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Sr. Civil Certification Engineer

Apply Now Job ID 5101440003 Date posted 05/04/2022

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 Sr. Civil Certification Engineer assists in the development of robust certification processes and procedures, along with managing civil certification projects for our engineering team. The Certification Engineer identifies regulatory requirements, participating in design meetings and discussions to provide recommendations to the engineering teams, the preparation and completion of certification plans and compliance check lists, conformity inspection plans, as well as other certification documents. This role collaborates closely with the research & development verticals.

What you can do:

  • Support the Civil Certification Project Execution – identification or regulatory requirements, development of mean of compliance, certification plans, regulator interface
  • 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
  • Manage the execution of the certification projects of the technical team through supervising progress, providing technical direction, and problem solving solutions
  • Assist in setting realistic and achievable certification milestones and report progress, issues, and accomplishments to the Program and Engineering teams
  • Prepare documents and plans that assure Supernal Engineering projects align with regulations, such as compliance checklists, certification plans, issue paper responses, FAA forms etc, as applicable
  • Mentor junior certification engineers in all aspects of Civil Certification
  • Ensure that regulatory compliance is integral to the development process
  • Promote awareness to the Type Certification process and requirements across the broader Engineering team
  • Participates in product design reviews, and provide meaningful design mentorship related to the product’s test and certification plan
  • Represent department during internal and external meetings with program management, senior leaders, general staff, as noted above, and with government representatives
  • Build and maintain an excellent rapport with regulatory authority personnel
  • Coordinate efforts with the Policy team relating to regulatory authorities and provide technical inputs where 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 five (5) years in systems design, development, safety analysis, integration, and certification, (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the FAA Type Certification, Supplemental Type Certification, and Production Certificate processes
  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 23 and/or Part 27/29 requirements and requirement management
  • Direct experience working with FAA personnel and designers
  • Proactive and efficient delivery of verbal and written communication and follow-up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality
  • Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred
  • Familiarity with ARP4754A and ARP4761 safety processes

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.




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