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    The FAA is moving to a systems-based approach with oversight of the aviation industry. As an Aerospace Engineer (Electrical Systems Technical Project Manager (TPM), the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the administration of highly complex and challenging projects as part of the FAA's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) system and other work activities under the minimal direction of a manager, or more experienced engineer.

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    Applies experience and comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to aerospace engineering (Electrical Systems), as well as an understanding of new technologies and methodologies, to solve complex problems and to develop improved technical processes for the organization. Ensures ODAs are utilizing appropriate methods to show compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and non-US regulations governed by bilateral agreements. These compliance oversight activities involve advanced systems and technology which frequently require substantial departure from previous certification methodologies. Responsible for leading efforts to enhance the skills and capabilities of the ODAs managed by the office. Defines, organizes, and assigns resources to accomplish organizational objectives. Allocates resources to accomplish large work activities within established schedules.

    Contacts are internal and external. Often represents FAA as a senior technical point of contact on projects, programs and other work activities. Communicates results to all levels internally (within an LOB/SO or across LOBs/SOs) and externally. Plays a lead role in drafting, reviewing, and editing reports or documents for final approval prior to external distribution. Presents briefings to obtain consensus/approval on policies and technical issues. Coordinates significant technical matters with representatives of external organizations.

    Mentors, coaches, and is a role model providing advice and guidance to lower level staff on technical issues. Poses questions, suggests alternatives and challenges assumptions in an effort to assist those less technically seasoned arrive at the most appropriate technical decisions or course of action. Resolves all, but unique, technical problems without the 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. Provides encouragement, support and feedback to help less experienced employees gain confidence in their technical and decision-making abilities. Assists the staff in establishing productive engagement with their applicants and improves FAA/Applicant working relationship.

    Provides input to the branch managers to assist in the assignment of projects and identification of training needs for the technical staff. Trains, develops and advises employees in program specialties. Prepares and conducts briefings in these areas for the purpose of training and developing other certification and continued operational safety specialists. Uses broad policies and objectives in providing general guidance for addressing technical issues, must also allow considerable discretion to develop new and innovative approaches. Draws on experience to solve unusual problems and may create new solutions and policy interpretations, as the situation requires. Provides policy guidance and instruction to others, both internally and externally. Works with aviation safety engineers (ASEs) in the branch, to ensure technical compliance and alignment with the requirements of the project or other work activity within agreed upon timelines and commitments.

    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


    Promotion Potential


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