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!
The Senior Interior Design Engineer reports to the Head of Structures and Interiors. This role will be focused on leading the flight deck interior definition, comprising of interior panels, linings, equipment, monuments, and emergency equipment, overseeing the interface activities with airframe design, systems, installation design and human factors.
This position will have broad responsibility for the flight deck design, interfacing with, and overseeing, internal and external teams, suppliers, and regulatory agencies. The role covers design, testing, and certification 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:
Design and integration activities related to the flight deck interior, including: interior trim panels, flooring, monuments, emergency equipment, flight crew seats, observer seat etc.
Defining the Occupant Safety aspects of the flight deck, including: HIC (head injury criteria), limb clearances, and flight deck emergency egress.
Development and coordination of the Flight Deck Door, including: the integrated electrical/avionics systems; flight crew security aspects related to penetration and intrusion protection.
Prepare and review development and compliance documents such as analysis reports, system descriptions, test plans and test reports.
Support the Human Factors aspects of the flight deck design such as ergonomic considerations i.e. anthropometric range of manikins, poses, reach zones, vision cones, vision diagrams (FAA Advisory circular) etc.
Interface with internal certification specialists/CVEs, defining or assisting in determining the aircraft and system level certification programme, including the definition of the list of applicable requirements, and proposed Means of Compliance (MoC).
Review and propose applicant positions on certification Certification Review Items (CRIs) / Issue Papers (IPs).
Participate in Interior component, system and aircraft level testing activity, including preparing and supporting testing and conformity documentation.
Qualifications & Experience
Minimum 8 years experience in an aerospace (commercial) interior design environment
Knowledge/experience with aircraft interior structures, materials, processes and loading conditions
Experience in converting digital mock-up data to developing and building representative physical mock-ups
Experience with design configuration control and design modification procedures
Experience with aircraft development programs (ideally in an OEM environment) through the entire design, development, certification, and production lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 25)
Working knowledge of supplier management/oversight, definition of supplier testing requirements and the documentation required to support the aircraft certification activities
Working knowledge of EASA/FAA cabin safety regulations CS25 / 14 CFR Part 25
Bachelor's degree in Engineering or similar desired
Excellent organisational, 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 Heart's mission
The ideal candidate would have
Experience working in an aerospace start-up environment
Experience working with human factors on flight deck design development in an integrated environment
Experience with material flammability requirements and testing, specifically related to FAA 14 CFR Part 25 Appendix F
Applied knowledge/training on ARP4754 and ARP4761
Experience dealing face to face with the representatives of the certification authorities, such as periodic updates, initial type board meetings, and test witnessing
Experience dealing face to face with suppliers worldwide, participating in design integration and testing campaigns
Be part of the electric aviation revolution
Full compliance with laws and regulations
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.