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Careers

At ACG we treat each other with dignity and respect and acknowledge each other’s unique skill sets and contributions to the team. We value the diversity of our people, and we work together to achieve our goals and to celebrate our successes.

Elizabeth Stevens – Senior Vice President                  Human Resources, IT & Communications

Recruitment Philosophy

At ACG we understand that aircraft leasing is a highly competitive industry, and in order to attract and retain talented aviation professionals, we must remain committed to a people-focused philosophy for the recruitment, acquisition and retention of talent.   

While pursuing transactions that align with our core business principles is important to ACG, we also understand the importance of having a strong internal culture.  Integrity, honesty, creativity and commitment are key pillars of our foundation and the building blocks upon which we have been able to successfully grow our business for the past thirty years.  Our reputation across the globe continues to attract top talent.  We know details matter and each team member counts. 

Benefits Package

The success of any company depends on its employees.  At ACG, employee satisfaction is crucial not only to the well-being of our organization, but also to the health and wellness of our employees and their families.  We provide our employees the options and resources necessary for building security and maintaining a healthy balance between work and life.  

Our dedication to our staff is evident in our competitive benefits package.  Top-of-the-line health benefits include several options for medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as generous employer contributions for retirement benefits, along with employer-paid life insurance and other related insurance plans.  Additional offerings include tuition reimbursement, holidays, and paid time off, employee assistance programs and so much more.  

“The culture at ACG is friendly and collaborative. The leadership team is involved, engaged, and committed to maintaining open lines of communication. There is a real sense of trust, respect, and community amongst employees."

Belen Valdovinos – Manager, Internal Audit

Job Postings

Business Systems Consultant, Newport Beach

Job Summary:

The Business Systems Consultant serves as a primary interface with the business stakeholders.  With guidance from management, the Solution Specialist will assist in analyzing the business processes, workflows, and requirements of the users to support and enhance ACG’s application suite. The business will rely on your recommendations, identifying/preventing pitfalls, and guidance toward sustainable solutions over quick fixes.  The role requires the level of confidence to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn from all experiences while at the same time truly listening to the users’ needs to design creative solutions. Must be comfortable working in an international environment with teams across different countries.

This position requires the candidate to be detail oriented, analytical, and collaborative. Strong communication skills are a must. This role is required to interface with all levels of management within the Company, work closely with various teams within the organization, and other business partners to provide ad-hoc support as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and conduct requirement gathering sessions with Business Stakeholders to understand, implement, and document current and proposed processes
  • Consult the Business on producing scripts with detailed acceptance criteria and functional test scenarios
  • Produce workflow and process diagrams to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Analyze current processes to provide recommendations for optimization
  • Ensure that deliveries meet the requirements agreed upon by key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate enhancements with 3rd party vendors and coordinate internal user acceptance testing
  • Deliver end-user trainings and release notes for production deployments as needed
  • Consults and makes recommendations to management on significant issues.
  • Coaches and ensures compliance to requirements tools, standards, and processes.
  • Support and maintain a variety of platforms within the organization and understand the implemented structures and how they are integrated with other systems within the organization.
  • Handles other projects/tasks as needed.

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of experience in IT or related technical professions
  • At least 3+ years as a Business or Systems Analyst
  • Ability to work with internal stakeholders to identify and translate technical needs, and to think strategically to leverage the impact of technology on short and long-term business processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, successfully manage and deliver complex projects, and analyze data on behalf of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability with a report writing tool, and skills to assist with reporting/dashboards
  • Prior experience with Salesforce platform.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

If you are interested in the Business Systems Consultant position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Paralegal I/Legal Analyst, Newport Beach

Job Summary:

Paralegal I who will provide support to members of ACG’s legal department. This individual will manage and/or assist with a variety of transactions in support of ACG’s international aircraft leasing business.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage and/or create certain substantive and administrative functions within the legal group, including:
    • Create and maintain Uniform Commercial Code filings in various states in the United States
    • File and maintain International Registry filings under Cape Town Convention
    • File and track original bills of sale
    • Track intercompany loans
    • Liaise on and track process agent letters
    • Manage internal documents database on the company SharePoint portal
  • Review and approve insurance certificates and liaise with ACG’s insurance broker and customers.
  • Prepare and review Know-Your-Customer and other compliance documentation.
  • Liaise with internal and external parties for aircraft import and export requirements for the United States.
  • Assist with aircraft registrations, including being the point of contact with registries and outside counsel in jurisdictions around the world.
  • Manage and track internal approvals for transactions.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned, including but not limited to, transaction support, records management, due diligence and insurance administration and system maintenance.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of corporate experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and under tight deadlines.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and the abilities to prioritize and multitask efficiently.
  • Willingness to learn new subject areas and tasks.

If you are interested in the Paralegal I/Legal Analyst position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Manager, Technical Operations, Newport Beach

Job Summary:

Applies advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, and concepts related a technical aviation discipline and an understanding of related disciplines to solve highly complex business problems and/ or to develop new or improved methods, procedures, and/ or approaches.  Under general direction, plans significant activities or projects.  Makes recommendations for changing policies, procedures, or programs and make decisions within the context of existing policy and guidelines.

Performs complex specialized tasks and assignments to support Technical Regional Managers (RTM) with returns, deliveries, repossessions, sales, purchases, or any other special projects.  Works closely with the VP Technical Support to enhance policies and procedures utilized by the Technical Department, particularly in the areas of technological advances and aircraft records.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide direct support to one or multiple RTMs
  • Collect and analyze technical data. Input and maintain data in SharePoint. Research and prepare docs as needed during aircraft returns, deliveries and sales. Work with Consultants to provide proper aircraft records and support during aircraft returns, deliveries and sale. Monitor processing and archiving of records for sold aircraft
  • Provide Technical Managers with critical path timelines for parts and components on transitioning aircraft. Request monthly reports, aircraft updates and TEAMS channel updates
  • Manage and issue purchase orders, review, process and track vendor invoices for payment
  • com consultant site monitoring and quality control. Run reports in SharePoint for continued control of maintaining proper aircraft records and quality control for correct titles, tagging and reasonable sizing of technical documents
  • Coordinate with airframe, engine and other BFE manufacturers for maintenance and operational publication requirements, maintain tech publications, and coordinate with customer engineering, procurement departments, and tech consultants. Continued support of parts and part documents
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed by VP, Technical Support
  • Provide leadership and training to better develop the Technical Support Staff particularly in the areas of technical advances and aircraft records, as needed.
  • Support the VP Technical Support in maintaining and researching new technological advances to better the Technical Department (SharePoint, Box.com, reporting tools, etc.), as needed.
  • Handles other projects/tasks, as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: 4-year degree (BS Business or Technical) or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum Experience: 7 years related aviation experience with an emphasis in aircraft records

If you are interested in the Manager, Technical Operations position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

SVP, Head of Aircraft Marketing, Dublin, IR

Job Summary:

Leading all aspects of the Marketing function within ACG and management of Marketing personnel. Directly responsible for the strategic development and tactical implementation of aircraft placement and origination initiatives for ACG. Provide cross-functional support for the ACGs Trading, AFS, Technical and Finance departments strategic initiatives, and provide cross functional leadership in the development, structuring and closing of new placement and incremental business opportunities generated by Marketing.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for all aircraft placement campaigns and oversee every functional step, from initial pricing through to delivery of the aircraft. This includes responsibility for every LOI issued along with overseeing all lease negotiations
  • Development of deal pricing and terms within ACG guidelines or with supervisor approval as required. Develop quarterly calling plans for the Marketing team and conduct senior level airline customer visits. Responsible for market coverage, market penetration and effectiveness of the Marketing Team around the world. Selection, retention, training, and development of Marketing team members
  • Manage collection of receivables to an overall level of customer delinquencies as percentage of revenue relative to competing lessors in our marketplace
  • Create value through understanding airline customers and their needs
  • Airline customer relationship development and maintenance with an emphasis on developing consultative, collaborative relationships to generate additional business
  • Understand and assess the current and future market demands as well as the competitive environment
  • Develop and recommend aircraft placement and market strategy to CRO
  • Expand ACGs brand awareness across the industry (i.e., oversight of team meeting schedules at conferences to maximize ACG impact through coordinated SLT attendance)

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should possess comprehensive knowledge, skills, and expertise in all aspects of aircraft sales, marketing, and finance
  • The candidate should also possess either expert-level knowledge of financial statement and risk analysis, accounting, projection analysis and working-level knowledge of business law, especially in contracts, and in both instances, should have specific expertise in negotiating contracts covering operating leasing and financial structures, such as cross-border, asset-backed financings, and finance leases of aircraft
  • Candidate should have strong existing relationships with C-Suite members and key decision-makers at airlines globally
  • Candidate should be creative, proactive, and feel comfortable developing new programs, advocating for them, and having the ability to lead them into implementation
  • Organized, self-driven, hard-working individual that both recognizes corporate boundaries and processes, yet can also take important decisions if required
  • Proven track record of successful sales and financing of commercial aircraft
  • A large network of airline, lessor, banking, and legal contacts
  • Demonstrated experience in leading deal teams and coordination of cross-departmental roles
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to create and run financial models to provide viewpoints on deal economics and value
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to travel on short notice as needed
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office

If you are interested in the SVP, Head of Aircraft Marketing position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

VP, Marketing Latin America, Newport Beach | Miami | Remote Latin America

Job Summary:

This position requires the employee to generate revenue for ACG by marketing new and re-marketing current ACG (its affiliates and clients) assets on lease with customers in the assigned territory. Customer development and maintenance with an emphasis on sourcing, arranging, delivering and the ongoing management of lease and trade transactions. Employee must gather marketing information to allow the company to understand and assess the current and future market demands as well as the competitive environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Regular contact with current customers to manage current contracts and generate opportunities to expand the relationship
  • Regular visits to customers facilities to develop a personal rapport and to better understand the commercial opportunities and challenges that the relationship provides to ACG and the customer
  • Regular contact with peers at competing leasing companies to be alert of market and customer developments
  • Regular participation in industry conferences and events relevant to the assigned territory and customers
  • Provide market intel to the Head of Marketing that would be relevant to elaborate a companywide marketing strategy.
  • Suggest timely steps to arrest any increasing customer delinquency
  • Working on specific projects and marketing initiatives as directed by the Head of Marketing
  • Secondary functions include expanding ACGs brand awareness across the industry and ensuring that aged receivables are addressed promptly if and as needed
  • Handle other projects/tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should possess comprehensive knowledge, skills, and expertise in all aspects of aircraft finance
  • Ten years of aviation industry experience in a customer facing roles in sales/marketing at OEMs, MROs, Aviation Consulting, Aviation Financing and/or Aircraft Leasing companies; and/or Lessor/Supplier facing roles at airline’s Fleet of Finance departments
  • Ability and willingness to travel, be away from home, deal with language, food and cultural challenges and develop working relationships with people that may at times address the world from a different point of view
  • Demonstrated experience in leading deal teams and coordination of cross-departmental roles
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Proven track record of successful sales and financing of commercial aircraft
  • Ability to create and run financial models to provide viewpoints on deal economics and value
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office

If you are interested in the VP, Marketing Latin America position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Sr. Paralegal III, Newport Beach, CA

Job Summary:

Senior paralegal responsible for (i) managing corporate compliance and governance matters for ACG and its subsidiaries; (ii) assisting with securities, finance, M&A and other corporate transactions for the Company; and (iii) managing and/or assisting with a variety of transactions in support of ACG’s international aircraft leasing business

Essential Job Functions:

Corporate Matters – Corporate Secretary and Corporate Transactions:

  • Responsible for all corporate compliance and governance matters (foreign and domestic) for ACG LLC and its subsidiaries, including forming and dissolving entities and preparation of related documents; coordinating with outside counsel on foreign entity government filings; preparing and filing documents for annual shareholder and director meetings; preparing and filing biannual and annual reports; legal research related to relevant foreign and domestic statutes; preparation of resolutions and maintenance of corporate minute books; liaising with independent directors, shareholders, and controlling trustees on corporate matters; assist various ACG personnel with corporate questions and KYC requests
  • Coordinate and oversee preparation of monthly Board meetings for ACG Aircraft Leasing Ireland Ltd (AALIL)
  • Assist with preparing and uploading materials for the ACG LLC board and committee meetings to the Directors Desk board
  • portal; maintain the meeting calendar and other corporate documents within Directors Desk
  • Assist attorneys with securities offerings, financing transactions, restructuring transactions and other corporate/M&A
  • transactions, including drafting and review of closing documents and maintenance of data rooms

Leasing Transactions:

  • Assist with the drafting and review of lease agreements and related conditions precedent and closing documents, including
  • closing checklists, insurance certificates and corporate approvals
  • Manage the contract and delivery process for new aircraft deliveries
  • Assist with the preparation and review of aircraft purchase and sale documentation, including bills of sale, acceptance certificates, escrow agreements and warranty assignments, and liaise with airframe and engine manufacturers with respect to the same
  • Attend to post-closing matters including preparation of aircraft and lease file indexes, following-up on post-closing conditions, distributing documents to lessees and updating the company’s legal files
  • Prepare trust agreements to support lease transactions
  • Liaise with outside counsel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned, including records management and system maintenance

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a paralegal, preferably at a law firm or in-house at a company with both domestic and international activities
  • Bachelor’s degree and ABA-approved paralegal certificate or California equivalent.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel) and willingness to learn other applications. Notary public or willingness to obtain the necessary training to become a notary public. 

If you are interested in the Sr. Paralegal III position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Benefits and Compensation Analyst, Newport Beach, CA

Job Summary:

The Benefits & Compensation Analyst provides support in the delivery and administration of the company’s domestic and international benefits and compensation programs. This role is responsible for conducting market research and analysis, benchmarking and following trends, all to ensure ACG is providing the most competitive, current, and cost-effective programs, while maintaining the highest level of service to employees.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Be a subject matter expert on compensation and benefits, including analyzing and providing recommendations to HR department to improve or modify policies, programs, or plan designs.
  • Create a comprehensive total rewards philosophy that aligns to our strategy, business goals and global talent needs
  • Serve as SME on industry salaries, benefits [especially ACG’s qualified and non-qualified retirement plans including 401(k), Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP), Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP), and ACG’s variable compensation plans such as the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) and the Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)], merit increase trends and implementation
  • Make recommendations for job levels, pay bands, base and bonus pay, based on external compensation data and internal guidelines
  • Lead and support compensation process reviews including base compensation and increases, promotions, transfers, and pay equity
  • Analyze C&B data against policies and report non-compliant situations
  • Advise HR department on basic C&B topics and make related recommendations for change
  • Research, analyze and update salary ranges for all positions
  • Participate in annual merit increase and bonus processes and make recommendations based on domestic and international data/trends
  • Analyze retirement plans and incentive-based compensation plans and recommend potential changes to streamline provisions and administration of such plans
  • Partner with HR Director on all benefits initiatives, including open enrollment, maintaining relationships with brokers and related vendors.
  • Provide audits on C&B programs and ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Liaise with employees on all benefits and compensation related questions and concerns
  • Manage 3rd party service providers related to compensation and benefits 
  • Prepare data for compensation and benefits analyses; clean and check the quality and accuracy of the data
  • Calculate variable pay for employees during the onboarding and offboarding process (AIP, LTIP, SERP, and DCP)
  • Work closely with the Finance department to accurately forecast and report compensation and benefit costs
  • Partner with HR Director to coordinate and manage all leaves of absences including STD, LTD, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation and ADA accommodations, ensuring accurate payments and communications with employees.
  • Prepare and present related budgets, reports, audits and presentations, including new hire benefits onboarding
  • Responsible for all salary surveys that ACG participates in
  • Assist with HRIS maintenance
  • Assure timely payment of monthly premiums
  • Participate in company committees as requested
  • Handle other projects and tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field 
  • Strong analytical skills, strong with numbers, calculations and data; able to self-manage; team player
  • Minimum of 5 years prior C&B experience in a fast-paced, highly accurate environment
  • Proficient with MS Office especially Word, Excel, PPT and Outlook.  Specific expertise in excel including ability to perform complex calculations and formulas, pivot tables, comparisons, V and H lookups, etc. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; time-management, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail-oriented and time-driven
  • International benefits experience is a plus

If you are interested in the Benefits and Compensation Analyst position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Head of Aircraft Financial Solutions, Newport Beach, CA | Dublin, IR

Job Summary:

Leading the Aircraft Financial Solutions (‘AFS’) function within ACG and management of AFS personnel. Directly responsible for the strategic development and tactical implementation of all AFS initiatives for ACG. Provide cross-functional support for the ACG Marketing, Technical and Finance departments their strategic initiatives, and provide cross functional leadership in the development, structuring and closing of new business opportunities generated by AFS.

Essential Job Functions:

  • AFSs chief liaison with the Finance department to develop strategies to structure, syndicate, or otherwise sell ACGs loan book to investors and to defease AFS guarantees
    • Partner with ACG Treasury to structure capital markets loan syndication strategy; identify and cultivate investor base and marketing efforts; develop private equity and insurance alternatives to complement capital markets option
    • Advance efforts to defease ACG loan guarantees through reinsurance, repurchase, or other channels
  • ACGs primary focal point for the global aviation financing markets. Build and maintain relationships with new and existing clients. Ensuring that all potential financings activities which take place within the marketplace are known and considered by the Company.
    • Helping design new, innovative financing structures in response to airlines’ needs
    • Developing the plan by which ACG would market these new financing structures to airlines around the world
    • Responsibilities include identifying target airline customers and then partnering /coordinating with ACG’s Marketing team to develop a coordinated, complementary marketing plan to present ACGs full suite of service offerings to target customers
    • Oversee the negotiation and documentation of financing transactions to structure and documents transactions, as well as coordinating any co-financing with banks, other financing sources and/or re-insurers
  • AFSs chief liaison with the Marketing department to ensure airline coverage managers are up to date on product offerings and all new business opportunities.
  • Product design, development, and management of the AFS group

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should possess comprehensive knowledge, skills, and expertise in all aspects of aircraft finance
  • The candidate should also possess either expert-level knowledge of financial statement and risk analysis, accounting, projection analysis and working-level knowledge of business law, especially in contracts, and in both instances, should have specific expertise in negotiating contracts covering financial structures, such as cross-border, asset-backed financings, and finance leases of aircraft.
  • Candidate should have a strong skill set in the management of existing portfolio of transactions, including waivers and amendments to financing documents. The candidate also should have strong existing relationships with key finance department decision-makers at airlines globally
  • Candidate should be creative, proactive, and feel comfortable developing new programs, advocating for them, and having the ability to lead them into implementation.
  • Proven track record of successful sales and financing of commercial aircraft
  • A large network of banking, airline, and legal contacts
  • Demonstrated experience in leading deal teams and coordination of cross-departmental roles
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to create and run financial models to provide viewpoints on deal economics and value
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to travel on short notice as needed
  • Expert proficiency in MS Office

If you are interested in the Head of Aircraft Financial Solutions position, please send your resume and cover letter to ACGHRApply@aviationcapital.com

Interested In Joining Our Team?

ACG is regularly seeking talented people to join our team. If you wish to be considered for a future role on the ACG team, you are welcome to send us your resume along with a cover letter. 

Thanks for your time and interest. We’ll see you in the skies… 

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