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Interior Design Engineer - Flight Deck

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

The Interior Design Engineer reports to the Head of Structures and Interiors. This role will be focused on developing 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 and suppliers. The role covers design 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:

  • Design and integration activities related to the flight deck interior, including: interior trim panels, flooring, monuments, emergency equipment, flight crew seats, observer seat etc.
  • Support definition of the Occupant Safety aspects of the flight deck, including: HIC (head injury criteria), limb clearances, and flight deck emergency egress.
  • Support the 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 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, assisting in determining the aircraft and system level certification programmes.
  • Participate in Interior component, system and aircraft level testing activity, including preparing and supporting testing and conformity documentation.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in an aerospace flight deck 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.
  • Applied knowledge/training on ARP4754 and ARP4761
  • Experience interacting with CVEs/DERs, such as joint review on design, analysis, and test document preparation.
  • Experience dealing face to face with suppliers worldwide, participating in design integration and testing campaigns.

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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