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Lead Structural Engineer, DER

Apply Now Job ID 4855385003 Date posted 01/26/2022

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world’s communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people’s ability to move – whether for work or play

What we do:

This position is for a Structural Engineer for the Certification Engineering Team at our Irvine, CA facility, reporting to the Manager of Civil Certification. This is a senior-level role intended to provide data approvals in the area of aircraft structures. As such, the candidate must currently be a FAA consultant DER or be capable of becoming a FAA company or consultant DER with the appropriate endorsements for structures.

What you can do:

  • Responsible for technical approval of the structural aspects of aircraft designs in support of a clean sheet design for FAA Type Certification
  • Will act as certification Task Leader for new type design project, tracking programmatic issues involving Type Certification
  • Provide technical feedback in support of critical program deliverables and aircraft design reviews and propose solutions to engineering issues, as required
  • Provide mentoring and technical guidance to all-levels of structural engineers within the organization
  • Author and/or review technical documents or data on the behalf of Supernal

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field (an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered)
  • Proven track record in aerospace structures
  • Solid understanding of Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR parts 21, 23/25 and related EASA Joint Aviation Requirement (JAR)/Certification Specification (CS), or Civil Aviation Authority (CAR) 3 required
  • Ability to review engineering drawings, analyses, and reports to determine compliance with airworthiness requirements and to find compliance as delegated by the FAA
  • Support the Supernal engineering team with development of project Certification Basis and the associated Means and Methods of Compliance
  • Guide the engineering and test team in the analyses, simulations, and test execution in support of the Type Certification programs
  • Experience in classical structural analysis methods and structural Finite Element Analysis is required
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to perform functions on behalf of both Supernal and the FAA without conflicts of interest
  • Experience with FAA Issue Paper and EASA CRI processes, and FAA alternative means of compliance (AMOC) process
  • Must be able to work overtime and travel as necessary
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office Products and be computer literate

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience preparing structural dynamics and/or flutter analysis reports is preferred
  • Experience with classical structural analysis techniques and finite element modeling is preferred
  • Experience with FAA issue resolution
  • Previous experience as a company DER, consultant DER, or an ODA Engineering Unit Member is preferred or a CVE within an EASA DOA
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulation 14 CFR parts 27/29

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at: ta-support@supernal.aero

This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

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