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Surveyor - Continuing Airworthiness (GA)

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Date: 28-Dec-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £48,454 to £62,000 dependent upon experience

Contract type: Permanent

 

The CAA is the UK's independent aviation safety regulator. Recognised as a world leader in our field, we are at the cutting edge of the exciting and ever-changing aviation environment. Within the Authority, the General Aviation (GA) & RPAS Unit GA Continuing Airworthiness Team is responsible for the oversight of around 15,000 GA types (balloons, ex-military aircraft, gyrocopters, helicopters, light aircraft, and sailplanes).  The team is also responsible for the oversight of approximately 300 approved organisations situated at 150 sites around the UK.

In addition, we are responsible for delivering the UK government’s General Aviation Strategy (CAP1754) and implementing recent GA specific rule changes, such as Part-ML, to promote the CAA’s vision that the UK should be a great place to fly with a flourishing GA sector.

 

The Role

 

We are currently recruiting for an Airworthiness Surveyor to carry out the Performance Based Regulatory Oversight of GA Aircraft, approved maintenance organisations, continuing airworthiness management organisations and individuals. You will deliver outcome focused oversight that applies Performance Based Oversight principles and meets statutory compliance obligations.

 

You will collaborate and work flexibly to support the work of colleagues within the CAA.

 

You will build relationships with and influence Accountable Managers, Senior Post Holders, and individual stakeholders throughout the sector to continually improve safety performance, risk, and compliance.

 

You’ll work widely across industry as regulatory engagement will be required to ensure that the CAA keeps appraised of future projects, innovation technologies and proposed regulatory changes.

 

You will need to be able to regularly travel across the UK and occasionally overseas.

 

About You

 

  • You will hold a Part-66 or BCAR License endorsed for GA aircraft, a HNC, HND, an appropriate engineering degree or have extensive equivalent industry experience in the Part-M/Part-ML maintenance environment
  • We are looking for a good communicator with the ability to evaluate, analyse and ensure compliance against safety objectives whilst remaining flexible and proportional in your approach
  • You need a good knowledge of regulatory rules coupled with personal attributes to engage and be influential within the CAA and with industry. Given the level of influencing and negotiation that the role requires, continuing airworthiness management experience would be a distinct advantage
  • You should be familiar with regulatory requirements such as the Air Navigation Order, BCARs, Part-21 Regulations and guidance material
  • Your experience of Quality Management Systems will be matched by a good grasp of IT and Safety Management Systems used within aviation

 

What Can We Offer You?

 

Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview.  We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.  If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

 

Additional Information

 

Given the impact of Covid-19, it’s likely that you will work remotely to begin with as we plan for a return to work within the government guidelines.

 

Our Values

 

Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

 

Working With Us

 

We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

 

We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day-to-day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.
 

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.
 

We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.
 

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.
 

Closing Date: 25/01/2022

Interview Date: W/C 07/02/2022

 

Many appointments within the CAA require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holder must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.

 

To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we will may be able to accept your application. For more information please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

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