Deputy Chief Engineer

BAE Systems
Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP755-01
BAE Systems

The Role

The Role


Deputy Chief Engineer

Jubail (KSA – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Competitive with excellent benefits

Real pride. Real advantage.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Saudi Mid Life Update (MLU) Project which will refit and modify the 3 Sandown Class Mine hunters operated by the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF).

This role reports to the Saudi Programme Chief Engineer for the Saudi Mid Life Update (MLU) Project and will be based in Jubail, Eastern Province in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The role will be part of a deployed BAE Systems team in Jubail.

The role is a permanent position with the duration of the assignment in Saudi expected to be 24-36 months with the possibility of extension beyond this and will be on an unaccompanied basis.

As the Deputy Chief Engineer your main responsibilities will involve:

As the In-country engineering lead for the Maritime Services MLU team you will discharge Delegated Authority from the Saudi Programme Chief Engineer. This will include:
Championing Product Safety requirements and ensuring that these are met for in-country activities undertaken by Maritime Services MLU team
Ensuring that engineering standards are met for in-country activities - including activities undertaken by local supplier base
Taking the lead for in-country MLU engineering activities, including the relationship with BAE Saudi Arabia engineering team and the RSNF engineering stakeholders
Co-ordinating engineering solutions between Refit Production team and UK engineering design team
Leading a small KSA based engineering team; responsible for managing commissioning and presentation for acceptance of MLU upkeep and update activities.


Competitive, plus Long Term International Assignment Package which includes: Location Allowance - 25% (subject to change), an Annual Allowance - recognition of additional in country responsibilities, 15% Disturbance Allowance paid at the beginning and end of assignment, annual Leave basic 25 days + additional 7 days + bank holidays, furnished and equipment accommodation, 2 paid flights home

The normal working week in KSA is Saturday to Wednesday, up to 48 hours a week on average.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.
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As the Deputy Chief Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

Honours Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent in engineering discipline
Chartered Engineer (or working towards)
Previous Engineering Management experience
Excellent technical knowledge of naval platforms and systems
Thorough understanding of UK MOD Naval Design standards
Previous experience of MCMVs preferable
Broad engineering background, with working knowledge of ME and WE engineering
Good understanding of ship refit/upgrade activities and related engineering standards
Good knowledge of test & trials for equipment/systems in a progressive acceptance regime
IT skills - MS Office suite, Access and Visio

What we're looking for in you

You will be able to demonstrate the ability to build positive and effective relationships with customers and colleagues. You will need to be self-motivated & able to meet challenging targets and also demonstrate a proactive approach to all aspects of work.

About the Company

About the Company

BAE Systems is a global defence and security company employing around 100,000 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

We’re building on our strength as a global provider of defence and security products to shape support services that meet the changing needs of our customers. From sophisticated cyber services and military support, to mission critical electronic systems and protection equipment, we aim to be at the forefront of defence technology and science.
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