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Principal Loads and Aeroelastics Engineer



Munich, Germany
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience.

As part of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than 800 people who are as passionate about changing the world as you are.

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life.

Your Role and Your Team:

The novel design of the Lilium Jet brings up unique challenges for our Loads and Aeroelastics Engineers. The Loads and Aeroelastics Engineers are the figurative glue that binds disciplines together, understanding the underlying physics to be able to robustly predict Loads throughout the flight envelope. We are looking for an outstanding Loads and Aeroelastics Engineer to develop methods, calculate loads, test and validate predictions, pragmatically supporting in the certification of the Lilium Jet.

You will report to the Loads, Aeroelastics and Mass Properties Team Lead, deployed into the Flight Mechanics project from the larger Flight and Applied Sciences department. Your day-to-day will see you interacting across the teams, such as Aerodynamics, Modelling and Simulation and Flight Control Laws to ensure a consistent understanding of the Lilium Jet behaviour.

The Flight and Applied Science team uses a mixture of low and high-fidelity calculation, together with optimization methods and physical testing to ensure our aircraft and systems achieve our performance targets. We use state-of-the-art systems to deliver rapid results and encourage innovative thinking to achieve the best solutions, on-time.

Your Day to Day

  • Computation of ground and in-flight limit loads, such as gust and manoeuvre loads for this unique configuration to produce the loads envelope.
  • Conduct operational vibration analysis (turbulence, taxi, engine imbalance), defining the aircraft vibration zoning.
  • Developing ground and flight tests requests to allow for future validation of Loads models:
  • Assisting with Ground Vibration Testing and Structural Coupling Testing.
  • Analysing results, validating and tuning models.
  • Perform linear and non-linear aeroelastic simulations, e.g., flutter, LCO, buffeting, using commercial and in-house developed state-of-the-art methods, to determine the aeroelastic stability.
  • Acting as the Designated Certification Specialist for Loads (Panel 3):
  • Aligning the Loads certification plan internally and externally with the regulatory body.
  • Provide a consistent view on necessary evidence for Safety of Flight clearance, envelope expansion clearance and Type Certificate.
  • Developing and mentoring junior staff members within Loads and Aeroelasticity, and for the wider Flight Sciences team.

Your Profile

  • M.Eng or M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering or similar degree.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in Loads and Aeroelasticity.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the aircraft certification processes and interaction with regulatory bodies is highly desirable.
  • Experience with defining and using ground and flight tests to produce a validated model.
  • Experience in state-of-the-art non-linear aeroelastic simulations.
  • Proficiency in using Nastran, Multibody Dynamics codes (Motion Solve, Adams, etc.) and scripting languages (Python, Matlab).
  • Target-oriented, driven work style with analytic problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language would be beneficial.

Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.