Senior Certification Engineer - Electrical Systems

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-19

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel


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

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

As a Certification Engineer on Electrical Systems, you will be responsible for bringing in-depth knowledge and experience to the team to support the certification of VA’s production eVTOL. As part of your role you will act as Panel 5 Lead and will be responsible for cascading the Initial and Continued Airworthiness requirements to the design teams and assist in the interpretation.

Additionally, you will coordinate with the electrical CVEs and SMEs the definition and development of the certification strategy, methods of compliance and associated compliance demonstration documentation.

You will be working closely with the design teams, Airworthiness Authorities and Industrial Partners to ensure that Certification Requirements are clearly cascaded, and compliance demonstrated. In your role you will be interfacing and leading the electrical systems discussions with the UK CAA and Foreign Validation Authorities.

You will report to the Head of Certification and will be a key member of the Airworthiness team to support 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 proven experience and knowledge of processes and certification specifications relevant to the Design, Certification and Continuing Airworthiness (SC-VTOL, CS 23, CS 25, CS 27, SC-E-19 or equivalent FAA Part 23, Part 25, Part 27, and Part 33) along with  in-depth knowledge of certification guidelines material, such as AMCs, FAA ACs. 

Additionally, you will need to be educated to degree level or higher in Aeronautical or Engineering or equivalent, as well as having good working knowledge of certification deliverables according to RTCA DO-160, RTCA DO-178, RTCA DO-254 and with the SAE ARP4754B framework. 

You will ideally have also had recent employment within the aerospace industry specifically working with an EASA/UK CAA Part 21J Design Organisation. 

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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