Design/Certification Engineer

Job Title: Design/Certification Engineer
Location: Gatwick
Category: Airworthiness
Type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £60k depending on skills and relevant experience
Reference #: VN2210
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Job Description

The Role

A rare opportunity has arisen for a design/certification specialist to join our engineering team in the General Aviation Unit of the CAA.

As an Initial Airworthiness Surveyor (Design and Certification), you will have a leading role in the safety regulation and oversight of the UK's General Aviation (GA) industry/aircraft fleet. You will enjoy a varied and challenging portfolio of work, including:

• Design certification submission review work for a wide range of GA aircraft, from light aeroplanes and light rotorcraft (helicopters and gyroplanes) and balloons to ex-military aircraft, covering all aeronautical engineering disciplines.
• Responsibility for the oversight of GA aircraft design and production organisations.
• Investigation of in-service incidents, taking mandatory action where appropriate.

There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of special projects and to help us shape the future of General Aviation safety regulation in the UK. This role is dynamic, diverse, challenging and rewarding.

Note: An element of on-the-job and/or external developmental training is expected to be provided by us for what is a notably broad technical remit.

Essential requirements
To apply for this position, you must:
• Have a Degree, HND or equivalent standard in a relevant engineering or airworthiness discipline.
• Be able to exercise sound engineering judgement when presented with new challenges.
• Be able to communicate authoritatively on engineering and safety matters with expert and non-expert audiences.
• Have proven time management and organisation skills.
• Be motivated, enthusiastic and a team player.
• Be able to travel within the UK and occasionally Europe.

Desirable attributes:
• Engineering and/or flying experience with a range of GA aircraft types.
• Knowledge of engineering safety and risk management tools and techniques.
• Experience in regulatory compliance and/or product certification, ideally in the aviation industry.
• A working knowledge of EASA and/or UK National aircraft design, production and certification requirements (i.e. Part-21, BCAR A8-21/A8-9, CS-23/VLA/VLR, BCAR Section S/T would be a distinct advantage.

Additional Information

Further information on the work and remit of the CAA’s General Aviation Unit can be found on our website

Interview Date: W/c 4th March 2019

Working with us We are committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 28 days annual leave, a competitive pension scheme and much more.

Closing Date: 22nd February 2019
  or     if you have applied to the CAA previously

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