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Sr. Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: August 6, 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 Senior Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer will support air vehicle design, ground tests, and flight tests with aerodynamics performance design and analysis. This role will handle planning and execution of aerodynamics design, analysis and testing of air vehicles throughout the development process. The engineer will interface regularly with the Airframe, VMS, Powertrain, Intelligent Systems, and other groups within Flight Technology. What you can do:

  • Handle analysis, design, and testing as it pertains to aerodynamics, of vehicle designs at different stages of development
  • Conduct rotor and mission performance calculations and the underlying engineering analyses that provide vital inputs to these calculations
  • Evaluate component test and vehicle test data, using empirical data to improve analytical predictions and modeling
  • Support mission performance analysis requests from the Strategy Team
  • Collaborate with the broader engineering team to conduct multi-disciplinary trade studies to guide design decisions
  • Support model updates based on flight test data
  • Support requirement verification activities in various engineering subject areas
  • Support test procedure development and test execution
  • Develop engineering tools to complete engineering tasks associated with the Supernal concepts What you can contribute:
    • B.S. in a relevant engineering field
    • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
    • Experience performing aerodynamics analysis to evaluate new concepts and refine existing concepts
    • Experience with innovative, physics-based aerodynamics analysis and design methods
    • An understanding of aerodynamics engineering fundamentals, especially with regards to an aircraft
    • Capability to conduct aerodynamics engineering evaluations of vertical lift aircraft performance through analysis, test, and a combination of the two
    • Experience with rotorcraft or fixed-wing performance analysis techniques that builds on applicable educational experience
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactively able to deliver 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 driven personality
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master s or Ph.D. degree in a related engineering fieldAny 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: This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws and certain software that can only be used and accessed by US Persons. Accordingly, this position is limited to applicants that are US Persons, i.e., a US citizen, a lawful permanent resident as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) or a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) .

Keywords: Supernal, Costa Mesa , Sr. Aerodynamics & Performance Engineer, Engineering , Costa Mesa, California

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