Lead Engineer - Airworthiness

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Working within the Design Organisation the Lead Engineer reports to the Head of DOA and Airworthiness and is responsible for;
- Managing and creating Certification, Compliance Demonstration and Permit to Fly documentation in accordance with DOA Procedures
- Assisting the Head of DOA and Airworthiness with the establishment and maintenance of Handbook and Procedures in order to gain CAA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval
- Providing subject matter expert guidance to the wider design team in relation to either mechanical or avionic/electrical integration aspects of aircraft modifications/Supplemental Type Certificates
- Interfacing with various internal and external organisations as required in relation to airworthiness and DOA procedures
- Taking an active role in Regulator liaison
- Acting as an Office of Airworthiness Signatory
- Acting as Drawing Checker
- Acting as Compliance Verification Engineer

Essential Experience/Qualifications:
- Minimum 8 years practical experience in a CAA/EASA Part 21J or Military Design Organisation carrying out Type Certification or Major Modifications / Supplemental Type Certificate activities
- Aeronautical Degree or equivalent experience
- Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer
- Strong working knowledge of Part21J and CS23/25 Regulations

Desirable Experience/Qualifications:
- Experience of Safety Assessment following ARP4761 or Systems Engineering following ARP4751
- Supplier or DOA auditing experience
- Part 21G Production Organisation or Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Experience
- Knowledge of Critical Avionics/Software/Systems or Powerplant Development

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercialising the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Working within the Design Organisation the Lead Engineer reports to the Head of DOA and Airworthiness and is responsible for;
- Managing and creating Certification, Compliance Demonstration and Permit to Fly documentation in accordance with DOA Procedures
- Assisting the Head of DOA and Airworthiness with the establishment and maintenance of Handbook and Procedures in order to gain CAA Part 21J Design Organisation Approval
- Providing subject matter expert guidance to the wider design team in relation to either mechanical or avionic/electrical integration aspects of aircraft modifications/Supplemental Type Certificates
- Interfacing with various internal and external organisations as required in relation to airworthiness and DOA procedures
- Taking an active role in Regulator liaison
- Acting as an Office of Airworthiness Signatory
- Acting as Drawing Checker
- Acting as Compliance Verification Engineer

Essential Experience/Qualifications:
- Minimum 8 years practical experience in a CAA/EASA Part 21J or Military Design Organisation carrying out Type Certification or Major Modifications / Supplemental Type Certificate activities
- Aeronautical Degree or equivalent experience
- Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer
- Strong working knowledge of Part21J and CS23/25 Regulations

Desirable Experience/Qualifications:
- Experience of Safety Assessment following ARP4761 or Systems Engineering following ARP4751
- Supplier or DOA auditing experience
- Part 21G Production Organisation or Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Experience
- Knowledge of Critical Avionics/Software/Systems or Powerplant Development

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

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