BAE Systems

Hawk QFI

,United Kingdom
  • Salary average
    100031YEAR
  • Type of employment
    Full-time

Company

Responsibilities

  • The BAE Systems Hawk Mk167 Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) will be responsible for providing and supporting the delivery of live flying training instruction to Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and RAF ab initio pilot trainees, instructors and refresher pilots on the Hawk Mk167 at RAF Leeming. The role may also include the delivery of training to Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) trainees. As an experienced pilot and instructor, they will be expected to support the supervision of trainee pilots and instructors and perform additional duties such as Duty Pilot, Authorising Officer, Executive Flying Supervisor and conduct Maintenance Test Flights, as directed by Officer Commanding (OC) 11 Squadron (Sqn) QEAF and as agreed by the BAE Systems Crew Training Post Holder or Accountable Manager (Military Flying) as required.
  • QFI for the delivery of Hawk Mk167 academic, synthetic and live training to pilot trainees, WSO trainees, refresher trainees and instructor trainees
  • Hawk Mk167 training SME
  • Establish an effective working relationship with key stakeholders: QEAF, RAF, UK MOD teams, export user community, engineering teams and contract owners
  • Engineering management and support of the capture of aircrew training requirements, to include the customer's concept of operations, operational environment and training aspirations and preferences
  • Support the development of design concepts through iterative evaluation of synthetic and live training devices
  • Maintenance of Hawk Mk167 currency as a QFI and Pilot

Skills used at work

  • Design
  • Evaluation

Job Description

Job title: Hawk Qualified Flying Instructor

Location: RAF Leeming – On-site

Salary: £100,031

What you'll be doing:

The BAE Systems Hawk Mk167 Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) will be responsible for providing and supporting the delivery of live flying training instruction to Qatari Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and RAF ab initio pilot trainees, instructors and refresher pilots on the Hawk Mk167 at RAF Leeming. The role may also include the delivery of training to Weapons Systems Officer (WSO) trainees. As an experienced pilot and instructor, they will be expected to support the supervision of trainee pilots and instructors and perform additional duties such as Duty Pilot, Authorising Officer, Executive Flying Supervisor and conduct Maintenance Test Flights, as directed by Officer Commanding (OC) 11 Squadron (Sqn) QEAF and as agreed by the BAE Systems Crew Training Post Holder or Accountable Manager (Military Flying) as required.

  • QFI for the delivery of Hawk Mk167 academic, synthetic and live training to pilot trainees, WSO trainees, refresher trainees and instructor trainees
  • Hawk Mk167 training SME
  • Establish an effective working relationship with key stakeholders: QEAF, RAF, UK MOD teams, export user community, engineering teams and contract owners
  • Engineering management and support of the capture of aircrew training requirements, to include the customer's concept of operations, operational environment and training aspirations and preferences
  • Support the development of design concepts through iterative evaluation of synthetic and live training devices
  • Maintenance of Hawk Mk167 currency as a QFI and Pilot

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Ex-RAF/RN fast jest pilot, QFI and supervisor
  • Minimum of 500 hours on fast jet aircraft
  • Experience of the management of training and operational activities
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the use of MS Office and related software
  • Understanding of the BAES and RAF Flight Safety system and risk management processes
  • Extensive experience in the management of staff, covering professional development reviews, objective setting, management of discipline and conflict resolution, ethics and diversity and inclusivity, skills development and mentoring

Desirable:

  • A2 Category QFI
  • Hawk instructional experience within the last year
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the application of industry and customer training techniques for aircrew training.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of managing internal and external organisations in the delivery of programmes within budget, timescale and quality targets

Benefits:

You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Flight Operations team:

Joining our team presents an excellent chance to assist in the training endeavours for the BAE Systems Hawk Mk167. As a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI), you'll play a pivotal role in delivering live flying training to QEAF and RAF pilot trainees, instructors, and refresher pilots at RAF Leeming.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 18th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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Job posted: Jun 20, 2024

Expiration date: Jun 20, 2025