Engineering Deputy Quality Manager at Ryanair in Swords, Ireland

Ryanair is currently recruiting for a Deputy Quality Manager to join our team.

Based in our Head Office in Swords, Dublin the successful candidate will work as part of a small team which is responsible for quality assurance and control across all of Ryanair’s engineering activities including participation in the airline’s SMS program.


  • Meet and work directly with stakeholders to define project requirements.
  • Collect and analyse business needs and translate into clear requirements for the development teams.
  • Translate high-level business requirements into robust functional specifications that are supported by user story boards/user cases.
  • Manage and control change requests in relation to existing project plans.
  • Drive business analyst’s best practice to ensure high quality output is achieved.
  • Translate business requirements into detailed functional design using Use Cases


  • A solid appreciation and understanding of SMS and its application in an airline context
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in Aviation and hold an Aircraft Engineers License and / or relevant Degree
  • Held a management role for a prolonged period
  • Capable of managing a large QA department
  • Have first-hand experience of the operational requirements of a large airline
  • Must be able to interface and communicate effectively with, all levels of the airline up to and including board level
  • Ability to Liaise with the Irish Aviation Authority and other airworthiness authorities across Europe
  • Maintain an effective QA system including Internal Audit and ARC programs and Engineer authorisations
  • Strong Knowledge of EASA Regulations related to Part 145, EU Ops, Part M, Part 147 and Part 21
  • A thorough knowledge of the EASA SAFA Program

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