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BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Senior Initial Airworthiness Engineer – Delivery

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

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Job Description

Job title: Senior Initial Airworthiness Engineer – Delivery

Location: Warton – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £47,683 – £52,426

What you’ll be doing:

  • Independent airworthiness assurance activity of design certification (qualification and safety) evidence in support of airworthiness certification for Development, Production and Export clearance programmes
  • Airworthiness focal point for agreeing flight limitations with System Design Responsibility teams, Flight Operations and the external customers
  • Establishing and producing Flight Certification (Military Permit to Fly) for Development and Production Aircraft
  • Establishing and producing Flight Certification (Release to Service) for Export Customers
  • Independent airworthiness assurance activity for emergent flight safety issues affecting Development aircraft, resulting in the issue of Flight Safety Procedures (Additional Flight Limitations/Flight Safety Messages) to BAES Partner Companies and their operators
  • Supporting continuous development of BAE Systems and flight certification and design certification processes
  • Supporting and representing Airworthiness at Typhoon/Tornado/Hawk/FCAS project meetings, including support to external customer meetings
  • Establishing and delivering the engineering activities using systems integration, systems engineering techniques
  • Sustaining the initial integrity of Air products through production challenge and review of design, certification and assurance evidence (including product data requirements) in line with market legislation and regulatory obligations
  • Validation and challenge of the initial evidence through professional judgement and constructive feedback, performance of audit and assurance activities, including involvement in design and phase review assessments (as appropriate)
  • Recovery of the integrity of Air products through investigation, root cause analysis, technical instruction (using technical writing skills) and advising of potential design change
  • Exploitation of learning across Air and other BAE Systems Units, Customers and Suppliers using appropriate alerting, lessons learnt and promotional processes

Your skills and experiences:

  • Critical thinking and analysis and excellent problem-solving skills
  • HND/HNC/Degree or equivalent in a STEM subject or equivalent relevant experience
  • Aircraft Avionic and Mechanical systems design and Aerodynamic disciplines
  • Design configuration control processes
  • Design certification (qualification and safety) and Airworthiness processes
  • Aircraft operations
  • Analytical methods to support establishing integrated aircraft level flight limitations


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Initial Airworthiness Delivery Team:

The team covers current and future aircraft development activities assuring the type airworthiness of the product and its release into service across all Customers.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 9th July 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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More information needed
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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