Airworthiness Engineer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Dec 4

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024.

Overview

The Airworthiness Engineer will be a key position contributing to and ensuring success of certification projects within Joby. This position will own, support, and actively contribute to airworthiness aspects of current and future design certification and validation projects. This position requires a driven and professional individual that is focused on excellence in execution of airworthiness projects. Additionally, this position will be instrumental in continuing to build the airworthiness department within Joby.

Responsibilities

  • Support, organize, and manage highly complex and challenging civil certification projects with the FAA and international Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Interface with company personnel and regulatory authorities in various areas such as certification project execution, collaborative development of certification basis, collaborative development of means of compliance, responding to regulatory changes, etc.
  • Interpret requirements and advise company personnel in matters related to airworthiness, certification, and policy interpretation
  • Coordinate certification project activities as required, including but not limited to meetings, briefings, and presentations to company management, regulatory authorities, suppliers/partners, and professional organizations
  • Contribute to creation and review of certification documents and data - including but not limited to Master Compliance Checklists, certification plans and reports, Issue Papers, accomplishment summaries, manuals, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, airworthiness applications, etc.
  • Compile certification data packages and manage their delivery to regulatory authorities to support Type Certification and validation projects
  • Assist with maintenance of certification project records, engineering files, and company data
  • Develop and manage airworthiness processes, tools, standards, and associated training materials across the company
  • Develop and manage company designee management processes and plans
  • Continuously improve airworthiness department processes, tools, and standards
  • Represent Joby in meetings with regulatory authorities, working groups, and industry committees
  • Assist in building and maintaining professional relationships with regulatory authorities, suppliers, and company departments through direct interaction on significant technical and regulatory matters often requiring coordination between organizations
  • Contribute to internal familiarization and training, mentorship, and coaching on aspects of certification, airworthiness, and associated processes and expectations, as required
  • Support project management activities related to airworthiness and certification projects
  • Identify and support mitigation of safety and program risks, issues, and opportunities related to airworthiness
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required

Required

  • Strong knowledge of 14 CFR Part 21 and Part 23 requirements, guidance, policy, processes, and means and methods of compliance
  • Broad knowledge of aircraft designs and systems
  • Experience developing applicant positions on complex compliance issues, including Issue Papers
  • Direct experience working with FAA, EASA, or other Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • At least 10 years of industry experience
  • Bachelors of Science in an Engineering discipline
  • Able to effectively work on multiple projects at once
  • Able to communicate effectively with technical professionals, project managers, and executive leadership
  • Strong time and project management abilities
  • Able to effectively educate technical and professional personnel in processes and aspects of civil certification

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

Desired

  • Experience on multiple, whole-aircraft certification projects
  • Strong knowledge of Part 23 Amendment 64 intent and the corollary role of industry consensus standardsWorking knowledge of Changed Product Rule and associated guidance
  • New design certification project experience
  • Strong knowledge of 14 CFR Parts 25, 27, and 29 regulations, policy, and guidance material
  • Strong knowledge of ASTM, RTCA, and SAE standards
  • Project management experience
  • Experience using Dassault, Atlassian, and Polarian software tools
  • Flight experience - private pilot, higher ratings preferred
  • 15 years or more of industry experience
  • Masters of Science in an Engineering discipline

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