Airworthiness Certification Engineering Specialist I

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Airworthiness Certification Engineering Specialist I in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

  • Understanding of regulatory compliance under FAA Part 21 certification procedures, preferably associated with Part 25 transport category airplanes.  Experience on new or amended type certification (TC) programs, type design major change projects, or supplemental type certification (STC) projects preferred.
  • Familiarity with EASA process and CS 25 regulatory requirements is preferred (experience with other foreign authorities is acceptable in lieu of EASA).
  • Understanding of determination and application of certification methods of compliance to the airworthiness standards is desired.
  • Understanding of FAA requirements conveyed via issue papers for special conditions, equivalent levels of safety findings, and unsafe features or characteristics is desired.
  • Good communication and written composition skills essential for authoring and reviewing technical documents such as certification plans, summary compliance reports, applicant positions on rulemaking documents such as issue papers and petitions for exemption, etc.
  • Awareness of organization designation authorization (ODA) principles is desired.
  • Collaborative teamwork skills and ability to develop professional relationships with internal and external project stakeholders is desired.



Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job or 5 years specific certification experience or 10 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:

Works independently to perform 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 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 and develops complex certification plans describing the project scope, certification deliverables, means of compliance, and test/conformity requirements.
  2. Independently reviews certification deliverables to compare compliance checklist, compliance showing, 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 .
  5. Creates and maintains of Project File for large or complex programs.
  6. Creates and submits correspondence with regulatory authorities as assigned.
  7. Develops TC and STC FCAA validation deliverables including application & classification, SSD & SEI effectivity, meeting agendas, presentation generation & review, presentation coordination for generation with Subject Matter Experts, TC & STC internal coordination and action tracking, FCAA responses, develops validation work plans, coordinates company responses for Issue papers / CRIs / CAIs, and the FAA responses , drafts VTC, VTCDS, 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; Multiple aircraft systems interfaces and dependencies; 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.


Additional Information

Requisition Number: 209688

Posting Type: Internal-External

Department: J0496-Compliance Assurance

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary Grade:E7

Number of Openings: 1

Posting End Date: 09/30/2023 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

Gulfstream will consider employment visa sponsorship, if applicable.


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