Schedule Planner – We are open to offering Australia visa sponsorship

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We have two, new Schedule Planner roles available. These are both initially 12 month contracts, with potential for extension. Both roles are Brisbane based. We may be open to offering visa sponsorship, if you have strong aviation scheduling experience.

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing

The objective of the Schedule Planner role is to design the development and delivery of domestic and international schedules in consultation with a variety of commercial and operational stakeholders.

You will report into the Manager, Schedule Management and be responsible in leading the development of seasonal/monthly schedules, ensuring they are optimised. You will develop different scheduling scenarios as required. Furthermore, you will optimise monthly and short to medium term schedules, identifying network opportunities, connections, resolving operational constraints, meeting the predicted OTP target and deliver schedules to internal and external customers accurately and on time. You will be required to recommend and implement tactical changes to actively optimise the monthly schedule, through evaluating capacity, timings, connections (VA metal and partner airlines), and resolve operational challenges while meeting the commercial needs of the business.

This role requires an ability to maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, by providing expert advice and circulating scheduling options to various stakeholders to gain resolution on preferred schedule to be implemented. You will also be required to support, mentor and develop junior team members.

Further responsibilities:

  • Meet predetermined deadlines for the delivery of detailed & accurate schedule data to internal and external customers
  • Build & maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ensure fleet numbers are allocated correctly for required flying programme including allocation of Operational and Engineering spares
  • Distribute key reports for stakeholder review and feedback, communicate changes and act as a specialist advisor on scheduling or slot related matters
  • Apply for and manage seasonal/medium term and/or ad-hoc slots at specified airports
  • Ensure fleet numbers are allocated correctly for required flying programme including allocation of Operational and Engineering spares
  • Effectively integrate the operational spare to meet predicted OTP (On Time Performance) target
  • Provide timely and quality advice to assist the business to arrive at a mutually agreeable position on schedule constraints
  • Continually develop and recommend enhancements in processes to improve/streamline work practices

You’ll be great in this role if you…

  • 2 years Airline Schedule Planning or similar relevant scheduling experience
  • Excellent skills in Excel and experience managing and manipulating large data-sets
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate with other stakeholders
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • A collaborator and team player
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A Commercial focus

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

  • Discounted flights for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • A flexible, hybrid work style. Work from home or the office, adapt your location to suit your style and needs
  • One of Brisbane’s most admired head office locations, with South Bank train station, a supermarket, pharmacy, and lunch options downstairs plus a 5-minute walk to the Busway, a rooftop restaurant and onsite gym (with a low membership fee) and South Bank Parklands just across the road
  • Discounts on travel insurance, lounge membership, car hire, accommodation, and experiences worldwide
  • Cheaper hospitality, retail, technology, beauty and wellness services
  • Free counselling and access to a wellbeing app to support your physical, mental, social and financial health
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever makes you feel great for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And 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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