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Ground Services Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 23143

Ground Services Manager

Ground Services Manager required at a busy airport in the West of Ireland. Reporting to the Head of Operations you will manage all ground handling activities, such as Ramp Services; Workshop and Fuel Management ensuring compliance with aviation regulations are maintained at all times.


  • Manage ramp activities (marshalling aircraft, loading/unloading, baggage handling, passenger handling, aircraft refueling and de-icing).

  • Ensure the safe turnaround of aircraft in accordance with quality, efficiency, safety, legal and environmental objectives.

  • Oversee the procurement, management, and maintenance of vehicles, and ground support equipment ensuring availability when required.

  • Manage the winter operations, overseeing runway de-icing and snow clearance of the airside areas, ensuring equipment is serviceable and stocks of aircraft de-icing fluids and runway de-icing fluids are available.

  • Work collaboratively with other key business stakeholders to develop and implement sustainability initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of ground operations, such as alternative fuel programmes, energy-efficient technologies, and waste reduction strategies.

  • Ensure that all required manuals, documents, and records are completed and maintained in accordance with company/statutory/legal requirements and that all associated administration activities are completed in a timely manner in accordance with company or other policies.

  • Represent Ground Services in internal and external regulatory audits.

  • Foster a work environment that focuses on safety, service, teamwork, and flexibility.

  • Ensure efficient rostering of staff and monitor hours.

  • Ensure staff are appropriately trained and competent to carry out the duties to a high standard ensuring safety, customer service and efficiency and that training records are maintained.

  • Review and develop safe working procedures for all aspects of ground services and ensure that these are documented in the safety management system.

  • Ensure that all accidents and incidents are fully investigated, and corrective action is taken to prevent reoccurrence and that a complete accident report is filled out.

  • Manage and control departmental expenditures / finance within established budgets and ensure that all financial transactions are completed in accordance with company policy.

  • Monitor, measure and report on operational issues and opportunities relating to the department.

  • Emergency planning and contingency plans.


  • A qualification in Aeronautical / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent with good technical and mechanical skills

  • At least 5 years relevant experience in Airport ground operations or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of Aviation regulations in particular EASA 139/2014 and Jig Standards

  • Previous experience in people management - leading developing and motivating team

  • Proficiency in IT Skills

  • Project management and implementation experience


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson.

071 9140251