Beyond Aero

Aircraft Chief Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
March 30, 2023

✈   About us: We believe that aviation will be electric in the next decades, and that we need to make this transition happen as soon as possible. Beyond Aero is a startup of 15 passionate people currently building a two-seater hydrogen powered flying aircraft demonstrator. Meanwhile, we are designing a business aircraft able to reach 1000 miles around the hydrogen powertrain.

We are looking for the next 10 people who want to shape the future of aviation with us. One of them will be aircraft Chief Engineer. You will work closely with management, engineering, program, product, partners, suppliers and regulations authorities to co-develop the aircraft together.


✈   Subject: Lead specification, development, integration, testing of the world first clean-sheet design Hydrogen-Electric Business Aircraft.

Lead Beyond engineering team

  • Structure, mentor and develop the engineering team
  • Serve as final authority on design decisions on all disciplines (aerodynamics, structures, powertrain definition, systems layout, supplier selection…) as well as expert level contribution to design processes of each throughout development
  • Supervise design, cross-discipline tradeoffs, optimization and testing

Setup and execute the overall development process

  • Structure and drive the development logic of the entire aircraft.
  • Lead EASA/FAA certification basis/MoC negotiation and demonstration
  • Review of specifications / validation of requirements at all levels (Program, Aircraft, System, Components)

Contribute to the technology roadmap

  • Manage partners and suppliers management with Program Manager
  • Define needed prototypes, tests and demonstrations with program manager
  • Test and demonstrate compliance with the applicable regulations and negotiated certification baseline

Job Requirements

✈  About you:

  • 10 years of expert knowledge of aircraft design, testing and validation
  • Must have expert knowledge of design principles across all disciplines (aerodynamics, structures, electrical systems, systems integration) and be capable of mentoring others
  • Ability to define and write requirements for all systems of aircraft
  • Must have expert knowledge of the certification compliance process and contribute to the certification plan
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering aircraft to specification
  • Leadership, excellent communication skills, team spirit, empathy and experience leading and empowering teams of engineers
  • Curious, autonomous, ambitious and willing to break codes / An attraction for entrepreneurship

✈   Apply: Send an email to with your resume, projects/portfolio and lines of motivation with the job title as the email subject.

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