Certification Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Bristol

Line Manager: Head of Certification

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Job Description

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly. Our mission is to make air travel personal, on-demand and carbon-free.

We’re looking for an experienced Certification Engineer to join our fast-growing company. The ideal candidate will have experience of delivering complex and novel certification programmes, preferably within a start-up environment, and of working with the authorities.

The candidate must be capable of working autonomously, able to communicate at all levels and be comfortable working in a highly technical and fast paced environment.


Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Liaising with the Design Office to develop and implement procedures in support of the Vertical Aerospace Design Assurance System
  • Being responsible for producing Certification Plans ready for submission to the Authorities
  • Preparing and collate data packs in support of flight permits
  • Advising the Design Teams on Certification requirements
  • Supporting design reviews to ensure that the proposed design will address all certification needs
  • Assisting with the preparation of Special Conditions and Certification Review Items in support of Type Certification activities
  • Managing and maintaining the Vertical Aerospace Certification Compliance database for Type Certification activities
  • Supporting Continued Airworthiness investigations and activities

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Engineering degree or equivalent relevant experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an aerospace certification environment
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and innovative approach to problem solving
  • Passport and ability to travel for business within Europe
  • Experience in working from CS-23, CS-25, CS27 or CS-29
  • Good working knowledge of Part 21

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of interfacing with Authorities
  • Competence in planning and conducting audit activities
  • Experience of working in or coordinating with an approved Design and/or Production Organisation
  • Piloting experience (any type of aircraft)

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.