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4 months ago
Aeropeople Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ashford
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Simon Portway
Sector: Health and Safety, Aviation, Aircraft
Category: Airworthiness Engineer Jobs, Electronic Engineer Jobs, Systems Engineer Jobs, Middle Managers Jobs, Senior Manager Jobs

Safety & Airworthiness Manager

Specialist defence Aviation

Full time permanent

Ashford - Kent

Our customer is at the forefront of cutting edge design, specialising in the design & manufacture of state of the art unmanned aerial & surface targeting computers.

Due to a period of sustained growth, they are seeking to appoint a Safety & Airworthiness Manger to join their operation based in Kent.

The ideal candidate will possess a variety of skills that include product safety, DAOS, safety critical/airworthiness, process documentation & safety case work.

Key tasks for this role will include:

  • Focal point for all product safety and regulation matters within the business including airworthiness. This covers both Aerial and Surface (boat) targets.
  • Develop and maintain fit for purpose product safety and compliance processes within the business, & in line with relevant company accreditations including DAOS and ISO 9001.
  • Administration, maintenance and updates of existing product safety cases and compliance documentation.
  • Creation of new safety cases to cover new target systems or locations.
  • Advising on Safety Case Impact of Design changes.
  • Provide airworthiness and safety support to customers.
  • Provide support to the business Field Services team to help them attain and maintain permissions to operate the businesses' products worldwide.
  • Provision of safety advice and management in any other circumstances required by the wider team

Knowledge, skills and Personal Qualities Required:

  • Able to turn complex regulatory requirements in to simple, safe and compliant solutions.
  • Able to operate autonomously and reactively to changing requirements
  • Enthusiastic and committed to the role
  • Good IT skills
  • Calm, able to work well under pressure
  • Good communicator, both written and oral
  • Excellent team player

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Broad Engineering experience
  • Significant experience of working in a regulated field of Engineering
  • Understanding of product safety and compliance requirements
  • Experience as a Safety Manager / Engineer in a Products Environment (desirable).
  • Knowledge of airworthiness regulations and processes including DAOS (desirable).
  • Engineering or Safety Degree (desirable)
  • Chartered Engineer (desirable)
  • Domain knowledge of Unmanned Aerial Target systems including ground, target and control systems (desirable)

This role may include some travel in the UK and overseas. (<20%)

A full job spec is available.

Contact Simon Portway

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