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Senior Licensed Aircraft Engineer B1


Job description

Draken Europe is recruiting a Senior Licensed Aircraft Engineers (B1) to be based at Bournemouth International Airport.
The position is to assist the Crew Chief in being responsible to the Chief Engineer, for the safety, regulatory compliance and operational performance of all Part-145 aircraft maintenance activities within the Bournemouth Base Maintenance department and detached locations, essential to the effective delivery of customer contractual requirements. In addition, the SLAE will provide support to the team with engineering decisions and provide guidance regarding personal and team development.

Key Responsibilities:
Safety first. Operate at Draken in accordance with the SHE Technical standards. Identify where the SHE Technical Standards are applicable to appointed operations/tasks and apply safe systems of work identified.
To maintain the overall performance of the aircraft maintenance operation and its personnel at a relevant station. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Safety, Quality & Regulatory Compliance
  • Promote a “Just Culture” with regard to safety and reporting of occurrences within the business
  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft, aircraft equipment as allocated to his/her control by the Shift Supervisor
  • The ground movements of aircraft assigned to him/her by the Crew Chief or Chief Engineer
  • Ensuring that all technical staff working within his/her supervision carries out their duties in a safe and proper manner and in accordance with the relevant Maintenance Manuals, and the Company Exposition.
  • To ensure the correct and timely completion of all aircraft documentation relating to the maintenance activities performed
  • To co-ordinate engineering activities, enabling the team to complete tasks to target and within budget
  • To review the team performance and provide feedback to the relevant Crew Chief
  • Ensure areas under supervision are always kept clean and tidy.
  • Evaluate all existing standards, practices, and procedures with a view to continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Assist the Crew Chief in the day-to-day functions of the team and deputise in their absence
  • Assisting the Crew Chief in prioritising tasks and scheduling requirements
  • Assisting the Shift Supervisor in the development of the team
  • Ensuring company core values are always maintained
  • Achieve optimal Base Maintenance performance; maintain excellent customer and stakeholder relations
  • Other tasks as set by the Crew Chief or Chief Engineer that are considered to be within the capabilities of the individual and required as part of the daily running of the engineering department

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

Personal Skills/Abilities

  • Good Change and Project Management Skills
  • Team oriented with proven communication and influencing skills
  • Customer focussed with exceptional personal and communication skills
  • Self-Motivated, confident, and assertive
  • A demonstrated capability to work within, and adhere to, a defined set of organisational values
  • Medically fit to perform daily engineering duties including detachment working
  • A willingness to work shift patterns to suit the business needs
  • Security cleared to meet current UK and ITAR requirements in support of the business

Educational Vocational Qualifications

  • Previous experience within an aircraft maintenance department. Further Applicable Aircraft Maintenance Experience, Base/Workshops are desirable.
  • Unrestricted Part 66 B1 or B2 and Licence
  • Part 66 C Licence.
  • Falcon 20 (CF700) Type Rating
  • Falcon 20-5 (Honeywell TFE731) Type Rating (preferred)
  • Proven track record, over 3 years at LAE Level or similar role within an aircraft maintenance environment is essential
  • Extensive knowledge of Regulatory requirements related to aircraft maintenance is essential
  • Basic business skills to understand financial management
  • Proven ability to work and deliver, to time pressure and deadlines, using basic project management skills.
  • Demonstrated high level Communication, Team Building and Partnership skills in dealing with stakeholders
  • The demonstrated ability to motivate people and influence change in line with company organisational values
  • An understanding, or preferably evidence, of working within a continuous improvement project.


  • 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.

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