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Principal Civil Certification Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: July 4, 2024

Job Description:

Rise above. Are you ready to take human possibility to a new dimension with us?

Supernal is an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company that's developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and the ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging industry. By creating a sustainable, integrated, and human-centered ecosystem, we are committed to taking a thoughtful and responsible approach to entering the AAM market with a product that meets the high level of safety and reliability in today's air transportation system.

The future of mobility starts with people. 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. Join our dynamic team as we strive to be a part of something greater where potential powers tomorrow!

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What we do:

The Principal Civil Certification Engineer is responsible for aiding in the growth and development of the Certification team to become a robust center of excellence for regulatory guidance. They oversee maintaining an up-to-date library of regulatory guidance materials, providing input and guidance to lower-level engineers within the Certification team and the Supernal organization. Additionally, they will lead the writing of department processes, develop training materials, and create opportunities within Supernal to deploy certification expertise. This role also involves representing Supernal within the industry as a technical subject matter expert and assisting the policy team in driving efforts to shape regulatory policy.

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
Own the development of Supernal Certification processes and procedures and provide inputs, guidance, and support as needed
Provide technical expertise and mentorship to the team and 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 ensure 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
Partner with PMO organization to implement build plan
Up to 10% of domestic and international travel
Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

Bachelor's degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical, Mechanical, Systems, Industrial Engineering, or other related field required; Master's degree preferred
Minimum of fifteen (15) years 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
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
Experience with DO-254, DO-178, & DO-160
Excellent working relationships with FAA and other regulatory personnel
Experience with requirements management
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
Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
Proficiency with Excel VLOOKUP, pivot tables, MS Office Suite

You may also be able to contribute:

Successful foreign validation of FAA Type Certificates preferred
Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles preferred
Experience with 14 CFR Parts 33, 35, and 36 preferred
Experience with the FAA TSO process preferred
Experience in an ODA environment preferred

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.

The pay range for this position is:
$247,900-$316,600 USD

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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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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 subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

Keywords: Supernal, Irvine , Principal Civil Certification Engineer, Engineering , Irvine, California

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