Design and Certification Specialist
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick, GB
3d ago

The Role

You will assist the Principal Design and Certification Specialists in their role and will support the overall airworthiness capability business plan.

In doing so you will contribute to the wider airworthiness team, specifically in establishing and delivering the UK’s ICAO State of Design responsibilities.

You will work closely with the Design and Certification Manager and Principal Design and Certification Specialists and will work on certification projects, in-service performance and continued airworthiness of type products, across the many domains.

This is a dynamic and varied role that will involve initial airworthiness activities, review and approval of design changes, validation of other certifying authorities’ work as well as of Design Organisation oversight.

You’ll work widely across industry as regulatory engagement will be required to ensure that the CAA keeps appraised of future projects, innovation technologies and proposed regulatory changes.

This is a dynamic and varied role that will include :

  • Certification of aircraft products, parts and appliances,
  • Validation of other certifying authorities’ work
  • Design Organisation oversight.
  • Supporting projects across a diverse spectrum of the aviation industry including, commercial air transport, general aviation, UAS, Innovation and Space Flight
  • You will also work to the CAA’s internal policies and procedures in your day to day role. Oversight of organisations therefore will be conducted in accordance with our Performance Based

    Oversight business rules, based on complexity, risk and performance.

    Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.

    About You

  • You will hold an engineering degree or equivalent, or demonstrable industry experience. While proven experience is preferable, we would consider a recent graduate as the role can be offered as a development opportunity with the necessary training provided.
  • You will be a specialist in your field with sound knowledge of the functioning and management of the aerospace industry, preferably gained by working in an aeronautically related engineering field.
  • Knowledge of certification in aerospace and a detailed knowledge of the functioning of regulation is needed. Specifically, you’ll hold knowledge of certification in one or more of the fields outlined below :
  • Avionics
  • Structures / materials
  • Electrical systems
  • Software / airborne electrical hardware
  • Hydro-Mechanical systems including flight controls
  • Propulsion / propulsive systems including electric drive systems
  • Noise / emissions
  • Design assurance safety assessment
  • Fuel System / Powerplant integration
  • You will be a confident decision maker and excellent communicator, with the ability to form sound judgments and conduct technical conversations, engaging at all levels.
  • You will be a self-starter, comfortable working under your own initiative and capable delivering on your workload / projects as assigned.
  • What Can We Offer You?

    This role is a unique role providing the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and competence within a regulatory certification and design environment.

    Working across a wide range of aerospace products, you will be provided with scope to work on a variety of projects that would otherwise be inaccessible in the aerospace sector!

    The role will see you operating widely with regular travel throughout the UK and Europe. You will also have regular opportunities to attend training programmes aimed at your continued growth and development.

    Working With Us

    We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a competitive pension scheme and much more! Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

    As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview.

    We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

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