Senior Certification Engineer - Structures

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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 an Senior Certification Engineer - Structures and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

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

As a Senior Certification Engineer for Structures, 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 3 Lead and will be responsible for cascading the Initial and Continued Airworthiness requirements to the design teams and assist in the interpretation.

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 structural discussions with the UK CAA and Foreign Validation Authorities.

You will report directly into 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 with leading certification activities and have held CVE or DAR/DER signatures rights. Additionally, you  will need to have deep knowledge of Part 21 requirements & associated Design Organisation Approval (DOA) processes, in-depth knowledge of processes & certifications relevant to Design, Certification & Continuing Airworthiness (CS 23, CS 25, CS 27 or equivalent FAA Part 23, Part 25 and Part 27). Proven experience with AMC 20-29, FAA AC 20-107B and/or CMH-1 and structural/FEM analyses will be highly beneficial also.


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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