SAS162 - B1.3 Licensed Engineer

 Job Purpose

The B1.3 Licensed Engineer is primarily responsible for the delivery of a serviceable aircraft and engineering facilities, capable of fulfilling the operational requirement of the customer.

About Specialist Aviation Services Limited (SAS)

Specialist Aviation Services Limited specialises in providing bespoke aviation solutions for emergency services, corporate and utility operators. 

We provide a comprehensive range of professionally managed aviation solutions and leading edge support to the emergency services and other organisations which rely on aircraft as part of their own operations.

Our mission is to provide excellent, dependable helicopter and aviation services in our specialist markets so that we are the first choice partner of the customers and communities we are proud to serve. 

Our Core Values 

At SAS, we believe that ‘how’ our employees do their role is as important as ‘what’ they do. This is key to our culture, how we get things done and how we collaborate with each other.

  • We are passionate about Performance
  • We learn and strive for continual Improvement
  • We show Kindness and support to our colleagues
  • We are Rigorous in our attention to detail and procedures
  • We earn the right to celebrate success and have Fun

What Are We Looking For?

  • Drive and Commitment
  • Team Player 
  • Effective Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Safety Conscious
  • Customer Focus & Passion for HEMS 

Key Responsibilities

As a B1.3 Licensed Engineer, you will be responsible for the completion and certification of Mechanical and Electrical systems related tasks as defined in the MOE, on the Company’s aircraft either carried out directly by you or carried out by non-certifying Engineers. The B1.3 Licensed Engineer will ensure the work is accomplished in accordance with approved data and Company policies and procedures, including:

  • Completion of all paperwork and documentation;
  • The issuing of all approved materials to the work via the Company’s computer systems;
  • All work is completed using approved tools and ground support equipment;
  • All work is completed in a safe and appropriate manner considering risk to personnel, property and reputation;
  • The working environment is approved and appropriate to the task being undertaken;
  • All tooling is accounted for prior to return to service;
  • All post maintenance actions have been completed;
  • Completion of maintenance as directed by the Base Maintenance Manager or Central Planning Department;
  • Reporting defects to the Base Maintenance Manager or Central Planning Department;
  • Reporting issues regarding matters of Health and Safety or Flight Safety, via the Company’s reporting system;
  • Additional Engineering duties as directed by the Base Maintenance Manager or Central Planning Department.

Health and Safety

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by complying with all Company standards and adhering to legal regulations.
  • Be aware of personal health and safety and the health and safety of others at work. 

Environment and Sustainability 

  • Minimise our environmental impact by complying with all Company standards and adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Be mindful of the impact our operations and your actions may have on the environment, and be proactive in identifying ways that we can improve.

Emergency Response

  • Maintain knowledge of the emergency response programme policies, processes and procedures, as defined by the Emergency Response Procedures. Be prepared to respond in a crisis as an ERP representative, if required by the role. 

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • A UK CAA Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence;
  • A strong maintenance related technical knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems;
  • A good working knowledge of the regulations and requirements associated with aircraft maintenance, Health & Safety and Human Factors;
  • The ability to take responsibility and ownership of tasks;
  • The ability to understand the requirement of clear, unambiguous communication;
  • Familiarity with OEM appropriate to helicopter types operated;
  • The ability to work alone and the willingness to travel. This role is shift based, primarily at our Staverton HQ but may require cover across the whole country to support AOG situations as necessary.


  • Hold AW169 and/or AW139 Type Ratings;
  • Experience in HEMS helicopter operating environments;
  • Have experience with Leonardo helicopters;
  • Willingness to work outside of normal working hours;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Confident, approachable and enthusiastic;
  • Accurate, numerate and excellent attention to detail;
  • Team player with the ability to work with a degree of autonomy. 


Specialist Aviation Services Limited is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment.

Please Note - To be considered for a role you must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK;  
  • Live in the UK or be willing to relocate for the role.