Head of Mechanical Systems (w/m/d)

Airport Oberpfaffenhofen Permanent Full-time 2024-0008

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

Develop and lead the department Mechanical Systems

  • Responsible to disciplinary lead the department Mechanical Systems with 20 engineers
  • Responsible to develop and implement department strategy derived from both company level and directorate level targets
  • Responsible to derive internal/external competence needs and to select strategic engineering service provider and subcontractors
  • Responsible to define department sub-structures, incl. roles & responsibilities
  • Responsible to perform regular workforce/workload planning in-line with program/project needs and to adjust workforce in accordance with agreed head count targets
  • Responsible to plan all program/project deliverables and to (re-)assign workforce as required to ensure On Time / On Cost / On Quality (OTOCOQ) delivery
  • Responsible to regularly monitor work progress based on a set of KPI and to perform risk management including planning of adequate risk mitigations and actions


Drive and monitor people development

  • Responsible to identify and develop high potentials for future line management, program/project management, and expert positions in close alignment with HRBP
  • Responsible to ensure adequate training of all engineers to ensure timely delivery of all program/project milestones
  • Responsible for nomination of a sufficient number of CVEs or all ATA chapters with perimeter of own department in close alignment with Airworthiness
  • Responsible to act as coach for high-potentials and to assign mentors to new engineers
  • Responsible to define a training curriculum for new engineers in own department


Define and maintain development processes and procedures for Mechanical Systems

  • Responsible to define development processes and procedures for aircraft mechanical systems as required by authorities and air legislation needs (e.g. CS-25)
  • Responsible to maintain and update development processes and procedures as required by certification standards evolution in close alignment with Airworthiness
  • Responsible to define and drive opportunities for digitalization and automatization of development processes, methods & tools in close alignment with directorate Digitalization

You’ll bring this with you

  • Engineering degree (e.g. BEng, MEng) in Aerospace Engineering or related area
  • At least 15 years of professional experience in relevant fields of aircraft development
  • Wide proficiency of latest certification requirements, aircraft system design approaches, incl. interfaces with all other disciplines
  • Proven background in new aircraft development or aircraft maintenance for at least 2 different aircraft programs
  • Excellent knowledge of air legislation, quality management, configuration management and all safety aspects for new aircraft development
  • Proven disciplinary leadership experience of at least 10 years in a similar area
  • Confirmed experience in strategy and organization development
  • Strong team building and motivation skills
  • Clear focus on people development & coaching, Confirmed leadership skills of multi-cultural teams
  • Conflict management & resolution skills
  • Very strong communication & coordination skills, string ability to interact and influence
  • Pro-active and solution-oriented working style
  • Proven ability to prioritize, manage and execute multiple simultaneous tasks

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