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Chief Trg Aircraft Structural Engineer

Employer
BAE Systems
Location
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (SA)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022
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JOB PURPOSE
BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor (PC) under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. For such maintenance and training, this role is requires a structural specialist with skills and knowledge beyond those expected of maintenance personnel and who is responsible for advising the RSAF on all structural design matters for aircraft structural repairs and other aircraft structural design work relating to SBDCP aircraft and operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He will also provide Engineering Assistance to all RSAF Fast Jet and Flying Training bases on a wide variety of non-structures related, aircraft and associated equipment Engineering and Policy matters within his capability, as directed by the Officer Commanding AES KAAB and his staff.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure that methods and data used for repairs completed in Kingdom are compatible with those necessary to maintain the structural integrity of the aircraft and respect the standard procedures of the Design Authority.
  • Identify those aircraft repairs that need referral to the Design Authority and cannot be dealt with in-Kingdom and ensure liaison between the Design Authority and RSAF Aeronautical Engineering staff in progressing repair work.
  • Undertake damage assessments on behalf of the RSAF in order to establish the extent of repair action required.
  • Provide advice and assistance during the embodiment of aircraft and A.G.E. structural repairs and modifications.
  • Provide structural engineering assistance to aircraft Incident and Accident investigations.
  • Investigate and make recommendations on inspection schedules / maintenance requirements etc. for recurring structural problems.
  • Prepare and draft briefs for the RSAF to be presented to MODSAP, the Prime Contractor and vendors at formal and informal meetings such as the Tornado Platform Integrity Working Group (PIWG) and the Joint Obsolescence and Supportability Working Group (JOSWG).
  • Provide RSAF Officer structural familiarisation training both informally and in a formal classroom situation including the preparation and delivery of instruction that will ultimately lead to the award of a certificate of completion for the AES Engineers involved.

 

RECRUITMENT SPECIFICATION
Essential

  • Honours Degree in a Structures related discipline (Aeronautical, Mechanical, etc.) is essential.
  • Have completed a recognized course in aircraft engineering or related engineering discipline at a military or civilian school of technical training, and / or have completed an appropriate apprenticeship.
  • Extensive experience as an aircraft Design Engineer with some years spent on at least one of the SBDCP aircraft (Hawk / Tornado) or Typhoon.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to analyse problems and formulate solutions to new issues that are outside the scope of the T.O.’s., (Technical Orders) but which respects the design philosophy of the aircraft type.
  • Ability to be able to produce high quality letters and reports using the Microsoft Office suite of programmes.
  •  Ability to be able to produce high quality drawings, models and repair instructions for technicians to follow in the repair of aircraft and A.G.E. using the AutoCAD drawing package or similar. 

 

EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and utilities, with access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed.
On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.

Company

At BAE Systems we serve, supply and protect those who serve and protect us, in a corporate culture that is performance driven and values led.

We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 40 countries. We help our customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information.

We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.

Facts and Figures

  • Global defence supplier and world-leading innovator
  • Established positions in air, maritime and land domains
  • Growing position in cyber security
  • Principal markets – US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Australia
  • 89,600 employees in over 40 countries
  • Customers in around 80 countries
  • 2020 sales of £20,862m
  • £1,700 invested in training per employee in 2020
  • £11bn spent with 21,000 directly-contracted suppliers
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