Beyond Aero

Lead Airframe / Structures Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
February 25, 2022

✈   About us: We believe that aviation will only 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 10 passionate people currently building a two-seater hydrogen powered flying aircraft demonstrator. Meanwhile, we are designing a business aircraft able to reach 1000 miles.

We are looking for the next 10 people who want to shape the future of aviation with us. One of them will be in charge of the aircraft airframe architecture definition. You will work closely with the product department, the engineering team, partners, suppliers and regulations to co-develop the aircraft together.

Responsibilities

✈   Subject: Lead the first Beyond Aero aircraft airframe architecture definition

  • Study, compare and propose options for the structure of One, Beyond Aero's first hydrogen aircraft
  • Perform trade studies, requirements derivation, and establish the overall vehicle configuration based on requirements of global architecture.
  • Apply understanding of loads paths, design best practices, and hand/manage calculations to design robust structural configurations
  • Apply design for manufacturing concepts to create designs that are cost effective and easy to fabricate. Preferred experience with composite (sandwich construction, AFP).
  • Develop company standards for composite and metallic part CAD models and drawings
  • Help recruit, work closely with and mentor other engineers on the design, stress and materials & processes teams
  • Provide technical guidance on design concepts (risk vs. cost vs. performance)
  • Support manufacturing to validate and verify that designs meet requirements and specifications
  • Accomplish deliverables associated with the airframe architecture for key program milestones, including design reviews, hardware deliveries, testing and certification milestones
  • Ensure the aircraft complies with certification and industry guidelines for FAA Part 23 and EASA CS 23 aircraft design
  • Lead the airframe development and be responsible for the architecture of Beyond Aero first aircraft airframe in concert with engineering & design team

Job Requirements

✈   About you:

  • Master’s Degree (or higher) in Aerospace, Mechanical or any other directly relevant engineering field required
  • At least 5+ years of experience in lightweight structures design (aircraft, spacecraft, other high-performance vehicles), in direct link with overall aircraft architecture, aerodynamics, advanced systems, processes qualifications, testing, certification manufacturing, with significant time in a lead role.
  • Experience leading an airframe engineering team through the full design cycle from concept definition, specification, design, integration, testing, validation and certification
  • Strong problem-solving skills, the ability to be resourceful, and the ability to exercise creative thinking
  • Leadership and excellent communication skills, team spirit, empathy and experience leading and empowering teams of engineers
  • Excellent understanding of general design principles and technical correlations
  • Curious, autonomous, ambitious and willing to break codes / An attraction for entrepreneurship

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

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