Project Technical Officer 

Witney, Oxfordshire
Excellent benefits package
23 Feb 2018
23 Mar 2018
Project Technical Officer 
Clearance Level
Job Type


Project Technical Officer (1- year fixed term contract)   - Programmes Team 

AirTanker is one of the world’s most exciting aviation projects and we offer a diverse range of roles in our unique environment, based in the heart of the picturesque Cotswold’s.  

AirTanker was established in 2008 to deliver Voyager, the RAF’s new air-to-air refueling and air transport aircraft. Working alongside full time RAF personnel and Reservists, we blend the best of civil and military aviation expertise to carry out air-to-air refueling tasks and fly our armed forces to wherever they are needed in the world.    

Irrespective of their background, civilian or military, all of our people share a common commitment to delivering service excellence to the RAF. For our part, AirTanker is equally committed to its people, supporting them in their personal and professional development.  

Working with like-minded people, you’ll also find a warm welcome here at the AirTanker Hub. We have an annual diary of organised events from family days and summer festivals to a social scene that has gone from strength-to-strength as we have grown.  

AirTanker is about much more than the ‘nine to five’. We will earn your commitment, offering you a unique opportunity to play a crucial part in a pioneering service that is working to deliver unparalleled support to the RAF and UK armed forces.  

Joining AirTanker could be the best decision you ever make.   


Primary Job Purpose 

Provide technical management/co-ordination and SME support to the Programmes Team.  To support Voyager capability in-service issues, upgrades, type certification, qualification and Military RTS with a focus on maintaining the relevance of the Voyager fleet. 

Key Responsibilities  

Provide technical management/co-ordination and SME support on Voyager product enhancement / upgrade programmes in conjunction with the Programmes Technical Manager, Project Managers and other Business areas 

Provide technical management/co-ordination and SME support on Voyager in-service issues in conjunction with the Programmes Technical Manager, Project Managers and other Business areas 

Support the Programmes Technical Manager to maintain a capability development plan for the military configuration in conjunction with the Voyager PT 

Provide technical management to the management of change to the Voyager aircraft configuration and capability in accordance with contracted processes. 

Provide technical management and SME support to the Programmes Director. 

Ensure frequent and productive contact with the MOD, RAF, AirTanker, Airbus DS, and PSCs on issues relating to certification, qualification and future modifications to the Voyager aircraft 

Any other duties assigned by the Programmes Technical Manager and Programmes Director from time to time 

About the person 


Educated to degree level in engineering or equivalent  

Registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council 

An understanding of Voyager Mission Systems. 

An understanding of aircraft certification and qualification at platform and system level  

Experience of Avionics development programmes on military aircraft 

A proven ability to provide Senior level written briefs on complex technical and programme issues 

Able to demonstrate an ability to build cross functional and inter-company relationships and teams 

An in depth knowledge of A330 and Voyager technical systems and use in an operational environment 


Military service with the RAF or Civil Service with the MOD 

Experienced at presenting at Senior levels (e.g. Board) 

Additional Information  

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.  


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