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International Federation of Airworthiness. Promoting AirworthinessInternationalImpartial

Airworthiness Engineer


Job Description:

We are looking for Airworthiness Engineer to work within our Helicopter Division based in Yeovil.

Reporting to the Chief Initial Airworthiness Engineer within the engineering function of Leonardo Helicopters UK, you will be collaborating with a range of teams from the design office, project engineering, flight test pilots, quality and the production areas to ensure that all aspects of the initial airworthiness process are compiled and completed in an effective and timely manner. Looking to the future you will also have the exciting prospect of working with our remotely piloted vehicles.

You will work on new, and changes to, helicopters type certification, verifying that they meet the design and safety requirements of the MAA, CAA and other validating authorities.

You will be responsible for classifying, and certifying the relevant helicopter design changes deemed necessary to develop and improve helicopter configuration and performances.

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 8,000 are based in the UK.

Key Responsibility Areas as an Airworthiness Engineer

  • Collect and integrate the inputs from our Project Engineering department and other technical areas for the preparation of new type certification and changes
  • Cooperate in proposing the type certification basis including where required liaising with the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other regulatory authorities
  • Check that all compliance documents are prepared in order to demonstrate compliance with all certification specifications and environmental protection requirements
  • Coordinate all tasks and the relevant scheduling related to type certification changes, repairs and validation process
  • Collaborate for the approval process of repairs classified minor/a or major
  • Liaise with the appointed Aviation Authority personnel and regular report to the Agency about investigation progress and announcement of scheduled tests in due time

Security Clearance

You must be eligible for full security clearance. For more information and guidance please visit :

Life at Leonardo

With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

  • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
  • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
  • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
  • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
  • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
  • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
  • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
  • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below
  • JFF Level 6

Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge required:

  • Experience of working within a design office, military and/or civil
  • Previous experience in the Type Certification process from a military and/or civil perspective
  • A degree in a relevant Engineering or Scientific subject or experience in lieu of qualifications
  • Ability to follow well defined engineering processes
  • Ability to work in cross-functional team environments
  • Ability to make technical decisions
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience in MS Office

It would be great if you have:

  • Membership of a Professional Association

At Leonardo UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment unlocks our people’s full potential and drives innovation and creativity. We work hard to offer a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place to work for all of our people, creating a culture where everyone can thrive, feel safe and have a sense of belonging and connection.

Primary Location:

GB – Yeovil – Lysander Rd

Hybrid Working:


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