Flight Simulator Operator

  • Full Time
  • Posted 3 months ago
  • This role will require SC Clearance. Be an articulate and effective communicator in the English Language.

Company Details

Thales people architect solutions that are relied upon to deliver operational advantage at every decisive moment throughout the mission. Defence and armed forces customers rely on us to deliver the full range of defensive systems for land, sea, and air. From early warning, to threat neutralisation, our platforms cover all levels from very short-range systems, to extended protection across the entire battle-space including Airspace Mobility Solutions, Vehicles and Tactical Systems and Missile Defence, Optronics, and Radar.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

About Aquila ATMS:

In anticipation to a further contract award, Aquila Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) are currently looking to recruit a number of Flight Simulator Operators to join our team located at the Defence College of Air and Space Operations, RAF Shawbury

Aquila was formed in 2014 as at join venture between NATS and Thales, the primary supplier of equipment and services for UK Air Traffic Management (ATM). Aquila was awarded the £1.5bn Project Marshall Contract by the MOD, a programme to provide updated terminal ATM capability, with a managed service operating model for military users until 2037. Currently Aquila employs over 200 people, predominately in the UK but also includes locations in Gibraltar, Cyprus and The Falkland Islands.

About the role:

Working as part of a team, as Flight Simulator Operator, you will be responsible for creating and executing realistic Air Traffic Management scenarios through effective operation of PC based simulators for customers such as the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Foreign and Commonwealth personnel. The scenarios deployed are to replicate that a future military Air Traffic Controller is likely to meet, either in a radar or airfield situation.

This role will offer a significant amount of training so we are keen to hear from individuals who have a real interest and aptitude to learn, offering a fantastic opportunity to learn in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create and execute realistic Air Traffic Management scenarios through effective operation of PC based simulators.
  • Work as part of a team with a high dependency on effective liaison and planning.
  • Respond effectively to requested scenarios within individual training exercises.
  • Maintain effective communications.
  • Work constructively with other members of the Flight Simulator Operator department and our customer.

What we are looking for:

With our modern working environment and a range of flexible benefits, Aquila ATMS is a great place to work. We are a growing company and look for exceptional people to join us on our challenging journey of providing a safe operational environment for our customer – the UK MOD. Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Aquila ATMS; our team of Flight Simulator Operators is made up of employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – bringing together the best and brightest minds delivering excellent service to our customer.

We are looking for interviews with the following attributes to join our team:

  • Be an articulate and effective communicator in the English Language (the international Air Traffic Language)
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task
  • Able to use initiative and solve problems in a timely manner
  • Enthusiastic with a willingness and aptitude to learn
  • Computer literate
  • Reliable with excellent time management skills
  • Customer focused
  • A positive team working ethic
  • Advantageous but not essential to have experience or understanding of Military Air Traffic Management

This role will require SC Clearance; it is therefore expected that the post holder will undergo SC Clearance which will be facilitated by Aquila. Please visit the UKSV website for further guidance.

Whilst we are anticipating the contract award, this is currently a speculative position.. But to find out more about working in this growing team, apply today!

Job ID: R0102789

In line with Thales’ Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


Tagged as: initiative, pc based simulators, prioritise/multi-task, solve problems, computer literate, excellent time management skills, reliable, military air traffic management

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