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Offshore Captains – United Kingdom

Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) is looking for:

2 x PIC EC155

Environment & Setting

NHV is a fast growing international helicopter operator, with HQ in Ostend (Belgium). Momentarily about 300 employees work for NHV.

NHV activities are located in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, French-Guyana and West-African countries (Ghana, .).

NHV provides daily off- & on-shore helicopter services for the Oil & Gas Industry, Dutch Shipping Pilot Services, French & Belgian hospitals, the Belgian Government and the Dutch Ministry of Defense.

NHV is an official Eurocopter Maintenance, Distributor & Service Center, with base maintenance stations in Belgium & Ghana.

NHV is licensed by the Belgian authorities as a Flight Training Organization (FTO). NHV has its own Flight Simulator in Ostend (Be).

Pilots are CPL-and IFR-licensed.

The Business Unit Northern Europe has its operations in Den Helder, Rotterdam, Norwich, Wick…

Operations are 24/7 (365 days/year).

The operations consist out of transport of persons and goods, OGP and Medivac.

One helicopter-type is  used in the operations: EC155B1

Customer is Chevron.


Main purpose of the job

To execute scheduled shuttle flights in the most cost effective and safe manner in accordance with aviation regularities and NHV standards.


Tasks & Duties

The pilot-in-command’s primary accountabilities & responsibilities are:

Understanding the client’s business & needs, under the decision and supervision of the Base Manager and BU Manager.

Conducting a safe, comfortable and efficient flight, with the assistance of a co-pilot.

Acting responsible to the senior-pilot and the Base Manager.

Maintaining familiarity with the relevant Belgian, Dutch and international air legislation, agreed aviation practices and local procedures.

Maintaining familiarity with NHV’s Operations Manual, FOI’s and other related manuals, procedures and instructions for fulfilling the job.

Taking care that all administrative flight duties are fulfilled, with the help of the co-pilot. Guiding and instructing the co-pilot where and when necessary in these duties.

Maintaining a proper standard of crew discipline, conduct and personal appearance. Guiding, instructing and training the co-pilot in these standards where and when required.

Carrying out flight duties, in accordance with NHV’s SOP’s, limitations and performance related to the allocated helicopter type.

Taking care of tasks forwarded by the Base Manager to the crew for offshore operations (Oil & Gas).

Leading by example and promoting a team spirit amongst colleagues.

Respecting the code of conduct and overall behavior towards the whole NHV team, as well as respecting the ‘Drugs & Alcohol’ policy.

Respecting the local content, culture and environment and adapt accordingly.


Labour Conditions

You’ll be working in a team, under supervision of the Base Manager in Wick, UK.

You’ll work in an equal shift roster, and you’ll have to perform 183 duties per year, 7 days of training excluded.

7 on/7 off or 14/14 or 28/28

Flying schedule: 5days/week

Accommodation and transport will be foreseen.



Number of pilots: 4

Number of engineers: 4

Number of base managers: 1


Requirements/Job profile

JAA ATPL (H) License.

JAA Class 1 Medical.


Type rating: EC155

Total expected flight hours:

2000 hours total flight time

1000 hours on rotary wing

500 hours total twin turbine

100 hours on type

English Proficiency Level 4

Valid car driver’s license.

ICT-knowledge (specific aviation software & administrative programs).

Knowing & playing by the procedures & processes (operational, quality, safety …) installed by the company.

Flexible (e.g. for double crewing).


Team player.

Customer focused.

Result driven and initiative taker.

Working economical.

Working accurate and precise.

Coacher and trainer.



NHV has its own FTO and training department at our Head offices in Ostend. We give company specific training courses and on the job training.


Terms & Conditions

A 100% UK contract for indefinite period in a young and dynamic company, with a competent team in a professional but challenging environment. The opportunity can be taken to widen your knowledge and aviation enthusiasm.  And based on the qualifications and experience as a helicopter pilot, a competitive wage will be offered.



If you are interested in this position, fill in the application form and you will receive more details about the recruitment & selection process. To be considered please provide us with all the necessary documents and information: A valid JAA ATPL(H) License, your certificate of revalidation, a valid JAA Medical Class 1, flight hours, work experience, motivation for the function and the email addresses of two references.

If you don’t receive an answer within four weeks, you will be kept in our Recruitment Reserve.

via Job Detail.