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Technical Standards Surveyor

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Date: 03-Aug-2022

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £37,513 up to £50,000 dependant on experience

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 permits to fly, 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.


Our Values


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


Additional Information


For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders 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 may not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (


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 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: Wednesday 24th August 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 5th September 2022


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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