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Innovation Services Specialist

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Date: 31-Mar-2021

Location: London, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: Up to £45k depending on experience

Contract Type: 12-month fixed term contract


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 are looking for someone to join our Innovation team to help enable the industry to advance the development of innovative aviation systems. Acting as an innovation advisor guiding and supporting innovators towards regulatory readiness, guiding innovators with the aim of sharing knowledge and helping to recommend future regulatory frameworks.


This is an exciting opportunity where you will help have a say in the UK leading a new revolution in aviation by bringing together technologies in electrification, digitisation and autonomy to build new modes of air travel and capability.


Core Accountabilities will include:


  • Connect Innovators to the right subject matter experts within the CAA; Clarify the regulations that are applicable to their innovation; Give advice on processes to seek regulatory approval
  • Plan roadmaps in conjunction with innovators to achieve the objectives of their trials
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on regulatory expectations to maintain safety, security and consumer protection
  • Facilitate tests in a Sandbox environment to build the evidence supporting regulatory approvals for trials
  • Contribute to crafting regulatory principles, standard scenarios and templates


About You


We are looking for someone with Technical and regulatory expertise in an aviation specialism like airspace, airworthiness, air traffic management, artificial intelligence, new propulsion technologies, UAS, software development or flight operations.


Having an interest in technology and innovation in areas such as airspace integration, urban air mobility, electrification and battery technologies, digitization, and automation.


Applying a risk-based and principles-led approach where there are currently no standards or regulations will be essential.


Planning and prioritising cases across multiple partners, being able to understand challenges with new aviation technologies and be flexible and adaptable in your approach are some of the key skills you'll need.


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 innovation arenas. We are breaking new ground in the ways we work and have a dynamic and pioneering approach to addressing the challenges facing us.


Additional Information


This job will require travel to Innovators that could be located around the UK and internationally when travel restrictions have been lifted and it is safe to do so.


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: 14th April 2021

Interview Date: w/c 26th April 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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