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Technical Standards Surveyor

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Date: 01-Apr-2021

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.


You’ll be working within our Gatwick Shared Service Centre, carrying out desk-based technical assessments and managing applications for aircraft airworthiness certificates, aircraft maintenance programmes, and organisation approvals. You will also assess applications for Engineers licenses. 


In this role you will be evaluating applications for technical acceptability and compliance with CAA and ICAO requirements and provide technical, regulatory advice to individual applicants, the aviation industry and CAA staff.


About you

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


A good understanding of the Air Navigation Order and ICAO regulations related to certification and continuing airworthiness is highly valuable.


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.


What can we offer you?

We will give you active career development and training opportunities whilst working in a highly motivated and professional team.


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 competitive 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: 15/04/2021

Interview Date: w/c 26/04/2021


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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