Aerospace Research Engineer

Aerospace Research Engineer

Pipistrel Aircraft

Ajdovscina, Slovenia

As a Research Engineer, you will be focused on developing disruptive technologies on all topics related to aerodynamics, thrust dynamics, flow control and multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO), ensuring that our future products and programs retain the company’s strategic advantage. The objective will be to pick up technologies at TRL3 and de-risk them up to TRL 6-7, by working on EU funded and internal projects. The knowledge, research efforts and developments will converge to TRL7 level demonstrators, patents, publications, or other quantifiable outcomes which will showcase Pipistrel's capacity for innovation. Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Fostering and care-keeping knowledge related to aerodynamics, thrust dynamics, flow control or MDO
  • Active participation in EU-funded projects by executing tasks, attending project meetings, writing deliverables, etc.
  • Establishing needs from the Engineering branch of Pipistrel, defining a strategic research agenda and proactively researching and deepening knowledge
  • Assisting on the writing of future project proposals on the topics related to aerodynamics, thrust dynamics, flow control or MDO, based on Engineering needs and the defined strategic research agenda
  • Facilitating flow of knowledge from EU projects to the Engineering branch of Pipistrel
  • Technology and partner scouting and linking to external institutes/research facilities
  • Identifying and assisting in establishing strategic partnerships with regards to supply chain and technology implementation.
  • Disseminating knowledge through publications
  • Safeguarding knowledge by identifying relevant IP and initiating patent applications

What do we expect from the candidate

  • MSc/PhD degree in aerospace/mechanical/physics/energy engineering or other relevant technical discipline
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Knowledge and/or experience in aerodynamics, thrust dynamics, flow control or MDO related to aviation industry or other industry where aerodynamics plays a significant role
  • Proactive, self-initiative and team-oriented candidate
  • Strong ability to think out of the box
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and collaboration skills

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