Overall Aircraft Design (OAD) Lead (all gender)

Overall Aircraft Design (OAD) Lead (all gender)


Department: Engineering
Seniority: Experienced
Location: Toulouse
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Our mission

At Ascendance we are building tomorrow’s hybrid-electric aviation with ATEA, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by STERNA, our in-house hybrid-electric propulsion system. We focus our efforts in designing an innovative, safe, silent, clean and affordable aircraft that will be able to blend into existing infrastructures and regulations to ease its deployment and maximise social acceptance.
If you are looking for a place where you will have a direct impact on very ambitious products, where you will work close to the hardware and where you can witness the result of your hard work quickly, board ATEA and come fly with us toward the future of aviation!

Your role

You will be responsible for leading the design, development and test activities related to ATEA’s overall aircraft design. Directly reporting to the chief engineer, you will therefore manage the flight physics team being in charge of fixed and rotary wings aerodynamics, performance, handling qualities and loads.

Your objectives

Your main responsibilities will be :

Consolidate the modeling and experimental roadmaps related to overall aircraft fllight physics design, up to flight tests
Perform and lead the flight physics trade-off evaluation to propose design improvements
Manage a multidisciplinary team with iterative development approaches
Interface with the chief engineer and the building block leaders (airframe, propulsion, avionics…) to identify most optimal solutions
Manage the flight physics testing campaign from planning to post-processing and design iterations
Comply with certification requirements

Where do we stand?

You will be entering the team during a crucial part of our development. Full scale testbenches are ongoing while full scale aircraft development is running at full speed with many issues to tackle regarding communications networks and associated developments.

Your profile

The job has been made for you if you have : 🛠

Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree
Strong experience (12+ years) in overall aircraft design / aircraft architecture / flight physics
Skills in various levels of modeling with multidisciplinary skills
Testing experience (windtunnel testing, flight tests)
Experience of CS-23 and CS-27 certification requirements
Knowledge of acoustics is a plus

We are meant to work together if you : 💚

Are sensitive to the climate change impacts
Have ability to work autonomously with a drive for initiative related to the start-up environment and work in a small team
Be solution and delivery-oriented
You are a real team player who wants to build a big success story with us
You are passionate about new tech
Speak English

What we offer :

An international and dynamic team
A remote policy to allow you flexibility
Health insurance
A dynamic workplace providing equal opportunities for disability, gender equity… Everyone is welcome at Ascendance!

Recruitment process :🕐

Application evaluations (CVs….)
Talent Interview
Technical Interview
Meet others Ascenders
Reference check


Non-discrimination and diversity are our priorities. AFT is open to hire personalities with their own differences

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