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Chief Flight Test Engineer

About Heart Aerospace

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.

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.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located at Säve Airport in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

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.

Come help us write a new chapter in the history of aviation together!

Role Overview

You will report to the Head of Flight Test Operations (HoFTO) and will be responsible for the supervision and management of the flight test engineering team.

You will be able to:

  • To plan, co-ordinate and execute flight test activities, including the development of flight trials risk assessments, the production of flight test programmes, plans and test cards.

  • Participate in flight trials readiness reviews and flight test safety reviews.

  • Manage day to day tasks of the flight test engineering team to support planned test activity, including monitoring and maintaining satisfactory proficiency and skills within the team.

  • Work closely with the engineering design and certification teams to ensure all planned flight test activity meets requirements and company timescales.

  • Co-ordinate with the flight test instrumentation section to ensure all instrumentation, data recording and retrieval devices are available for test flights.

  • Maintain documentation and data management for all flight test activity.

  • Review supporting safety assessments, flight test documentation, operating procedures and limitations.

  • Participate in the development of aircraft flight manuals, check lists and related publications.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Graduated Class1 FTE from a recognised Test Pilot School.

  • Completed at least 150Hrs of Cat 1 or Cat 2 flight testing.

  • Minimum of 10 years experience on developmental or experimental flight test programmes with at least 5 years in a test leadership position.

  • Experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).

  • Direct experience with early-stage formation of a Flight Test Organisation is preferable.

  • Experienced manager with first rate organisational and administrative skills

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in English.

  • Eagerness to work with others.

  • Passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A sound knowledge of aircraft performance, airborne systems, human factors, stability/control & handling qualities.

  • EASA Part-MED Class 2 aircrew medical or equivalent.

The position may be filled before the last application date, as we process the applications on an ongoing basis. Welcome with your application today!

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 believe every career is as unique as the individual and empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose. We are growing and there will be plenty of opportunities for development and taking on other responsibilities.

Heart 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.

Working at Heart Aerospace is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world more accessible and sustainable.

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