GA Surveyor; Continuing Airworthiness

Job Title: GA Surveyor; Continuing Airworthiness
Location: Gatwick for initial training, area basing can be discussed
Category: Airworthiness
Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive salary, dependent on skills & experience
Reference #: VN1847
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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.  Alternatively a relevant engineering degree, HND or HNC-level qualification would be acceptable, preferably accompanied by relevant hands-on experience.  A good working knowledge 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 empathetically and diplomatically with owners, responsible organisations and fellow regulators on a range of issues from general enquiries to detailed airworthiness related policy. 

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.

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.

Interviews: Week commencing 23rd April 2018

Closing Date: 19th April 2018
  or     if you have applied to the CAA previously

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