Licenced Aircraft Engineer


Job summary

Babcock International
£40,000 - £49,999
Aerospace / Avionics
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Licenced Aircraft Engineer
Location: Formby, Liverpool
Compensation: £44,505.72 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF52689

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Licenced Aircraft Engineer at our RAF Woodvale site.

The role
As a Licenced Aircraft Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary where you'll continue to deliver airworthy and serviceable aircraft to our customer in a fast paced, challenging and real-life operational setting critical to future defence output. We work on piston engine aircraft, with carbon fibre frames. Training can be provided for any gaps.

Day to day, you'll work together in collaboration with our customer to provide aircrafts to be used in elementary flying training and air experience flights alongside auxiliary support services such as mechanical transport, air traffic control and airfield fire & crash rescue, as well as:

  • Help to drive the delivery of the flying activities at RAF Woodvale alongside your Babcock and Military colleagues by taking a 'Whole Force' approach to our activities and ensuring that Babcock's excellent safety and delivery reputation is maintained at all times.
  • Responsible for the generation and release to service of serviceable and safe aircraft in accordance with civilian legislation/regulation and in line with Babcock company approvals.
  • Ensure aircraft engineering, line and depth maintenance and all other engineering related activities and services are provided as required to meet and exceed customer expectations and LAFT2 contractual needs at all times.

This position involves manual work. This could include lifting, bending, using tools or standing for extended periods of time.

This role is full time, 40 hours per week and is based at RAF Woodvale

Essential experience of the Licenced Aircraft Engineer

  • Supervisory experience in an aviation environment

Qualifications for the Licenced Aircraft Engineer

  • EASA Part 66, B1.2 licence (or successfully passed a number of modules towards the qualification)

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (

What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Opportunity to work with innovative technology.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A dynamic working environment.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing date: 21/05/24


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