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Certification Manager

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022
  • Gothenburg
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022
  • Gothenburg

About Heart Aerospace

At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart's mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport.

At Heart Aerospace we develop the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 is expected to enter into service in 2028.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our fast moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together!

Role Overview

The Certification Managers report to the Project Certification Manager and have broad responsibility for the definition, management and execution of given technical sub-sets of the certification programme. The subject disciplines are - Flight Sciences, Structures/Airframe, Avionics & Auto-flight, Electrical Systems & Wiring (EWIS), Mechanical Systems, Propulsion and Interiors & Cabin Safety.

As a part of the certification team you will be broadly discharging the responsibilities on behalf of the Head of Airworthiness in line with EASA Regulation IR 21.A.239(a). You will interface directly with engineering department certification specialists as well as other company functions such as Manufacturing, Operations, Flight Test and Supply Chain Management.

You will also actively participate as a part of the airworthiness function to program/technical reviews as well as customer/supplier meetings and airworthiness/certification meetings with the authorities, ensuring the certification programme follows the regulatory requirements and our design organisation handbook. You will also ensure schedule adherence of the certification programme and play an active part in design reviews to meet certification, cost, and schedule goals.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Graduate degree in aerospace, aeronautical similar discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 10 years engineering and/or certification experience in an aerospace OEM company environment or for an aerospace regulatory authority. This should include experience within one of the disciplines listed above and/or sufficient transferrable skills/experience to be able to cover a given discipline,

  • Experience with aircraft development programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25),

  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.

  • Direct experience with certification programme planning & execution (i.e. setting & negotiating certification basis, developing & executing certification programme, working with regulatory authority/authorities to obtain type certification).

  • Working knowledge of systems & safety engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761)

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.

  • Eagerness to work with others.

  • Passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission.

The ideal candidate would have

  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment is a bonus.

  • A strong compliance and integration mindset.

  • Proficiency coordinating activities of engineers/certification specialists internally.

  • Representing the company externally with the regulatory authority/authorities.

  • Experience in helping coordinate partner/supplier company support to negotiations with the regulatory authority/authorities (where necessary).

Great Place to Work

  • Amazing colleagues

  • International environment

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution

  • Full compliance with laws and regulations

About the company

At Heart Aerospace, we believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose. We are growing and there will be plenty of opportunities for development and taking on other responsibilities.

Heart is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable.

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