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Title Senior Structural Design and Development Engineer
Categories Engineering Jobs
End Date 2011-11-11
Location Heathrow Airport
Job Information
Airline Position: Senior Structural Design and Development Engineer
Closing date for applications: Friday, 11th November 2011
**Applicants who have applied in the last 6 months need not re-apply**

Role Purpose

Provision of structures technical & design expertise in support of the VAA Aircraft Fleet. Responsible for specification & implementation of fleet wide structures maintenance & modification policies, investigation of structural defects & formulation of corrective actions to maintain maximum safety, structural integrity & reliability at optimum cost. Provision of technical & EASA Part 21 design support to VAA Hangar Scheduled Maintenance, Line Operation & Casualty aircraft.


Cost effective technical management of fleet structures to ensure all safety, airworthiness and compliance requirements meet Regulatory Authority standards

Provision of immediate specialist technical support & rectification action in response to operational issues, incidents & AOG situations, ensuring safety, compliance and minimal operational disruption to fleet. Definition and Approval of solutions to meet the company’s EASA Part 21 Design Approval requirements
Constantly review & develop long term aircraft fleet structural reliability to meet future requirements and minimise disruption to the operation.  Develop maintenance policies to ensure optimum safety & reliability whilst controlling & reducing costs
Provide, as part of a team, structures technical support service to VAA Operation & Hangar, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Respond to operational problems, incidents & AOG situations
Review & investigate own fleet experience through maintenance feedback, delays and AOG incidents to prevent recurrence
Provide technical support, guidance and structural approval for aircraft acquisition and return & to other departments within VAA
Compilation and approval of structural repairs, modifications, drawings and technical reports
Provide technical assistance to departments responsible for negotiating contracts for the repair and overhaul of major components
Assess significant Air Safety Reports/Incidents, investigate and implement corrective action as necessary, in a controlled and timely manner
An engineering degree/HND in a discipline relevant to aviation
Experience in airline or manufacturers design / development / structures / technical services department
Engineering Structural analysis experience in a Design or Repair environment acceptable to EASA for Part 21 CVE Approval
Strong, demonstrable negotiation and interpersonal skills
Thorough, detailed and analytical in your approach to work
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to work well on your own initiative
Flexible, with the ability to adapt and respond to changing work demands whilst working under pressure
Ability to make clear and unambiguous decisions, and the ability to communicate decisions to all levels in situations of extreme pressure

 Apply now for Senior Structural Design and Development Engineer at  Virgin Atlantic

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