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Handling Qualities Engineer



Munich, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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 950 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.

Handling Qualities Engineer

The Role:

In this position you will become part of our exceptionally talented Handling Qualities team. Owing to the fact that handling qualities is a highly interdisciplinary topic, you will also work closely with our Flight Control Laws, Modeling and Simulation, Flight Test, and Airworthiness teams.

This role is focused on the handling qualities aspects in Subpart B of the applicable certification specifications. On all involved topics the successful applicant will have an end-to-end responsibility for the definition of system requirements, the development of a validation and verification plan, and the planning/coordination/analysis/documentation of resulting pilot-in-the-loop tests in simulated environments or flight tests. As a senior handling qualities engineer you will leverage your experience for the certification of Lilium’s flight control concept and for the guidance of junior team members. In this position you will actively shape the development and growth of the handling qualities team.

Your Day to Day:

  • Investigations of the open-loop (without feedback control laws) and closed-loop (with feedback control laws) aircraft behavior with focus on handling qualities
  • Proposing aircraft handling qualities requirements feedback control laws
  • Planning, execution, and documentation of verification and validation activities on proposed handling requirements together with our flight test team on different integration levels
  • Preparation and presentation of handling qualities activities on certification authorities audits
  • Contribution to analyses and trade-off studies together with chief engineering
  • Actively shaping the processes and frameworks across interfacing teams
  • Coaching and mentoring of junior team members
  • Ad-hoc tasks and troubleshooting

Your Profile:

  • M. Sc. in aeronautical engineering or similar degree
  • Min. 5 years of professional experience in aircraft subpart B certification (CS.23/25 and/or CS.27/29) with fly-by-wire systems
  • In-depth knowledge on aerodynamics, control systems, and aircraft dynamics
  • Profound experience with flight testing of fly-by-wire aircraft
  • Proficiency with Matlab/Simulink
  • Strong motivation to help build and shape your organisation, structures and processes
  • High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously
  • Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem solving skills required
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language would be beneficial

Welcome to the future

Elegance, speed, comfort and sustainability – fusing to a new form of traveling. The Lilium airplane is the only means of transportation that can meet the demands of future mobility and therefore shape it now. We are introducing the world's first electric vertical take-off and landing jet.

Lilium is a thriving Startup creating a revolution in personal transportation and e-mobility with secured funding and proven technologies (several flying prototypes) with support by the European Space Agency (ESA). We are a highly energetic and ambitious team with world-class investors who value outstanding talent, serious creativity and elaborate innovation.

At Lilium, you will work with the world´s most talented engineers, designers and thought leaders to revolutionize the way people travel. We apply an exceptional breadth and depth to our work, we are incredibly focused onto our mission and we are therefore looking for people like us who are continuously striving towards perfection. If you, too, are filled with the insatiable need to grow, to innovate and to create don‘t hesitate to grasp this exclusive opportunity.

Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on competence, performance, and business needs

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.