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    Summary

    Serves as an engineer for the office of Environment and Energy in the area of aviation noise certification, developing and promulgating aircraft noise certification regulations.

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    Responsibilities

    Performs a mixture of routine and multiple and varying assignments under the limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, team leader or more experienced engineer. Conducts, supports, or leads studies in the areas involving broad technological, legal, sociological, or economic considerations, which may involve applied research. Acts as an individual contributor and/or member of a team. May perform some leadership functions for small projects/programs/team.

    Applies experience and detailed knowledge of engineering principles, theories and concerns applicable to his/her discipline to plan and accomplish assignments. Typical assignments includes: field tests, reviewing contractor work, collecting and analyzing data, performing trend analysis, engineering testing and writing technical/management reports.

    Demonstrates some independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish assignments and small projects. Supports evaluations of technical feasibility of proposed regulations. Keeps abreast of changing technology, new entrants, state-of-the-art noise abatement research, assists with assessing results and presenting them to management, and provides support and assistance in translating results into viable aircraft certification regulations.

    Contacts are primarily internal to the organizational unit, major subdivision and LOB/SO with some contact with contractors, customers and external organizations. Contacts are typically intended to share information, provide data and/or written analyses and/or discuss the statuses of assignments.

    Established policies/procedures provide guidance for most assignments but allow some discretion to select the most appropriate approach. Receives guidance on selecting approach from a manager, project/program, manager, team leader or more experienced engineer. Provides recommendations to improve work processes. Provides assistance and support to FAA’s aircraft certification offices to ensure proper implementation of noise certifications. Assists with the following: processing requests for approval of equivalent means to compliance and developing/evaluating international agreements that involve aircraft noise certification.

    Frequently refers difficult problems and work issues to a manager, project/program manager, team leader or more experienced engineer when guideline are not available or applicable. Work is reviewed periodically during assignments and at completion to ensure timeliness and technical compliance with the requirements of the project or other work activity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    NA

  • Job family (Series)

    0801 General Engineering

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