New Propulsion Technologies Certification Expert

EASA - European Aviation Safety Agency

New Propulsion Technologies Certification Expert

EASA - European Union Aviation Safety Agency

Cologne, Germany

EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) is the leading aviation authority in Europe. A career at EASA means contributing to our vision for an ever safer and greener civil aviation. As an EASA employee, you will be making a difference to the lives of about 500 million fellow Europeans: this is our shared purpose and it could be yours, too. From our headquarters in Cologne, Germany, you will work with top experts in a multicultural work environment. Diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA and innovation is at the heart of what we do. We ensure that aviation is safe in all phases: beginning with the certification of the aircraft to the rules for the air operation and crew. For more information about the Agency please consult our website and take a look at our organisational structure.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity and non-discrimination. To further enhance the diversity of our workforce, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.

Are you interested to contribute to our mission? Then see below what it takes to accomplish the role.


You will join a highly skilled and motivated team of experts. As a Certification Expert in the field of Hydrogen Storage & Integration Systems, or in the field of Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems (EHPS) you will contribute to aeronautical products safety by providing essential expertise to initial airworthiness certification and continuing airworthiness.

Your main accountabilities will be to:

  • Provide expert support to certification projects and EASA teams for the determination of the applicable certification basis, the definition of the level of involvement by selecting compliance demonstration items and the agreement of applicants' certification programmes;
  • Within the scope defined under level of involvement, verify the compliance demonstrations provided by applicants for the domain of expertise in cooperation with the project certification managers and/or experts of other disciplines;
  • Manage and contribute to approval of changes to type certificates, repairs and Supplemental Type Certificates (STC);
  • Follow allocated occurrences and identify potential corrective actions in CAW domain and propose replies to safety recommendations;
  • Provide advice in the development of new airworthiness requirements, industrial standards, including relevant parts of EASA Certification Specifications and advisory and guidance material;
  • Provide inputs and support to Design Organisation Approval activities, as well as to the other EASA Directorates as necessary;
  • Represent the Agency externally when mandated to do so.


To be admitted to the selection process you must meet the following general and job-specific criteria:

  • Thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language of the EU to the extent necessary for the performance of the duties;
  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland;
  • Completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma in the area of aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, energy engineering or other relevant subjects in the scope of the profile(s);
  • Professional experience of at least 2 years in the field of new propulsion technologies in either aviation or other sectors of transportation or energy production, related to the scope of the profile(s);
  • Very good command of both written and spoken English.

* This vacancy is open as well to Temporary Agents (2f) employed at EASA, in the grade bracket AD 5 - AD 9.

Behavioural competencies:

  • Problem Solving & Quality orientation: Being able to anticipate and identify obstacles by systematic and critical analysis, involving internal stakeholders in the analysis but also in the development of solutions and decisions, proportionate to the cases in question. Commitment to ensure high standard of delivery in terms of reliability, accuracy, and consistency;
  • Critical thinking: Ability to evaluate information with accuracy and objectivity. Anticipate, investigate, and analyse information in a structured, accurate and objective way. Being able to anticipate and identify obstacles by systematic and critical analysis;
  • Learning agility: Ability to grasp new and complex matters quickly and transfer knowledge to unfamiliar situations;
  • Collaboration: Encourages collaboration, looks for common ground, can present professional interests and subjects to colleagues at different levels of the organisation. Having good interpersonal skills;
  • Credibility: Ability to build up confidence and trust through expert up-to-date knowledge and high-quality work results;
  • Communication: Ability to articulate and express information, both written and oral, clearly and in a structured manner, with sound technical credibility, assertiveness, and a conciliatoriness;
  • Stakeholder Orientation: Identifies and prioritises stakeholder interests for improvements in processes and services while balancing safety matters and risks. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Please submit your application in English.

  • Copies of your university diploma(s) or other completed professional qualification(s);
  • Specify the competence area of your interest - Hydrogen Storage & Integration Systems or Electric & Hybrid Propulsion Systems.

Before submitting your application take a look at our careers page and check out our tips for applying. The selection process will be conducted remotely and it will include interview(s) and test(s). To be included in the talent pool, you will need to have received at least 65% of the maximum points in the final assessment phase. Depending on the needs of the Agency, the established pool of talents may be used for recruitment of the same or similar vacant position of the same grade. Being included in the pool does not guarantee hiring. Learn more about our selection and onboarding process.

The information provided in the application form is collected for the purpose of the selection procedure(s). Collected personal data are recorded and stored for a period of five years upon expiration of the reserve list for both non-recruited candidates and candidates on the reserve list.

Should you consider that your interests have been prejudiced by any decision related to the selection procedure you can lodge an administrative complaint, a judicial appeal or a complaint to the European Ombudsman. You can find more information on the appeal procedure on our website.

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