The incumbent serves as an Aerospace Engineer with responsibility for regulatory oversight of aircraft certification programs and continued airworthiness in the disciplines of aircraft Avionics/Software Systems. The position performs multiple, varying, and complex assignments under limited direction of a manager, project/program manager, or more experienced engineer.Learn more about this agency
Incumbent is responsible for applying safety management principles using engineering knowledge and risk management techniques. Responsibilities include evaluation of regulatory compliance for aircraft certification projects; evaluation of compliance to airworthiness requirements for advanced technology (such as airplane cybersecurity, flight controls, flight deck displays, flight management systems, navigation, communications, airborne software and electronic hardware, Nextgen technology), on transport category airplanes. Work entails review of design data, methods of compliance, developmental methods, performance parameters, test plans, specifications, and safety assessments.
Conducts oversight of organizational and individual delegation; identification of potential safety issues; initiation of safety investigations, and determination of aircraft level risk(s) and mitigation of risks related to continued operational safety of the affected fleet of aircraft. Applies experience and advanced knowledge of engineering principles, theories, and concepts applicable to his/her discipline to accomplish assignments and to develop plans and techniques to improve programs and policies. The incumbent learns and applies risk management in planning and decision making regarding the appropriate level of FAA involvement in: oversight of organizational delegations and/or individual designees who are authorized to make findings of compliance on behalf of the FAA Additionally, applicants need to learn and apply systems thinking to the above responsibilities.
The FAA is moving to a systems based approach to oversight of the aviation industry and it is essential for the incumbent to be able to evaluate large/complex delegated organizations as well as smaller delegated entities and determine how to most efficiently and effectively, oversee these entities based upon risk to operation within the aviation system. Contributes to the preparation of written technical and informational documents/reports that compel others to take a particular course of action, instruct others in carrying out activities, or to explain the purpose, goals, and objectives of a policy or regulation. Incumbent must be able to explain information with individuals and groups internally and externally, and may be a key point of contact to provide overall project results. Provides guidance to lower-level staff to solve difficult technical issues and achieve an understanding of issues. Collaborates with management or more
experienced engineer to resolve unique problems.
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.
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