Organisations Approval Team Leader

Type of Selection:  Internal and External
Contract Type:  Temporary agent
Grade:  AD05
Section:  N/A
Deadline for application:  12/10/2023 at 23:59 CET
Experience Level:  Professional
Approx. number of candidates on reserve list:  20
Location:  Cologne, Germany
Compensation (€):  5,453.02 - 5,682.16

Our employees are our most valuable asset. We therefore offer a wide range of benefits.


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

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. 

Job Overview


As an Organisations Approval Team Leader, you will be responsible for the efficient conduct of investigation of organisations under your responsibility, for both initial demonstration of compliance and continued surveillance. In addition, you will support other core technical activities of the Agency.

General Accountabilities


  • Lead teams during technical assessments and act as the team’s spokesperson
  • Conduct initial investigation and continuous surveillance in accordance with applicable regulations, internal procedures and work instructions 
  • Provide expertise to other cores activities of the Agency and within the Section


The position requires the jobholder to travel frequently in order to carry out the above-mentioned tasks. 

Specific Accountabilities


DOA Team Leader

  • Conduct initial investigation and continuous surveillance in accordance with the internal procedures and work instructions
  • Lead teams during technical assessments and act as the team’s spokesperson
  • Compile and analyse feedback on the performance of approved organisations in order to support the appropriate level of involvement in the field of product certification
  • Support technical coordination for specific activities such as occurrence investigation, providing expert input in rulemaking, supporting the management of outsourcing and some external events, support international cooperation activities


POA Team Leader

  • Manage the approval of Production Organisations in Europe and worldwide
  • Efficiently conduct the investigation of organisation approvals under his/her responsibility, for both initial demonstration of compliance and continued surveillance
  • Lead the teams established for each organisation under his/her responsibility, in accordance with Agency procedures
  • Coordinate with the “Airworthiness Standards & Implementation Section” team on matters related to interpretation of Part 21
  • Provide support and expertise to other core activities of the Agency, including but not limited to product certification, Design Organisation Approvals, Maintenance Organisation Approvals, occurrence investigation, international cooperation and rulemaking


The selection process is based on the following skills and competences:


Professional skills (according to subject field as applicable)

Part 21 - Design Organisations (DOA/ADOA)
Product certification
Organisations oversight
Auditing Techniques (also remote)
Quality Management
Part 21 - Production Organisation (POA)
Basic Regulation

Behavioural competences

Quality Orientation
Learning Agility
Critical Thinking
Stakeholder Orientation
Safety Awareness



To be admitted to the selection process you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a thorough knowledge of English (at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union (at least level B2) [1],
  • Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland,
  • Completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma in aerospace engineering OR engineering in another sector OR university diploma in the quality domain OR where justified in the interest of the service, at least 3 years professional training of an equivalent level, in a relevant technical domain and, after having completed the professional training, at least 3 years professional experience,
  • Applied knowledge of Part 21 - Production and/or Design Organisation.


* This vacancy is open as well to Temporary Agents (2f) employed at EASA, in the grade bracket AD5- AD9.


[1]    Mother tongue English speakers will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of a second EU language. English oral and written skills will be assessed throughout the assessment phase. 

Conditions of employment


Contract: 5 years contract as Temporary Agent with possibility of extension (for an indefinite period) 

Working hours: 40 hrs per week (on a full-time working pattern)

Salary: Depending on work experience. Additional allowances depending on personal situation.

Application & Selection Process

Before applying check out How we hire and learn more about our Selection and Onboarding process

Invitations to the shortlisted candidates are sent once the evaluation of applications is completed (this may take up to two months after expiry of the deadline to apply). Pre-selection exercises, online tests and interviews with the Selection Board usually take place remotely. If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list from which you might be considered for similar positions within EASA. 

Take a look also at our comprehensive information on Benefits, get to know Our people and find out what Life in Cologne is like.

Please apply by creating your candidate profile in English and attaching your application documents. 

Important note on diplomas obtained outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Norway: If your application is found eligible on the basis of diploma(s) obtained outside these countries, we might ask you to provide proof of accreditation by one of the European Union Member States. This applies also to diplomas obtained in the UK after 31 December 2020.

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