Typhoon Aircraft Ground Equipment (AGE) Senior Supervisor – BAE SYSTEM , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor 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 and Royal Saudi Naval Force personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting the Saudi Arabian National Agenda including Saudisation and the training and development of Saudi National capability through the growth of the Saudi National Partner Companies thereby reinforcing Industrialisation and Partnerships.
The purpose of this role is responsible for leading the shift of AGE tradesmen. Controlling and supervising personnel and resources pertinent to the AGE trade activities in order to ensure that continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities on Typhoon AGE are carried out in accordance with BAE Systems Saudi Arabia SALAM Maintenance Organisation Exposition and associated Quality Management System in support of Typhoon AGE maintenance activities in the Aerospace Ground Equipment Powered and Non Powered workplace. To certify, within the terms of the authorisations issued, that maintenance has been carried out in accordance with the relevant publications and the BAE Systems Maintenance Organisation Exposition. The job holder will supervise BAE Systems staff, Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) personnel and Royal Air Force (RAF) Secondees as well as perform mentoring and consolidation development of these tradesmen in the Depth Maintenance environment.

Deputising for the Mech Elec Superintendent in their absence
Managing their available manpower by co-ordinating with their Specialist Supervisors to ensure aircraft AGE generation and MOF/ILOC tasking requirements are achieved this includes:
Shift allocation
Support to Fwd maintenance
Standbye duty
Managing their manpower to ensure adherence to the use of approved data;
Submission of TQs and TPRFs;
Spares demands are accurate and review of FDDs to meet aircraft operations;
Ensure shift handovers are carried out without ambiguity;
Adherence to tool control procedures and carry out random checks of the assigned specialist tool kits (10% checks, damaged tools etc);
Adherence to good husbandry practices by carrying out random post maintenance reviews of the work area;
Review of engineering authorisations and ensure that personnel are re-trained/re-authorised to maintain efficient support to the operation;
Carry out independent checks of ESS for consistency and accuracy;
Support the Depth MM in addressing any QA or higher HQ reports including investigations;
Ensuring sufficient spare aircraft AGE & components are available to support the operation and liaise with logistics support for replacements as required;
Support and promote the ‘spot it report it’, SORT and FOD prevention programmes;
Liaise with the training department and co-ordinate RSAF consolidation training within their trade;
Providing coaching and mentoring for assigned BAE Systems SA and RSAF personnel including annual EPDRs;
Ensuring personal standards are maintained and adherence to the CoC and RBC by their assigned manpower;
Monitor aircraft components for repeat or recurring defects and previous maintenance actions already taken;
Monitor negative trends in manpower or maintenance that could impact the safety of the operation;
Provide assistance as the SME for their trade in troubleshooting/fault finding as necessary;
Provide support to any aircraft deployments or detachments by allocating resource and co-ordinating AGE/Tool/Spares requirements;
Monitoring DLF availability and identifying new candidates and bag sizes when necessary;
Support the Depth MM in the management of the facilities by reporting any defects;
Raising any ROID or deficiency paperwork for items received from supply that are damaged or considered not fit for purpose;
Welfare and discipline of all assigned PC staff under their control in conjunction with other Management and Supervisory staff; Completing any other reasonable duties or requests that are made by your line management
Counterpart development of assigned RSAF personnel to achieve 2nd and 3rd Signature levels

Proven potential/actual supervisory ability in a high tempo aircraft maintenance delivery driven environment.
Must be educated to HNC level or recognised equivalent or have relevant experience supported by formal, recorded workplace applied related training.
Must have Successfully completed a recognised aircraft engineering apprenticeship or similar practical aircraft maintenance training programme delivered by a NATO air force or approved aircraft maintenance training provider.
Extensive post qualification experience of military fast jet AGE maintenance support, at a certifying position.
Extensive experience working as a supervisor of AGE tradesmen maintaining Typhoon aircraft support equipment
Thorough understanding of company processes and procedures and industry knowledge.
An understanding of engineering operating procedures.
Proven Managerial experience within the aerospace industry preferably gained on Typhoon aircraft components.
Experience of working in the aviation industry in a Gulf Coast Country preferred.
The ability to act upon their own initiative within the scope of their job.
A conscientious approach to work and meticulous attention to detail.
A track record of meeting strict deadlines without compromising standards and quality.


The post holder should have the following background:
Currently working in an aircraft maintenance organisation conducting or supporting Depth Maintenance of military fast-jet AGE (Typhoon preferred).
Proven track record supervising AGE maintenance supervisors and technicians and associated resources at ‘shift manager’ level, maintaining military fast jet aircraft AGE (Typhoon preferred).
Excellent man management and people development competencies. Management experience with proven ability to manage junior engineering personnel.
High level of interpersonal skill to co-ordinate a large number of diverse and complex activities and the ability to communicate, influence and direct the decision making process at all levels. Experience of multi–tasking to manage a diverse range of engineering and management activities.
Demonstrable experience working as an AGE supervisor and technician conducting Depth Maintenance on a busy, military operational flying unit.
Fully conversant with European Aviation Safety Agency aircraft maintenance regulations or military equivalents such as UK MoD Defence Standard 05-130.
Experience working in a NATO air force maintaining AGE & component systems on military aircraft.
Experience as a mentor, coach or instructor in an aircraft maintenance environment.
Experience conducting Depth Maintenance of aircraft AGE components in a Gulf Coast Country.

In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and 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. We employ a skilled workforce of 89,600 people in more than 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.

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