Fleet Planning Manager (Tornado) – BAE SYSTEM , 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 aircraft and train RSAF 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.

Lead the development of the Tornado Support Service Fleet Management Service, including assessment of ‘as is’, gap analyses, and mobilisation (resourcing/ recruitment, technical preparations, initial fleet planning activities, etc.)
Upon mobilisation of CAMSS
Provide effective leadership for the development, management and delivery of the Fleet Planning capability, including Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) and maintenance planning activities, for the RSAF Tornado platform.
Lead and manage a competent team of personnel, to develop and deliver Fleet Planning at Strategic and Tactical levels, whilst maximising operational availability and minimising maintenance impacts on the flying programmes.
Establish and maintain a network of technical communication channels across the KAAB Part M organization and with key internal stakeholders and external organizations including the customer

Responsible to the Head of Tornado Service Integration for development of an effective and risk-balanced fleet management service for the Tornado Support Service.
Development of appropriate requirements and expositions/management plans.
Assessment of ‘as is’ fleet planning status and capability, then gap analyses and improvement/mobilisation planning and implementation.
Resourcing/recruitment of appropriate team during mobilisation and into contract award.
Entry into service preparation for the new fleet management service, including relevant pre-contract award fleet planning activities as appropriate to prepare for handover of responsibilities to the Prime Contractor.
Upon mobilisation of CAMSS:
Responsible to Tornado Head of Continuing Airworthiness Management Support Service (CAMSS), for all tactical and strategic fleet planning activities, for the RSAF Tornado platform, including RB199 engine and all lifed components.
Ensure all maintenance requirements – scheduled maintenance, modifications, AMP changes and customer / Part M requirements – are generated, collated, prioritized and tasked effectively.
Responsible for the through-life management of all Continuing Airworthiness records associated with Fleet Planning.
Ensure that Fleet Planning Leads implement and maintain a robust Statement of Work (SoW) process for scheduled maintenance requirements, delivered through Pre Input Review Meetings (PIRM) and Post Output Review Meetings (PORM).
Manage flying rate adherence, Flying Hour (FH) and Fatigue Index (FI), across the Tornado fleet, in accordance with approved data and contract requirements, to effectively manage aircraft life consumption.
Provide detailed Fleet Planning briefs at internal and customer meetings, ensuring any Fleet Planning-related actions are resolved in a timely fashion.
Manage fleet spares through analysis and modelling to develop recommendations as to the appropriate spares disposition configuration standard mix within the stock holdings, to reflect aircraft configuration standards and fleet size changes.
Provide Fleet Planning SME advice across the Part M organisation, the Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO), MODSAP and the BAES SA E&M Function.
Review draft Technical Instructions (TCTO, SB, etc.) in order to assess impacts on the fleet and recommend effective implementation strategies for authorisation.
Review draft Reliability reports and support reliability investigations as required, to ensure reliability programme recommendations to amend AMP are valid, effective and have minimum impact on customer flying operations.
Manage the Fleet Planning element of the Master Data & Assumptions List (MDAL) input/recommendations and provide recommendations to support contract bid activities.
Support the development and annual review of the Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition (CAME) and supporting fleet planning processes.
Proactively assume responsibility for the management and resolution of all Fleet Management-related audit findings & SORTs, to ensure continuous improvement.
Routinely review KAAB Fleet Planning activities & performance, to identify and read-across good practise, for example through monitoring maintenance scheduling effectiveness and compliance against approved fleet plans.
Provide support as required to Tornado Obsolescence and Disposal programmes.
Deputise in periods of absence for the Tornado Head of CAMSS, with a valid Letter of Delegation.
Instigate and manage regular ‘Lessons Learned’ reviews and apply the outcomes to future forums.
Proactively manage own Personal Development Report (PDR) and Succession Development Plan (SDP) as appropriate.
Actively support the development of Saudi National expertise in Fleet Planning through coaching and mentoring as appropriate.
Conduct performance reviews, coach and mentor personnel as necessary to support their professional and career development

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 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

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