Current available Positions at AeroDelft

Currently, there are positions available for the 4th quarter (starting now). But we are also filling in positions for next year (2021/2022). So make sure to take a closer look at the available positions!

4th Quarter Positions

Electronics & Control

Electronics & Controls engineers work on everything related to electronics on our prototype and full-scale aircraft. You will be responsible for the design of the powertrain circuit (high voltage) and the integration of the major components. At the same time, you will be also designing the control circuits (low voltage). On the software side, you will have the opportunity to perform embedded programming, use controllers to receive and process data from sensors and control the entire powertrain system.

Responsibilities: Selecting electronics components for use in the aircraft, creating reliable electric circuits, developing control program for the powertrain system.

Required skills: Basic knowledge of electricity and analog electronics, board level hardware design, basic knowledge of embedded system, programming experience (C/C++)

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: Present – August 2021

Type: volunteering

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Certification & Testing 

As a Certification & Test Engineer, you will be working on the approval of the aircraft’s modifications and guiding all the tests that will be performed on the hydrogen-electric propulsion system. You will be the link between the other departments and the government to show that the design is safe, meets all the requirements and is ready for ground and flight testing at an airport. Writing test plans and setting up policies together with governmental bodies and certification partners will be the main focus. This means that you will understand how the complete aircraft is designed. The role is very diverse and you will be in contact with all the engineers. Knowledge in setting up risk analyses and policy writing will come in handy.

Responsibilities: Link between the other departments and the government to show the safety of the design

Required skills: Setting up risk analyses and policy writing will come in handy

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: Present- August 2021

Type: volunteering

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Operation Positions 2021/2022

PR/Exposure Manager 

As an Exposure manager you will be responsible for the upkeep of AeroDelft’s website, social media, newsletters, press contacts and communications. The role has you talking to many different team members, journalists and partner companies in order to create a coherent public image for AeroDelft. The position offers great networking possibilities for your future career and teaches you in a very involved way how large innovative teams work together in an interdisciplinary way.

Responsibilities: External communication, social media, website, press releases

Required skills: Fluency in English (and preferably Dutch), social and communication skills, Adobe CC is a bonus

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/internship

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Events Manager 

In the events department you are responsible for the organization or attendance of relevant events for AeroDelft. During the year, AeroDelft organizes about four events through which our progress is showcased to partners, media, friends and family. The role has you organizing the (virtual) logistics of these events and making sure that it all runs smoothly. AeroDelft also attends large events throughout the year such as the ChangeNOW summit in Paris and ILA Berlin. As an event manager you will be in contact with the organizers of these events and coordinating AeroDelft’s participation. Good candidates for this role are students that are precise and timely who like to organize scripts and schedules.

Responsibilities: Orginazing events for AeroDelft, coordinating the participation in events on behalf of AeroDelft

Required skills: Fluency in English (and preferably Dutch), social and communication skills, organized and precise behaviour

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/internship

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Partnerships Manager 

Within partnership you will be responsible for starting and maintaining relations with partners. The role involves contacting many different companies both in and outside of the aviation sector together with the team’s engineers in order to create new partnerships for AeroDelft. Since AeroDelft is a non-profit organization, we are dependent on these partnerships and (in-kind) donations to keep our project rolling. This role offers many contacts in the industry and has proven very useful when starting your career after your studies. Good candidates for this role are outspoken and persistent students that like to expand their network and talk to people.

Responsibilities: Recruiting new partners, maintaining the relation with existing partners

Required skills: Fluency in English (and preferably Dutch), social and communication skills

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/internship

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Graphics Manager (1 spot available)

A Graphics manager at AeroDelft works on the brand style and visual identity of the organization. You will be managing all things graphics related all the way from designing AeroDelft merchandise to rendering the Phoenix aircraft in exploded views. Your final products will be used in posts on social media, visuals on the website, visuals in presentations, banners at events and in plenty more (virtual) places. You will be working together with a second graphic designer and the operations and exposure managers.

Responsibilities: Adhering to the AeroDelft brand standards and/or improving them. Representing AeroDelft’s partners correctly in all visual communications of the team.

Required skills: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.), KeyShot (not a must but a +), 3D modelling CAD experience (not a must but a bonus)

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/internship

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Engineering Positions 2021/2022 -Full scale

Propulsion Engineer

As a Propulsion engineer you will be turning a finished conceptual design of a gaseous and liquid hydrogen electric propulsion system into a working real-life system. This position has you focusing on creating a safely operable propulsion system that works on gaseous and liquid hydrogen for aviation. Since hydrogen-electric propulsion is a relatively new field to aviation, the technologies you will be developing are cutting edge and involve state of the art fuel cell technologies and liquid hydrogen tank design. The position offers the perfect kick start to an engineering career in cryogenics and propulsion engineering. The position is perfect for students at the end of their aerospace/aeronautical, applied physics or mechanical engineering bachelor/master studies

Responsibilities: Creating a safely operable propulsion system that works on gaseous and liquid hydrogen for aviation

Required skills: Experience in CATIA, Python, fluid, and thermal dynamics.

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/intership

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Electronics & Control Engineer

Electronics & Controls engineers work on everything related to electronics on our prototype and full-scale aircraft. You will be responsible for the design of the powertrain circuit (high voltage) and the integration of the major components. At the same time, you will be also designing the control circuits (low voltage). On the software side, you will have the opportunity to perform embedded programming, use controllers to receive and process data from sensors and control the entire powertrain system.

Responsibilities: Selecting electronics components for use in the aircraft, creating reliable electric circuits, developing control program for the powertrain system.

Required skills: Basic knowledge of electricity and analog electronics, board level hardware design, basic knowledge of embedded system, programming experience (C/C++)

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/ intership

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Structural Engineer

As a Structural engineer, you will be working on the integration of a hydrogen-electric propulsion system into a Sling 4 kit aircraft. You will be focusing on the mounting of these propulsion systems but also on the safety aspects of the aircraft. Designing and testing a firewall design with state of the art composites tailored to deal with the characteristics of hydrogen. But also a ventilation system in case there is a leakage of hydrogen. Besides designing and testing these subsystems you will also be responsible for integrating these subsystems into the aircraft since the aircraft need to be built by the end of the summer. The role is very diverse in the sense that each structure has a different purpose and relates to different systems in the aircraft. Therefore, you will be in contact with almost all the engineers working on all the systems in the aircraft.

Responsibilities: strength integrity, weight distribution, assembly plan

Required skills: CAD (CATIA, SolidWorks), mechanical analysis & simulation, CFD (not required but a bonus)

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Certification & Test Engineer

As a Certification & Test Engineer, you will be working on the approval of the aircraft’s modifications and guiding all the tests that will be performed on the hydrogen-electric propulsion system. You will be the link between the other departments and the government to show that the design is safe, meets all the requirements and is ready for ground and flight testing at an airport. Writing test plans and setting up policies together with governmental bodies and certification partners will be the main focus. This means that you will understand how the complete aircraft is designed. The role is very diverse and you will be in contact with all the engineers. Knowledge in setting up risk analyses and policy writing will come in handy.

Responsibilities: link between the other departments and the government to show the safety of the design

Required skills: setting up risk analyses and policy writing will come in handy

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/ intership

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Engineering Positions 2021/2022 -Prototype

Propulsion Engineer

As a Testing engineer for the prototype department your job will be ensuring that the testing bed for the hydrogen propulsion systems is ready for flight. The hydrogen propulsion systems developed by the propulsion departments have been designed for a 1:3 scaled version of the E-Genius glider plane. This plane has been built and flight tested using batteries. Your job as a testing engineer will be to maintain the aircraft’s airworthiness, make changes to the airframe and electronics to account for the hydrogen propulsion systems and enable and perform ground and flight testing. This department’s main work falls into three categories: structures, electronics & control, and certification. You will have an active role working together with the propulsion department, partners, and regulatory institutions. There is engineering, documentation, and organizational work that needs to be done within this department. A position as testing engineer is a great way for an engineer to strengthen their team working and engineering skills while gaining hands-on experience working with innovative technologies. The position is perfect for students at the end of their aerospace/aeronautical, applied physics or mechanical engineering bachelor/master studies.

Responsibilities: maintain the aircraft’s airworthiness, make changes to the airframe and electronics to account for the hydrogen propulsion systems and enable and perform ground and flight testing

Required skills: depending on the specific role within this department the required skills range from CATIA (3D modeling), Python, basic electrical engineering knowledge, basic structural knowledge to in depth software and risk analysis knowledge.

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/ intership

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

Propulsion Engineer

As a Propulsion engineer for the prototype department you will be focused on two main systems; the gaseous hydrogen propulsion system and the liquid hydrogen propulsion system. Regarding the gaseous hydrogen propulsion system you will predominantly be finishing up the testing phases and performing data analysis. Regarding the liquid hydrogen propulsion system you will be finalizing the production phase and preparing and performing the ground testing and flight testing phases. This position has you focusing on finalizing and safely operating and testing the gaseous and liquid hydrogen systems. Since hydrogen propulsion is a relatively new field to aviation, the technologies you will be developing are cutting edge. The position offers the perfect kick start to an engineering career in cryogenics and propulsion engineering. The position is perfect for students at the end of their aerospace/aeronautical, applied physics or mechanical engineering bachelor/master studies.

Responsibilities:

Required skills: experience in CATIA, Python, fluid, and thermal dynamics.

Time: 20 – 40 hours per week

Period: 2021-2022

Type: volunteering/ intership

Place: office or home (remote work allowed)

If you have any questions about the current available positions in the 4th quarter and in 2021-2022 please contact recruitment@aerodelft.nl!
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