Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Lead Cabin Programmes Engineer (Avionics)

Last updated: 3 weeks ago
Expires: 1 week ago
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
Aircraft type:
Hong Kong

Job description

Role Introduction


Reports To: Cabin Programmes Manager (Avionics)

Departments: ENG - Engineering

Engineering’s role is focused on reassurance, keeping our people and our customers    safe, ensuring that in every aspect of our operation we have industry leading performance and that our various fleet programmes are delivering to plan, budget and specification.

Engineering’s ambition is to be one of the world’s highest performing, customer centric and progressive engineering teams and the role of the Lead Cabin Programmes Engineer

is to lead all programme management related activity associated to specific cabin avionics programmes starting from product/supplier selection through to delivery on the aircraft. They will lead the development of product specification, retrofit workscopes, labour-hour costings and aircraft input schedules.

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage the definition and installation of cabin avionics products, which include but not limited to In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC), Emergency Escape Proximity Lighting (EEPL), Cabin Services System (CSS) for both production and retrofit aircraft.
  • Lead and oversee new cabin avionics programmes to ensure all products are certified, produced and delivered on time, on budget and to specification.
  • Lead the source selection analysis process for new cabin avionics products ensuring full compliance to all technical and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead major milestone meetings and provide on-site support for aircraft modification inputs.
  • Lead cabin reconfigurtion proposals and support LOPA studies.
  • Lead all in-house cabin avionics designs & modifications through Cathay Pacific HKAR-21 Design Organisation to support aircraft induction and retirement activities.
  • Lead all cabin avionics tasks for all aircraft inductions and retirements.
  • Build strong working relationships with cabin avionics suppliers and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs).
  • Initiate and drive cabin avionics reliability improvements for future cabin avionics products through structured cross-functional engagement with key stakeholders and lessons learned.




  • Typically 8 years' experience in aircraft maintenance and/or engineering.
  • Degree in Engineering / Aerospace discipline.
  • Proven cabin avionics knowledge, preferably in IFEC development and integration.
  • Proven experience of supervising, managing projects and working with cross functional teams.
  • Proven ability in supplier management and working with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs).
  • Membership of The insituitation of Hong Kong Engineers (HKIE) is preferred.
  • Experience in project management is preferred.
  • Experience in LEAN project is preferred.
  • Design Organisation experience is preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong in communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Drive for excellence.
  • Adaptable and responsive to change with demonstrated ability to drive process improvements across the department. 

Application Deadline: 18 September 2023

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