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Lead Certification Specialist

Remote
  • Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
R&D

Job description

Our Company

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we developed a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient.


At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.


With the successful first flight of our full-scale Black Swan cargo drone, we have achieved a significant milestone. This innovative aircraft can transport up to 350 KG over distances of 2,500 KM, all at a cost that is at least 50% lower than traditional airplanes. It operates autonomously, enabling remote monitoring and management through satellite connectivity.


Our initial focus is on establishing domestic air networks in Europe, Australia, and Canada, leveraging underutilized small airfields. We train local personnel as drone and logistics operators while fostering partnerships with local industries. This collaboration allows us to provide vital support by facilitating the swift movement of goods to and from small, remote, mountainous, and island communities within mere hours, often at a cost lower than that of road transportation. At the core of our vision is the belief that same-day shipping should be a universal right.


Our ultimate goal is to empower every individual on the planet with affordable same-day deliveries. Join us in shaping a future where logistics know no boundaries, and cost-effective shipping is accessible to everyone, everywhere.



Job requirements

The Role

Working within the Design & Engineering Organisation the DOA Compliance Manager/Engineer reports to the Director, R&D Quality and has broad responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Design Assurance System.


Responsibilities


  • Managing the compliance activities, means of compliance and associated regulatory activities

  • Supporting the Design Organisation Approval Process (DOA according to EASA Part-21) and EASA Design Verification

  • Manage Design Verification and Certification Projects for clients

  • Support the development of certification plans and compliance matrixes

  • Review documentation and provide recommendations for improvement and professional compliance with requirements

  • Participate in Design Reviews and advice on airworthiness matters

  • Support in writing and creating the relevant Design Organisation documentation and manuals

  • Monitoring and auditing the entire Design Organisation to ensure the compliance with the Design Organisation documentation, related procedures and EASA Part 21J & Verifying the technical content of deliverables

  • Preparing and updating the ISM procedures & other related procedures where necessary

  • Planning, managing, and conducting internal audits for the Design Organisation, including the management of follow-up activities to ensure the closure of corrective action plans

  • Planning, managing, and conducting supplier audits, including the management of follow-up activities to ensure the closure of corrective action plans

  • Preparing the internal audit reports and the supplier audit reports

  • Monitoring and analysis of processes performed by the design organization team members, including collection of issues arising during a given process, and systematic and complete reporting about the of the process

  • Support process owners in defining corrective actions and verifying the effectiveness of the corrective actions

  • Support the Head of Independent System Monitoring for producing reports to management and taking the proactive steps for continuous improvement.

  • Manage Design Verification and Certification Projects for clients

Support the development of certification plans and compliance matrixes

Review documentation and provide recommendations for improvement and professional compliance with requirements

  • Participate in Design Reviews and advice on airworthiness matters

  • Align with civil aviation authorities during development, submission and approval of any document related to design verification or certification





Essential Experience/Qualifications

  • Significant experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)

  • A Degree in Aerospace or equivalent or a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role

  • Working knowledge of EASA Part 21J and AS9100D Quality Management Systems

  • Direct experience with Part 21/quality assurance audit planning & execution for aerospace engineering departments and aerospace suppliers

  • A strong compliance and detail-oriented mindset,

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English


Desirable Experience/Qualifications

  • Previous approval as Part 21J Compliance Verification Engineer

  • Previous experience in working within a startup environment

  • Experience in building manuals and procedures within a Design Organisation


Location

This role can be located in Europe with regular travel to Bulgaria, particularly in the first year of employment.


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