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Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.
Date Posted Aug. 09, 2022 Job ID 5201979003
Job Description

Principal Civil Certification Engineer

Irvine, California


Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Principal Civil Certification Engineer is responsible for assisting in the growth and development of the Certification team into a robust center of excellence for regulatory guidance. This role requires a highly experienced professional with expertise in FAA Type Certification and Foreign Validation. The Civil Certification Engineer is responsible for maintaining a current library of regulatory guidance materials, as well as providing input and guidance, both to lower-level engineers within the Certification team as well as to the Supernal organization at large. This position may also be called upon to help represent Supernal within industry as a technical subject matter expert and assist the Policy team in helping to drive efforts to shape regulatory policy. The role requires a phenomenal teammate, a mentor, and an individual who exhibits a can-do demeanor while approaching their work with diligence and determination.

What you can do:

  • Support the Civil Certification Engineers in their roles at the project-level
  • Serve as a knowledge base for certification and airworthiness topics and remain current on the latest regulatory and industry guidance and practices
  • Provide guidance, input, and support in the development of Supernal Certification processes and procedures
  • Provide technical expertise and mentorship to the team and/or cross-disciplinary research & development teams working on the development & certification of autonomous, passenger carrying, eVTOL aircraft
  • Act as a technical check for documents and plans to assure alignment with regulations. This can include compliance checklists, certification plans, conformity inspection plans, issue paper responses, and FAA forms as applicable
  • Ensure that regulatory compliance is integral to the development process through training and knowledge transfer
  • Develop materials to ensure an up-to-date awareness of the type certification process and requirements across the Supernal team
  • Participate in meetings with program management, other senior leaders, and general staff as noted above, and with government representatives (Internal and external) and industry as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • B.S. in the areas of Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Systems, Industrial Engineering or other related fields
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in systems design, development, safety analysis, integration, and certification (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Mastery of the FAA Type Certification, Supplemental Type Certification, and Production Certificate processes
  • Extensive experience with 14 CFR airworthiness requirements (Parts 23, 25, 27, and/or 29)
  • Excellent working relationships with FAA and other regulatory personnel
  • Experience with requirements management
  • Strong working experience with ARP4754A and ARP4761 safety processes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Team-oriented approach to problem solving and information sharing
  • Ability to translate and distill complex regulatory topics into applicable guidance for the engineering team
  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Systems, Industrial Engineering or other related fields
  • Experience working on type certification of an aircraft from start to finish under any of 14 CFR Part 23/25/27/29 or other relevant regulations
  • Successful foreign validation of FAA Type Certificates
  • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles
  • Experience with 14 CFR Parts 33, 35, and 36
  • Experience with DO-254, DO-178, & DO-160
  • Experience with the FAA TSO process
  • Experience in an ODA environment (Administrator preferred)

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.