Director of Maintenance & Engineering


RwandAir Ltd is the flag carrier airline of Rwanda. It operates domestic and international services to East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and the Middle East from its main base at Kigali International Airport. Our mission is to provide unsurpassed, safe, and reliable services in air transportation, including strategically linking Rwanda with the outside world, while ensuring a fair return on investment. We are looking for interested, qualified, and competent candidates to fill the position of:

  • Job Title: Director of Maintenance and Engineering
  • Reports to: Deputy CEO
  • Department: Maintenance and Engineering
  • Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda

Job Purpose

The Director of Maintenance and Engineering is a nominated post holder acceptable by the Authority and reports to the Deputy CEO/ COO. The Director of Maintenance and Engineering is responsible for the management and supervision of all activities in maintenance and engineering including the requirement to ensure that all maintenance is conducted by the approved maintenance program, regulatory requirements, and RwandAir Standards, and that maintenance is conducted by the conditions and restrictions of the AOC. Through the Maintenance Control Manual and other maintenance and engineering manuals, the Director of Maintenance and Engineering is responsible for formulating policies, processes, and procedures for aircraft maintenance and ensuring that all aircraft remain airworthy with all emergency equipment serviceable.

The Director of Maintenance and Engineering shall provide strategic direction and ensure the existence of facilities, equipment, and all resources necessary for delivering quality and safe products. The Director of Maintenance and Engineering shall have direct access to the Accountable Manager for any issues relating to Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering.

Key Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Developing, managing, monitoring, and supervising the organization’s Maintenance and Engineering Management System to meet regulatory and organizational requirements;
  • Planning and budgeting of all maintenance and engineering activities as a way of ensuring that adequate resources are available for the intended tasks;
  • Monitoring and controlling subcontracting service providers to ensure they provide services by the terms and conditions in the contract document or Service Level Agreements;
  • Ensuring maintenance of equipment and tools used in support of maintenance operations and providing a schedule for proactivity maintenance program;
  • Training and coordinating the training of personnel through formal classroom, on-job training, mentoring, and other personnel development exercises to meet current and future organizational needs;
  • Providing facilities, equipment, and technical data that are required for the conduct of maintenance and engineering activities;
  • Ensuring that maintenance and engineering activities are conducted by regulatory requirements, rules, and laws of areas where operations are conducted, RwandAir standards, and that maintenance and engineering activities are conducted by the conditions and restrictions of the AOC;
  • Liaising with Original Equipment Manufacturers(OEM), subcontractors, suppliers, and any other external entities on issues relating to maintenance and engineering;
  • Coordinating maintenance, planning, and materials section and ensuring exchange of operationally relevant information with other departments;
  • Monitoring of the airworthiness of aircraft to ensure ongoing conformity with all regulatory requirements, organization standards, and procedures;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient maintenance of aircraft and equipment by the approved technical data;
  • Developing policies, processes, and procedures in maintenance and engineering contained in the engineering manuals and ensuring that they are regularly updated to remain current;
  • Correcting non-conformities raised during internal or external audits;
  • Conducting safety risk assessment and ensuring that decisions relating to risk tolerability are made by appropriately qualified and authorized personnel;
  • Coordinating aircraft delivery and redelivery for lease and purchases;
  • Participate in management review and provide feedback to executive management on areas requiring improvement;
  • Promoting and supporting the implementation of the safety management system within the department;

Desired Profile: Education, Experience, and Abilities

  • Graduate degree in engineering coupled with aircraft maintenance and engineering management background and relevant experience in continued airworthiness management;
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License with appropriate airframe and power plant or Avionics ratings or Aeronautical Engineering degree;
  • At least 10 years experience in aviation Maintenance senior management;
  • Familiar with aircraft types operated by the RwandAir;
  • At least 5 years’ previous experience in aircraft maintenance and engineering;
  • Computer literate;
  • Skills in computerized maintenance software;
  • Shall be accepted/approved by the Authority as part of AOC conditions

How to apply:

  • An application letter addressed to Director, Human Resources;
  • Recent Curriculum Vitae;
  • Notarized Relevant certificates;
  • Copy of current passport;
  • Three referees

The deadline for submitting application documents is November 30, 2022. Please send your application to [email protected]

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted



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