The Manager Engineering and Planning will be responsible for all the aircraft maintenance and engineering planning activities of the airline. The Manager works hand in hand with the base maintenance and line maintenance managers to ensure that all required maintenance activities are conducted in a safe, efficient, and reliable manner. He/She ensures maintenance of a reliable, on-time and cost effective scheduled service.

He/She is responsible for liaising with Regulatory authorities, manufacturers (OEMs) and other relevant entities on engineering and planning matters. He/She reports to the Director of Maintenance and Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all engineering and planning functions for the Airline are executed in timely, effective, safe and cost effective manner
  • Maintain effective liaison with all external  engineering and maintenance functions, Maintenance Control Centre and manufacturers.
  • Responsible for the implementation of safety management systems and processes in engineering and planning.
  • Ensure the certificate of airworthiness of each aircraft is maintained, renewed and kept valid for all operations.
  • Ensure maintenance program development, approval, application and continuous monitoring of its effectiveness.
  • Manage and ensure effective application of approved Reliability Programs.
  • Ensure effective evaluation and application of continuing airworthiness information and compliance with all mandatory information.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and assessment of maintenance and operational experience with respect to continuing airworthiness.
  • Monitor timely rectification of defects and application of deferral policy.
  • Implement policy for non-mandatory modifications in accordance with the National Airworthiness Regulatory framework.
  • Ensure preservation and maintenance of maintenance records and transfer as per applicable rules.
  • Ensure timely collection of data for continuing airworthiness.
  • Ensure  that all electronic information both mandatory and non mandatory is kept safe and transferred when needed and adequately. 
  • Ensure that all defects malfunctions and failures are reported on time to all relevant authorities and entities.
  • Ensure that all required continuing airworthiness information and approved data is subscribed to in time and that all the information is current.
  • Provide human resource expertise to aid in technical investigation of reportable defects, malfunctions and failures.
  • Ensure Development, revision and approval of MEL and CDL in liaison with Fleet Captains.
  • Ensure Planning of maintenance events and coordination of tooling, equipment and spares provision.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Background in aircraft maintenance and engineering management plus experience in continued airworthiness management.
  • Aircraft maintenance Engineers License with appropriate airframe and power plant or Avionics ratings is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Aviation Engineering and Planning, 
  • Familiar with aircraft types operated by the Uganda Airlines
  • Computer knowledge with skills and experience in computerised maintenance programs and software is a must.
  • Being a member of a professional body is an added advantage.


  • A Competitive salary package is offered

About Us

Uganda Airlines, the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport is now accepting applications for a number of job opportunities.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for presenting a positive image of the airline in keeping with its brand to connect the world to the Pearl of Africa. You will be enthusiastic about serving all Uganda Airlines customers and colleagues with courtesy and respect in line with the company’s values. You will also be championing safety and ensuring international aviation standards are maintained at the airline. This is a great opportunity to be part of the new National Airline, in this exciting industry.

How to apply

Application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online at or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Manager Human Resources.
Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431, Entebbe, Uganda

Only successful applicants will be contacted.