Legal & Contracts Manager - Atlantic Aviation Group
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Legal & Contracts Manager

Job Title: Legal & Contracts Manager

Reports to: CCO

Location: Atlantic Aviation Group, Shannon Airport, Shannon, Co Clare

Apply: Email your up-to-date CV together with any supporting qualifications to careers@atlanticaviation.ie

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Atlantic Aviation Group

With over 60 years of experience, Shannon based Atlantic Aviation Group (AAG) is one of Europe’s leading independent aviation solution providers. The company has a strong reputation of providing customers with a complete range of solutions including; aircraft maintenance & modifications, technical, engineering and design services, logistics and material solutions and international training. This reputation is built on a proud history and tradition of superior craftsmanship, technical expertise and continuous training, which is supported by our flexible, open and partnership-based customer relationships.

The company provides a range of aviation solutions including; Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance, MAA Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance (AAG Defence Services), CAMO & Technical Services, Part 21 Design Services and EASA Part 147 Training provides aviation training to airlines, MRO’s and companies around the world.

AAG have an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated career focused and ambitious Legal & Contracts Manager seeking a role in a challenging, fast-paced and rewarding environment. Our aim as a team is to attract and develop key talent across all levels of our growing aviation business.

Duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to the following:

General Responsibility

AAG is currently looking for a Legal and Contracts Manager. This is a permanent role, reporting to the Group’s CCO, and the person will have primary responsibility for the management, execution and administration of MRO service agreements and associated transaction documents. The role advises the senior leadership team and stakeholders on commercial transactions as well as on corporate legal/company secretarial matters.

Essential Job Function

  • Structuring, drafting, and supporting commercial team in the negotiation of aircraft maintenance agreements and related transaction documents (GTAs, aircraft storage agreements, other).
  • Supporting Sales/Commercial in project managing transactions through various phases from RFP stage through to contract signature and closing.
  • Participating in the negotiation and project management of a range of aviation services contracts (GTAs, Ground Handling Agreements, other TBC) to ensure timely contract turnarounds.
  • Managing document execution/closing and any relevant conditions precedent.
  • Ensuring documentation is completed to meet deadlines and in accordance with approved standards and guidelines.
  • Manage the execution and administration of MRO service agreements and associated transaction documents.
  • Preparation of reports to provide SLT with relevant and up to date contract information
  • Monitor and manage airframe MRO contracts and aviation service agreements as well as track critical events to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the integrity of all relevant contract information in AAGs ERP/IFS system to ensure contractual data is accurately recorded and available company wide.
  • Liaise with other internal departments to ensure proper and timely execution of aviation service agreements.
  • Work with other internal functions, AAG external legal counsel, Aviation Authorities and third parties as required.
  • Manage and coordinate the work of external legal counsel.
  • Advise company and its business units regarding compliance and regulatory matters and other corporate legal matters (excluding litigation).

Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a legal/contracts environment in the aviation sector
  • Experience in drafting and or reviewing aviation contracts and legal documents
  • Qualified solicitor or equivalent legal qualification (with licence to practice in IRE/UK)

Core Competencies

  • Understand databases and document management systems
  • Develop and foster long-term client relationships
  • Effectively and confidently communicate with senior management
  • Ensure seamless functioning and communication between the various global offices
  • Must work well both independently and in teams
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and able to handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Proactive about addressing problems and proven problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

Typical Working Conditions

  • Must satisfy and maintain the required medical standard.
  • Work is performed at the AAG Hangar in Shannon and possibly offsite providing AOG support.
  • PPE is provided by AAG and its use is mandatory in the performance of your work.
  • Must satisfy and maintain airport security requirements.

Company Values

  • Agile – We will question the norm, seek out opportunity and embrace change for the better.
  • Ambitious – We will dream big and pursue those dreams with passion and determination.
  • Committed to Excellence – We will always strive to be better, to be different, to Go Beyond.
  • Customer Centric – We will build honest, personal relationships with our customers and aim to wow them.
  • Fun – We’ll have fun while getting the job done and ensure a positive and happy workplace.
  • People Focused – We will develop, engage, protect and support our staff and each other.
  • Trust – We will create trust by being honest, ethical and respectful every day. What we say is what we do.

Closing Date

If you feel your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position, we look forward to hearing from you!

Closing date for applications: 20/05/2022

Atlantic Aviation Group reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

As a growing and ambitious organisation, we are always interested in speaking to individuals about their next career move. If this is not the right position for you but you would still like to find out more about working for Atlantic Aviation Group, please contact us at – careers@atlanticaviation.ie

Equal Opportunities Employer

Atlantic Aviation Group is an equal opportunities employer. The people of Atlantic Aviation Group are the foundation of its success and we believe that employing a diverse workforce is key to this success. As an equal opportunity employer, we will consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of nationality, religion, ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, or disability. We value your passion, energy, and creativeness.

One of our company values is to provide a people focussed environment with a strong sense of community, where individuals feel safe, valued, and engaged. We are committed to accommodating individuals with disabilities through our recruitment process and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

Agencies

Atlantic Aviation Group does not accept unsolicited CVs from 3rd party recruitment agencies without a written agreement in place. Atlantic Aviation Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs and no fee will be paid should the candidate be hired by Atlantic Aviation Group.

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