Team Lead - Operations And Certification (space Launch), Auckland

Last update 2024-05-28
Expires 2024-06-28
ID #2001470996
Team Lead - Operations And Certification (space Launch), Auckland
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified January 20, 2024


Our Mission - to fly to space twice in a day.
This is a substantial, complex project and we are looking for an experienced flight operations and certification leader with strong technical experience and a practical, can-do attitude.
What you will do:
Develop and guide the Operations and Certification Team to best contribute to mission success.
Ensure the team is trained, skilled, supported and resourced to.
Understand internal and external stakeholders and frequently work closely with them to build relationships and ensure alignment.
Take ownership and accountability for your team’s performance and together with your team, certify and conduct spaceplane operations.
Manage the team’s project schedules and budgets, and coordinate resources.
Lead the interface with NZCAA (New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority), NZSA (New Zealand Space Agency), Airways, and other external certification and operations stakeholders with the support of your team.
Co-ordinate certification information, obtaining and maintaining the required licenses for spaceplane operations.
Work continuously with other Space Launch Programme teams to plan, coordinate, execute and report on spaceplane operations and flight testing.
Hold responsibility for spaceplane operations risk assessment and system safety.
Hold responsibility for the provision of training and competency assessment of spaceplane operations crew.
Take ownership of spaceplane operations and maintenance documentation, whilst working across teams to produce and review that information.
Oversee the maintenance of the spaceplane and mission control systems.
Oversee decisions that affect all operational matters of the spaceplane and mission control systems, particularly in the areas of piloted control and human-machine interface.
Hold responsibility for the management of projects to integrate and operate with customer payloads.
Looking for more information or if you think you have what it takes, have a look at our Careers page:
What you will bring to the team:
A BE or BSc qualification in a discipline related to aerospace.
At least 7 years’ experience in the aviation or aerospace industry.
Proven experience in leading the planning and execution of aerospace flight test activities.
A portfolio of proven project management experience.
Proven experience in risk management of flight test operations.
You will be at your best when you are leading and guiding your team through unprecedented challenges.
Experience mentoring and fostering a culture and environment of ambition, creativity, discipline, empowerment, and cooperation.
Experience leading and managing a team of engineers and operators, ideally in a flat structured, and fast paced R&D environment.
Proven experience working across interdisciplinary teams.
A thorough understanding of aerospace systems engineering and systems safety.
A commitment to safety and driving continuous improvement of work standards across teams.
A genuine curiosity and desire to push the envelope on novel and experimental aircraft.
It would be great if you also have:
Master’s degree (or higher) qualification in a discipline related to aerospace.
Short-course qualifications in any of the fields of systems engineering, system safety assessment, software development assurance, hardware development assurance, environmental qualification or flight testing.
A passion for flight, and first-hand experience in flying a range of aircraft types.
A broad understanding of the national airspace system, its users, and the rules that regulate the use of it.
Experience in unmanned aircraft operations certification (JARUS SORA and CAR Part 101/102 or equivalent).
Experience in launch vehicle licensing (14 CFR 437 and 14 CFR 450).
Experience leading flight test engineering operations.
Proven experience leading a team developing novel technologies.
About Dawn Aerospace

Our mission is to accelerate the next generation of space users with scalable and sustainable ways to deliver the things they care about from Earth to Space, and from Space to everywhere else. We’re building a spaceplane, a cutting-edge launch vehicle that combines the performance of a rocket with the rapid reusability and economic model of an aircraft. We’re also the fastest-growing supplier of green propulsion systems for satellites in the world. Our turnkey systems manoeuvre satellites in space and deorbit them at the end of their lifetimes.
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If you think you have what it takes, but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you.


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Team lead - operations and certification (space launch)

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