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BAE Systems Saudi Arabia

When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account. The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions. BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years. Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.

BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We deliver aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), we maintain these aircraft and we provide a safe training environment in order to train RSAF personnel in how to use their equipment.

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we work together with local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that sustain economic growth, increase defence sovereignty and safeguard commercial interests. We are committed to recruitment, development and retaining the brightest talent in our industry as we build upon our proud heritage and enjoy new successes through our partnership with Saudi Arabia as we support the Kingdom’s plans for economic development through its vision for the future, ‘Vision 2030’.

Vision 2030 is a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop sectors such as health, defence, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. Developing a national military industry is a key part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision and fully aligned to our own strategy for our future in Saudi Arabia.

Working for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia

We operate across a number of locations in Saudi Arabia and as we continue to grow, as well as focusing on developing our partner and joint venture companies, there has never been a better time to work for us in Saudi Arabia and take advantage of a great opportunity to gain experience in an international environment.

This helps to broaden your future career opportunities and understanding of multi-cultural working.

Our Locations


Dhahran, on the Kingdom’s eastern seaboard, it is the operating base for Tornado IDS, a core element of its national defence capability. Ongoing opportunities for employment on the Tornado fl eet include all traditional technical trade groups including Avionic, Propulsion, Electrical and Weapons specialists.


Our Customer currently operates the Typhoon jet from Taif in the west of the country with the base sitting
4,500 feet up in the mountains.

With current positions in both Forward and Depth technical areas and, with the intention to expand the fleet in the near future, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking for employment on one of the most modern and capable fast jets in the world.


Tabuk in the northwest of Saudi Arabia is the home of the Hawk fleet and is the country’s fast-jet trainer aircraft. Also housed at Tabuk is the Hawk aerobatic display team, the Saudi Hawks.


The PC21 is based in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is located quite centrally in the Kingdom.

Our employees find working in Saudi Arabia a fantastic opportunity for an interesting and fulfilling life experience, whilst enjoying a competitive salary and benefi ts package.

Geographically the country is ideally situated to enable you to travel; it is all within your reach. Use Saudi Arabia as a stepping stone to explore other countries.

To experience this proposition, candidates will be looking to achieve one or more of the following personal aspirations: 
• A fulfilling life experience and opportunity for a superb work-life balance
• Financial Advancement
• Travel and tourism opportunities from another part of the world utilising a generous leave and travel allowance
• Expand your cultural awareness
• Enhance your CV with international experience
• Have the opportunity to challenge and develop yourself in a unique environment You will also benefit from free accommodation and utilities as well as access to extensive leisure facilities.

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Job Details

Job Title:
Aircraft Engineers

Job Type:
Full Time