SUMMARYDirect, lead and manage the development of Certification Plans, Compliance Checklists, and Conformity Plans forsubmittal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or to (ODA)administrator Core Engineering, Hangar Operations, Manufacturing and ProductSupport, and third-party projects includ
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Certification Manager

ALOFT AeroArchitects • 
Georgetown, Delaware, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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SUMMARY
Direct, lead and manage the development of Certification Plans, Compliance Checklists, and Conformity Plans for
submittal to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or to (ODA)
administrator Core Engineering, Hangar Operations, Manufacturing and Product
Support, and third-party projects including projects that result in the
issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s).
ESSENTIAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·Support
and help coordinate major repair or major alteration projects that require a
Field Approval on an FAA form 337, one-only or multiple Supplemental Type
Certificates, or amendments to Type Certificates of Normal and Transport
category Airplanes; or PMAs through identically, or test and comparability
·Entire
FAA certification projects (STC, PMA and TSO) can be conducted through a letter
of agency.
·FAA
data review of drawings and substantiation analysis reports that demonstrate
compliance with the Code of Federal (Aviation) Regulations in Parts 23, 25, 27,
29, and 31.
·Providing
Certification Management and Administrative DER (Designated Engineering
Representative) or ODA UM (Unit Member) coordination on engineering &
certification projects.
·Reviewing
technical in order to confirm its technical merit and ensure its
compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR's).
·Determine
applicability of 14 CFR for Changed products.
·Review
& determine proper certification basis for significant changes, changes
that are not significant, special conditions (novel or unusual design
features), or excepted aircraft.
·Work
closely with aircraft development, installation, and certification teams to
collect all the required data, as specified by the VP of Engineering, FAA
Certification Manager, and/or ODA Administrator for certification activities.
·Maintain
all design and certification documentation.
·Collect
and generate data from various Engineering groups as directed by the FAA
Certification Manager.
·Coordinate
with other departments to gather all data as required for certification.
·Expedite
flow of certification design documentation.
·Generate
and maintain report of all documentation with regards to its life cycle and
current state.
·Generate
and maintain report of approval status of all documentation.
·File
hard and soft copies of the data as required by the FAA.
·Coordinate
data flow to and from ODA and vendors as directed by Engineering handbook &
ODA Manual.
·Work
closely with Configuration Management group for maintenance, approval and
release of Engineering & FAA certification documentation.
·Plan
and direct the work of the highly skilled certification & UM staff, placing
particular emphasis on certification quality to achieve product certification
objectives.
·Responsible
for preparing certification cost estimates for Request for Proposals, Request
for Quotes, and Statement of Work.
·Monitor
scheduling and department resources with the assigned Program Manager to
meet/exceed business objectives and goals.
·Review
and monitor internal and external certification project costs by tracking staff
resources and project activities of DERs and DARs (Designated Airworthiness
Representatives).  May prepare certification documents for DER or FAA
approval.
·Develop
and implement systems for performance metrics used to highlight need for
process improvements or management emphasis.
·Develop
and implement means of estimating expected certification costs to complete
on-going projects in order to provide up-to-date financial health information.
·Confer
with Contracts and Sales departments to evaluate customer specifications,
engineering and regulatory requirements and pricing for new projects.
·Document actions by completing all required time keeping
records.
·Complete
initial / recurrent training requirements in a timely manner.
·Other duties may be assigned.
SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIES
·Lead, mentor, manage, and directly supervise certification
staff.
·Allocate
work among certification staff according to specialized training.
·Manage operating
budgets, compile reports, and conduct special investigations and studies to
evaluate efficiency of certification programs.
·Monitor
progress of projects, confer with functional managers and project engineers,
and review reports to see that development is progressing according to schedule
and within budgetary guidelines.
·Evaluate
employee performance, and recommend promotions, transfers, and disciplinary
action.
·Be accountable for the activities, work flow, work
schedules, attendance, and compliance with safety, standards and policies for
all certification staff.
ADDITIONAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
The individual employed in this position is expected to dress
appropriately (determined by area in which their work is performed), report to
work on time, have excellent work habits, and have a cooperative and positive
attitude in the work setting; exhibits respect and professionalism when
interacting with customers, and all employees; must adhere to company policies,
procedures and safety standards.
Job Requirements:
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Aviation Management,
or combination of education and experience.
Five to ten years prior experience involving the
development of STC packages.
Requires familiarity with Federal Aviation
Regulations particularly Parts 21, 23, 25, 26, 91, 121 and 125.
Requires knowledge of certification procedures.
Requires a comprehensive knowledge of various
aircraft modification projects including, but not limited to, interior
completions and auxiliary fuel systems.
Strong research skills and the ability to work
independently.
Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office software and
other company and discipline specific software applications.
Ability
to build positive relationships and to maintain cross-functional partnerships.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
Ability
and willingness to work extended hours, when needed.
Maintain
a positive and professional attitude at all times, while setting a positive
example for all employees.
LANGUAGE
SKILLS
Read, write, and understand the English language.
Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret complex contracts,
legal documents, technical documents, engineering drawings, regulations,
procedures and manuals.
CERTIFICATES,
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and / or ODA
Unit Member (UM) is preferred.
PHYSICAL
DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exerting/lifting up to 25 lbs. occasionally and/or 15
lbs. frequently.
Prolonged sitting; frequent and regular use of hands to
operate keyboard and mouse.
Ability to access aircraft areas including the ability
to maneuver in and out of and work in tight cramped areas and the ability to
climb ladders and aircraft maintenance stands.
TRAVEL
Occasional travel may
be required; the employee filling this position must be willing to travel on
short notice and possibly for extended periods.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Occasional
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