Flight Test Engineer

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

We are seeking the services of a qualified Flight Test Engineer.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved test pilot school, EASA CAT I or CAT II Test Pilot Rating.
  • Bachelors/Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering or other Technical Engineering Area.
  • Minimum of 100 hours of developmental, engineering, or experimental flight test time.
  • Strong preference for candidates with documented EASA CS-23/25/development and certification experience.
  • Military background would be advantageous.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan, execute and report on engineering and experimental test flights of new or modified aircraft and/or systems.
  • Demonstrate safe, effective, and efficient test planning and execution, applying crew resource management principles with flight crew, aircraft, etc.
  • Be a positive and constructive member of the test pilot team and project teams as assigned to maximize unity of effort and ensure successful accomplishment of the test program.
  • Make recommendations as to the operational effectiveness of systems, aircraft handling qualities and design improvements.
  • Establish proper liaison between the Flight Test Department and the other Engineering Departments.
  • Create and review aircraft certification documentation, including certification plans, data, and reports.
  • Prepare and/or review Pilot Operating Handbooks and Flight Manuals.
  • Perform additional tasks and acquire varying responsibilities as appropriate.
Required Skills & Knowledge:
  • Strong knowledge and experience in software driven radios, including the functionality, configuration, and tests.
  • Strong knowledge of system design, development, and implementation.
  • Experience with system testing and debugging.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work with design engineers, flight test crews, and maintenance personnel.


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