Airworthiness Manager

Raytheon U.K.
Broughton, Chester
21 Jun 2018
21 Jul 2018

Raytheon UK -  Airborne Solutions,  Broughton near Chester

Raytheon UK is at the cutting edge of technology as a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence.  We have developed exceptional capabilities in Mission Systems Integration in the Defence, National & Cyber Security and wider commercial markets.

As an MoD approved organization, the Airborne Mission Systems Group is able to provide complete Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operational support and upgrades to Airborne Platforms supported by Raytheon UK.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced EASA Pt 66 Licensed Engineer to take on the role of  Airworthiness Manager for works within the Raytheon UK Part 145/Part 21G Maintenance/Production site in Broughton, North Wales. The post successful applicant will report directly to the Head of Maintenance - Shadow:

Main Duties:

  • The Airworthiness Manager will oversee all CAA, EASA and MAA regulatory data for airworthiness compliance in support of programme execution on behalf of the Accountable Manager and Heads of Maintenance
  • Responsible for the oversight of the interface agreements between the Part 145 and Part M
  • Responsible for reviewing, in conjunction with PMO, proposed work content of all Work Orders to ensure that content is aligned with the regulatory requirements and capability of the Part 145 Maintenance Organisation.  Review process to involve other members of the Part 145 where appropriate
  • Ensure that all maintenance documentation quoted on the Work Order is available or has been supplied by the Part M Organisation
  • Responsible for the Supervision of the RSL Broughton Pt. 145 GOLDesp Team, who navigate and update the GOLDesp Application to maintain the Customer’s fleet management electronic database that supports the through-life management of maintenance, modification, repair and operation of the customers fleet of aircraft
  • In support of the ‘C’ Release engineer, when required, carry out independent auditing of the complete aircraft release process, including, but not limited to completeness of Logbook Certificates, Supplied Design Data, applicable Airworthiness Directives and Technical Instructions
  • Review and update the Design Organisation/Maintenance Organisation interface agreement with a clear understanding of when this agreement was invoked and formalise the interface with design to positively influence the design concept stage with a view to improving ease of manufacture/installation and maintainability of all new modifications
  • Review the content of Design ECMs and ensure material/parts requirements meet the specified Airworthiness regulations and certification criteria prior to Planning/ Engineering scrutiny particularly with regard to Part 21G activities and including prototype parts
  • Carry out activities as directed by the Head of Maintenance in support of the Companies SMS function.  The Airworthiness Manager will also act as the Deputy SMS Manager
  • Ensure that the 145 MOE Capability list is maintained
  • Ensure that the licensing of the “on site” RF Transmitting and Receiving Test Sets; Hand Held and Vehicle Radios and GPS Repeater systems is kept current via Ofcom

Candidate Requirements:

To be considered for this post you must have a strong background and experience in Maintenance and Quality related activities within an EASA Part 145 facility. You will be an excellent communicator as this role has customer facing responsibilities as well as  being a pivotal role in an effective team, co-ordinating cross functionally across multiple programmes.


  • EASA Pt 66 Licence holder or relevant degree level qualification
  • Proven and recent experience in the control and certification of aircraft maintenance in an EASA Part 145 maintenance organisation including Aircraft Release from Maintenance
  • Understanding of the Part M and Maintenance Organisation contractual agreement life cycle
  • Experience of working within a multi-discipline engineering team within the aerospace industry
  • Experience of working within a multi-discipline engineering team within the aerospace industry
  • Able communicator in verbal, written and presentational forms
  • A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching project constraints
  • Able to manage and work within agreed timescales
  • Able to use initiative to improve team process and performance
  • Self-motivated and team player
  • IT literate.
  • Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required)


  • Experience of ARC requirements
  • Experience of customer facing environments
  • Experience of working with a Design Organisation supplying  design data to a Maintenance Organisation
  • Knowledge of civil and military modification and certification processes
  • Experience in a position of authority (Team Leader/Deputy) within an aerospace environment
  • Knowledge of EASA/FAA/MAA certification requirements