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Licensed Aircraft Engineer - B1


Job description

Draken Europe is recruiting multiple Licensed Aircraft Engineers (B1) to be based at Bournemouth International Airport.

The roles are to support with the maintenance and repair of aircraft and equipment, the control of resources and, as necessary, the supervision of engineers. An awareness of and compliance with Health & Safety procedures is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and certify any work within the terms of their company authorisation within technical logs or on company worksheets / work cards.
  • Carry out scheduled / unscheduled maintenance inspections, defect rectification, modifications, service bulletins on company aircraft as directed
  • Ensure compliance with published maintenance documentation and company procedures including all SHE related aspects.
  • Complete work cards in a timely manner and accurately record any additional defects found
  • Notify the SLAE of any critical defects immediately and then work with the supervisor to develop solutions.
  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft and / or the component allocated by the supervisor. This includes at detached locations in support of further operations.
  • Liaise with those departments necessary to complete the tasks allocated
  • Work within the budgets defined and highlight any potential financial risks when recognised
  • Be responsible and accountable for the ground movement of aircraft as assigned by the SLAE
  • Deputise for the SLAE in their absence
  • Supervise and perform adequate safety checks prior to and during aircraft maintenance, particularly while performing functional tests.
  • To assist the supervisory & management team with the development of best working practices within the business and support the personal development of the team.
  • Assisting the SLAE’s with the monitoring of staff performance including, attendance, timekeeping and sickness.
  • Ensure areas under supervision are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Ensure and monitor that all tooling used is controlled and calibrated as required in accordance with company procedures.
  • Promote a “Just Culture” with regard to safety and reporting of occurrences within the business
  • Perform other tasks that are considered to be within the LAE sphere of influence, ability and control as determined by the relevant supervisor

As a B1 Licensed Aircraft Engineer your Skills & Qualification should ideally include –


  • Falcon 20 type rating
  • Previous experience in a line maintenance operation acting as a certifier. Preferably with experience of base maintenance.
  • Experience on pressurised twin engine turbine / turbo-prop aircraft above 5700KG
  • Proven and recent supervisory experience leading teams and a proven record of delivery.
  • Good leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Commercial background – familiar with working to tight deadlines and budgetary requirements.


  • EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Category B1
  • Approved apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. (Aero-Trac Experience Preferred)
  • Falcon 20 (CF700) Type Rating
  • Falcon 20-5 (Honeywell TFE731) Type Rating (preferred)
  • EASA Part 66 Licence category C (preferred)
  • No licence restrictions


  • Self-starter who looks for lateral solutions.
  • Needs to understand and deliver customer service, whilst representing the company interests.
  • Needs to be able to enjoy working within a small team.
  • An ability to work safely while meeting expected delivery schedules
  • An ambition to cross trade and extend licence to cover category i.e. B2 certification privileges in the future.
  • A willingness to work shift patterns / flexible hours.

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

Draken Europe employees must hold or be able to hold a minimum award of SC (Security Cleared), granted by the UK Security Vetting agency. Draken Europe will sponsor and guide employees through the vetting process with our internal security vetting experts.

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