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Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer

Location: Havant Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + + Benefits
Sector: Engineering Type: Contract
Contact: Jack Pleon Job Published: 21 days ago

Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer

Portsmouth

Brief

You will experience a wide range of certification and airworthiness activities including:

  • Co-ordinating the production and approval of Certificates of Design, Flight Approval Documents (FAD), Military Permits to Fly and other airworthiness artefacts
  • Representing the client at both senior level customer and major sub-contract technical meetings and review boards
  • Presenting aircraft major and minor modifications to the Technical Aviation Authority to achieve air system release to service
  • Providing technical leadership and direction with respect to Mechanical and Aeronautical Systems on the Merlin air vehicle
  • Deriving certification and airworthiness requirements and translating business/programme requirements into appropriate technical specifications
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with clients and suppliers across all levels of the organisation both internally and with the customer
  • Acting as a Deputy for the Chief Airworthiness Engineer as required, and may include being a design signatory under our DAOS certificate

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer will include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College in a related engineering subject (e.g Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering) and certification and airworthiness capability typically achieved through around 8-10 years of professional experience.
  • Proven and recent experience leading aircraft certification and flight clearance activities, providing task direction and co-ordination to supporting staff
  • Experience compiling, reviewing and accepting flight approval and certification evidence in a complex systems integration environment
  • Ability to analyse technical information to determine aircraft limitations and compliance with standards
  • Knowledge of aircraft structures, mechanical and avionics systems
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to write in a clear and concise manner
  • Positive attitude, and willingness to get involved with tasks across the programme lifecycle
  • The ability to manage tasks and priorities to ensure that assigned workload is delivered when required.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences on sometimes complex issues, topics and engineering principles and practices.

What experience you need to be the successful Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer:

  • Experience and understanding of Merlin aircraft and/or other helicopters
  • Experience of Airborne Mission and Surveillance Systems and Unmanned Air Vehicles
  • Understanding of DEF STAN 00-970, 05-123, 00-972 and/or civil EASA equivalents
  • Previous experience as a DAOS and/or AAOS signatory, and of the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) regulatory environment
  • Preparing engineering resource budget estimates for certification and airworthiness activities
  • Development of certification plans for bids and proposals
  • Chartered Engineer status

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

If you are interested in applying for this Lead Certification and Airworthiness Engineer position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level.

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