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Senior Airframe Stress Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Gothenburg

About Heart Aerospace
Heart’s mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable mode of transport for regional travel. Our goal is to serve the market in every corner of the world

Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. The ES-19 is a fully electric aircraft, and our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.

Your place of work will be at our main office and hangar facility. This is located on Säve Flygplats in Gothenburg, Sweden. Relocation assistance can be provided.

At Heart you’ll be working at the cutting edge of technology while contributing towards a sustainable future. We offer stock options to all our employees and a challenging and inspiring work environment.

We seek experienced and skilled engineers to join a small, 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 ES-19 will be an all-electric regional aircraft, and include both primarily metallic structure with some composite structure. We are looking for an experienced Senior Airframe Stress Engineer to work on all aspects of structural analysis and help us optimize the aircraft structural design. Applicants will be working with a team of aircraft design, aerodynamics, systems, powertrain and external loads disciplines to develop the preliminary structural design of the aircraft.

Job responsibilities will include the preliminary design and analysis of the ES-19 airframe, including material and hardware selection, proposing solutions to achieve stress, stiffness, durability and damage tolerance requirements and weight and cost optimization. Strong experience with FE methods (NX NASTRAN plus pre- and post-processors), as well as hand calculations is required, with experience in aircraft preliminary design and working on CS-23 certified or regional aircraft programs a benefit.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead on the structural analysis supporting the development of the master aircraft configuration of a major assembly such as the wing, fuselage or empennage.
  • Work with all disciplines across aerodynamics, external loads, design, interiors, systems, propulsion and powertrain to ensure a minimum weight and cost aircraft design that meets schedule.
  • Develop aircraft structural models for configuration stress analysis and sizing of primary and secondary structures to support trade studies, manufacturing optimization and the aircraft Preliminary Design Review.
  • Using past program experience, require little to no guidance to create stress analysis tools in compliance with structural strength, fatigue and damage tolerance targets and certification requirements.
  • Maintain technical knowledge and awareness of developments related to aircraft structural analysis methodologies and related airworthiness regulations.
  • Prepare reports and presentations as needed to document and communicate work.
  • Report technical risks, issues and opportunities up through functional management.

Skills and Requirements

  • Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 15 years of advanced aircraft structural analysis experience in static, fatigue and damage tolerance of aircraft primary structures using a broad range of standard hand and computer methods.
  • Experience with both metallic and composite stress analysis and aircraft structural design (ATA 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 & 57).
  • Experience demonstrating compliance to aircraft structural certification regulations (EASA / FAA Part 23 or 25).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Finite Element Analysis.
  • Experience in aircraft preliminary design with an emphasis on weight buildup and weight management and optimization of structures.
  • Good understanding of aircraft production and assembly methods and processes.
  • Experience in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, preferably TeamCenter.
  • A high-level of proficiency in English (written and spoken).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working on large collaborative projects and eagerness to work with others.
  • A passion for aircraft and Heart’s mission.

The Ideal Candidate Would Have

  • Significant aircraft conceptual and preliminary design experience on a CS-23 or regional aircraft program at a leading OEM or start-up.
  • In depth knowledge of fatigue, damage tolerance & airframe inspection methodologies.
  • Proficiency coordinating activities of engineers in partner supplier companies.
  • Proficiency in CAD software, preferably Catia v5 or NX.
  • Programming expertise (i.e. Python, Matlab, VBA).
  • Practical experience in a lab or test rig environment setting structural testing strategy and coordinate testing of components, sub-assembly and full-scale structures.
  • Experience negotiating with Airworthiness Authorities.

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

About the company

Heart Aerospace is a Swedish startup making electric regional airplanes. Heart's mission is to create the fastest, most affordable and sustainable transportation for regional travel to every corner of the world. Our first aircraft is the ES-19, a nineteen-passenger airliner with an operating range of 400 km. Our goal is to have the aircraft certified for commercial operation by 2026.


GREENAir travel accounts for 2% of global CO2 emissions, and that share is expected to rise to 12-27% by 2050. 40% of worldwide emissions are from short-haul flights. Electric aircraft are the solution. These planes have zero operational emissions, and the lowest infrastructural footprint of all modes of regional transport.

ACCESSIBLEWe believe air travel should be integrated into–not seperated from–our towns and communities. Our zero-emissions, low-noise aircraft can operate on 750m runways, making new use of the vast network of small airports close to city centres.

COST-EFFICIENTElectrification changes the equation for regional air travel. Electric aircraft are affordable to buy, operate and maintain. Simple, reliable electric motors reduce maintenance costs by 90% compared to turboprops, and intelligent electronic monitoring reduces inspection needs. Most importantly, fuel costs go down by 50-75%.

Klara Andreasson | Hiring Manager

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