Flight Operations Manager

Job Description


  • Full-time opportunity
  • Serve a purpose in our community
  • Join an experienced team

REF:  SF56703

About the role

We are inviting expressions of interest from experienced and qualified Multi-Engine Helicopter Pilots to join our Aviation & Critical Services team, and fulfill the key personnel position within the Flight Operations Management team as the Flight Operations Manager.

Babcock Mission Critical Services conducts medical transport and emergency service operations throughout Australia. The successful applicant will ideally be co-located with one of our operational bases, however, Babcock offer an agile work environment that facilitates travel and enables remote work from any preferred home location as required.

The Flight Operations Manager (FOM) reports to the Head of Flying Operations (HOFO) for all flight operations matters, other than training and checking matters, and will understudy the HOFO as the deputy HOFO, and be the designated alternate HOFO. The FOM reports to the Head of Training and Checking (HOTC) for all training and checking matters.

Duties and responsibilities of the FOM include:

  • Reporting to the HOFO, and in cooperation with the flight operations management team, contributing to management of company flying operations.
  • Participating and contributing to the company safety incident reporting and investigation process in accordance with the SMS.
  • Maintaining personal pilot competencies and currencies, and performing the duties of a line pilot when required.
  • Assisting other company departments as a flight operations subject matter expert to support flight operations technical enquiries, and other specialist matters.
  • Where qualified, conducting ground, flight and simulator training as check pilot, flight instructor and flight examiner, to support internal training and checking activities, contracted training and checking activities, and approved Part 141 and 142 flight training activities.


About you


The successful candidate must be an industry leader, and satisfy the following contract minimum qualifications and experience:

  • The ability to gain CASA approval as HOFO (filling alternate role) for Part 119/138 operations
  • Have a satisfactory record in the conduct or management of air transport operations
  • Class 1 Medical
  • Instrument Rating with MEH endorsement and minimum 3 renewals
  • 2000+ hrs total helicopter
  • 1000+ hrs PIC helicopter
  • 500+ hrs PIC MEH, not including ICUS
  • 100+ hrs instrument flying time
  • 200+ hrs night
  • AW139 and/or B412 type rating and 100+ hrs experience on type
  • NVIS rating
  • Low-level rating with winch endorsement


  • Flight Instructor Rating
  • Flight Examiner Rating
  • Have a satisfactory record in the conduct or management of training and checking in relation to air operations


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.

Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,300 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering
consultancy. To provide you some local context, some of the programs our team are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation &
  • Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine
  • business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit www.babcock.com.au

Applications close COB 5 April 2023

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


The health and safety of our people, customers and communities is our number one priority. To comply with public health orders or our customer requirements, it is a requirement that you are up to date vaccinated for COVID-19 and influenza to be appointed to this role. Please speak to us if you
have any questions about this based on your individual circumstances.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.