• 07/6/22
  • Ref: J141382

Aircraft PreDesign and Sizing Engineer

Emerging & Disruptive Technologies

  • Location Icon Germany, Munich
  • Salary Icon Salary is based on experience
  • Work Type Icon Permanent

Job Description

Aircraft PreDesign and Sizing Engineer

KDC are looking for an Aircraft PreDesign and Sizing Engineer, and we are working with:
Leading German eVTOL companies to deliver the world’s future transportation. They have been established for more than a decade and are rapidly expanding their Engineering team due to their recent success.
We are looking for an ambitious personality as Aircraft Predesign and Sizing Engineer who will secure the performance at all stages of the program. You complement the team with your expert know-how and support internal complete aircraft activities with expert assessments. You will be responsible for sizing new types of aircraft in terms of design, aeromechanic & performance layout, and reporting to the Aircraft Architect.

What you’ll do
  • Lead technical studies from Exploration Phase to Feasibility prior to Pre-development / Development under the supervision of the Aircraft Architect
  • Perform conceptual activities comprising sizing of conventional aircraft system and of advanced concepts (e.g., high speed, hybrid, eVTOL), integrating innovative and disruptive technologies at aircraft level
  • Define and size the aeroplanes main characteristics (e.g., wings, system positions, weight, and balance)
  • Evaluate performance and handling qualities in normal, abnormal flight states (e.g., flutter, tumble)
  • Define the aerodynamics characteristics of lifting, fuselage, and control surfaces
  • Airfoil/Wing optimisation for achieving desired stall characteristics and performance optimisation
  • Calculate and evaluate mission performance profiles
  • Work closely with architects, aeromechanics, concept & industrial designers
  • Establish a pre-design process for aircraft layout and contribute proactively to predesign tools improvements
  • You have a Bachelor’s, Master’s or diploma degree in Aeronautics Engineering or equivalent
  • More than 3years of relevant aircraft (pre-)design, sizing, and layout experience
  • Proven track record in designing airplanes that fly well
  • Strong aerodynamic and aeromechanic experience
  • Strong knowledge in aircraft handling qualities
  • Demonstrated practical experience in modelling, programming, and prediction tool development in an educational and industrial environment
  • Experience with using Matlab/Simulink for modeling purposes in a professional work environment
  • Knowledge in low-fidelity tools (e.g. OpenVSP, xFLR, SUAVE, …)
  • Very good understanding of the various aerospace engineering disciplines involved in aircraft development: e.g. aeromechanics, flight mechanics, propulsion and dynamic systems, safety analysis, design
Preferred skills:
  • Piloting skills are an asset
  • Experience in CAD software is a plus (SiemensNX)
This role includes a full relocation package as well as benefits.
If you want to be part of the exciting journey our client is taking in pioneering the air taxi industry and feel you have the right qualities to aid them in this ambitious undertaking, please do not hesitate to apply.


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