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Certification Engineer

  • Kemble, UK
  • Full-time
  • Engineering

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world.

Certifcation take care of the certification of our hydro-electric powertrain. Working with national regulators in the UK and US, they define and establish the standards our powertrain must meet to be certified.

Working closely with the Head of Systems, you will work as a member of a Development team, with the opportunity to contribute to the design, development, validation and verification of systems. You will gain experience in a broad range of technologies and toolsets.

You will be integrated into a dynamic and fast-paced development team, overcoming challenges and producing innovation solutions. The successful candidate is self-motivated and energetic, with a strong drive to ensure successful outcomes.

Main tasks:

Working within the Design Organisation the Lead Certification Engineer reports to the Certification Manager and is responsible for:

  • Providing subject matter expert guidance to the wider design team in relation to Certification aspects
  • Leading creation of Certification Demonstration Documentation in accordance with DOA Procedures
  • Assisting with the creation of Flight Conditions and Permit to Fly documentation
  • Interfacing with various internal and external organisations as required
  • Taking an active role in Regulator liaison
  • Acting as Certification Test Witness
  • Acting as Compliance Verification Engineer (where independent)

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience working in a CAA/EASA Part 21J or Military Design Organisation environment including carrying out Type Certification or Significant Major Modifications / Supplemental Type Certificate activities
  • Aeronautical Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Part21J and CS-23/25 Regulations
  • Specialist knowledge of at least one of the following:
    • Mechanical Systems
    • Powerplant/Fuel
    • Electrical Systems/Avionics
    • Modification Integration

Desirable Experience/Qualifications:

  • Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer
  • Good understanding of CS-E Regulations
  • Experience with certification of new and novel technologies would be highly desirable

Our solution-focused culture champions fast decision-making and empowers our people. We value results and efficiency and prioritise achieving our mission in the most effective and innovative way possible. We collaborate as a unified team to create solutions and solve problems, so we want people who share our principles to join us. If you’re eager to take radical ownership and are unafraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo, then we want you to be part of our Clean Sky Thinking.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a young company shaping the aviation industry, we know that diversity fuels success and unlocks potential. We embrace being an equal-opportunity employer and actively seek individuals from diverse backgrounds. We value the multitude of skills, perspectives, and mindsets everyone can bring to the table. These experiences ignite creativity, originality, and growth. We proudly reject discrimination in all forms, including that based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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