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Communications Navigation & Surveillance (CNS) Inspector (Aeronautical Officer)

Closing Date for Applications
24 Nov 2017
Enquiry Contact Details

cliona.liggett@iaa.ie / +353 1 603 1535


Safety Regulation Division/Aeronautical/Services and Aviation Security Department

Reports To (Job Title)

Manager Air Navigation Services (ANSD)

Job Purpose

Specialist areas of Air Navigation Services (ANS) Management (ATM)

Direct Reports

Support Staff

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor the performance of engineering systems and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable standards and define, develop and enforce safety requirements as necessary.
  • Investigate incidences of substandard performance and ensure adequate corrective action is implemented;
  • Plan and conduct regulatory audits of ANSP operations, facilities and procedures;
  • Monitor the effectiveness of inspection and maintenance procedures associated with ANSP facilities and services;
  • Conduct regulatory oversight of ANSP projects and in service systems in accordance with National Supervisory Authority (NSA) requirements;
  • Participate on national/international fora and provide regulatory advice on specialist issues and general ANS / ATM  safety requirements;
  • Maintain up-to-date information on relevant international standards and advise the Manager ANSD regarding amendments to Irish legislation as appropriate.
  • Participate in the Authority’s Management System, including inter alia, Performance Management, Team Briefing, Health and Safety, Equality Policy.
  • Monitor, maintain and develop ISO9001 quality standards

Skills Required

  • A relevant 3rd level engineering qualification or equivalent experience, and at least 3 years’ experience working in an ANS / ATM environment.


  • A thorough knowledge of ATM /ANS / CNS Systems and specific expertise in at least one of the communications, navigation and surveillance domains, including associated data processing systems.


  • Comprehensive working knowledge of meteorological services for ANS / ATM desirable.


  • Familiarity with the preparation of technical and operational systems specifications including the ability to evaluate a wide variety of factors which affect the performance of ANS / ATM equipment and systems.


  • A thorough knowledge of ICAO, EU, EASA, Eurocontrol, the IAA and other relevant authorities’ safety and regulatory engineering standards and requirements.


  • The ability to organise and implement controls to ensure that engineering systems, procedures, and safety management processes are operated in accordance with national and international requirements.


  • Good management, project management, communication and inter-personal skills.


Internal : In addition to direct reporting relationships at 3 above liaise with departments within the Safety Regulatory Division, IAA Air Navigation Services Provider, Human Resources & Internal Audit.

External :
State/non State airports, DTTAS, Dept. of Public Enterprise, Other Government Departments, ICAO, EASA, Eurocontrol, EU, other civil aviation authorities, suppliers and customers.



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