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Airworthiness Engineer


Job description

Role Purpose (position scope)

The Airworthiness Engineer – Civil Aircraft (AWE-CA) reports to the Airworthiness & Technical Support Lead (A&TS-L) and is responsible for the continuing airworthiness management of the nominated Civil Aircraft Fleet in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations and International Standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Aviation Regulatory Responsibility & Ownership
  • Applicable Aviation Regulation Regulators, but not limited to:
  1.  EASA
  2.  UK CAA
  3.  UK MAA
  4.  Other, as applicable
  • Ensuring that all relevant continuing airworthiness management activities always complies with all applicable Aviation Regulations.
  • Only performs continuing airworthiness management activities within the boundaries of the privileges/scope of the Aviation Regulatory Approvals held, and as identified in the respective Regulatory Approval Certificates and Expositions.
  • Responsible for the performance of the following continuing airworthiness management activities:
  • All relevant fleet Aircraft are always maintained in an airworthy condition
  • All operational and emergency equipment fitted is correctly installed and serviceable
  • As applicable to the relevant fleet Aircraft, ensure that the Permit to Fly (PtF), Aircraft Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA), Airworthiness Review Certificates (ARC), Radio License, Insurance Certificate, etc… always remain valid
  • With respect to the Aircraft Maintenance Programme/s (AMP):
  • Management, review, amendment, approval, analysis, and effectiveness
  • All aircraft maintenance is performed in accordance with the AMP
  • Maintenance variations and / or concessions
  • Management, approval, and accomplishment of the rectification of any defect and/or damage affecting the safe operation of the aircraft:
  • Liaison with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and/or Design Organisation (DOA), as required.
  • Supporting and performing defect / damage assessments
  • Management, review, analysis, and rectification of all Deferred Defects, including Rectification Interval Extensions (RIE’s)
  • Management, review, analysis, risk assessment and accomplishment of applicable:
  1.  Airworthiness Directive (AD)
  2.  Service Bulletin (SB)
  3.  Technical Orders (TO)
  4.  Information Notice (IN)
  5.  Operational Directive (OD)
  6.  Other, as applicable
  • Management, approval, and accomplishment of mandatory and non-mandatory modifications:
  • Liaison with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and/or Design Organisation (DOA), as required.
  • Performing technical assessments – desk-top and on-aircraft
  • Management of Aircraft Mass & Balance Statements, ensuring accurate and current aircraft configuration
  • Maintenance check flights
  • Aircraft Technical Logbook
  • Aircraft Minimum Equipment List (MEL)
  • Ensuring the availability of up-to-date Instructions for Continuing Airworthiness (ICA)
  • Development and publishing of Technical Instructions / Engineering Orders / Maintenance Instructions, etc…
  • Providing aircraft / component reliability and obsolescence support
  • Aircraft, Engine, Component and Mission System trend monitoring
  • Aircraft importing and exporting
  • Ensuring that all relevant continuing airworthiness management activities are accurately recorded, and records are maintained in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulations.
  • In support of the Company Safety Management System (SMS), ensuring that any condition that has resulted, or may result in, an unsafe condition that hazards seriously the flight safety of aircraft or personnel is reported.
  • Performing technical investigations in support Safety Occurrence Report Management.
  • Supporting the A&TSL with the management of Audit Non-Conformances and Safety Investigation Findings:
  • Performing effective Root Cause Identification (RCI) and delivering effective and sustainable Containment, Corrective and Preventive Actions.

Quality, Security and Health, Safety & Environmental Responsibility

  •  Compliance with all applicable International Standards, but not limited to:
  •  ISO 9001 – Quality (Business) Management System
  •  ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System
  •  ISO 45001 – Occupational Health Management System
  •  ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System
  •  Compliance with all applicable Risk Assessments related tasks where the safety of personnel may be at risk.
  •  As required, always applying safe systems of work.

Business Management Support

  • Operational performance – Efficient, effective, and on-time delivery of all applicable continuing airworthiness tasks and responsibilities.
  • Financial performance – Efficient, effective, and on-budget delivery of all applicable continuing airworthiness tasks and responsibilities.
  • Efficient and effective Internal & External Customer management and engagement.

A&TS Function Expertise & Consultancy

  • Providing a focal point for Airworthiness and Technical advice, support, communications, and guidance.

Special Conditions

  • Deputising for the Airworthiness & Technical Support Lead (A&TS-L) as required.
  • Ad Hoc / Out-of-Hours work during urgent / unforeseen business requirements.
  • 24/7 on call responsibility as per Duty Roster.
  • Domestic and International travel.
  • Any other reasonable duties which may requested that falls within the scope and/or capability of the incumbent.

Core Competencies

Experience & Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of commercial and/or military Continuing Airworthiness Management principles and practices – Extensive proven experience in a similar role – Required
  • Theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of AOC Operations – Advantageous
  • Expert theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of EASA, UK CAA, UK Military and FAA Aviation Regulations – Required
  • Knowledge and experience in BCAR A8-21, A8-23 & A8-25 – Advantageous
  • Theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of managing the continuing airworthiness of Civil and/or State Aircraft within a civil airworthiness environment – Advantageous
  • Practical application-level knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 & ISO 27001 as applicable in the aviation environment – Advantageous
  • Practical application-level knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS) principles and requirements as applicable in the aviation environment – Required
  • Demonstrable change management experience – Advantageous
  • Technical Qualifications: – Required
  • EASA / CAA / Other Part 66 B1 or B2 Aircraft Engineer License, or equivalent, or
  • Relevant Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering Degree, or
  • 5 GCSE (O-Levels) at minimum Grade C / BTEC equivalent / Aviation Apprenticeship with proven relevant industry experience, or
  • Extensive, relevant and proven Continuing Airworthiness Management experience
  • Relevant Aircraft (Airframe & Engine) Type Training or General Familiarisation Training – Advantageous
  • Able to hold an SC-Level security clearance – Required

Personal Skill & Attributes

  • Excellent in nurturing, mentoring, guiding, and influencing personnel.
  • Excellent in communicating / presenting at all levels, across all boundaries, internal and external, both verbally and written.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • Highly self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to achieve tight deadlines in challenging environments.
  • Excellent use MS Office Software and other Company Software as required.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately.

Key Measures

  • Continuous delivery of high quality (technically, safe, and compliant) continuing airworthiness management activities.
  • On-time and on-budget delivery of continuing airworthiness management activities – no compromise to safety, standards and/or compliance
  • Always maintaining compliance against all applicable Aviation Regulatory and International Standard requirements
  • Always maintaining personal competence and professional qualifications
  • Always maintaining effective communication and engagement

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