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Certification Engineer

ZeroAvia

ZeroAvia

Everett, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world’s largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6 seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate.

Working closely with the Head of Systems, you will work as a member of a development team, with the opportunity to contribute to the design, development, validation and verification of systems. You will gain experience in a broad range of technologies and toolsets.

You will be integrated into a dynamic and fast-paced development team, overcoming challenges and producing innovation solutions. The successful candidate is self-motivated and energetic, with a strong drive to ensure successful outcomes.

Main Responsibilities:

Working within the Design Organisation the Lead Certification Engineer reports to the Certification Manager and is responsible for:

  • Providing subject matter expert guidance to the wider design team in relation to certification aspects
  • Developing the certification basis for new and novel technologies
  • Leading creation of Certification Demonstration Documentation in accordance with DOA Procedures
  • Assisting with the creation of Flight Conditions and Permit to Fly / Experimental Flight Permit documentation
  • Interfacing with various internal and external organisations as required
  • Taking an active role in regulator liaison
  • Acting as Certification Test Witness
  • Acting as Compliance Verification Engineer (where independent)

Essential Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years practical experience working in a CAA/EASA Part 21J or Military Design Organisation environment or FAA certification organisation including carrying out Type Certification or Significant Major Modifications / Supplemental Type Certificate activities
  • Aeronautical Degree or equivalent experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Part21J and CS-23/25 or 14 CFR 23/25 Regulations
  • Specialist knowledge of at least one of the following:
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Powerplant/Fuel
  • Electrical Systems/Avionics
  • Modification Integration

Desirable Experience/Qualifications

  • Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer or FAA DER/DA
  • Good understanding of CS-E or 14 CFR 33 Regulations
  • Experience with certification of new and novel technologies would be highly desirable

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.

The wage scale or salary range for this position is between $100,000 - $140,000. In addition to the foregoing base compensation, additional compensation and benefits are available to employees and eligible family members (as applicable) including the following:

  • Bonus: Annual discretionary bonuses.
  • Equity: Ability to exercise company stock options
  • Retirement: Eligible to participate in the company's 401(k) Plan, with up to a 4% matching
  • Health Insurance: Employer covers up to 80% of the employee's monthly premiums on medical, dental, and vision.
  • Life Insurance: Basic Life/AD&D of up to $50,000 and the option to add on Supplemental Coverage.
  • Short-Term Disability: Up to 60% of your earnings for up to a period of 24 weeks.
  • Long-Term Disability: If your disability extends beyond 180 days, LTD Coverage for up to 60% of your earnings.
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible employees may accrue up to 120 hours per year (15 days) and may borrow up to 40 hours (5 days).
  • Sick Time: Eligible employees may accrue up to 40 hours, per year (5 days)
  • Paid Holidays: 12 observed holidays, per calendar year.
  • The Fly Club: up to $2,000 of reimbursement towards flying lessons to all full-time staff


Please note, among other factors, the compensation offered may vary based on work location, experience, qualifications, specialties, training, and then-current market and business considerations