Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Middle East

Systems Engineer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to the Team Manager within Directorate of Aeronautical Engineering to provide day to day advice to RSAF Officers on matters pertaining to systems engineering for all RSAF aircraft
  • Provide a primary point of contact for all RSAF systems engineering (mechanical, electrical, and engine) issues
  • Enhance and monitor RSAF engineering authority capability with regards to aircraft systems engineering
  • Produce engineering drawings, engineering reports, test plans and Time Compliance Technical Orders in detail
  • Responsible for defining and collecting data needed to produce the above-mentioned drawings, reports, test plans and time compliance orders
  • Perform daily verbal briefings and presentations to the Director and/or Team Manager daily
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total Analyses are performed at all levels of total systems to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensure logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Perform functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specification
  • Review and recommend RSAF authorizations of approved systems engineering modifications Progress approval of improvement initiatives through external design organizations and technical authorities
  • Evaluate and perform cost benefit analysis for improvement initiatives
  • Investigate aircraft systems related problems affecting fleet performance and devise innovative
  • Solutions
  • Monitor test programs and evaluate test data to identify problem and/or to verify performance
  • Participate in accident investigations
  • Evaluate and provide recommendations on major defect and aircraft incident reports
  • Perform studies and participate in research, development and implementation of programs to
  • improve safety, reliability and maintainability
  • Develop system testing procedures and documentation to verify performance to specification
  • Requirements
  • Participate in the acceptance test of aircraft and equipment
  • Prepare staff correspondence to internal and external organizations to the RSAF
  • Support RSAF officers at meetings and participate in design and program management reviews (PMRs)
  • Must comply with all RSAF safety directives and instructions
  • Diplomacy, tact, flexibility and adaptability are required along with a flair for rapid and accurate appraisal of problems
  • Remain aware of the varied cultural and political nuances when dealing with customers from many nations
  • Required to create original designs for engineering solutions that demand imaginative innovation and extensive planning
  • Required to be flexible to deal with a wide range of problems with rapidly changing priorities emanating from several different sources

Job Qualifications:

  • Engineering Degree BEng (Hons) in Electrical, Mechanical, Electromechanical, Engine, Aeronautical / Systems
  • Master’s Degree or higher and Chartered Engineer status is
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of systems engineering, including design, development, integration and test of civil and/or military aircraft and equipment
  • Experience in senior engineering management with a thorough knowledge of engineering authority processes
  • Must be fully aware of the different Government to Government (Foreign Military Sales) and Direct Funding mechanisms for RSAF projects

Essential Knowledge:

  • A working knowledge of international regulation and policy for military and civil aviation as well as International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) knowledge and conformance
  • Must be able to develop and integrate concepts that involve requirements, design, prototyping, production, testing, training and logistics support in all phases of the weapon system life cycle, including trade-off of performance, life-cycle cost, risk, producibility, supportability, testability, and other engineering requirements in aircraft mechanical, electrical and engine disciplines.
  • Must be able to perform reviews of requirements and translate them into technical specifications of equipment, software, facilities, data and personnel; provide technical direction and guidance to lower level technical personnel as necessary
  • Experience will include technical involvement as applicable in one or more of the following: Research, design, development, production, testing, and performance of theoretical studies, analysis of system design, and recommendations to expand performance and enhance design of applicable system
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Strong leadership qualities with proven interpersonal and team working skills
  • Computer literate and an experienced user of the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access, Project)

Desirable Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of aviation quality systems, airworthiness, airframe engineering, aircraft control systems, aircraft avionics systems, design engineering, manufacturing, project/program management, systems engineering, test engineering and aircraft systems integration
  • A good all round awareness of RSAF processes and procedures

  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Middle East
  • Categories: Engineer, Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

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