When you’re considering working and living in Saudi Arabia, we appreciate that you’ll be taking all kinds of factors into account.

The anticipation of discovering a new way of life is exciting and probably prompts many questions.

BAE Systems has been present in Saudi Arabia for over 50 years.

Over that time, we have successfully relocated many employees and we would like to give you a flavour of what they’ve experienced.

Working for BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia

We operate across a number of locations and as we continue to grow, as well as focusing on developing our partner and joint venture companies, there has never been a better time to work for us in Saudi Arabia and take advantage of a great opportunity to gain experience in an international environment. This helps to broaden your future career opportunities and understanding of multi-cultural working.

BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We deliver aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF), we maintain these aircraft and we provide a safe training environment in order to train RSAF personnel in how to use their equipment, along with delivering for the Royal Saudi Naval Force (RSNF) of integrated, end-to-end English language and technical training to its Cadets.

In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, we work together with local partners to develop, engineer, manufacture and support the innovations that sustain economic growth, increase defence sovereignty and safeguard commercial interests. We are committed to recruitment, development and retaining the brightest talent in our industry as we build upon our proud heritage and enjoy new successes through our partnership with Saudi Arabia as we support

the Kingdom’s plans for economic development through its vision for the future, ‘Vision 2030’.

Our Locations


Dhahran, on the Kingdom’s eastern seaboard, it is the operating base for Tornado IDS, a core element of its national defence capability. Ongoing opportunities for employment on the Tornado fleet include all traditional technical trade groups including Avionic, Propulsion, Electrical and Weapons specialists.

We also have opportunities in the delivery of integrated, end-to-end English language and technical training for RSNF cadets covering basic skills, sea sense, and a range of highly skilled naval technical specialities. The latest technologies and equipment are extensively deployed

throughout our training environments and academies and these include an array of smart classroom technologies, computer-based simulation and high-end emulation devices, as well as ground training aids such as fast jet aircraft (including typhoon) and ship fo’c’sle and quarterdeck and bridge trainers.


Our Customer currently operates the Typhoon jet from Taif in the west of the country with the base sitting 4,500 feet up in the mountains.

With current positions in both Forward and Depth technical areas and, with the intention to expand the fleet in the near future, there are plenty of opportunities for those looking for employment on one of the most modern and capable fast jets in the world.


Tabuk in the northwest of Saudi Arabia is the home of the Hawk fleet and is the country’s fast-jet trainer aircraft.

Also housed at Tabuk is the Hawk aerobatic display team, the Saudi Hawks.


The PC21 is based in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is located quite centrally in the Kingdom.

Our employees find working in Saudi Arabia a fantastic opportunity for an interesting and fulfilling life experience, whilst enjoying a competitive salary and benefits package.

Geographically the country is ideally situated to enable you to travel, use Saudi Arabia as a stepping stone to explore other countries. To experience this proposition, candidates will be looking to achieve one or more of the following personal aspirations:

  • A fulfilling life experience and opportunity for a superb work-life balance
  • Financial Advancement
  • Travel and tourism opportunities from another part of the world utilising a generous leave and travel allowance
  • Expand your cultural awareness
  • Enhance your CV with international experience
  • Have the opportunity to challenge and develop yourself in a unique environment

You will also benefit from free accommodation and utilities as well as access to extensive leisure facilities.

For more information on BAE Systems and BAE Systems in Saudi Arabia visit saudicareers.co.uk or baesystems.com