Team Leader, Mechanical Workshops

BAE Systems is the Prime Contractor to provide equipment, support and training to the Sultanate of Oman. We provide maintenance of Royal Air Force of Oman aircraft and train RAFO personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. For such maintenance training, this role is responsible for controlling and managing personnel and resources pertinent to the Mechanical trades of the Surface Finish, CFC, Metallics, Transparency and Wheel & Tyre Workshops, in support of the RAFO Typhoon Flying programme and the generation of aircraft to achieve the contracted Key Performance Milestones in accordance with best industry practice, BAE Systems procedures, the Maintenance Organisation Exposition and the RAFO Regulatory Framework

Your main responsibilities as the Team Leader, Mechanical Workshops will involve:

Ensure Part 145 team(s) activities are compliant with the AM&S Governance and Assurance framework.

Responsible for maintaining the airworthiness of the product throughout your areas of responsibility, in accordance with all the MOE and AMC documentation set, through appropriate complex task delegation.

Manage the Part 145 team(s) compliance with the Part 145 Exposition, its associated procedures and standards, and any other Company procedures and standards, as applicable. Identify, propose and implement change as required, whilst ensuring compliance.

Ensure the effective management of Part 145 activities by setting delivery targets, monitoring progress and developing performance improvement programmes.

Prioritise activities within/across teams to maximise efficiency.

Ensuring all Part 145 activities are appropriately documented and airworthiness records are maintained on relevant systems

Ensure all Part 145 activities are performed by suitably qualified, experienced and authorised personnel.

Ensure the integration of Part 145 activity within the business, including the engagement of key stakeholders at all stages of the process

Promote the application of Human Factors, Error Management, Risk Management and Safety Assurance within the Part 145 team(s), together with the proactive analysis, mitigation and management of Hazards.

Ensure Process Confirmations and independent assurance audits are supported by Part 145 personnel and integrated within/across teams.

Manage the response to audit findings in a timely and appropriate manner and provide information into the relevant reviews.

Generate and implement effective improvements within/across teams to overcome any non-compliance and monitor effectiveness

Demonstrate a flexible and proactive attitude to carrying out responsibilities appropriate to the role and take direction appropriately.

Responsible for the assessment of escalated issues for any impact on Continuing Airworthiness and generating effective resolution, or sponsoring escalation to management, as appropriate..

Act as stand-in Deputy Maintenance Manager during periods of absence of the incumbent Deputy

Your skills and qualifications:


5 years practical experience and expertise in the application of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices.

Significant experience in a Surface Finish discipline with 2 years relevant work experience within the aircraft maintenance environment working at a supervisory level exercising certifying privileges

Demonstrating breadth of experience, currency & recency via a Log Book (electronic or paper) capturing skills, knowledge and authorities for working on Aircraft or in a workshop

6 months experience on type (in the last two years)

A comprehensive knowledge of Acceptable Means of Compliance documentation set

Practical experience and expertise in the application of aviation safety standards and safe operating practices


Recent Typhoon Surface Finish experience

An understanding of IMS or similar electronic based reporting systems

Experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage

Management Training

What we’re looking for in you:

You will be an experienced and competent leader at this level and have a broad and in-depth product knowledge, expert competence within your own technical / subject area and an understanding of the relationship with interfacing / contributory areas, appropriate to the role.

Location: Oman

Salary: Competitive

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers’ current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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