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Sr. Engineer – Airworthiness & Quality – Papendrecht


Are you passionate about Aerospace, engineering and have great quality standards? Then we are looking for you!


GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft. Fokker is part of the GKN group and is active in the field of landing gear, structures and electrical wiring interconnection systems. This includes the design and development, production and assembly of new systems, but also the repair and overhaul of systems in use. In our defence business line, we are active in projects for e.g. the F-16 fighter plane, the Apache combat helicopter, Airbus A320 & A350, the F-35 Lightning II (JSF), and the multipurpose NH90 helicopter.

We are seeking a Senior Engineer specializing in Airworthiness & Quality to join our dynamic NH90 team. As a key player in the aerospace industry, our organization is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of quality and airworthiness in aircraft components. If you are a driven and experienced professional with expertise in aircraft qualification and certification, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


As the Senior Engineer in Airworthiness & Quality, you will have a pivotal role in qualifying and certifying aircraft components against rigorous airworthiness and performance requirements.

Some examples of your key responsibilities will include:

Managing qualification processes for GKN Fokker within the NH90 consortium

Representing GKN Fokker in various internal and international meetings,

Building and maintaining strong working relationships with customers, operators, and national (military) aviation authorities.

Defining qualification criteria, including variants, for GKN Fokker workshare and ensuring adherence to certification processes and procedures. You will be responsible for liaising with officials (JMAAN / PA) regarding all aspects of the NH90 variants and the preparation/approval of the set quality standards.


To be successful in realizing the above GKN is looking for the following qualifications:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related field.

Extensive knowledge of aviation qualification/certification regulations (EMAR/EASA Part 21 and FAR/CS 29 or equivalents). Minimum of 5 years of experience in aviation qualification/certification activities. And at least 10 years of relevant experience in an engineering discipline, preferably within an aerospace environment and your used to working on multi-disciplinary engineering teams.

Do you possess good “people” skills and have the ability to build relationships quickly on multiple levels within our organisation & field because of your ability to speak English and either French or German? And are you passionate about our work and organisation?


And lastly, If you are ready to contribute your expertise to a global leader in aerospace, we encourage you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position!

Join us in shaping the future of aviation by ensuring the highest standards of airworthiness and quality within our NH90 project.


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