Chief Tornado Structural Engineer

BAE Systems
Samlesbury, England
Jan 08, 2022
Feb 07, 2022
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Chief Tornado Structural Engineer

Location Dhahran


The Chief Tornado Aircraft Structural Engineer is a Structural specialist, with skills and knowledge beyond those expected of maintenance personnel and who is responsible for advising the RSAF on all stressing matters for aircraft structural repairs and other aircraft structural design work relating to Tornado and also all other aircraft operated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia eg Hawk, PC-21 etc). They will also provide training appropriate to the needs of RSAF Engineers in the Aeronautical Engineering Squadron.


Ensure that methods and data used for repairs completed in Kingdom are compatible with those necessary to maintain the structural integrity of the aircraft and respect the standard procedures of the Design Authority.

Identify those aircraft repairs that need referral to the Design Authority and cannot be dealt with in-Kingdom and ensure liaison between the Design Authority and RSAF Aeronautical Engineering staff in progressing repair work.

Undertake initially all damage assessments on behalf of the RSAF in order to establish the extent of repair action required.

Provide advice and assistance during the embodiment of aircraft and A.G.E. structural modifications.

Provide structural engineering assistance to aircraft Incident and Accident investigations.

Investigate and make recommendations on inspection schedules / maintenance requirements etc. for recurring structural problems

Prepare and draft briefs for the RSAF to be presented to MODSAP, the Prime Contractor and vendors at formal and informal meetings such as the Tornado Support Review, the SBDCP Structures Review and the Tornado Aircraft Meeting

Classroom situation including the preparation and delivery of instruction that will ultimately lead to the award of a certificate of completion for the AES Engineers involved.



Honours Degree or equivalent in Structure related discipline (Aeronautical, Mechanical, Civil etc.) is essential.

To have completed a recognized course in aircraft engineering or related engineering discipline at a military or civilian school of technical training, and/or have completed an appropriate apprenticeship would be desirable.

Relevant Experience:

Extensive proven experience as an aircraft Stress Engineer with proven extensive experience spent on Tornado, and proven experience spent in fatigue stress analysis.

Design Authority signatory for Tornado aircraft.

Self-motivated with the ability to analyse problems and formulate solutions to new issues that are outside the scope of the T.O.'s., but which respect the design philosophy of the aircraft type.

Ability to be able to produce high quality letters and reports using the Microsoft Office suite of programmes.

Ability to be able to produce high quality drawings and repair instructions for technicians to follow in the repair of aircraft and A.G.E. using the AutoCAD drawing package.


Ideally, candidates suitable for consideration for this position will have been employed within the Structures Department of BAE Systems. This is essential if the applicant is to be considered suitable to be granted Design Authority Signatory approval for SBDCP aircraft types.


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation, 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

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we serve the needs of our customers by delivering a wide range of advanced defence, aerospace, and security solutions that provide a technological and performance edge. We work together with local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that sustain economies, increase defence sovereignty and safeguard commercial interests. With some 88,000 employees in six continents, our story is about talented people who are relentlessly committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities, and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.