Serves as an Aerospace Engineer (Program Manager) for the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR). AIR develops safety standards, policies, and guidance that govern the design, production, and airworthiness of aircraft, engines, propellers, parts and appliances (herafter referred to as aviation products). In addition, AIR issues approvals and provides oversight of FAA approval holders, designees, and delegated organizations.Learn more about this agency
This position plans and accomplishes highly complex and challenging projects/programs and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, or more experienced engineer. He/she serves as a Program Manager with responsibility for planning, coordinating, reviewing, and evaluating activities of matrix teams assembled for the timely completion of type certification projects of aircraft, engines or propellers using advanced materials, systems and design concepts.
Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline, as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. In doing so, he/she reviews and analyzes applications for type certificate and supplemental type certificate design approvals from domestic, foreign and Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) applicants. Determines the overall safety of proposed aircraft, engines and propellers, areas requiring issue papers, general acceptability of proposals, resource utilization, and applicability of the proposed certification schedules. Uses experience and knowledge of policy and regulations in the managing the certification of aeronautical products to include designee management and system oversight.
May act as a principal technical specialist or as a project/program manager or team leader for large work activities. Leads other members of the workgroup towards commonly shared goals. Coordinates with other FAA team members to ensure that all safety concerns and possible items affecting more than one area are addressed and resolved.
Preparing technical documents, which compels others to take action, instruct others in carrying out activities, or explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy/regulations. He/she drafts, reviews, and edits reports or contractual documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.
Broad policies and objectives provide general guidance for addressing issues, but allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on engineering experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally.
Work is reviewed rarely, typically though status reports and at project completion, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity.
25% or less - The job may require up to 25% travel.
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