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Flight Simulator Engineer Full Time

at British Airways in London (Published at 14-02-2019)

Simulator Engineer

British Airways is the UK’s largest international airline and one of the world’s leading global premium carriers.

Operating one of the most extensive international scheduled airline route networks, together with our joint business agreement, codeshare and franchise partners, we fly to more than 70 different countries.
With a fleet of over 280 aircraft we carry almost 40 million customers a year.

As a founding member of oneworld, the alliance of airlines around the globe, we collectively serve some 1,000 destinations across the globe.

British Airways Flight Training part of the Global Learning Academy operates 16 Full Flight Simulators (FFS), 4 fixed base simulators (FBS) and associated training equipment manufactured by L3 and CAE.

An opportunity has arisen for a Simulator Engineer to join our Engineering team, this role is based at London Heathrow, Maintenance Base (TBA).

As an experienced Simulator Engineer you will be part of an engineering team maintaining complex flight simulators and visual systems. You will have proven diagnostic, trouble shooting and problem solving skills with experience of working within a team and be self managing.

Current experience of working on complex electronics at system level and in computer networking technologies is essential. Understanding of simulator digital techniques, computers, hydraulic and aircraft systems is highly desirable. Shift covers 24/7 on a rotating basis, you will be required to work 2 days, 2 nights, 4 off.

Your qualifications should include an Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent and HNC/D

Please answer the following questions:-

  • Please describe the key skills and knowledge you will bring to the role. (Max 250 words).

  • What do you believe are the main challenges for flight simulator engineering in the next 24 months? (Max 250 words).

For further details on this role please refer to the attached job description.

We are recruiting for a Simulator Engineer holdpool with start dates from April 2019 onwards.


As a Simulator Engineer for our iconic brand, you?ll enjoy a competitive salary along with:

  • Our new flexible benefits scheme is available to colleagues and offer a range of benefits to choose from including a market-leading defined contribution (DC) pension, helping you save for the future. The scheme gives colleagues choice and more control over your benefits and how you spend the contributions that you will receive from British Airways. The range of benefits to choose from include – critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, cycle to work, additional life insurance cover, private medical insurance, dental plan and healthcare cash plan.

  • A non-contributory Healthcare plan.

  • Access to an industry leading roster bidding system.

  • Attractive travel concessions across our extensive network and other airlines.*

  • Unlimited discounted airfares for your friends and family.

  • Free airport parking at Heathrow while on holiday.

  • Discount on the Heathrow Express.

  • Discounts at selected car hire, hotels and retail stores.

  • Subsidised staff restaurants.

  • At our Waterside Head Office, you?ll have access to: a cashpoint, Waitrose, HighLife Shop, company gym, dental care, Waterside Hair and Beauty.

  • after qualifying period of six months

We may alter or withdraw non-contractual benefits at our discretion from time to time.

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