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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    19 February 2023

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Future Approval Manager - £60per hour inside ir35 - 12 months (extensions likely) - Farnborough - Hybrid - one stage virtual interview - Sector: Aerospace

Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a future approval manager to work with a cutting-edge aerospace client working on next generation industry disrupting technology.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of remotely piloted systems (RAPS) and high-altitude pseudo satellites (HAPS) technology.


Working within Flight Operations and alongside the regulatory authorities you will be responsible for:

  • Building strong relationships with National and International regulatory authorities and customers to challenge conventional thinking and lay the regulatory frame work foundations for approvals
  • Supporting business development teams to devise viable approvals solutions to meet customer and internal requirements
  • Working with the and Flight Operations Team and Future Approvals Management to maintain an ambitious approvals roadmap for the projects services and capabilities
  • Achieving business sign-off for approval deliverables
  • Deliver the Regulatory Architecture to the Future Approvals Managers to enable timely service start-up
  • Staying abreast of emerging technologies, regulations, and stakeholders for stratospheric RPAS
  • Provide internal assurance to the Head of Flight Operations and the accountability chain by way of an annual risk based approach audit schedule across the Operations department

Essential skills and experience:

Successful candidate must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Well-developed collaboration and relationship-building skills at senior level and preferably in an international aviation environment
  • Broad experience in regulatory approvals covering both operational and CAMO domains
  • Strategic and innovative thinker with proven capability to influence both internally and externally
  • Experience at senior level within a regulatory environment with a demonstrable delivery track record
  • Ability to interpret, define, develop, and deliver solutions to complex regulation in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Proven ability to assimilate and apply knowledge of complex and novel technology

Desirable skills and experience:

  • A broad, preferably international network within the aviation and / or RPAS domains
  • Experience in dealing directly with aviation authorities at senior level
  • A broad knowledge of the latest developments and regulatory changes in the aviation / RPAS and wider aviation domains
  • A good understanding of national and international air traffic management, airspace, and flight rules as they pertain to high-altitude RPAS operations
  • Sound knowledge of risk management, airworthiness, and safety in an operational aviation application
  • Knowledge of global climate and meteorology in the context of high-altitude RPAS operations
  • Ideally you should be at least degree qualified and hold or previously held a Professional Aviation Licence (B1/2 AML or ATPL)
  • Experience of Aviation Assurance and Risk Based Auditing requirements and techniques