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Program Director / Chief Pilot -

Vertex Aerospace LLC

Posted on November 6, 2019

2 - 3 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Technology/Engineering. Any Nationality

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Since 2014, the Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG) has been collaborating thoroughly with Kuwait Air Force (KAF) in setting up the KNG Aviation Wing due to their 60 years of experience in helicopter operations. In 2016, the KAF signed a contract to deliver 30 H225M (previously called EC725) 6 of which are destined for Kuwait National Guard .
KNG is the Premier Para-Military Organization of the State of Kuwait and is one of the most progressive organizations in the Gulf region.
KNG is a highly dynamic and progressive organization with major investments in Simulation / Training Systems, Communications / IT and a host of Technology areas.
KNG missions include:
• Internal Security / Homeland Defense
• Rear Area Defense during hostilities
• Search & Rescue
• Medevac / Casevac
• Disaster Management
• Vital site protection
KNG is launching the Aviation Wing from scratch, this is a major challenge and it needs to be handled with professionalism and competence.
KNG Aviation Wing Mission:
• Special Operations
• Tactical Transport
• VIP Transport
• Casualty / Medical Evacuation
• Air Ambulance
• Search and Rescue (SAR)
• Video Live Streaming
Job Responsibilities:
• Act as the onsite senior advisor and contractor representative with the KNG
• Maintain close coordination with all customer elements and corporate elements of Vertex Aerospace
• Manage and oversee the permanent team and short term attached personnel
• Interface with customer personnel and subcontractors to accomplish KNG goals
• Provide liaison for Vertex reach back and subcontractor support
• Coordinate off site pilot training
• Act as the COR for the training subcontractor
Daily Accountabilities:
• Maintain daily customer liaison as developed during customer post award conferences
• Monitor overall progress on the KNG facility, and those that we are directly responsible for
• Evaluate current onsite projects for schedule risk and overall customer satisfaction

Airlines / Aviation

Desired Candidate Profile

• Bachelor s degree in Engineering, Science
• Credible Regulatory Drafting Experience for Flight Operations, Base Operations and Airspace Management
• Rotary Wing Flight Training and Operations Training
• Experience setting up:
• Base Infrastructure
• ATC Infrastructure
• Maintenance Infrastructures and oversight of Base Facilities.
To be successful you should be:
• Driven
• Passionate
• Adaptable
• Respectful
• Collaborative
• Results-oriented
• Diplomatic
To be successful in this position, you should be great at:
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Highly motivated/Strong initiative
• Strong communication (oral and written)
• Highly effective time management
• Intellectual aptitude
• Multi-tasking
• Attention to detail
• Focus on excellence
• Accountability
• Able to manage expectations from multiple customer stakeholders
Work Environment:
• Power plant: 2 Turbom ca Makila 2A1 turboshaft engines, 1,776 kW (2,382 hp) each
• Generally, the work environment will be out of modern facilities and infrastructure but field deployments to less developed facilities are possible
Physical Demands:
• Meet the minimum physical requirements to pilot the H225M
• Be able to work in extremely hot environments such as an aircraft Flightline during extreme heat
• Be able to climb around aircraft, maintenance stands and ladders
• Shifts may be longer than 8 hours and call backs are likely
• May require flying at night, over water and extreme weather


Program Director / Chief Pilot - Kuwait National Guard - Contingent


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