Inspecting Officer (Airworthiness)

Job Title: Inspecting Officer (Airworthiness)
Location: Gatwick
Category: Airworthiness
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: up to £35,000, depending on experience
Reference #: VN2449
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Job Description

The UK CAA is transforming into a Performance Based Regulator placing safeguarding of the UK public at the heart of what we do. This means ensuring compliance with rules, identifying the aviation risks to the general public across the total aviation system and ensuring the management of these risks are effective.

The CAA relies on the expertise of its people to consistently apply and monitor these high standards.

The Role

As a key member of our Airworthiness Division, you will be assisting in the regulatory oversight of all types of approved organisations and individuals to ensure compliance with national and international aviation requirements.

You will primarily be responsible for assisting the team with oversight and also use your expertise in the aviation industry to undertake a range of internal tasks and larger projects led by Managers and Surveyors at Gatwick or our Regional Offices.   

In this role you may be required to undertake project work or represent the CAA in various forums and national or international collaborative activities.

The ideal candidate

It is essential you are a good communicator with personal credibility to inspire respect within industry and initiate actions to ensure compliance and safety.

You will have completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship balanced with HNC-level or Aeronautical degree, or be a Licensed Aircraft Engineer and will have extensive relevant experience in either aviation manufacturing or maintenance and preferably some experience in maintenance / continuing airworthiness management.

Preference for knowledge of regulatory requirements, including the Air Navigation Order, BCARs, EASA Regulations and advisory material.

A good grasp of IT and Information Management Systems used within the aviation industry is important. Ideally your industry expertise will also include an understanding of quality audit techniques. Experience of Production Engineering and /or Quality Management / Assurance would be a benefit.

Interview Date: week commencing 8 April 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: 18th March 2019

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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