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Program Manager VARA - Expressions of Interest

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. And we’re back (in a big way).

We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. For us, flying is so much more than simply taking off and landing (although we understand that is quite important). It’s about going the extra mile, in the air and on the ground, to create authentic experiences that put our guests firmly at the heart of everything we do. 

About Virgin Australia Regional Airlines (VARA)

VARA operates out of Perth Airport and has a fleet of F100 and A320 aircraft that predominantly conduct charter operations throughout regional Western Australia.  . VARA is on a growth path and has a strong focus on supporting our major clients in the mining industry - the future is exciting!

What you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Program Director and the EGM of VARA, the Program/Project Manager role for VARA will lead the entry into service of a new jet for our charter business in all its aspects from aircraft introduction to the readiness of all involved business units (Flight Operations, Engineering, Cabin Crew, Safety/Regulatory, Change, Communication and all other affected areas).

You’ll be great in this role if you:

  • Have 5 + years Project/Program Manager experience working on a similar project 
  • Can work under pressure and manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Come with strong analytical skills
  • Have a demonstrated ability to build trusted, effective on-going business relationships at all levels across the organisation
  • Are a natural at interpreting complex data, and draw, visualise and present recommendations to stakeholder groups
  • Can confidentially lead discussions and meetings with senior management, including “C” Suite
  • Can use state-of-the-art project management methods and tools
  • Understand airline/aviation industry fundamentals
  • Have knowledge of airports, airlines, logistics and/or transport-related technology and its application in an operational and commercial environment
  • Know the key regulatory landscape and/or capability and willingness to acquire this knowledge
  • Understand risk and change management in a highly regulated environment
  • Have tertiary qualifications in business, aviation, engineering, or other relevant courses
  • Have a PM certification (desirable)

 What you’ll get from us:

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts
  • Wellness support, including the betterme digital wellbeing platform
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial
  • Dress for Your Day – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever is appropriate for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you

Equality rules:

We’re all individuals. We love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

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