30 March 2024

CAE USA INC | Instructor

Kidlington, GBR, United Kingdom


Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a Chief Flying Instructor (EASA & CAA) to join the team and have responsibility for the supervision of the ATO standardization plan to ensure all training is correctly standardized in accordance with CAE policies and procedures and the applicable NAA regulations and in the case of the EASA and Qatar, specifically ORA.ATO.201(b) PART-FCL, ORA.ATO.201(b) UK-FCL and (Qatar) ORA.ATO.210(b) respectively, and ensuring all pilot training activities are delivered to the required standards as defined by the CAE ATO Standards Committee. This involves oversight of:

Instructor Initial / Recurrent / Renewal Training

The CFI ensures both the quality and compliance of instructor training from the instructor training courses to the train the trainer courses and supporting courseware, to ensure CAE instructor training adapts to meet the highest achievable standards.

Instructor Selection

The CFI in conjunction with the Training Performance team defines instructor recruitment processes for the CAE Global Training Centre network to ensure CAE selects the best candidates with both the required technical and non-technical qualities to be a CAE instructor.

Instructor Performance and Monitoring

The CFI is responsible for ensuring line instructors are training to the required standard, and ensuring recurrent and remedial training is targeted to maintain the highest achievable standards.

Overview of role and responsibilities

+ Manage assigned program to insure maximum client throughput and revenue capture.

+ Ensure training records and regulatory paperwork issues are managed and processed in a timely and accurate manner.

+ Support program scheduler to insure the balanced and effective scheduling of instructors to fulfill client requirements.

+ Ensure adherence to processes as relevant.

+ Act as point of contact with local technical personnel to ensure that training devices remain fit for the published curricula.

+ Coordinate with Sales department as appropriate.

+ Manage the training qualifications and currency of assigned instructors to ensure maximum instructor availability and currency.

+ Conduct simulator and classroom assessments of instructor competence and performance.

+ Develop staffing recommendations.

+ Be responsible for instructor standardization within the assigned fleet.

+ Arrange instructor meetings training as required.

+ Support course preparation and availability of course documentation before customer course start date.

+ Support the creation of training curricula and courseware as required.

+ Monitor client progress and report on substandard performance.

+ Take action on substandard performance.

Skills and Experience

+ Hold an EASA & UK CAA ATPL licence and associated ratings or certificates issued in accordance with Part FCL, related to FTO flight training courses

+ SFI/MPL-I privileges

+ Minimum flight hours according to EASA FCL AMC2 ORA.ATO.210, UK FCL AMC2 ORA.ATO.210 & Qatar FCL AMC2 ORA.ATO.210, other applicable NAA regulations and the CAE policy requirements as outlined in the ATO Operations manual requirements

+ Hold or have held an EASA FCL FE, CAA UK FCL FE and other NAA approvals along with examiner certificate

+ Extensive experience in training Ab Initio cadets for professional pilot licenses and experience of Multi Crew Cooperation

+ Background in delivering or managing Instructor training at an ATO and/or AOC along with extensive managerial experience along with experience of providing customer service with a proven record of success

+ Experience of regulatory requirements for all courses as stipulated on the ATO certificate

+ Previous experience of first-hand interaction with Regulatory Authorities

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

+ Results oriented with an ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting deadlines

+ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

+ Willingness to work flexible hours including public holidays and weekends

+ Fluency in English

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value “One CAE”, we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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