Compliance Verification Engineer - Gear & Drive Systems

Compliance Verification Engineer - Gear & Drive Systems

Job Title: Compliance Verification Engineer - Gear & Drive Systems
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zürich
Salary: In line with experience
Start Date: 2018-07-25
Reference: J140045
Contact Name: Fraser Dawson
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 26, 2018 09:54

Job Description

Are you currently seeking a new and challenging opportunity within the aviation industry?
KDC are currently working closely with an aircraft company based in Switzerland who develop, build and support the future generation of turbine helicopters. With the aim of moving into production by the end of the year, we are current searching for a CVE with the following skill set below.
This position will offer the opportunity to grow and develop your skill set as well as seeing a different part of the world and enjoying an alternative culture.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further their skills and add value in the following areas:

·Acting as Airworthiness Engineer to provide guidance to the engineering regarding compliance demonstration methodologies
·Establishing/overseeing the relevant set of certification requirements of new type designs and/or for changes to approved type designs
·Acting in the Compliance Verification Engineer1 (CVE) role as an independent check function within the Design Organization and reports directly to the Chief of Office of Airworthiness
·Checking and releasing Certification Documents (e.g. Master and/or Discipline Certification Programs, Compliance Check Lists; Master Document List; Manuals and Instruction for Airworthiness; etc.)
·Negotiating with Engineering Departments; Design Organization Suppliers/Subcontractors and liaising with the Certification Authorities worldwide regarding applicable certification requirements, roadmaps and compliance demonstration documentation
·Liaising with Chief Engineering Team in charge of powertrain design with regards to initial airworthiness requirements management, qualification and continued airworthiness matters
·Coordinating with the CVE on Fatigue and Damage Tolerance matter to contribute to the development of adequate test programs by engineering team
·Participating to and witnessing of component, system and ground test activities for powertrain systems including gearboxes and drive shafts
·Independently verifying of the compliance of proposed type of design data with airworthiness requirements which includes certification guidelines
·Approving minor changes to approved type design or release of design changes for new type design not being approved
·Approving concessions for airworthiness matter (use-as-is decision etc.)

Preferred skills and experience:
·Holds a university degree or similar in the aerospace or mechanical engineering
·Minimum of 5 years of experience working with rotary wing aircraft gearbox and driveshaft designs
·Knowledge of the gearbox certification processes
·Understanding of German language is advantageous