Aircraft Structural Engineer

Date posted 13.10.2016

Ref number 354225

Job Details
Location Saudi Arabia
Number of Vacancies 1
Career Level Mid Level
Minimum Experience 10 - 15 years
Minimum Education Level Bachelors Degree
English Level Advanced
Special Requirements
Qualifications/ Certificates/ Licenses
Engineering Degree in Structural Engineering or related discipline (i.e. Mechanic or Aeronautical Engineering)
Master Degree or higher and Chartered Engineer status is desired
Computer literate and an experienced user of the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Project)
Must be able to speak, read and write in the English language
Air Force experience, preferred
Skills & Work Experience
Minimum ten (10) years of experience in aircraft structural design engineering
Excellent knowledge of standard aircraft component materials, composites, metals, fabrication practices, aviation hardware, integration, and proper applications in design with a thorough understanding of the use and application of aircraft technical data
Possess knowledge of engineering principles used in stress analysis, 3D computer modeling and other analytical substantiation techniques
Experience utilizing CAD software and/or 3 D modeling software with obvious and demonstrable proficiency
Experience in senior engineering management with a thorough knowledge of engineering authority process
Working knowledge of international regulation and policy for military and civil aviation as well as International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Practical knowledge of workshop practices and procedures
A basic understanding of aircraft systems, their functions and operation
A broad appreciation of military aircraft design with specific experience in the design and development of aircraft structural engineering projects. The aircraft structural applications will be the focus of knowledge for fatigue index analysis, structural integrity inspections, structural modifications and updates, and engineering analysis of aircraft platforms
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 all aspects of technical program that involve trade-off of performance, life-cycle cost, risk, productivity, supportability, testability and other engineering requirements
Possess knowledge of engineering principles used in stress analysis, 3D computer modelling and other analytical substantiation techniques
Strong leadership qualities with proven interpersonal and team working skills
Knowledge of aviation quality systems, airworthiness, airframe engineering, aircraft control systems, aircraft avionic 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
A good all round awareness of RSAF programs, suppliers, OEM, Government to Government standard agencies, international standards agencies and academic/research establishments
Responsible to the AES Commander to provide day to day advise on matters pertaining to structural engineering for all RSAF aircraft, including but not limited to F-15, Typhoon, Boeing 707 C-130, Bell 2122/412, Cougar and/r UAV’s and prepare guidelines on engineering matters
Provides primary point of contact for all RSAF structural engineering issues
Create engineering drawings using 2D and 3D design software
Produce design data as required for the manufacture and assembly of aircraft structures and systems.
Research and review engineering data (drawing, reports, manuals , etc.) defining aircraft structure or systems in support of design work
Support other Engineering groups as workload requirements dictate. Develop expertise on aircraft design concepts, industry designing standards, regulations and drafting techniques consistent with workload environment
Review and recommend RSAF authorization of engineering modifications.
Progress approval of improvement initiatives through external designing organizations and technical authorities
Evaluate and perform cost benefit analysis of improvement initiatives
Create original designs and supervise embodiment of modifications to existing systems (aircraft and ground equipment)
Design repairs for damaged aircraft structure consistent with Military Specifications (MILSPEC) and industry standards
Provide training to the RSAF counterparts and instruct technicians in the correct techniques to be adopted in carrying out repairs
Play an active part in the RSAF self-sufficiency program by participating in the establishment of a training program for RSAF personnel, including on-the-job training and the preparation and teaching of the classroom courses in engineering functions
Perform stress analysis (i. e. to substantiate integrity of repaired structure) and provide advice on matters relating to aircraft stressing
Perform integration, test, and instructional tasks
Investigate aircraft systems related problems affecting fleet performance and devise innovative solutions
Minor test programs and evaluate test data to identify problems and/or to verify performance
Participate in accident investigations
Conduct damage assessments on aircraft following incidents and produce reports on the findings.
Evaluate and provide recommendations on major defect and aircraft incident reports.
Design support equipment for local manufacture (e.g. transport dollies, stands, racks)
Perform evaluation and studies
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 acceptance testing of aircraft and equipment
Prepare staff correspondence to organizations internal and external to the RSAF
Support RSAF officers at meetings and participate in design and program management reviews
Travel as necessary, by military aircraft if required, in accomplishment of the task.
Undertake any other task, as directed by the AES Commander
Salary and Allowance
Salary Negotiable
Employment Visa Provided
Transportation Negotiable
Housing Negotiable
Medical Insurance Negotiable
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