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Job

Future Approvals Manager - Aircraft

  • Job ref:

    1201605/001_1672746898

  • Location:

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Project Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £50 - £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Phil Johnson

  • Email:

    pjohnson@cbsbutler.com

  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months +

  • Start date:

    1/2/23

  • Consultant:

    Phil Johnson

Future Approvals Manager - Aircraft

+ 12 month initial contract

+ Onsite in Hampshire with some travel

+ Up tp £60 per hour

+ Inside IR35

Job Summary

Theprojectis is a record breaking High Altitude Long Endurance solar-electric powered remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) capable of persistent operations in the stratosphere over many months. The aircraft has held the world record for the longest unrefuelled airplane flight since 2010 and after continuous development, the system is now poised to demonstrate its full potential.

Engaging with national and national regulators, you will be required to investigate future airspace, airworthiness, and operating regulatory frame work

  • Influence emerging regulatory and air traffic management requirements to enable safe and cost-effective operations

  • Develop a strategy for Regulatory Engagement to assure future operational capability in response to business needs

  • Deliver agreed near-term Regulatory Frame Work(s) into the Operations Team to enable specific operations across a number of countries, locations, and airspace boundaries

At the forefront of the RPAS & HAPS market definition, this role is fast-paced, hands-on, and requires a proactive and open-minded approach with a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. Your previous experience of National and International Aviation Regulatory Engagement will be key to building relationships with each new governing body.

The successful candidate will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance.

Tasks and Accountabilities

Outline Job Profile

Working within Flight Operations and alongside the regulatory authorities you will be responsible for:

  • Building strong relationships with National and International regulatory authorities and customers to challenge conventional thinking and lay the regulatory frame work foundations for approvals

  • Supporting business development teams to devise viable approvals solutions to meet customer and internal requirements

  • Working with the and Flight Operations Team and Future Approvals Management to maintain an ambitious approvals roadmap for services and capabilities

  • Achieving business sign-off for approval deliverables

  • Deliver the Regulatory Architecture to the Future Approvals Managers to enable timely service start-up

Essential skills and experience

Successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Well-developed collaboration and relationship-building skills at senior level and preferably in an international aviation environment

  • Broad experience in regulatory approvals covering both operational and CAMO domains

Desirable skills and experience

Successful candidates will demonstrate many of the following attributes:

  • A broad, preferably international network within the aviation and / or RPAS domains

  • Experience in dealing directly with aviation authorities at senior level

  • A broad knowledge of the latest developments and regulatory changes in the aviation / RPAS and wider aviation domains

  • A good understanding of national and international air traffic management, airspace, and flight rules as they pertain to high-altitude RPAS operations

  • Sound knowledge of risk management, airworthiness, and safety in an operational aviation application

  • Knowledge of global climate and meteorology in the context of high-altitude RPAS operations

  • Project management experience and a track record of delivery to time/cost/quality

  • Ideally you should be at least degree qualified and hold or previously held a Professional Aviation Licence (B1/2 AML or ATPL)

  • Ideally you should of previously held a UK CAA or MAA Form 4 or ARC Signatory

  • Experience of Aviation Assurance and Risk Based Auditing requirements and techniques