Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Section Lead - Flight Control System Functions

Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2023

Section Lead - Flight Control System Functions

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 22, 2023
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 22, 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 Section Lead - Flight Control System Functions to join our Flight Controls team in Gothenburg. Do you have experience from aircraft flight control functions and want to contribute to a more sustainable future?

Your mission

The Section Lead has responsibility for the Flight Control System Functions team.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the Functions section team. As a team leader, you will assist with organizing the section.

You will also represent the section at program/technical reviews as well as customer/supplier meetings, ensuring the engineering definition meets all stakeholder requirements.

You will also ensure adherence to all engineering processes/standards, and participate in design reviews to meet certification, cost, and schedule goals.

You will report to the Head of Flight Control Systems. Your place of work will be at our main office located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Minimum 15 years experience in aircraft flight control and auto-flight systems and control functions
  • Experience with flight control system design, including aircraft control and safety monitoring functions (ATA27)
  • Experience with aircraft Flight Control System certification (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
  • Practical experience in a test rig, iron-bird, simulator, aircraft ground and flight tests environments: Instrumentation and data acquisition; Flight Control System testing at the functional, system and aircraft level
  • Practical experience leading design and development of control system algorithms, safety monitors, modelling, simulation, analysis, design, and implementation of control system functions. Linear and non-linear model development, open-loop and closed-loop system analysis for optimization, model-based requirements development using MATLAB/Simulink or equivalent tools, and validation and verification by means of test cases and results analyses
  • Working knowledge of Airborne software, control law design, and development assurance processes (RTCA DO-178 & 254)
  • Knowledge of flight handling qualities, flight envelope, aircraft performance, and aircraft structural limitations
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761) is a merit
  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment is a merit
  • A pilot’s license is a merit
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English
  • Eagerness to work with others
  • Passion for aircraft and electrification of the aviation industry


  • B.Sc or M.Sc in engineering (Aerospace/Aeronautics/Controls/Electrical/Mechanical)

We recommend you submit your application in English as soon as possible as selection and interviews are held continually.

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.

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg | On-site
Visit website