AWS Surveyor Air Safety Support International

Job Title: AWS Surveyor Air Safety Support International
Location: Crawley
Category: ASSI
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Reference #: VN1884
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Job Description

Air Safety Support International (ASSI) is a not-for-profit, wholly-owned, subsidiary company of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, established under Directions from the United Kingdom's Department for Transport. The company's primary objective is to help provide a more cohesive system of civil aviation safety regulation in the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (OTs). The OTs are geographically dispersed spanning the Caribbean region, North Atlantic and South Atlantic.

ASSI is responsible for supporting the OTs' existing authorities in the safety regulation of all aspects of civil aviation, including the licensing of personnel and the certification of aircraft, airlines, airports and air traffic control. In OTs where the civil aviation regulator does not have the resources to undertake the task themselves or there is no regulator, ASSI is designated by the Governor to perform the civil aviation regulatory tasks.

The role

As an Airworthiness Surveyor you have responsibility for the regulation of the airworthiness of aircraft in several OTs (where ASSI is Designated as the regulator by the Governor), mainly in the Caribbean area. Additionally, you will contribute to the development of both policy and rule-making and will be adept at collaboration, influencing and persuading to reach mutually acceptable agreements.

Working within a small team based in Crawley, you will require excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to integrate quickly being mindful of cultural differences. You will use your aviation expertise to coach colleagues and to contribute to the wider objectives of ASSI. You will also be expected to give direct support to activities of other technical specialists, as required, in ensuring that the UK's international responsibilities to ICAO are being fully met across the OT region.

You will carry out surveys and audits of aircraft and supporting documentation, be involved in assessments of OT Civil Aviation Authorities and develop new regulatory practices for the OTs. You will provide advice to HM Governors and Ministers within the Territories and have autonomy to use your expertise and experience to deal with novel situations.

Ideal Candidate

While this role is office-based in Crawley, you will be expected to travel long-haul overseas approximately 4/5 times a year for around a week at a time. You will be dealing with challenging situations so the ability to adapt to those situations is a must.

You should:

• Have significant relevant experience in aircraft maintenance or manufacturing industry, ideally with an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Licence
• Have civil aviation regulatory experience overseeing the airworthiness aspects of the aviation industry
• Have operating experience in a commercial environment, preferably with some international experience
• Have experience of overseeing Safety Management Systems and Quality Management Systems in a civil aviation safety regulatory environment and, in particular, of risk and performance-based regulation
• Have a high standard of education, equivalent to HNC/Degree level
• A detailed knowledge of international aviation regulatory requirements and the aircraft/aviation industry
• Be able to influence positively the development of safety cultures within the OTs
• Have an understanding of the role of ICAO
• Have an appreciation of other major States' regulatory codes for airworthiness

Desirable but not essential for the role

• Training and coaching experience
• Exposure to international aviation
• An appreciation of Human Factors issues as they relate to aviation

For more information on Air Safety Support International visit our website - 

Interview Dates:               22nd, 25th, 29th May 2018

Working with us

The CAA is committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. The CAA embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

Closing Date: 9th May 2018
  or     if you have applied to the CAA previously

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