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Head of Quality Assurance

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

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 Head of Quality Assurance reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), and has broad responsibility for the development, implementation and oversight of the company Quality Management System (QMS). You will have additional responsibilities for oversight of the Design organization Independent System Monitoring (ISM) function, through operational interfaces to the Head of ISM.

You will be responsible for the continuous monitoring of the QMS, identification of gaps and corrective actions, as well as the continuous improvement of the QMS.

In addition to the company QMS, you will have responsibility for the audit, qualification and approval of the supplier quality systems through management of the supplier quality assurance function.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Graduate degree in Aerospace or similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 15 years experience in quality assurance in an aerospace company environment.
  • Extensive experience of developing, implementing and continuously improving an AS9100D Quality Management System.
  • Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the role of Independent System Monitoring (ISM) within an approved design organization.
  • Experience with supplier Quality assurance including initial and recurring audits
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems including configuration and change management.
  • 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.
  • Formal qualification in Lean, Six Sigma or equivalent.
  • Experience with Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI)
  • Experience with aircraft certification programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761)

Great Place to Work

  • Growth Opportunities

  • Inclusive atmosphere

  • Relocation support

  • Amazing colleagues

  • Be part of the electric aviation revolution!

  • International environment

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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