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Senior Propulsion Mechanical Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Buena Park
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

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: The Sr. Propulsion Mechanical Engineer along with the Powertrain team will be responsible for the design, integration, qualification, and certification of the energy storage system. This position works closely with Battery Research & Technology, Airframe, Assembly & Integration, Vehicle Management Systems, Manufacturing, and Quality teams. What you can do:

  • Lead design and development and definition of the battery system. This includes, but is not limited to, the development of electrical, mechanical, and thermal architectures, both internal to the battery system and in the context of the vehicle as a whole
  • Define distribution, protection, control, and aircraft interfaces for the battery system
  • Assess development risks and coordinate mitigation strategies
  • Coordinate all energy storage system integration technology maturation activities in order to achieve aircraft certification and entry into service
  • Lead analysis efforts which include battery performance, thermal management, structural stress, thermal stress, and modal/vibration
  • Derive system-level requirements and specifications based on vehicle Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and requirements
  • Define and mature mechanical, electrical, and collaborate with aircraft systems to include airframe, wiring, and vehicle management systems
  • Collaborate with suppliers/partners to ensure program achievements are achieved
  • Collaborate with Battery Technology & Innovation organization to implement low TRL technologies and systems into the air vehicle design
  • Work with flight test engineers to define instrumentation requirements and interfaces
  • Other duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or related engineering
    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in battery system development (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience in 3D CAD modeling in CATIA, NX, or similar proficiency in conceptual layouts, interface maturation, and detailed design
    • Proficiency in ASME Y14.5 GD&T tolerance stack analysis and dimensioning
    • Expertise with vehicle checkout and testing
    • Ability to effectively handle schedule, budget, suppliers, and product development efforts
    • Knowledge of battery, energy storage systems, and containment technologies
    • Experience with battery management hardware and/or software development preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's degree in a related field preferred
      • Experience with AMESim, ANSYS, or similar simulation software preferred
      • Experience with the full life cycle of battery system development, qualification, production, and product support preferred
      • Experience with VDC systems is preferred
      • Experience working in the aviation industry is preferred
      • Experience working with regulatory agencies is preferred
      • Familiarity with FAA part 23/25/27/29/33
      • Familiarity with practical application of DO-160 and DO-311 preferred
      • Familiarity with Matlab or similar programming language
      • May require up to 15% of domestic and international travelAny 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: (see below) 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.

Keywords: Supernal, Buena Park , Senior Propulsion Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Buena Park, California

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