Head of Powerplant (f/m/d)

Airport Oberpfaffenhofen Permanent Full-time 2022-0028

This is what drives you

You have a clear idea of what you want: To contribute to the vision of safe and energy-efficient flying, in a team of like-minded aviation enthusiasts who are determined to shape the future of aviation.

This is what you can do

The Head of Powerplant (f/m/d) is disciplinary leading the department responsible for all tasks internally and externally related to the supply chain. The responsibility is to build the competences and resources necessary to ensure the required deliverables as well as defining the methods, processes and tools required to execute the activities throughout the product life cycle from early research and concept phases, programme development to continuous product support. 

The position responsibility includes the processes and delegations compliant with the design organisation for the relevant competences. The Head of Powerplant (f/m/d) is responsible for future benchmark positioning, including core competences, working practice such as agile and lean approaches and continuous assessment of trends and capabilities, especially as concerns sustainable and efficient alternative propulsion architectures, energy sources and related controls.
Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Ramp up the required competences and capabilities according to defined deliverables and agreed head count
  • Leading disciplinary an engineering department including competence management and tailored training concepts
  • Implement programme and project requirements into a resource planning including core and non-core activities and a viable sub-contracting policy
  • Ensures adequate technical, process, procedure, training and expertise of the engineering team 
  • Implement and support company strategy with proper positioning of the propulsion engineering determine future needs and trends

You’ll bring this with you

  • Educated Engineering degree (BA Eng/Sc, MA Eng/Sc) in aeronautics / aviation or mechanical 
  • 8+ years professional experience in relevant fields of aircraft development and product requirements
  • Wide proficiency of airframe requirements, design criterion, materials and methods and tools
  • New product development experience at least of one new aircraft program
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and execute multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Assertive, pro-active, innovative and creative

This is who we are

We are an aircraft manufacturer with a strong heritage looking to continue our story. Headquartered to the west of Munich, we are recognized by international aviation authorities as a development, manufacturing and maintenance company, That is why today we are focusing our full energy on developing and manufacturing a new generation of technically advanced aircraft in Germany. Share with us the vision and ambition to drive the transformation of flying and to make our contribution to safe and energy-efficient air transport.

We are looking forward to your application!

Deutsche Aircraft GmbH
Human Resources
Airport Oberpfaffenhofen
82234 Weßling - Germany