Crew Optimisation and System Expert (2-year contract)
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China

Department : Flight Operations (FOP)

Reports to : CMP Optimisation and System Delivery Manager

In the newly established Rave & Optimisation team at Cathay Pacific, we are working with leading optimisation technology to create productive rosters that also fit our crew members’ lifestyles.

Seated in the heart of Crew Resources we help ensure that the new systems we introduce are being properly utilised, we take an active part in the production of the crew members’ rosters and we are involved in longer term strategic improvement work.

In this team you will be surrounded by talented colleagues with varying backgrounds, including from other airlines and technology companies.

Our work adopts the Agile development practices and put great emphasis on teamwork. You will have the opportunity to learn about optimisation technologies as well as broaden your business knowledge in aviation.

As a Crew Optimisation and System Expert you will use Rave programming language to perform advanced optimisation modelling and scenario analysis with the Jeppesen Pairing and Rostering systems.

You will provide coaching and support to the Rave team on optimisation modelling and best practices. You will be encouraged to dream big and drive changes to the optimization tools and related business operations to deliver business outcomes and benefits.

We put a strong emphasis on personal characteristics. We expect you to have an analytical approach to problem-solving. You will need to have strong communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical concepts to a diverse audience.

You need to be a change champion who challenge the status quo and actively search for better ways of working. You need to be driven and self-

motivated, have a curious mind and be able to understand business needs so that the fit-for-purpose analysis can be carried out.

Key responsibilities :

  • Contributing as a member of the Crew Management Programme team to help ensure the user readiness and adoption of the optimisation tools.
  • Providing coaching on crew optimization methods and concepts to Crew Resources and Raver teams.

  • Using Rave programming language to continuously improve crew optimization objectives and business outcomes.
  • Analyzing pairing and roster solutions, perform scenario runs and suggest new ways of working
  • Analyzing relevant data and present insights to key stakeholders
  • Collaborating with pairing and rostering planners, ensuring the optimization systems are used as intended to drive desired business outcomes.
  • Requirements :

  • Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research or other related fields.
  • Proficient in Rave programming and optimisation modelling.
  • Solid experience in the use of the Jeppesen Crew Pairing and Rostering solutions.
  • Experience in conceptualising creative solutions / ideas, as well as documenting and presenting them for senior management buy-in.
  • Strong teamwork, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English.
  • Able to work independently and decisively under pressure.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and lead change.
  • Detail orientated, organised with strong time management, and a focus on quality.
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