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Technical Lead PBN Implementation

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Date: 09-Jun-2021

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Between £48,454 and £55,000 basic salary with a £13,743 supplement for an ATCO license holder

Contract Type: full time, permanent


We are the UK's aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role

In line with ICAO direction and as part of the Global Air Navigation Plan, it is the CAA’s responsibility to ensure that any policy, regarding Performance Based Navigation, being developed meets both national and international airspace requirements. To this end, the CAA are seeking an experienced performance-based navigation specialist to tackle the role of Technical Lead for PBN Implementation.


A strong prior understanding of PBN and its component parts is key to success in this role. These include, airborne navigation system requirements, flight operating procedures, navigation infrastructure e.g., GNSS and its augmentations, aircraft certification and approvals.


The primary focus of the role is the drafting, development, evaluation, preparation and presentation of navigation policy. As well as this, you will be asked to provide experienced opinion and advice on PBN matters to the wider business, our industrial partners as well as Government Departments. This will mean that you will need to be positioned at the heart of this technical subject matter area and will effectively act as the UK’s subject matter authority on PBN issues. To achieve this, you will be required to attend, contribute toward, and work to influence the direction of national and international industrial groups, forums and events.


About You

  • Possess a wide-range of experience and knowledge of aviation matters relevant to aircraft navigation capability and airspace navigation requirements linked to operations conducted using both Performance-based Navigation (PBN) techniques and Precision Approach and Landing Systems.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of modern aircraft avionics in the civil CNS/ATM industry and an appreciation of new technologies, operational and institutional initiatives, and their application.
  • Can demonstrate a detailed understanding of navigation equipment design standards, specifications and operating techniques for modern commercial aircraft.
  • Possess a detailed knowledge of technologies linked to navigation infrastructure e.g., GNSS and its augmentations.
  • An understanding of UK ATM and associated route spacing requirements and procedures.
  • Experience in developing requirements and guidance material supporting ICAO SARPS and Manuals and/or regulatory approvals.
  • Experience in both chairing and participating in meetings with particular regard to international meetings


What Can We Offer You?

If you consider yourself a specialist in PBN, or its constituent elements, and are looking for an opportunity to take center stage on an international level, then this is an outstanding opportunity to do just that. This role operates at the highest echelon and will regularly collaborate with the world’s top PBN professionals. If this level of prestige and influence is attractive to you then do not hesitate to apply today!


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.


Working With Us


We offer a range of fantastic 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!


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.


Closing Date: 23/06/2021

Interview Date: w/c 05/07/2021


Please note that due to the current Covid-19 situation, all interviews will be conducted online by video conference using Microsoft Teams.


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