Airspace Specialist (Environment & Analysis)
The CAA - Enhancing Aviation Safety Through Better Regulation
The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Through its skills and expertise, the CAA is recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse and ensure that the aviation industry continues to meet the highest safety standards and is able to operate in a modern and efficient airspace.
The basic structure of the UK’s airspace was developed over forty years ago. Since then there have been huge changes in technology and demand. Throughout Europe there is a move to simplify and harmonise the way airspace and air traffic control is applied through the Single European Sky project. In the UK and Ireland we are meeting those opportunities through the Future Airspace Strategy, which sets out a plan to modernise airspace by 2020.
Representing the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group, the CAA is seeking an Airspace Specialist (Environment & Analysis) to join the team at this exciting time of the UK airspace change programme.
This role provides regulatory support to the Airspace Regulator (Environment), in particular by undertaking assessments of the environmental impacts of airspace change proposals submitted to the CAA, principally in terms of noise, local air quality and climate change. The post holder is required to produce objective assessments of the environmental advantages and disadvantages of each proposed airspace change, and to set out their conclusions in reports that form a key part of the CAA’s transparent decision-making process.
The ideal candidate will have
- A good honours degree in a subject with significant mathematical/statistical content. The post entails scientific analysis of environmental factors in support of airspace change decisions.
- An understanding of aviation including airspace, air navigation, aircraft performance and developments in the aviation industry.
- An understanding of the key environmental impacts of aviation – noise, local air quality and climate change – and the strategies and actions to mitigate these.
- Experience of data analysis, ideally in relation to acoustics and noise effects.
- An understanding of methods of environmental assessment and relevant current legislation.
- The ability to establish personal credibility with technical specialists and develop constructive relationships with contacts at all levels across the CAA and externally.
- High levels of commitment, reliability and flexibility, and be an excellent team worker with sound interpersonal skills.
- The ability to work with minimum supervision, be pro-active and possess strong time management skills to manage priorities and meet deadlines.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Good organisational skills and the ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplined team.
Closing Date: 13th August 2017
Interview Date: w/c 21st August 2017