Senior Flight Test Engineer (Space Launch)

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Quality Assurance
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 test engineer to lead and support spaceplane flight test operations, verifying full system and operational capabilities.

What you will do:

  • Lead and support all Dawn Aerospace Space Launch Programme flight test operations.
  • Work closely with multi-disciplined design engineers, project managers, and flight crew to conduct safe and effective ground and flight test operations.
  • Define test objectives with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.
  • Develop and document flight procedures for multiple remotely piloted vehicles, including mission control procedures.
  • Author, review, and maintain test documentation such as ground and flight test plans, test cards, emergency response plans, and risk/hazard assessments.
  • Author, review, and maintain operational documentation such as flight manuals, maintenance manuals, and SOPs.
  • Liaise with stakeholders, including regulators, on operational matters affecting certification of unmanned aircraft flight test operations.
  • Co-ordinate with aerodrome operators, airspace users, emergency services, and other stakeholders in the aviation system, fostering relationships with all.
  • Co-ordinate supporting resources for ground and flight test operations.
  • Collect, process, and communicate test data to design engineers.
  • Support the certification team on regulatory matters.
  • Provide advice to the Space Launch Programme team on all spaceplane operational matters.
  • Travel, as required, to conduct flight test operations.

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