GA Surveyor; Initial Airworthiness

Job Title: GA Surveyor; Initial Airworthiness
Location: Gatwick
Category: Airworthiness
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £50,000 dependent on skills and experience
Reference #: VN1620
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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 initial & continued airworthiness standards including Part 21 and BCAR A8-1, -9 & -21 plus certification codes such as CS-23, 27, VLA, VLR & BCAR S, T & VLH.  You will be responsible for the review of certification data, plus oversight of design and production organisations and the consideration of continued airworthiness arisings, issuing related mandatory requirements and safety initiatives.   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 Initial Airworthiness Surveyor you will be qualified to degree, HND or equivalent standard in a relevant engineering or airworthiness discipline. Direct experience of the abovementioned range of GA aircraft types and their required initial (and continued) 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.

Interviews: Monday 4 December 2017 

Closing Date: 30th November 2017

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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