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Flight Test and Trials professionals – UK/EU – Nova Systems

Nova Systems is an international Professional Service Provider specializing in the provision of engineering and management services, providing industry and government with world-class independent expertise in delivering complex projects and solving technologically challenging problems.

Our independence from equipment providers means we are solution independent and highly focused on value outcomes for clients. We pursue this value through effective stakeholder solicitation and focus on understanding the outcomes our clients aim to achieve. Nova employs over 400 specialist consultants across the UK, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with offices in Andover, Bristol, Bournemouth and Maidenhead in the UK. 

Responsibilities
Due to expansion in its UK-based business Nova Systems has permanent opportunities for Flight Test Professionals to join its European Operations unit. The successful candidate will work in both the UK and Northern Europe on-site with clients participating in/managing Flight Test and Evaluation and Trials activities alongside broader aerospace systems consultant activities on both rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential
• UK Citizen (mandatory);
• UK MOD-recognized long-course Flight Test or Aero-systems qualification;
• Minimum 3 years of experience as a Defence T&E practitioner;
• UK Government Security Clearance.

Desirable
• Degree qualified but will consider other qualifications;
• Graduate of any test pilot school or MOD Aero-systems Course;
• Experience with rotary wing, fast jet or heavy aircraft flight test;
• Complex mission system testing.

Regarded Professions
• Flight Test Engineer;
• Flight Trials Officer;
• Flight Test Pilot;

Personal Attributes
• Self-motivated and able to operate with a degree of autonomy;
• Project Management & Problem Solving Skills;
• Comfortable and influential in client communication and management;
• Flexible, positive and committed team member, who works to very high standards and cares about client interests, and Nova’s and own professional reputation;
• Flexible, career driven and can work independently or part of a team;
• Willingness to travel.

Employee Benefits:
With a strong company culture and high retention rate, Nova Group has been recognized as an employer of choice. In addition, Nova was recently ranked in the "Top 50 Most Innovative Companies".

• Generous professional development allowance and leave;
• Staff engagement; birthdays, social committee events;
• Annual work conference;
• Safari suit - mandatory attire to functions!

To apply, please click here submitting your CV (MS word only) and covering letter.

 


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