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Senior Airframe Design Engineer - Forward Fuselage & Flight Deck

Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022

Senior Airframe Design Engineer - Forward Fuselage & Flight Deck

  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2023
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 31, 2023
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site

At Heart Aerospace we develop the ES-30, a regional electric airplane with a capacity of 30 passengers driven by electric motors with battery derived energy. The ES-30 is expected to enter into service in 2028.

We are now looking for a Senior Airframe Design Engineer - Forward Fuselage & Flight Deck to join our Structures and Interiors team in Gothenburg. Do you have experience with aerospace structural design and want to contribute to a more sustainable future?

Your mission

This role will be focused on leading the aircraft forward fuselage and flight deck structural definition, comprising of primary and secondary structural elements, overseeing the structural related integration activities.

This position will have broad responsibility of the forward fuselage and flight deck structure, interfacing with, and overseeing, both internal and external teams, suppliers, and occasionally regulatory agencies. The role covers design, certification and testing activities. This position will also take part in establishing our ways of working, covering writing, reviewing and implementing group and company level policies, procedures, guidelines and templates.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Aerostructures design, covering primary and secondary structure of the flight deck: frames, skins, stringers, nose landing gear box, windshield, pressure bulkhead & surround, flight deck equipment support structure including displays, overhead control panel, centre pedestal and side consoles.

  • Composites design related to various structural elements, such as: radome, glareshield and nose landing gear doors.

  • Writing and review of test plans, analyses, reports related to testing, design compliance etc.

  • Interface with internal certification specialists/CVEs, defining or assisting in the definition of the aircraft and system level certification programme, including the definition of the list of pertinent requirements, proposed Means of Compliance (MoC) and defining the way forward for any SRD (Significant Regulatory Differences).

  • Supporting test activities including, but not limited to: component testing requirements including subcomponent, component and aircraft level testing; DO-160 environmental conditions and test procedures for airborne equipment; bird strike testing of the flightdeck and the associated impact on systems.

You will report to the Head of Structures and Interiors and the team currently consists of 22 people. Your place of work will be at our main office located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum 8 years experience in an Aerospace structural design environment, covering aircraft forward fuselage and flight deck structural design/integration.

  • Understanding of stress requirements, safety factors, loading conditions, F&DT, and structural certification requirements (CS-25 Amendment 27, FAR Part 25 Amendment 114).

  • Working knowledge of supplier management/oversight, definition of supplier testing requirements and the documentation required to support the aircraft certification activities.

  • Experience with aircraft development programs (ideally in an OEM environment) through the entire design, development, certification and production lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).

  • Excellent organizational, analytical problem solving and strategic thinking skills.

  • High proficiency with Catia V5/V6 and PLM systems (ideally 3DExperience).

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.

  • Eagerness to work with others.

  • Passion for aircraft and electrification of the aviation industry.

  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment is a merit.

  • Experience dealing face to face with the representatives of the certification authorities such as periodic updates, initial type board meeting, test witnessing is a merit.

  • Understanding/training on ARP 4754 – Guidelines for development of civil aircraft and systems is a merit.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or similar discipline.

Great Place to Work

  • Amazing colleagues

  • International environment

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution

  • Full compliance with laws and regulations

About the company

At Heart Aerospace we work at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. Heart’s mission is to create the world’s greenest, most affordable, and most accessible form of transport.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable. Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together!

We seek experienced and skilled professionals to join our fast-moving team developing a new electric aircraft in Sweden. We’re in a very expansive phase and now is the time to join our team! Visit our career site and check out what it is like working at Heart.

Heart Aerospace is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees pursuant to applicable law. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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