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Flight Operations Performance Engineer

Employer Ryanair
Sector Aviation
Contract Full Time
Wages Competitive
Employer Job Reference
Closing Date 27 Feb 2020

Job Description


Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe’s largest airline group, is the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air & Ryanair DAC. Carrying 154m guests p.a. on more than 2,400 daily flights from 82 bases, the group connects over 200 destinations in 40 countries on a fleet of over 470 aircraft, with a further 210 Boeing 737s on order, which will enable the Ryanair Group to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m p.a. by FY25. Ryanair has a team of over 19,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on-time performance, and an industry leading 34-year safety record. Ryanair is Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group and customers switching to fly Ryanair can reduce their CO₂ emissions by up to 50% compared to the other Big 4 EU major airlines.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to further your career in Flight Operations Engineering (FLOE), developing your skills in both aircraft performance and mass and balance whilst working with one of the largest and best-known airlines in the world, then this is the role for you.

The Role

As a Flight Operations Performance Engineer at Ryanair you will assist in optimising aircraft operations and maintaining our safety record. Working a 4 on 4 off day shift pattern (12 hr shifts), you will be expected to provide exceptional technical support on all aspects of Aircraft Performance, Weight and Balance and Airport Evaluation to include the provision of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) support and regulatory compliance.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for aircraft performance to join our team. You’ll also need to be able to multi-task, communicate effectively and ideally have experience working in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

Reporting to the Head of Performance - Group, your responsibilities will include:

  • Creation of electronic and backup Aircraft Performance data generated using Boeing performance software applications.
  • Supporting the company airfield categorisation and evaluation process enabling continued network growth
  • Conducting new route payload/range analyses and infrastructure downgrade impact assessments.
  • Maintenance of Ryanair’s Fleet Weight program and creation/publication of aircraft weight documentation.
  • Auditing of data provided by third party vendors used in performance software applications.
  • Provide subject expertise to departmental and flight operations Safety Risk Assessments (SRAs)
  • Assist in the maintenance and revision of department regulated documents.
  • Provide support in assessing operational impact of revisions to aeronautical charts, navigation database (FMC) and avionic databases.
  • Respond and provide feedback to flight-deck queries on subjects of Aircraft Performance and Weight & Balance.


  • Ideally, 3 years’ experience in a Flight Operations Engineering role (airline or aviation focused performance vendor); preferably with B737 aircraft knowledge.
  • Sound knowledge of Aircraft Systems and Aircraft Performance principles and applications, proficient in Manufacturer’s Operations Engineering Software Applications having attended Boeing Performance Engineer and Weight and Balance courses.
  • Must have extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of European aviation regulatory environment.
  • Degree in Aeronautical Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience) with requisite IT skills
  • Team oriented with excellent time management skills and the ability to self-manage achieving high levels of accuracy, productivity and efficiency.