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Airworthiness Certification Engineer TS II

Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Airworthiness Certification Engineer TS II in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

This position supports the CAO International Certification Office, which engages with international authorities to facilitate the sales, entry into service, and operation of Gulfstream aircraft around the world.  This role provides opportunity for exposure to numerous functional areas across the company while developing a high-level understanding of the entire Gulfstream fleet.


  1. In-depth knowledge of design, systems, and certification, preferably across Gulfstream models
  2. Working knowledge of Part 21, Part 25 certification processes, as well as TC, post-TC, and STC certification projects
  3. Experience working applicant positions on certification issues and compliance approaches
  4. Experience working with FAA and other international aviation authorities on validation implementation procedures, project classification, safety emphasis items and standards differences preferred
  5. Ability to effectively articulate technical challenges and solutions
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft office suite including SharePoint and Project
  7. Demonstrated project management ability
  8. Responsible for technical direction to completion of project milestones
  9. Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  10. Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in a discipline relevant to the position required. 10 years specific certification experience or 15 years broad engineering experience. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters, 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job.

Position Purpose:

Guides and independently performs a variety of engineering and supportive tasks associated with the Compliance Assurance Organization, Organization Designation Authority, FAA, EASA and other foreign civil aviation authorities. Responsibilities include guiding, generating, processing, and supporting the review of engineering documentation required. for certification programs from project start to closure.

Job Description

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:
  1. Prepares, develops, and reviews complex certification plans describing the project scope, certification deliverables, means of compliance, and test/conformity requirements.
  2. Coordinates with EAR to resolve issues with certification deliverables and 8100-9 finding.
  3. Prepares TIA pre-requisites, draft TIA, and open projects/open PR memo. Hosts Pre-Flight Board Meeting with FAA.
  4. Independently prepares Summary Compliance Reports for more complex projects.
  5. Responsible for tracking project task assignments, status, and estimated complete dates as assigned.
  6. Develop and present briefings on certification strategy, status to program leadership, as assigned.
  7. Develops TC and STC FCAA validation deliverables including ROM development, application & classification, SSD & SEI effectivity, schedule development, meeting agendas, presentation coordination for generation with Subject Matter Experts and review, TC & STC internal coordination and action tracking, FCAA responses, ensure publication of minutes and actions, develops validation work plans, TC & STC internal coordination and action tracking, coordinates company responses for Issue papers / CRIs / CAIs, and the FAA responses, coordinate the review of draft VTC, VTCDS, final AFMS and coordinate responses for closure of the validation project.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:
  1. Working knowledge of Phases of TC, post-TC and STC certification projects, and the associated FAA Orders and Policy; ODA Procedures Manual and key differences in process between different types of projects; Part 25 regulations, how those regulations drive design and system redundancy requirements, and the supporting regulatory guidance material; Certification testing process and deliverables; Airworthiness limitations and associated regulations and operating requirements; Differing certification bases across the production models; Determining design changes (major/minor) and what systems and regulations may be impacted by those design changes; and Validation procedures, project classification and significant standards differences for EASA, Brazil, Canada and China.
  2. In-depth knowledge of design and systems knowledge across multiple models, requirements and potential issues that would be applicable for new/novel technologies, and validation procedures, project classification and significant standards differences across a range of countries.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 199849

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 08/31/2022 


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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