Airworthiness Surveyors – Part M/Part 145 (2 posts) Part 21 Production/Propulsion (2 posts) Gatwick
Airworthiness Surveyors – Part M/Part 145 (2 posts)
Part 21 Production/Propulsion (2 posts)
Location: Gatwick | Contract Type: Permanent | Salary: Competitive
The CAA is the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly changing aviation environment.
We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 28 days annual leave, a competitive Pensions scheme and much more.
As a key member of our Airworthiness Department, you will be responsible for the Performance Based Regulatory Oversight of all types of approved airworthiness organisations and individuals to ensure compliance with national and international civil aviation requirements. This will include tasks for other bodies through the CAA’s co-operation, training and consultancy arm, CAAi.
You will primarily be responsible for the oversight of your allocated approved organisations to undertake your assigned tasks and support the work of others within Airworthiness and other areas of the CAA. In this role you may be required to undertake project work on behalf of your direct manager or represent the CAA in forums including national or international collaborative activities.
We are currently recruiting for several Surveyors to join the existing CAA Airworthiness capability based in Gatwick.
What we are looking for
It is essential that you are a good communicator with the ability to evaluate, analyse and ensure compliance against safety objectives whilst remaining flexible and proportionate in your approach. You need a good knowledge of regulatory rules coupled with personal attributes to inspire and be influential within industry. Given the level of influencing and negotiation that the role requires, management experience would be advantageous but is not essential for the right candidate with the potential to develop.
You should have a good knowledge of the applicable regulatory requirements, particularly the relevant EASA regulations and advisory material, as well as awareness of the Air Navigation Order and BCARs although detailed regulatory training will be provided.
Your experience of operating within an aviation Quality Management System will be matched by a good grasp of IT and Safety Management Systems used within the aviation industry.
For the Part M/Part 145 positions, you will have completed a recognised aeronautical engineering apprenticeship and hold an EASA Part-66 B1 or B2 License endorsed for modern complex aircraft balanced with HNC, HND or an appropriate engineering degree. You will also have extensive relevant experience in aviation Part-M and Part-145 organisations.
For the Part 21 Production/Propulsion positions, you will have completed a recognised aeronautical engineering apprenticeship or hold an HNC, HND or appropriate engineering degree, supplemented with either experience in current manufacturing systems and technologies in a Part 21/recognised aerospace supply chain environment or relevant Engine experience gained in a Design, Production or Maintenance organisation/AOC Holder environment with Continued Airworthiness experience related to current in-service engines.
For the Production position, applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with a Manufacturing Engineering background as well as those from other roles who can demonstrate the necessary experience of production processes. Current knowledge and experience of either structured Problem Solving tools and techniques and of Lean and Concurrent Engineering practices current within aerospace production would be a distinct advantage.
For the Propulsion position, experience of certification of Propulsion systems (initial or modification) and recent developments in on-wing monitoring and control of maintenance cycles in Power by the Hour (PBH) arrangements would be highly desirable.
If you would like the opportunity to work for a regulatory authority respected worldwide and to influence the oversight of Airworthiness civil aviation sector in the UK, we would like to hear from you.
For further information and to apply for this role, please click on the 'Apply' button
Closing date: Wednesday 28th March 2018
Interview dates: Early to mid-April 2018
Committed to Equality of Opportunity.