Aviation Consultant

Business / Systems Analyst

Ref: 133Tuesday 7 April 2020


Aviation Consultant

Our client is headquartered in the  USA, and is an emerging VTOL aviation vendor focusing on high-end transportation and surveillance use cases. They have decided to establish an Irish subsidiary and R&D centre in Galway, Ireland.

The Position

We wish to hire an experienced Aviation Consultant with a background of between 5 and 10 years working in auditing, compliance or safety roles in the commercial or civil aviation industry.

The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of the aviation industry, rotorcraft in particular and an enthusiast of VTOL market developments.

He or she will be responsible for testing, regulatory compliance, certification and oversight

  • Supply-Chain Approvals,
  • UAV Component Systems and Flight Platforms,
  • Manufacturing Process Control,
  • Work-Place Safety,
  • BVLOS Autonomous Navigation,
  • ON-Board Avionics,
  • Ground Control Systems, and
  • Operational Safety.

The Person

Sitting on the Management Team and reporting to the Board, the ideal candidate will have strong leadership and people-skills and be capable of interacting effectively with:

  • Staff at all levels of the organisation all the way from shop-floor to management team;
  • International regulatory authorities such as the FAA, EASA;
  • Senior staff in national bodies such the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority and national aviation policy makers;
  • Prospective and existing customers;
  • Eco-system partners;
  • Academic institutions.

Industry Experience

The ideal candidate will be a qualified Aviation Engineer or equivalent with quality control experience and ideally industry certified working with aviation supply-chain procurement standards such as AMC (Acceptable Means of Compliance) and GM (Guidance Material) to Part 21 and ISO9001.

He or she will have previous experience working with an aviation (preferably rotorcraft) manufacturer and will have prepared airworthiness license applications for new aircraft requiring certification under EASA and FAA regulatory regimes and will already have established contacts in these organisations to progress their certification programmes.

14 CFR Parts 21.17 experience is essential along with one or more of Parts 23, 25, 27, 29,

31, 33, and 35 a plus.

The successful candidate must be familiar with the Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA) process and have completed, applied for and successfully received type EASA or FAA approvals based on Certification Specifications for a CS-23 category aircraft and ideally one or more of the following aircraft categories: CS-VLR, CS-27 or CS-29.

Familiarity with emerging UAS Traffic Management systems in North America and the role UAS Service Providers (USS) will play and how they interface with UAS Operators, is highly desirable.

Finally, membership of one or more national or international aviation bodies or industry associations would provide the candidate with an added advantage.