensure accurate data
  • Be active during major disruption and incidents
  • Prepare high quality reports and data to enablement management action
  • Participate in safety and compliance audit activity


Why Choose Zenon Aviation?
In the ever changing and dynamic marketplace, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations. Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with you application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you, please forward your CV.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Only candidates with the right to work within the UK will be considered.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


  • Demonstrated experience within aviation operations, technical and regulatory matters is essential
  • Clear and strong communication skills
  • Responsive and adaptable to fast changing situations
  • Able to build constructive relationships to work alongside colleagues and stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of differences between local airlines
  • Cost conscious with a focus on long term perspective
  • Open to new ways of working
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure