Remote Piloted Aircraft System Maintainer


Job summary

Babcock International
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Remote Piloted Aircraft System Maintainer
Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucester + International Deployment
Compensation: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF56891

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 Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Maintainer at our Ashchurch site.

The role
As a RPAS Maintainer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. We are creating a new capability, providing remotely piloted aircrafts with mission durations measured in days, not hours. This new and exciting role will be part of a team delivering a service to our customers providing this unique capability wherever they need it, globally.

Day-to-day, you'll launch, recover and maintain this unique platform and deliver world class unmanned capabilities around the UK and beyond. Working within the team you will also be a key part of the planning activities working closely with our civil, military and government customers.

  • Carrying out repairs and scheduled servicing to unmanned aerial vehicles to aviation standards
  • Airframe and component preparation/assembly and sensor/payload installation and setup
  • Preparation and repair of wiring harness including avionics and autopilot integration
  • Quality control and bench testing
  • Delivery of key customer missions as well as customer and industry demonstrations
  • Communicate and work with our design engineers to facilitate constant improvements to our capabilities and products

This role is full time and will be based onsite at Ashchurch however, you must be able and willing to travel overseas as the role entails international deployment on a rotational basis.

Essential experience of the RPAS Maintainer

  • Ability to understand instructions to prepare onboard processing and compiling of code
  • Knowledge of common sensors including camera, optical and lens principles
  • Experience with LiDAR, RADAR, SIGINT, COMINT and ELINT
  • Understanding of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) industry
  • Radio communications with Air Traffic Control and other team members
  • Understanding of ISO/quality control principles

Qualifications for the RPAS Maintainer

  • You will hold a degree or Higher National Qualification in a relevant engineering field or provide evidence that you hold relevant experience in an engineering role that is equivalent to these qualifications

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK or US national who is able to achieve and maintain Developed Vetting (DV) 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.

What we offer

  • Deployment allowance
  • 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

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: 30/04/2024

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