Design & Certification Specialist – Flight & Human Factors / Flight Crew Data

Civil Aviation Authority

The UK's aviation regulator,

Requirements of the role

We are the UK’s aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field.  Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, priding ourselves on our ability to adapt in a continually evolving aviation environment.

The Role

The UK CAA is continuing to expand its team of Design and Certification Specialists to support our state of design responsibility for traditional fixed/rotary wing and innovative air vehicles.

The Flight team are looking for Flight Test Engineers (FTEs) and Flight Test Pilots (FTPs) with any relevant technical and flight experience to develop into a Design and Certification Specialist.  Applications from individuals with experience in one or more of the following ‘related/specific areas’ across any fixed or rotary wing aircraft will be considered.

Panel 1 Flight and Human Factors Panel 2 Flight Crew Data
Related/specific areas:

  • Flight test (for all the relevant CS Subparts)
  • Handling qualities
  • Performance
  • Human factors
  • Human machine interface and cockpit integration
  • Flight manual
Related/specific areas:

  • Operational Suitability Data – Flight Crew (OSD-FC)

Your main role will be the technical involvement with certification projects and related continued airworthiness activities.  It will also involve liaison with the UK industry for certification & oversight activities along with other aviation authorities such as European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), )National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) through existing and developing working arrangements.

This role is based on a Hybrid model. Some on-site visits to our Head Office, Gatwick (our Base) or to design organisations around the UK may be required.

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 Contract type

Full time, Permanent



 Working pattern

Flexible working, Hybrid

 Closing Date