Typhoon Operations Support Team Leader – BAE SYSTEM , Saudi Arabia

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 to the Typhoon Operations Manager, for the development and promulgation of the short, medium and long term flying programmes to meet the RSAF flying requirements and the company’s contracted targets. Act as the key interface between the 3rd 10th and 80th Squadron Commander’s, and the associated aircrew. Liaising with the Maintenance Operational Flight (MOF) to ensure the required assets are available to meet the demands of the customer. Ensure that continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities on Typhoon aircraft are carried out in accordance with BAE Systems Saudi Arabia SALAM Flying Operations Exposition (FOE) and associated Quality Management System. Compile all relevant Flying statistics, including the Service Performance, and its dissemination to all key stakeholders, both RSAF and Company.

Working autonomously.
Hiring Manager assistant responsibilities for Operations and Engineering Operations Posts.
Ensuring that all continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities conducted within his Area of Responsibility are carried out in accordance with current processes and procedures by appropriately authorised, qualified and experienced personnel.
Ensuring that all personnel engaged in activities in his Area of Responsibility follow the correct practices and observe safety precautions thereby complying with the requirements and limitations detailed in the Salam Support Safety Case Report and that as far as is reasonably practicable ensuring that no one is exposed to any unnecessary or uncontrolled risk.
Ensure that the Safety Management Systems and Safety Occurrence Reporting Tool (SORT) are understood by staff under your direction.
Managing the needs and expectations of the Squadron’s pilots, including the Squadron Commander, on a daily basis. Thus ensuring they are always aware of Fleet Management issues, Aircraft Mission Capability implications and Forward Maintenance restrictions that may otherwise adversely affect the flying programme or company contracted targets.
Responsible for the preparation and dissemination of the medium and long term flying programme.

Must have extensive Flying Operations and Mission Support knowledge in a Squadron Operations support role, including an understanding of mission planning support, flying programme maintenance and debriefing support.
Proven management and leadership ability in a high-tempo operational support position.
Must have extensive aerospace and Defence Company industry knowledge, managing significant and diverse projects to time, cost and quality.
Must have an understanding of RAF Flying operations procedures including: mission planning support and flying programme management.
Have an understanding of Fatigue management and how it could impact the Typhoon fleet.
Capable of working independently or as part of a larger operational team under extreme pressure and to tight operational timescales.
Must be educated to HND level or recognised equivalent or have relevant experience supported by formal, recorded workplace applied related training.

Broad aerospace, defence industry knowledge preferably with recent Typhoon experience.
An understanding of RAF and /or RSAF flight operations and flight planning procedures.

The job holder should have the following background:
Currently working in an operations organisation conducting or supporting flying operations of military fast-jets (Typhoon preferred).
Significant experience in the management of operational mission planning support, with extensive experience working in a Squadron Operations environment.

Demonstrable experience working with aircrew and maintainers on a busy, military operational flying unit.
High level of composure and interpersonal skills 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 wide range of engineering, operational and management activities at differing levels of maturity.
Excellent man management and people development skills with a proven ability and track record of managing at all levels within an Operational Squadron organisation.
Fully conversant with European Aviation Safety Agency aircraft maintenance regulations or military equivalents such as UK MAA 1000-5000 series.

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.

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

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