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Analyst (Environment & Acoustics)

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Date: 15-Jun-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £26,752 to £35,000 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 evolving aviation environment.


The Role


We have an exciting new opportunity for an Analyst to join our International Group division. The Environmental Research and Consultancy Department is the CAA’s environmental centre of excellence. Our primary focus is to support the UK Department for Transport providing technical advice on all aspects of aviation noise, including airport noise modelling and monitoring, noise policy development, and research about the health effects of aircraft noise. We also support industry, community and other government stakeholders in all matters relating to aircraft noise, and increasingly in aviation emissions.


The role will involve analysing aircraft noise, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental data to provide information for use by government clients in the development of public policy relating to the environmental impacts of aviation, and by commercial clients for the purposes of aviation noise and wider environmental management.


Core Accountabilities


  • Undertake accurate, methodical, and well-documented numerical and textual analysis using a range of platforms and tools in the field of aviation noise, CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts
  • Produce written and numerical outputs, according to the CAA’s brand and drafting guidance
  • Actively develop knowledge of, and capability to use, acoustics and environmental impact principles, practices, and equipment
  • Actively contribute to the ongoing modernisation of The Environmental Research and Consultancy Department’s (ERCD) systems, tools, and practices, with a view to continually raising efficiency and effectiveness (including quality)
  • Engage with colleagues in CAA outside ERCD as necessary, and with group-wide and organisation-wide activities and initiatives
  • Exhibit CAA’s values, including effective professional/personal development of self/colleagues


About You


To be considered for the role you must have a:


  • Technical understanding in the field of environmental acoustics is essential; associate or corporate membership of the Institute of Acoustics and knowledge of wider aviation environmental management and policy would be desirable
  • Or at least three years’ relevant professional experience working in technical analysis of aviation environmental impacts and mitigation would be desirable
  • Minimum of Graduate level educated or equivalent experience and Mathematics to A-level standard is essential; Physics to A-level standard and/or an undergraduate degree in environmental acoustics would be desirable
  • Analytical and data management skills, with knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Excel and Access are essential; and experience of using SQL databases would be desirable
  • Coding skills are essential, preferably with experience in using VBA, C# and Python
  • Knowledge and practical experience of aviation environmental noise policy and management would be desirable
  • Practical experience of working collaboratively with others across internal and external multi-disciplinary groups


What Can We Offer You?


You’ll be working with a team of dedicated specialists with a wide range of experience and skills across the aviation and environmental arenas. This is an opportunity to apply your skills to improve the environmental impacts of aviation.


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.

Our Values

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

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th July 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 11th July 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.


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


No recruitment agencies please


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