The incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer (Advanced Energy Storage Devices) within AVS, Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). The responsibilities of the incumbent include development of airworthiness standards, and related advisory and guidance material for the type certification of advanced energy storage devices to include lithium-ion and other advanced batteries, fuel cells, and other new and novel energy storage devices.Learn more about this agency
The incumbent applies an in-depth knowledge of aircraft certification regulatory requirements for installed energy storage devices. The incumbent plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader, or more experienced engineer. Plans and implements new or revised policies, procedures, and processes in an organization. May act as a principal technical specialist or as a project/program manager or team leader for large work activities. Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes.
Assignments frequently require comprehensive knowledge and experience working across functional and/or organizational lines. Typical assignments may include: regulatory or guidance material development; participation in the development of industry consensus standards; outreach to industry groups, foreign authorities and other FAA offices and specialists to ensure applicable airworthiness standards of advanced energy storage devices are applied in a consistent, standardized fashion. Assignments may also include extensive research and direct responsibility for project/program management.
The incumbent has a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Prepares technical presentations and documents that compel others to take a course of action, instructs others in carrying out activities, or explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy or regulation.
Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Interprets aircraft regulations and policies to certify new and novel technology. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations, as the situation requires.
Provides policy guidance and instructions to others. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues. Resolves all, but unique, technical problems under the minimal intervention of management or a more experienced engineer. Develops plans, techniques, and policies to address current or anticipated problems and issues. Works with senior management to jointly solve problems.
Work is reviewed rarely, typically through status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity. Work activities typically impact directly on the objectives of one or more major subdivisions and/or LOB's/SO's and may impact on the objectives of the FAA.
Performs other duties as assigned.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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