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 at Säve Airport 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 professionals to join our 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.
The Section Lead of Structures Stress reports to the Head of Structures & Interiors and has broad responsibility for the design of the entire airframe. You will lead a multi-functional design team, covering all structural design.
You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the stress team. You will be responsible for the analysis, test, certification and support of the aircraft airframe, Interiors, and its structural systems within the ES-19 program. This position is also responsible to define the certification program for structures. As a team leader, you will also assist with organizing and hiring the structures stress team.
You will also represent as required the stress department at program/technical reviews as well as customers/supplier meetings, ensuring the engineering definition meets all stakeholder requirements. You will also ensure adherence to all engineering processes/standards, and participate in design reviews to meet certification, cost, schedule and manufacturability goals.
Qualifications & Experience
Graduate degree in aerospace, aeronautical similar discipline, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 10 years experience in an engineering leadership position within an aerospace OEM company environment, including the conceptual and preliminary design phase.
Experience with aircraft development programs through the entire design, development & certification lifecycle (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25).
Experience working in an EASA Part 21J Design Organization, or international equivalent.
Direct experience with the role of the Head of Structures within an approved design organization.
Proficiency in Static, fatigue, and damage tolerances analysis 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 or regional aircraft program at a leading OEM or start-up.
Proficiency coordinating activities of engineers in partner supplier companies.
Experience in CAM.
Working knowledge of FEM.
Be part of the electric aviation revolution!
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%.