Senior Certification Engineer– Avionic Systems

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-19

Category: transportation

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Full time

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel


Join the Airworthiness Team based in Bristol as Senior Certification Engineer – Avionic Systems and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

What success will look like for you, as a Senior Certification Engineer – Avionic Systems?

As a Senior Certification Engineer, you will be responsible for working with Airworthiness Authorities and using your extensive knowledge of certification requirements to work through innovative and challenging designs and support the certification of Vertical Aerospace’s production eVTOL.

You will be working closely with the Design teams, Airworthiness Authorities, and Industrial Partners. You will need great communication and leadership skills to ensure that Certification Requirements are clearly cascaded, and compliance demonstrated.   

You will report directly into the Head of Certification and be a key member of the Airworthiness team, supporting the continued development of our in-house expertise, specialist knowledge and capabilities.


What would we like you to bring.

We want you to be successful in your role, in order to achieve this, you will need to have held CVE or DAR/DER signature rights, possess up to date experience with EASA / UK CAA Part 21J Design Organisation, in-depth knowledge of processes and certification specifications (e.g. SC-VTOL, CS23, CS25, CS27, SC-E-19 or equivalent FAA Part 23/25/27/33). Additionally, deep knowledge and understanding of certification guidelines and deliverables and their associated frameworks would be critical.

It would be beneficial to have experience with novel designs or a wide range of complete aircraft systems and proficiency in an additional spoken language.

What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  

Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.

Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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