Senior Engineer Airframe Design (f/m/d)

Airport Oberpfaffenhofen Permanent Full-time 2023-0110

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 Senior Development Engineer Airframe Design is leading the structure design activities for continuous support and design activities for airframe primary structure such as fuselage, wing, empennage or any other structure within a multifunctional team. This includes the complete repair, design and changes towards such airframe components, functional and industrial requirements, interfaces and configurations. Delivering experts know-how in relevant field and fostering a strong internal and external network. Supporting internal complete aircraft activities with experts assessments.

The responsibility is to plan and execute the activities according the overall program schedule through all the different product development phases e.g. concept, preliminary and detail design, certification, production ramp to secure the deliverables. This includes the functional lead of the allocated internal and external resources, the technical interface to the vendor and the proper application of the defined methods, processes and tools. The role includes the demonstration of compliance with processes and delegations according design organisation rules.

  • Leading  and instructing complex tasks internally and externally; defining specifications and Means of Compliance
  • Continous support activities for flying fleet of 328 prop and jet aircrafts
  • Integrator tasks of complex systems or airframe
  • Planning of the required activities and the required competences and
  • capabilities according to defined deliverables.
  • Leading functional the allocated resources within an airframe work package to ensure deliverables
  • Ensure structural integrity by optimised weight and performance of the airframe component. Propose optimisations for both weight improvement and design to cost
  • Establish the required check procedures and progress monitoring aligned with the program process to ensure deliverables at time and quality
  • Define and drive opportunities for digitalisation and automatisation of airframe design analysis processes, methods & tools.

You’ll bring this with you

  • Recognised expertise in field of airframe design
  • Educated Engineering degree (MA Eng/Sc, Dr./PhD.) in materials, aeronautics / aviation or mechanical 
  • 10+ years professional expertise in relevant fields of aircraft development and airframe design
  • Wide proficiency of airframe certification requirements, design criteria, materials, methods and tools
  • New aircraft development experience (CS25)
  • Ability to prioritise, manage and execute multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Product development experience of several aircraft programme
  • Lead and instruct complex tasks internal/external
  • Very good presenting, communication and leadership skills

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