Director of Maintenance [DOM]

Flight Crew, Director of Maintenance, London, UK

Clay Lacy Aviation has been providing private jet services around the globe since 1968. Taking pride in pursuing perfection is at the center of everything we do. We are currently reviewing contractors on behalf of our owner to oversee their fleet of aircraft.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Position Summary 

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Compensation: 64,000 GBP – 101,000 GBP
  • Contractor Position
  • Requires A&P certification and knowledge of FAA requirements

You will direct and oversee all activities, maintenance programs, inspections, analytics, projections, coordination, and project management for a fleet consisting of a London-based Gulfstream G-500 (G-VII), Dassault Falcon 7X, and a HondaJet. All

Compensation and contract terms will be negotiated directly with the aircraft owner. Clay Lacy will be involved in the selection process for qualified contractor candidates as well as the interviews.


  • Serve as a team member consisting of the Clay Lacy US-based team as well as the owner’s London-based fleet and crew team.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to optimize maintenance in support of the GMM and Clay Lacy Aviation as a whole.
  • Work productively with the aircraft crew members to support their missions and expectations from the owner.
  • The DOM will be present for all aircraft arrivals and departures at the aircraft’s home base and surrounding airports.
  • Maintain and adjust the workflow provided for proper decision-making on maintenance-related resources.
  • Perform and complete light and moderate work on aircraft. In addition, coordinate the moderate and heavy maintenance inefficient intervals by active scheduling with the owner schedule, crew, Aircraft Management Team, and CLA Maintenance.
  • Establish the environment and expectations where comments, concerns, and suggestions by personnel will be handled and shared with the aircraft management team.
  • Establish and maintain records as required by the FARs, manufacturer, and company policies.
  • Ensure high levels of customer service are provided to the company and its customers.
  • Become familiar with and improve vendor/supplier relationships, contracts, and support services.
  • Anticipate client and crew needs to continually improve the level of support and service.
  • Maintain high morale through an awareness of company and department policies, employee development programs, and periodic department meetings for the two-way communication of ideas, goals, and objectives.
  • Establish severe weather/natural disaster procedures to protect personnel, aircraft, and facilities. Procedures should address plans for (but not be limited to) situations involving hurricanes, tornadoes, high winds, and hail.
  • Act as the resident expert on matters related to all aspects of safety.
  • Act as liaison with safety organizations (formal and informal) on matters of industry safety concerns.
  • Identify and report safety hazards utilizing CLA’s SMS program to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Provide the Aircraft Management Team with a 24-month projection, updated monthly, inclusive of downtime, estimated costs (man-hours), and coordination.
  • Review vendor invoices and close out work orders promptly.
  • Monthly maintenance projections update.
  • All aircraft discrepancies will be input and updated in the Corridor tracking program.
  • The aircraft’s next maintenance and aircraft schedule will be updated in FL3XX [aircraft management ERP system used company-wide].
  • Aircraft AOG events and/or any discrepancy that has the possibility of affecting a trip are to be reported to Hub Spot.
  • The aircraft DOM will coordinate with the Assistant Director of Maintenance every quarter to audit the aircraft and the records.
  • Additional duties as required and assigned.
  • Other duties as requested.


Formal technical training/education strongly preferred or equivalent A&P experience

Experience & Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid US-issued FAA A&P
  • Corporate aviation experience
  • Comply with all Federal Aviation regulations, company operations manual, operations specifications, standard operating procedures, and company policies & procedures.
  • Must be able to pass DOT/FAA drug screening, and background checks and submit to random drug/alcohol tests when required.
  • Individuals with relevant and direct military backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid US-issued FAA A&P Certificate.
  • Possess a minimum of 10 years of A&P-related duties with experience in maintaining large cabin Gulfstream G450/550 aircraft.
  • G-450/550, G-500 (GVII) type rating training, or direct experience is strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in managing subordinates or contractors.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks to meet
  • Able and willing to travel for all aircraft maintenance events not completed at home base.
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication
  • Have excellent interpersonal and management
  • Possess calmness under pressure with professionalism and service to clients and colleagues

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting, standing, bending, and reaching. May require lifting up to 50 pounds. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, calculators, telephones, and other office equipment; and conduct repairs and troubleshooting on aircraft.

About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors, and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including full-service FBOs in Los Angeles and Orange County, and aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oxford, Connecticut. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service, and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit