Team Lead - Operations and Certification (Space Launch)

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Christchurch, New Zealand
Posted on Thursday, December 14, 2023

Our Mission - to fly to space twice in a day.

This is a substantial, complex project and we are looking for an experienced flight operations and certification leader with strong technical experience and a practical, can-do attitude.

What you will do:

  • Develop and guide the Operations and Certification Team to best contribute to mission success.
  • Ensure the team is trained, skilled, supported and resourced to.
  • Understand internal and external stakeholders and frequently work closely with them to build relationships and ensure alignment.
  • Take ownership and accountability for your team’s performance and together with your team, certify and conduct spaceplane operations.
  • Manage the team’s project schedules and budgets, and coordinate resources.
  • Lead the interface with NZCAA (New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority), NZSA (New Zealand Space Agency), Airways, and other external certification and operations stakeholders with the support of your team.
  • Co-ordinate certification information, obtaining and maintaining the required licenses for spaceplane operations.
  • Work continuously with other Space Launch Programme teams to plan, coordinate, execute and report on spaceplane operations and flight testing.
  • Hold responsibility for spaceplane operations risk assessment and system safety.
  • Hold responsibility for the provision of training and competency assessment of spaceplane operations crew.
  • Take ownership of spaceplane operations and maintenance documentation, whilst working across teams to produce and review that information.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the spaceplane and mission control systems.
  • Oversee decisions that affect all operational matters of the spaceplane and mission control systems, particularly in the areas of piloted control and human-machine interface.
  • Hold responsibility for the management of projects to integrate and operate with customer payloads.

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