Powerplant Subsystems (Aircraft) - Lead Engineer

Reno, NV
Aircraft Development – Propulsion
Full-time
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to change the face of global mobility through supersonic flight. Our leadership, engineers, and support staff all share a passion for building a new kind of aerospace company – one that asks questions, stays agile, and is not afraid to try new things. We are creating a company culture based on collaboration, data driven decisions, and adaptability. Working at Aerion is so much more than just building the world’s first supersonic business jet – it’s bringing the aerospace industry to the modern age and beyond.

Here's the Deal
As the Lead Powerplant Subsystems Engineer you will report to the Director of Propulsion IPT and be responsible for design, development, integration, testing and certification of the powerplant subsystems, including nacelle systems, inlet, thrust reverser, auxiliary power unit (APU), and fire protection for the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet.

On any given day you might:

    • Develop powerplant subsystems design, architecture and product plans, including qualification and certification plans
    • Provide subject matter expert level technical leadership, mentoring and guidance on both practical and theoretical aspects of powerplant subsystems
    • Define requirements for the powerplant subsystems to ensure compliance with regulations and customer requirements
    • Provide validation and verification of powerplant subsystems requirements
    • Perform powerplant subsystems tests and certification, and provide system and certification documentation
    • Manage the powerplant subsystems scheduling, budget, resources and suppliers
    • Report subsystem status to ensure milestones are met in support of the overall program schedule

We're looking for someone who has:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or other relevant Engineering position
    • Master’s degree in a technical and/or management specialty preferred
    • 7+ years of deep, hands-on experience in Powerplant systems development, design and testing in Military, Commercial and/or business jet aircraft
    • 2+ years of demonstrated experience leading technical resources and teams, both internally and externally, as well as both on-site and off-site
    • In-depth and current knowledge of Part 25 regulatory requirements
    • Experience and expertise in the development of commercial and/or high-end business jets strongly desired
    • Recent experience in developing powerplant systems from concept through certification strongly desired
    • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding, knowledge and ability to define requirements, generate architecture and achieve compliance 
    • Strong customer focus with experience in a global environment working with customers and suppliers
    • Strong/proven problem-solving skills across multi-disciplinary skill sets
    • Strategic leader with very strong decision making and communication skills

We want to build a company around people who are:

    • Highly self-motivated with a strong bias for action
    • Effective at nurturing strong professional relationships
    • Committed to fostering a culture of empowerment & creativity
Let's Build a Company Together
We're looking for people from scrappy startups, established corporations, and everything in between. Bring your ideas and experiences, be ready to innovate and learn, and together we'll revolutionize the aerospace industry!