BAE Systems is recruiting an F-35 Simulator Instructor Pilot in Marham, UK


Would you like to play a key role in providing training support for the RAF aircrew on the F-35 Lightning II programme? We currently have vacancies for Simulator Instructor Pilots at our site at RAF Marham.

As an F-35 Simulator Instructor Pilot, you will be based in the new state of the art Integrated Training Centre (ITC), responsible for the provision of high quality synthetic training support and instruction to all Lightning II squadron pilots. You will also be responsible for providing specialist support, when required, for the development of the UK sovereign training system. In addition, you will provide support to the definition and design of training scenarios, tactics and mission conduct.

This is a brand new challenging role in the establishment of the F-35 operational capability. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with the chance for future career progression on other fast jet platforms and roles in the future.

Your main responsibilities as an F-35 Simulator Instructor Pilot will involve:

The provision of high quality training support and instruction to F-35B Lightning II squadron pilots

The personal maintenance of the highest instructional standards

The provision of high quality ground school training in accordance with the currently defined Lightning Force Headquarters Air Command syllabi

Acting as primary or secondary Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for technical systems as allocated by the Instructional Lead and maintenance of relevant lecture material

The provision of high quality pilot specific synthetic training on the full mission simulator and deployable mission rehearsal trainer in accordance with the UK syllabi

Providing Instructor Operator Station (IOS) console support for Lightning II squadron Instructor Pilots, where required

The provision of synthetic device technical and training expert advice in order to help, develop and evolve training syllabi, mission scenarios and tactics to meet UK sovereign requirements for the Lightning II weapon system

Your skills and qualifications as an F-35 Simulator Instructor Pilot:


Demonstrable experience as a fast jet instructor pilot for the Royal Air Force or Royal Navy on a 3rd/4th generation platform, such as Harrier/Tornado/Typhoon

Military background with a good understanding of the MOD customer and their processes


Recent operational and/or White Force experience

Operational Conversion Unit (OCU)/ Squadron Instructor Pilot/ Qualified Weapons Instructor experience

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills with the ability to build effective professional relationships with a range of stakeholders. You must also be a team player who is confident working collaboratively to meet customer requirements.

Location: RAF Marham

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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