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 is a principal engineer level position, and reports to the Head of Flight Control Systems. The Section Lead has responsibility for the Flight Control System Functions.
You will be responsible for providing technical leadership of the section team. As a team leader, you will also assist with organizing the section.
You will also represent the section at program/technical reviews as well as customer/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, and schedule goals.
Qualifications & Experience
BS or MS in engineering (Aerospace/Aeronautics/Controls/Electrical)
Minimum 15 years experience in aircraft flight control and auto-flight systems and control functions
Experience with flight control system design, including aircraft control and safety monitoring functions (ATA27)
Experience with aircraft Flight Control System certification (EASA/FAA Part 23 or 25)
Working knowledge of Airborne software, control law design, and development assurance processes (RTCA DO-178 & 254)
Practical experience in a test rig, iron-bird, aircraft ground and flight tests environments: Instrumentation and data acquisition; LabView programming; Flight Control System testing at system and aircraft level
Knowledge of flight handling qualities, flight envelops, and structural limitations. Practical experience with control system and safety monitor requirements, modelling, simulation, analysis, design, and implementation of control system functions. Linear and non-linear model development, open-loop and closed-loop system analysis for optimization, model-based requirements development using MATLAB/Simulink or equivalent tools, and validation and verification by means of test cases and results analyses.
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.
Working knowledge of systems engineering principles for safety critical systems (SAE ARP 4754/4761)
A pilot’s license
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%.