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Flight Simulator Operator

Job ID R0084383 Publicatiedatum 16/01/2020 Lieu: Engeland, United Kingdom
Full time, Contract voor onbepaalde tijd
Location: Shropshire, United Kingdom

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.

Aquila Flight Simulator Operator

Location: RAF Shawbury, England, United Kingdom

AQUILA Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) was formed in 2014 as a joint venture between National Air Traffic Services (NATS), air navigations services specialist and Thales, the primary supplier of equipment and services for UK Air Traffic Management (ATM).

AQUILA was awarded the £1.5 billion Project Marshall contract by the MoD in 2014. The programme will provide military terminal Air Traffic Management (ATM) capability which ensures that all flights are safely and efficiently managed and sequenced for take-off and landing.

AQUILA currently employs over 200 people, predominantly in the UK but also includes locations in Gibraltar, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands. It operates from the AQUILA Head Office, based in Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire.

Located at the Defence College of Air and Space Operations at RAF Shawbury the AQUILA Flight Simulator Operator supports the School of Air Operations Control in delivering quality Air Traffic Controllers for the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Foreign and Commonwealth personnel. Within Air Traffic simulators the Flight Simulator Operator (FSO), using PCs, replicates the type of Air Traffic Control scenarios that a future military Air Traffic Controller is likely to meet, either in a Radar or Airfield situation.

Suitable applicants will be required to undertake and pass a computer-based assessment prior to being offered a Job Interview.


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.

Essential Requirements

Be an articulate and effective communicator in the English language (the international Air Traffic language).

The ability to multi task.

Able to use initiative and solve problems in a timely manner.

Enthusiastic with a willingness and aptitude to learn.

Willingness to undergo Security Clearance.

Computer literate.

Reliable with excellent time-management skills.

A positive team-working ethic.

Customer focused.

Desirable Requirements

Advantageous but not essential to have experience or an understanding of Military Air Traffic Management.

A flexible willingness to adapt and adjust to a changing work environment.

Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels.

Please note, this is not a technical position.

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!

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