Technical Manager


Job Title                     Technical Manager

Department                Technical

Location                     Dublin, Ireland  


ABL Aviation:

ABL Aviation is an independent investment manager specialising in commercial aircraft. We are headquartered in New York and have a full-service team based in Dublin with offices in Hong Kong, Dubai and Casablanca with the aim to expand our footprint in all those locations.

ABL Aviation is specializing in providing high added value to our customers either all kind of investors or operators. We value our strong relationship with our clients and partners to maximize the quality of the asset, the operability and reliability, and expected returns.

The service offered includes marketing, technical, contract negotiation and structuring, credit risk, compliance, financial and administration.

We adapt our services to our customers in order to match with short, mid and long-term perspectives.


  • Manage ABL Aviation’s delivery stream with seller or OEM from initial specification validation through build and to final delivery.
  • Ensure that the aircraft specifications and records are uploaded to internal systems.
  • Preparation and updating of aircraft technical specifications
  • Assist with maintenance of knowledge database
  • Manage the availability and access to technical records
  • Review of supplied documentation in relation to maintenance reserve claims and internal processing of claims in accordance with the provisions of the lease agreement.
  • Maintenance reserves management and reconciliations
  • Provide technical input to lease extensions, sale documents & LOI’s
  • Manage the technical delivery of transitioning aircraft to ensure compliance with agreed terms
  • Work to ensure timely (re)delivery of aircraft
  • Perform or arrange Technical inspections at pre-purchase stages & mid-term audits
  • Records review during pre-purchase, mid-term audits & at aircraft transitions
  • Effectively and efficiently manage our technical consultants
  • Conduct reviews of lease agreements as part of the transaction due diligence process for acquisitions with focus on technical related provisions.
  • Support key internal departments including Legal, Marketing and Commercial with contributions as required supporting origination and execution of transactions and the preparation of required documentation.


  • You will be an engineering graduate in aeronautical or mechanical engineering with at least 3 + years of professional experience ideally gained in an airline in a technical services role or in a leasing company in a technical role directly related to the job function.
  • You will have gained a strong technical foundation through your experience gained and an understanding of the commercial aspects of the business.
  • Relevant industry experience and ideally a proven track record in the aviation industry, specifically in aircraft asset management.
  • Excellent technical knowledge of commercial narrow body aircraft.
  • Experience in aircraft transition management with a leasing company, airline or MRO.
  • Familiarity with aircraft maintenance programmes, modifications, reconfiguration work and aircraft technical records.
  • Knowledge of aircraft lease documentation and maintenance risk exposure.
  • An understanding of aviation and aircraft certification requirements.
  • Familiarity with Aircraft technical publications such as AMM’s, IPC’s, Service Bulletins, AD’s.
  • Familiarity with Aircraft maintenance programmes, records and related technical documentation.
  • Familiarity with OEM data systems such as MyBoeingFleet and Airbus World.
  • You’ll be an effective communicator with a strong cognitive style and ability to think conceptually as well as fluidly.
  • You will have the ability to operate at all hierarchy levels including internally and externally with confidence.
  • Well organised, meticulous attention to detail
  • Self-starter, using own initiative but also a strong team player with good people skills
  • You are operating efficiently with strong personal organisation and ability to manage and prioritise workload and deliver to agreed deadlines.
  • You will have gained a strong technical foundation through your experience gained and an understanding of the commercial aspects of the business.
  • You are able to travel as required in support of assigned projects.
  • Some experience of data analytics and presentation is considered an advantage.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic, team environment
  • Have excellent numerical analysis
  • Have strong organisational ability combined with a proactive approach
  • Ability to interact effectively at senior level in a professional organization
  • Have excellent IT skills / High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as eagerness to learn new applications to promote efficiency.
  • Additional language
  • APU and Thrust Reverser management experience
  • Have proven problem-solving skills
  • Will be a competent communicator and have the ability to write detailed technical reports
  • Self-motivated, adaptable and creative team player, with a deep desire to learn new skills
  • Experience budgeting and forecasting for engine expenses and removals
  • Will have experience with Engine MRO GTA’s and Engineering Services contracts
  • Experience with engine condition monitoring review and interpretation
  • Experience with engine workscope evaluation against engine lease agreement obligations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to read and understand complex lease contracts.
  • You are able to travel as required in support of assigned projects.
  • Entitlement to work in EU.

If you would like to apply for this position please contact Róisín McArdle in confidence on+353 42 965 3333 or email

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