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Engineering Manager & ODA Site Administrator

Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Engineering Manager & ODA Site Administrator in  GAC Dallas

Unique Skills:

FAA delegated authorities preferred, but not required. 



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering required or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 15+ years years applicable engineering experience. 10 years years of experience of continually increasing responsibility with oversight of certification methods or processes in the appropriate combined technical/regulatory environment, to include four (4) years specific experience working within one of the following specific areas of quality systems; supplier quality, FAA production certificates and systems, audit programs (internal and Regulatory), service difficulties, new program certification.

Position Purpose:

This position provides site leadership and guidance per the Gulfstream Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) procedures manual. As a site administrator and engineering manager the position responsibilities will focus on ensuring engineering requirements meet the certification requirements and FAA regulations. As part of the ODA, manages ODA functions and coordinates FAA issues, ODA issues and means of compliance with the Director of ODA Programs and/or the Director of ODA Enterprise Management.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Ensures engineering data and documents meet the FAA and ODA requirements to support the changes approved in the certification and major alteration project files .
  2. Ensures realistic budgets, schedules, and performance standards are aligned with the business unit and site performance goals and objectives .
  3. Managers site ODA department direct and indirect staffing and makes decisions regarding performance appraisals, counseling, and training of employees .
  4. Establish opportunities to ensure engineering data and document compliance is substantiated and coordinate new opportunities with the Director of ODA Programs and/or the Director of ODA Enterprise Management .
  5. Build positive inter-organizational working relationships that improve performance to meet certification and engineering objectives .
  6. Interface with site certification and project engineering to develop appropriate certification plans, compliance checklists, drawing lists and all other certification related documentation necessary for issuance of ODA certification approvals of assigned projects .
  7. Work with site leadership to ensure Engineering and Inspection Airworthiness Representatives are current and are suitable for project work scope .
  8. Establish the engineering data requirements for conformity under the correct applied certification methods .
  9. Provide guidance/support to Gulfstream Engineering and Quality on completion certification issues .
  10. Conducts technical briefings for senior level management on certification engineering initiatives that support ODA and FAA requirements .

Additional Functions:
  1. An ODA Engineering Manager shall be capable of obtaining approval authorities delegated by the FAA. .
  2. Successfully create and manage specific design approval programs in adherence to all Gulfstream ODA approved process and procedures, including coordinating ODA AR activities, resolving project related issues and development of project plans with Gulfstream engineering management and staff to meet aircraft delivery schedules .
  3. Act under the Director of ODA Programs and/or the Director of ODA Enterprise Management for management of assigned projects .

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Knowledge of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR) and experience at making compliance findings.
  2. Demonstrated experience with processes for major design changes (TC/STC) and Major Alterations.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 203802

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 12/31/2022 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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