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Technical Standards Surveyor

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Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum

Contract type: 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 changing aviation environment.


The Role


The UK has one of the best aviation safety records in the world and as the body responsible for the regulation and oversight of the aviation industry, here at the CAA, we rely on the expertise of our people to achieve the highest standards. We have a long and continuing record of working with the UK Industry to develop and enable better safety standards and are now looking for another expert to join our dedicated team.

Working within our Gatwick Shared Service Centre, you will carry out desk based technical assessments and manage applications for aircraft airworthiness certificates, aircraft maintenance programmes, and organisation approvals. The role will also include assessment of applications for Engineers licenses, exam marking, question writing and examination creation. 


About you

You will hold or have held an EASA Part 66 B1 or B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License, with aeroplane or rotorcraft type ratings and have practical experience of continued airworthiness control processes. This should include knowledge of aircraft type certification and modification approval, EASA and ICAO standards and recommended practices. Experience as an engineer instructor or training manager or experience in the authorisation of engineering staff in accordance with EASA Part 145 and Part 66 requirements is also key knowledge required for the role.

A good understanding of the Air Navigation Order and EU regulations related to certification and continuing airworthiness is highly valuable and knowledge of the EU/USA and EU/Canada Bi-lateral agreement, Technical Implementation Procedure would be an advantage.

This role is based in our bright and modern offices in Gatwick. You must be able to work well in a team or on your own initiative, be able to seek advice when necessary, possess excellent technical and communications skills at all levels and be able to interact effectively with major industry stakeholders.

We are committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


Working with Us


We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym, 28 days annual leave, a competitive pension scheme and much more.


Being an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage and support applications from all backgrounds. If you have a disability or special need that requires adjustments, please let us know. Wherever possible, we offer flexible and variable working hours to help our people effectively manage all areas of their lives.


Closing Date: 29th May

Interview Date: 18th/19th June


Job Segment: Surveyor, Engineer, Engineering, Aviation

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