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Engineer (Metrology)

BAE Systems
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (SA)
Closing date
3 Feb 2022
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Engineer (Metrology)      

Salary: Competitive

Location:  Dhahran


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 responsible for applying measurement science, mathematics, physics, and engineering theory and principles to design, develop processes and methods for calibrating electrical, dimensional, optical, physical, mechanical, environmental and/or chemical Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE). Analyse and solve calibration problems using advanced mathematical and engineering knowledge. Use statistics and uncertainty of measurement to analyse measurement standards and processes. May develop software to assist in calibration laboratory and/or departmental processes. Recommend calibration standards and TMDE. Maintain calibration laboratory and/or quality systems. Perform laboratory and/or departmental administration and management.


Through the direction of the Chief Metrologist (Engineering) assists the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) in the provision of Engineering Services for RSAF MetCal activities and in accordance with RSAF directives.

Checks the operational performance of existing and new TMDE, automated laboratory measuring systems; recommends enhancement upgrades and new software functions to ensure maximum flexibility, utilisation and test report generation.

Provides technical support and assistance to MetCal personnel to resolve unusual or difficult problems associated with TMDE calibration measurement and repair activities.

Prepares feasibility studies, circuit diagrams, logical drawings, complex calculations etc., to assist the RSAF in the procurement and configuration of new MetCal calibration/repair capabilities where no previous MetCal capability exists or where an existing capability needs to be enhanced to meet future tasks.

Originates technical specifications and local calibration procedures, for MetCal tasks in accordance with RSAF requirements, where no other procedures are available and assist other Engineers and Metrologists in the preparation of multi-disciplinary procedures and reports.

Coordinates technical queries with external agencies, design authorities, vendors and suppliers to provide solutions to resolve calibration/repair issues.

Provide mentoring to RSAF and Saudi Graduate Engineering Trainees.


Will have completed formal training (civilian or military) in an Mechanical or Electro-Mechanical engineering field to include Physical-Dimensional, Pressure, Liquid and Gas Flow, knowledge of an Electrical parameter and Database Management is advantageous. Formal training should have been undertaken for a minimum of 4 years with practical experience in a relevant field for minimum of additional 5 years.   Will hold a University Degree in an appropriate subject (e.g. physics, electronics engineering, or other acceptable qualifications as agreed by the MetCal Wing Commander. Will have extensive professional/practical experience of engineering principles with relevance to measuring equipment (analogue, digital and automation); previous experience in a precision calibration environment at an Engineering level being ideal. Will be able to demonstrate an ability to write clear concise reports, analyse/resolve calibration and metrology measuring problems and accuracy issues using engineering judgment, analytical skills and initiative.



In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation, 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.



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.


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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