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 Section Lead, Airframe Stress reports to the Head of Structures and Interiors. This role has broad responsibility for leading the structural analysis, test, and certification activities, covering the entire airframe. You will lead a team of stress engineers, encompassing all aspects of the aircraft structure, interior, systems structural integration, including equipment structural qualification.
You will be responsible for providing technical leadership to the Stress Team. This position is also responsible to define the certification program for structures. As a team leader, you will also assist with developing, organizing, and hiring the Stress Team.
You will also represent the stress department at program/technical reviews, as well as coordination with customers, suppliers, and regulatory agencies, ensuring the engineering definition meets all stakeholder requirements. You will oversee the development and ensure adherence to all stress department processes/standards, and participate in design reviews to meet certification, cost, schedule, and manufacturability goals.
Qualifications & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in aerospace, aeronautical, mechanical similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 10 years experience in a structural analysis position within an aerospace OEM company environment, including the conceptual and preliminary design phase.
Minimum 3 years experience in a technical leadership role, leading a team of stress engineers.
Experience with aircraft development programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA CS 23 or 25, or international equivalent).
Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
High Proficiency in Static, fatigue, and damage tolerances analysis and test methods as well as finite element models.
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.
Significant aircraft conceptual and preliminary design experience on a CS-23/25 or regional aircraft program at a leading OEM or start-up.
Proficiency overseeing and coordinating activities of engineers and partner supplier companies.
Working knowledge of CATIA, NASTRAN, HyperWorks finite element modelling or equivalent.
Experience directly interacting with regulatory authorities.
Direct experience overseeing, supporting, and/or developing aircraft level structural tests (static, fatigue, and damage tolerance).
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.