189-5 Aircraft Airworthiness/Certification Engineer (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in aerospace/aeronautical engineering or in engineering mechanics with major in aircraft structure.

2.  Conversant with Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) or Joint Aviation Regulations (JARs), airworthiness standards, policies and procedures.

3. Familiar with ICAO annexes and documentation.

4.  Minimum of ten years diversified experience in modification, repair, overhaul and maintenance activities of wide and narrow body aircraft. Knowledge of the different phases of aircraft structure design and manufacture, engine installation, engine certification, powerplant operating characteristics, powerplant control systems, lightning and high intensity radiated field considerations on powerplant installations, powerplant vibration, induction systems and foreign object ingestion, and failure and safety analysis, is highly desirable.

5.  A good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential.


1.  Judgment/decision-making: Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and to honour commitments, to exercise mature judgment, to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information, to make feasible recommendations and to take sound decisions.

2.  Communication: Ability to write clearly and concisely and to present articulate verbal reports.

3.  Teamwork: Ability to work with colleagues to achieve the project goals and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.

4.  Leadership, vision and management of performance: Demonstrated ability to plan and guide the work of a technical team in a multinational environment, to identified priorities and adjust them as required.

5.  Client Orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators, to work and advocate effectively in a consensus-based system and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.

6.  Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in professional field.

7.  Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary office automation equipment, software, databases.


1.  Evaluate structure repair and modification proposals, with particular attention to failure mode and system fault analysis, to ensure compliance with different manufacturer’s design specifications and the regulatory airworthiness standards.  Provide approval after establishing compliance with requirements.

2.  Coordinate with airworthiness inspectors to investigate/inspect ad hoc repair schemes, structure modifications, technical failures, material test procedures and, aircraft maintenance techniques.

3.  Conduct special investigations into aircraft accidents and technical incidents upon request.

4.  Monitor the engineering work of designated engineering representatives (DER).

5.  Keep abreast of new and revised design concepts and standards prevailing in engineering design and maintenance activities.

6.  Evaluate petitions for alternate means of compliance with airworthiness directives and process the approval or denial.

7.  Coordinate and administer special programmes and projects.

8.  Perform other related duties as may be assigned.


In accordance with the ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB) grading system.