Aerodynamics Engineer

Pipistrel Aircraft

Ajdovscina, Slovenia

We are looking for an avid Aerodynamics Engineer to our flight physics and simulation team to join our rapidly growing team.

What will your main scope be?

  • Work on sizing, design, development and optimization of aerodynamic components and complete aircrafts from the conceptual phase to integration and entry into service;
  • Actively participate in a broad spectrum of applications and aircrafts’ development such as conventional, hybrid and electric aircrafts, experimental prototypes and serial production for fixed wing aircrafts and VTOLs;
  • Perform aerodynamic and performance analyses using internal, opensource and proprietary software;
  • Develop and maintain numerical and hardware tools needed to meet the task objectives;
  • Work on validation and verification of all software and hardware tools in use;
  • Contribute to research, development, production, and in-service support domains;
  • Plan, perform and support aerodynamic ground and flight tests;
  • Prepare the necessary documentation (simulation results, calculation procedures, test plans and reports, software documentation, project deliverables, certification and qualification documentation, etc.);
  • Prepare design requirements and work closely with other departments, company units and external partners to design and integrate the aerodynamic solutions into the overall design of the aircraft in the most optimal way, and other work as directed by the manager/superior.

What do we expect from the candidate?

  • MSc degree in aerospace engineering or other technical discipline;
  • At least 3 years of experience in the field of Aerodynamic design and analysis;
  • Excellent understanding of aerodynamics and aircraft design;
  • Experience with low/mid fidelity aerodynamic analysis and aircraft design tools;
  • Experience with 3D engineering design tools;
  • Extensive experience with Python programming language;
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and collaboration skills, precise and patient character;
  • Proactive and able to work with a minimum of supervision;
  • Strong ability to think out of the box;
  • Hands-on attitude;
  • Fluent English language skills.

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