About the Job :
As a , you will have to lead and direct the special loads activities for Qatar Airways (QR) Cargo and, to ensure timely high-
quality of cargo load-ability advice is delivered to sales, booking agents, operations and customers. You will be responsible for the operational management of Special Loads department.
You have to ensure safe carriage of Special Loads by providing loading advice in line with Airbus and Boeing weight and balance.
Develop and conduct risk assessments for special loads.
Ensure timely delivery of optimized loading instructions for special loads.
To provide build-up plans for charter movements and special cargo.
To develop shoring plans for heavy cargo.
Ensure timely advice of most optimal chargeable weight based on mix of cargo.
Communicate loading requirements with Load Control, Network Stations, Fleet Management, IOC, Freighter Operations, Load Masters, GHAs, Flight Dispatch and Charter Operations to ensure all operational stakeholders are made aware of the loading instructions.
To ensure uniformity in department output by training staff, refine procedures and automation to ensure all special loads staff provide standardized loading build-
up and loading instructions.
Work on continuous improvement of automation with IT partners
Lead innovation for special cargo safety standards and policies.
To communicate clear cargo loading instructions to network stations and with aircraft manufacturers.
To perform other department duties related to your position.
Management and Leadership :
You should be able to supervise special loads team’s day to day activities.
To ensure team roster is in-line with corporate standards and all required shifts are filled.
To establish the department or teams objectives and priorities to align with and support business objectives
To evaluate the department or teams objectives, plans, procedures and practices, and makes appropriate changes if needed.
To train and develop, as well as, review and evaluate employees personal development plan.
About You :
You should have a relevant college or university qualification to a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or have a Diploma for engineering, Air Transport, Logistics, Physics, or Mathematics.
A Master’s Degree in Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering is preferred.
You must have a minimum of 5 years’ of Airline Cargo Freighter Operations relevant experience and should have experience working as a Load Master in a reputable airline, or experience in managing / supervising Special Loads in Air Cargo Operations.
Excellent communication, presentation, strong leadership, organizational and coordination skills is mandatory for this position.
You should possess good knowledge of dynamic load factors during flight and knowledge of structural characteristics of B777F and A330F.
You should also have Weight & Balance licenses for B777F, A330F, B747F.
In addition to having managerial skills, the ability to delegate work, setting clear direction and managing workflow is essential for this role.