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Head of Flight Sciences

Heart Aerospace

Heart Aerospace

Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Head of Flight Sciences

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2023
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 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 Head of Flight Sciences to join our team in Gothenburg. Do you have experience with flight sciences and want to contribute to a more sustainable future?

Your mission

The Head of Flight Sciences has broad responsibility for the design and analysis of the aerodynamic and performance aspects of the aircraft. You will lead a multi-functional team, covering Performance, Stability & Control, Loads & Dynamics, Noise, Aerodynamics & Thermodynamics, and Weight & Balance.

You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the flight sciences team. As a department leader, you will also be responsible for organizing and hiring the flight sciences engineering team.

You will also represent the flight sciences department 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 Engineering and your place of work will be at our main office located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • A dynamic leader with a compliance mindset, strong interpersonal skills, and collaborative mindset to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Minimum 15 years experience within an aerospace OEM company environment, most of them in an engineering leadership position, including the conceptual and preliminary design phases, and flight test.
  • Experience with aircraft development programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).
  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
  • Direct experience with the role of the Head of Flight Sciences within an approved design organization, and a broad knowledge of all flight sciences disciplines.
  • Significant aircraft conceptual and preliminary design experience on a CS-25 or regional aircraft program at a leading OEM or start-up.
  • Proficiency coordinating activities of engineers in partner supplier companies is a merit.
  • Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment is a merit.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.
  • Eagerness to work with others.
  • Passion for aircraft and electrification of the aviation industry.


  • Graduate degree in aerospace, aeronautical, or similar discipline, or equivalent experience.

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.

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