Systems Engineer

Location: Khobar, Saudi Arabia

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.

We have been present in Saudi Arabia for 40 years and with over 600 employees to date, we are growing rapidly. Together we are delivering our signalling, control and train protection systems for the North –South Railway (NSR), the longest system of it’s kind in the world. Together we are key suppliers of In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems as well as air traffic management solutions in Saudi. We are making Saudi Arabia a safer place by securing the country’s critical infrastructure and e-security solutions that secure the country’s electronic payment systems. Thales has been selected to supply major electronic systems for air defence and the Group also supplied communication and optronic systems for the Army, the Saudi Arabia National Guards and the Air Force.


Provide first class engineering practices and maintenance tasks to ensure that all CFA Key Performance Tasks are sustained. First class liaison with SRF, Mine Warfare Group (MWG) and RSNF Mine Hunters Reports to and under the direction of the Senior Saudi Engineer and the two UK Waterfront Engineers

Roles & Responsibilities

Investigation and rectification of defects on the Sonar System as reported by the RSNF and the Thales team. Installation and participation of customer acceptance for minor Sonar System updates. Conduct harbour and sea trials as required for the Sonar System. Provide relevant briefs on the condition of the Sonar System on each ship to the In-Country Programme Manager. Maintain a clean and tidy work area. Work under the direction of the supervising Thales Senior Engineers. Work with the Senior Saudi Engineer on Inventory Management, CFA Budget control and Programme Dashboard

Work Experience Requirements

Good spoken and written English. Ability to read and understand the relevant technical documentation in English. Ability to complete any tasks with minimal supervision. Basic computer and Microsoft Office skills. Ability to be an essential and useful member of a small team. The applicant will need to be physically fit for the role. Lifting maintenance equipment on and off the ship is physically demanding. Ability to supervise junior team members and technicians. Good working knowledge of Excel and Word

Qualification, Certification & Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical or Hydraulic) Previous Engineering and Programme Management experience Saudi Council of Engineer Membership

Preferred Skills

  • Practical systems engineering.
  • Fault finding on complex mechanical, hydraulic and electronic systems.
  • Ability to speak, read and write English.

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