#ET11A Helionix Certification Qualification Engineer (m/f)

Job title: #ET11A Helionix Certification Qualification Engineer (m/f)

Company: Airbus

Location: Marseille

Job Description: Job Description:

A vacancy for an HELIONIX Certification Qualification Engineer has arisen within Airbus Helicopters in Marignane.

The mission of the Certification/Qualification Engineer is to demonstrate compliance of Airbus Helicopters products to the applicable airworthiness requirements, to ensure their in-service safety. This results in a challenging transverse position, including negotiation internally but also with Aviation Authorities world-wide, with great responsibilities, and a good overview on our products, on our systems and on our organization.

Within the Airworthiness Office, the Initial Airworthiness Department is responsible for leading the Certification and Qualification activities necessary to meet the development and deliveries milestones of the different programs.

These activities mainly cover:

  • The initial Certification of our products,
  • The Certification of further steps (domain extension, new variant, …), and of Post-TC (after TC) design changes (including Technical Publications),
  • The serial and prototype helicopters ‚Permit to Fly‘,
  • The initial as well as design change Foreign validation,
  • The management of schedule and priorities for all these certification activities,
  • The support to deliveries,
  • The support to offers.

Your working environment:

Major economic hub with Marseille-Provence Airport, Marignane is a dynamic city in the southeast of France. It is located near the cities of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, which host a rich cultural and tourist offer. Close to the beaches of the Côte Bleue, it offers many options for water sports activities.

How we care for you:

Financial rewards: Attractive salary, agreements on success and profit sharing schemes, employee savings plan abounded by Airbus and employee stock purchase plan on a voluntary basis.

Work / Life Balance: Extra days-off for special occasions, holiday transfer option, a Staff council offering many social, cultural and sport activities and other services.

Wellbeing / Health: Complementary health insurance coverage (disability, invalidity, death). Depending on the site: health services center, concierge services, gym, carpooling application.

Individual development: Great upskilling opportunities and development prospects with unlimited access to +10.000 e-learning courses to develop your employability, certifications, expert career path, accelerated development programmes, national and international mobility.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Task & accountabilities :

As part of Helionix Chief Airworthiness Engineer team, in direct contact with the Chief Engineer team, the different key contributors from the Design Office and Support Services, as well as with the Authorities (EASA, FAA, DGA…), the job holder main missions will be:

Project Management:

  • Planning and piloting of Helionix Certification activities and reviews
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Managing priorities internally and with Authorities ( particularly with EASA Project Certification Manager),
  • Follow-up and reporting on compliance demonstration activities progress, fixing hard points, and ensuring on time completion of the activities,
  • Ensuring interface with change board management process.

Certification activities:

  • Contributing to 1 or several Helionix certification steps for a program (H135, H145, H160 or H175) as needed depending on the different on-going certification steps.
  • Identification and definition of the applicable Certification basis (airworthiness and OSD) and CRI,
  • Definition of Certification logic, establishing corresponding Certification Program, with relevant support from the Airworthiness experts,
  • Validating compliance demonstrations proposed by the design office
  • Contributing to the helicopter level certification activities: consolidating the results of the compliance demonstration and declaring compliance at helicopter level to support their delivery,

This role will involve some travel for business in Europe and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Required skills :

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to a 5 years’ degree level (or equivalent) in Engineering or a related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of overall Engineering experience
  • At least 2 years of experience in avionics certification and/or System Engineering (ARP4754, DO297, DO178-B, DO254)
  • Experienced in project management would be plus.
  • Knowledge of airworthiness would be a plus.
  • Negotiation level of English.

This position requires a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

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This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Company: Airbus Helicopters SAS

Employment Type: Permanent

Classe Emploi (France): Classe F12

Experience Level: Professional

Job Family: Qualification & Operability


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At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.


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