189-5 Type Certification Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in aeronautical engineering or equivalent academic qualifications.

2.  A minimum of ten years in one or more of the disciplines of aircraft design and type certification. Work experience must include at least five years in a senior position with a civil aviation authority or in an airworthiness office of an aircraft manufacturer.

3.  Considerable experience in management of aircraft type certification projects including recent experience in type certification management of transport category aircraft.

4.  Broad knowledge of airworthiness standards and extensive experience in application of certification procedures.

5.  Experience in the preparation or editing of airworthiness regulatory material including type certification procedures, issue papers, rulemaking, special conditions, justification for exemptions and criterion for findings of equivalent safety.

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


1.  Judgement/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.


May include some, or all, of the elements listed below in advising and assisting with:

1.  Advise and assist in planning, development and implementation of an aircraft design certification workplan and counterparts training programme.

2.  Advise on and assist in the development and co-ordination of issuance of aircraft and other aeronautical product certification procedures, staff instructions and advisory material.

3.  Advise and assist in the development, planning and implementation of administrative procedures for the overall co-ordination of the state certification activities.

4.  Act as a senior airworthiness co-ordination adviser to the airframe manufacturer during the certification programme.

5.  Assist the airframe manufacturer in the development of an engineering organization manual, procedures for drawings release, classification of modifications, data flow, design standards, materials and parts approval, functions, and responsibilities of the various departments.

6.  Assist in the development of procedures and regulatory material for a certification delegation system.

7.  Plan, arrange and provide in-class and on-the-job training to staff and aircraft manufacturing managers in the management of type certification and aircraft modification programmes.

8.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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