GA Surveyor; Continuing Airworthiness (Survey)

Job Title: GA Surveyor; Continuing Airworthiness (Survey)
Location: Gatwick
Category: General Aviation
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £50,000, depending on experience
Reference #: VN1538
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Job Description

The CAA’s General Aviation Unit (GAU) sits within the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG). We are a small team with oversight responsibility for most facets of GA; Ops, aerodromes, training organisations & policy as well as the initial, continued and continuing airworthiness of the multiple thousand-strong UK GA fleet.  This largely ‘non-complex, non-commercial’ fleet is made up of EASA and non-EASA aircraft that vary in size and complexity from balloons and Microlights to light twin turbine engine helicopters and heavy ex-military aeroplanes. For the foreseeable future, the Unit has the challenging but rewarding remit of delivering a large quantity of regulatory change whilst honouring direct oversight commitments. 

As a member of our 13 strong Surveyor team within the GAU you will ensure proportionate compliance has been demonstrated with applicable EASA and UK domestic continuing airworthiness standards including Part M and BCAR A8-23, 24 & 25.  You will be also responsible for surveys of the UK GA fleet under EASA and UK ACAM programmes, involvement in the issue of Cs of A and Permits to fly and in the investigation and closure of MORs.   There will also be opportunities for involvement in regulatory change programmes related to airworthiness in general and organisation oversight, working with representative associations, as well as CAA colleagues, staff from EASA and other national authorities.

As a GA Airworthiness Surveyor you will be expected to hold, or be able to hold an EASA Part-66 B1, B2 or B3 License or BCAR equivalent.  Additionally an HNC-level qualification or appropriate engineering degree would be beneficial. Direct experience of the abovementioned range of GA aircraft types and their required continuing airworthiness standards, both national and EASA would be very beneficial. 

You should have the ability to liaise confidently and authoritatively, but also have a partnership approach to engage empathetically and diplomatically with owners, responsible organisations and fellow regulators on a range of issues from general enquiries to detailed airworthiness related and policy discussions. 

You should be happy with the challenge of simultaneously providing high integrity regulatory oversight whilst actively considering (and if agreed, developing) means by which the sector can be regulated in an even more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Closing date: Sunday 24th September 2017

Interviews: Week commencing 2nd October 2017

Closing Date: 10th October 2017

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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