Initial Airworthiness Engineer

  • Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is one of the largest independent aerospace and defence companies in the world delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services in the air, on land and at sea.

Since 1909, we have been valued for our integrity, performance and customer focus which we have demonstrated through our innovative solutions and ability to deliver on time and to cost. 

We specialise in the conversion and modification of military, civil and business aircraft, alongside defence vehicle engineering and shelter manufacture.  Our capabilities include engineering design, manufacture, test and the provision of personnel, training and advice, whilst providing maintenance, integration and product support.   

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group is part of the Marshall Group of Companies that employs over 6,000 people with a turnover in excess of £2.7bn.

We are a respected total solutions provider for the military and commercial sectors.

Job Description

We are currently on the search for an experienced Initial Airworthiness Engineer to work within our Cambridge based Engineering team. The successful candidate will be able to work proficiently as both an individual and as a team player, be enthusiastic, proactive, resourceful and demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Compiling and producing Certification Plans and documentation, and coordinating through to certification verification.
  • Providing airworthiness and certification guidance to engineering staff.
  • Ensuring certification outputs conform to company and regulatory policy.
  • Liaison with regulatory/certification bodies, (including EASA, CAA and MAA), to maintain and develop the airworthiness approvals held by MADG.
  • Chair appropriate certification committees, boards and meetings.
  • Promoting airworthiness awareness throughout the design development lifecycle.
  • Promoting a safety culture within MADG.
  • Co-ordinating the certification effort and supervising teams for assigned projects.
  • Advising the Airworthiness Manager and Project Engineering Lead on all project airworthiness and certification related matters.
  • Deputising for the Airworthiness Manager.




  • Degree Level qualified in a related engineering subject or completed equivalent apprenticeship with relevant work experience.

Essential: Applicants must have a good knowledge of the design development and engineering management lifecycles and associated certification processes; have a good working appreciation of airworthiness certification and assessments; be familiar with risk and goal based approaches; and fully understand the systems engineering approach and be able to integrate certification requirements at the earliest opportunity in a project lifecycle.  Must be able to build and maintain effective working relationships in order to deliver the responsibilities of the role.  Note that this role will be operating primarily in the Initial/Type Airworthiness domain.

Desirable:  Ideally candidates will have a degree or equivalent in an aerospace engineering discipline and should have proven experience in the certification and safety of civilian and military aircraft; be familiar with EASA & UK MAA regulations and guidance including standards CS-25, CS-23, FAR 25, Def Stan 00-970; have experience in CPR Analysis, Special Conditions and Equivalent Safety Findings, as well as broad knowledge and experience in the use of Microsoft Office software and DOORS.  It would be advantageous to have experience of the civil and defence domain and hold membership of a related professional engineering body.  Preferably have experience and/or qualification in Safety, Human Factors and Environmental engineering.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business, all employment is subject to satisfactory references being obtained, attainment of either an MoD SC (Security Check), appropriate UK Criminal Record Check or Foreign Police Check (whichever is applicable depending on duration of UK residency) and, as applicable, a medical assessment. Access to US technical data by employees requires prior Trade Control function approval. Clearance must be carried out against all applicable US export control authorisations.

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