Airworthiness Certification Engineering Specialist II, CAO TC Programs

Date: Sep 4, 2023

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Airworthiness Certification Engineering Specialist II, CAO TC Programs in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

Unique Skills required:

  • 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 required.
  • Experience in understanding FAA requirements conveyed via issue papers for special conditions, equivalent levels of safety findings, and unsafe features or characteristics, and ability to aid in developing the applicant position.
  • Strong 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.
  • Experience working with organization designation authorization (ODA) principles is desired.
  • Collaborative teamwork skills and ability to develop professional relationships with internal and external project stakeholders is desired.
  • Ability to provide some mentorship and team leadership for coworkers.



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: 211542

Posting Type: Internal-External

Department: J0496-Compliance Assurance

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary Grade:E9

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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