Helicopter Pilot @ Azikel Group

Azikel Group is a conglomerate with subsidiary companies in the business of Dredging, Petroleum,

Aviation and Power generation.

We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Helicopter Pilot

Location: Abuja/Bayelsa

Job Summary

  • Operating the Company’s Agusta Westland Grand AW109S
  • Responsible for the planning, as well as safe execution of flights in accordance with the company’s Operations Manual.
  • In addition to flying duties, undertakes management tasks and other administrative duties. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect parts/equipment and technical functions of the helicopter before flying.
  • Check the weather forecast and air pressure before flying.
  • Possess good knowledge of directions and air routes.
  • Make flying check-list and plans.
  • Plan and adopt the safest route while flying.
  • Monitor the technical processes, instrument panel, fuel consumption and weather condition during the course of flying.
  • Brief passengers on the safety rules and precautions to be taken during the emergency.
  • Work in coordination with the ground staff and engineering.
  • Keep a continuous contact with the ground staff and update on the current helicopter flying conditions like altitude, route and speed.
  • Manage emergency situation with caution and safety.
  • Evaluate the performance of the helicopter and take pre-emptive actions to ensure safe performance.

  • Keep a check on the schedule of future assignments.
  • Provide effective and accurate information during air traffic control programs, rescue programs, etc.
  • Keep a record and prepare a report on the flight status.
  • Operate and perform in accordance with the state and federal regulations and standards.
  • Prepare monthly report on the total flights managed and performance of the same.

Qualifications and Experience

  • The minimum eligibility criterion is a High School Diploma.
  • Completion of flight training school or relevant training.
  • Certification for helicopter operation and a minimum of second class medicals, along with pilots license.

  • Current Single Pilot Instrument rating (IR) held for a minimum of three consecutive years.
  • 2,500 hours total, with 500 hours on AW109S type and a good deal of SP operations experience.
  • Should be experienced, proficient, diligent and smart.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess in-depth knowledge of the helicopter (AW109S) operations and functions.
  • Highly trained pilot.
  • Knowledge of navigation equipment and control.
  • Good understanding of the safety practices and procedures and other aviation tools.
  • Good understanding of the aerial and spatial atmosphere.
  • Ability to make quick and effective decisions.
  • Ability to work without supervision

  • Ability to work under stressful and emergency situation.
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative to think ahead and act proactively.
  • Excellent eye and hand coordination. Possess a good physical health and eye-vision.
  • Possess a keen eye to details and organizational skills.
  • Possess a patient and positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Conversant with all applicable NCAA regulations.
  • Supporting the duties of the GP, his executives and occasionally VVIPs
  • Providing the highest standard of helicopter service to Azikel Group members when required, and at short notice.
  • High levels of attention to detail and time management skills for planning accurate flight plans and to operate consistently to the highest standard.
  • Flexibility is essential as you’ll be required to undertake travel Nigeria and overnight as necessary.
  • It is essential that you are able to work as a strong team member, as well as having the ability to function as an individual.

Application Closing Date
8th August, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a one-page personal profile and CV as a single word document to: [email protected] The subject of the email should be the Job Title.

  • Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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