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Chief Engineer - KSA

Saudi Arabia


Job description

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer / Senior Base Engineer to support our new operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This role reports to the Aircraft Maintenance Manager and is responsible for the professional management of the Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO) in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulatory Requirements and International Standards. In addition, the role is accountable for the delivery of serviceable aircraft to meet the customer demand.

Key Responsibilities

• On-time and on-budget delivery of all maintenance requirements – no compromise to safety and/or compliance – Do the right thing 100% of the time, every time.

• Always maintaining compliance against all applicable Aviation Regulatory and International Standard requirements

• Always maintaining a competent workforce across the KSA AMO

• Ensuring staff welfare, morale and ethical behaviour is always maintained across the KSA AMO

• Continuous delivery of high quality (technically, aesthetically, compliant, and safe) aircraft from the KSA AMO

• Always maintaining effective internal and external communication and engagement, across all levels

Experience / skills / qualifications

• Expert knowledge of Fixed Wing Aircraft Maintenance Management principles and practices – Extensive proven experience in a similar role – Required

• UK CAA Part 66 B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Engineer – Required

• Aircraft Type Ratings: – Advantageous

o Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (604 Variant) (GE CF34)

o Dassault Falcon 20 / GE CF700

• Theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of EASA/UK CAA Regulations as applicable in the AMO environment – Required

• Practical application-level knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 & ISO 27001 as applicable in the AMO environment – Required

• Practical application-level knowledge of Safety Management System principles and requirements as applicable in the AMO environment – Required

• Demonstrable people and cultural change management experience – Required

• Able to hold an SC-Level security clearance – Required

Personal Skill & Attributes

• Excellent in nurturing, mentoring, guiding, and influencing personnel

• Excellent in communicating / presenting across all boundaries, internal and external, both verbally and written.

• Highly self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.

• Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to achieve tight deadlines in challenging environments.

• Excellent use MS Office Software and other Company Software as required.

• Ability to maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately

Our employee values

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

To us, diversity means bringing your own perspective to the conversation; inclusion means having a voice - and equality means that your voice is heard.

At all our sites internationally, every member of the Draken Europe team is accountable to ensure that we are all treated fairly and with respect.

Intolerance has no place in our Company. We condemn it outright. Instead, we strive to create a culture where each person who joins our team feels they have the opportunity to succeed, to grow, and to work within an environment where they can be themselves.

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.

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