Available Positions 2023

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POSITIONS FOR AERODELFT TEAM 2023/2024

All the positions, goals, and further information presented on this page are not set in stone and can be altered by the new team.

If you have any further questions after reading through this document we invite you to contact us via recruitment@aerodelft.nl and we’ll be in touch with you!

DEADLINE: MARCH 6 2023 23:59

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Management Department

FULL TIME

As the team manager you will facilitate every member of AeroDelft in a way that enables them to reach the highest possible goals. By acting as a connection point between all different departments you keep a bird’s eye view of the entire project and safeguard the long-term vision, making sure AeroDelft’s mission is being pursued to the fullest. Additionally, you will also be the face of AeroDelft. Internally as well as externally. This means that you will connect with every team member, also taking up the role of HR. And act as a spokesperson to the outside world, giving interviews and attending events. 

As the technical manager, you are involved with the technical side of the project. You would be in charge of the planning of the project as well as facilitating the engineers in terms of resources both technical and non-technical. You will be in close contact with the rest of the management as well as the operations side of the project such as the partnerships department. You will also be in contact with relevant technical partners and support the engineers.

As the systems engineer, you will be responsible for the integration of the different systems within the Full-scale aircraft. You will work closely together with the technical manager to manage the technical side of the project. You will gather all the required information from the departments and connect them to each other on the relevant fronts while managing the technical interfaces between the departments. You will also be in charge of all the relevant documentation of the performance of the Full-scale as well as the department-specific documentation and the set-up of plans for larger inter-departmental tests.

As the operations manager you are involved with the Operations department of AeroDelft. This department involves the external image of AeroDelft. This includes the brand, events, the website and many other things. You specifically will be in charge of making sure the department maintains the long-term planning and facilitates the needs of the officers. This involves organising our recruitment campaign, Summer Event and others. You are in close contact with the rest of the management and the technical side of the project.

As the business manager, you are responsible for the partnerships department within AeroDelft. This means you will distribute work within the department and facilitate the partnerships officers to make sure they can execute their tasks as well as possible. You will also keep an overview of the obligations and contracts we have or start with outside partners. Next to this, it is up to you to keep AeroDelft financially viable by creating budgets, and tax returns and executing the by-law required duties of the team. In conclusion, you are the bridge between partnerships and management, where you will be the expert on the financial and legal responsibilities of AeroDelft.

PART TIME or FULL TIME

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

FULL TIME

As a technical chief, you will have the overview of the specific department and are responsible for its functioning in terms of planning and facilitating for the engineers. You will gain experience in managing a department while also staying involved in engineering tasks. Additionally, you will work closely together with the other technical chiefs, the technical manager and the systems engineer to make sure the project stays on track while being in contact with external parties.

As a safety engineer, you will be part of the Certification & Testing department with a main focus on the safety of all the engineers during general work hours as well as different tests. You will learn about hydrogen and high-voltage components safety and teach your fellow engineers about the dangers and required safety measures. You will be responsible for different kinds of safety documents required for testing and certification while also being in contact with the relevant parties about safety.

As a software engineer, you will be part of the Electronics and Control department with a main focus on writing and testing the software for various parts of the Sling 4 aircraft. You will learn the workings of the software within an aircraft such as control and safety loops, while also gaining experience in coding in different mediums such as MatLab and C++. You will also be responsible for testing and certifying the software for flight.

PART TIME or FULL TIME

The Structures department is responsible for the building of the Sling 4 kit aircraft as well as the integration of all the propulsion systems. It also includes designing and testing new custom parts for the aircraft. This includes the motor mount, a tank mounting, a firewall and a ventilation system. You will be able to learn more about CAD, CFD and FEM software to use for designing components to accommodate the hydrogen powertrain. You can also expand your practical experience with 3D printers, lathing, milling etc.

The Certification & Testing department is responsible for the certification process of the Full-scale aircraft and the hydrogen propulsion system to make sure the aircraft is allowed to fly. You will learn how this process works and get experience in making risk and safety assessments while gaining detailed knowledge about all AeroDelft systems. You will be in contact with the Dutch aviation authorities and AeroDelft’s technical partners to ensure our aircraft is safe to fly and to lay the basis for the current non-existent hydrogen regulations. Additionally, you will be responsible for the planning and documentation of tests for all technical departments relevant to the certification progress.

The Electronics & Control department is responsible for designing and testing of the electrical systems and software of the hydrogen propulsion systems and the powertrain. This includes the motor, wiring, flight control system, battery and user control interface. You will learn the workings of these systems and how to connect them. You will also gain experience in the testing and integration of high-voltage systems.

The Gaseous Hydrogen Propulsion department is responsible for designing and testing the various systems directly related to the gaseous hydrogen propulsion system of the Full-scale aircraft. These systems include the fuel cell, fuel tank, and piping. You will learn how these subsystems work and gain experience in designing and testing the components using software such as CAD and CFD. You will also learn about the integration of these components in the actual aircraft.

The Liquid Hydrogen Propulsion department is responsible for designing and testing the various systems directly related to the hydrogen propulsion system of the Prototype drone and the Full-scale aircraft. These systems include the fuel cell, fuel tank, cryogenics, and piping. You will work on upscaling and designing the liquid hydrogen powertrain from the drone to the Sling aircraft. You will also gain experience in working with the drone and flight campaigns.

Operations DEPARTMENT

FULL TIME

PART TIME or FULL TIME

As an events officer you are responsible for organising the internal and external events of AeroDelft. As we are invited to many events, it is your responsibility to maintain contact with the organisers and ensure we can attend the event without complications. As well, it is your task to organise internal events, such as our summer event, keeping busy with tasks such as booking a venue and arranging catering. You will be in contact with the remainder of the operations department to set everything up such as social media coverage and partner attendance. As well, you will have to communicate clearly with the rest of the team as to what is expected.

As a partnerships officer you are responsible for maintaining and developing the extensive partner network of AeroDelft. This means that you will be in contact with our partners and ensure that the contracts are upheld. Alongside this you develop a relationship and strategies with them to further stimulate a healthy collaboration. As well you communicate with the rest of the team to frame their needs so you can then reach out to new companies for possible collaboration. To achieve this you get to attend exciting events, conferences and congresses where you can talk to attendees to try and gain new partnerships.

Furthermore, reaching out for companies is done through email, linkedin and phone calls.

As an exposure and branding officer you are responsible for representing the AeroDelft brand. To do so you maintain the social media profiles of AeroDelft and produce content for these platforms using photoshop and illustrator. As well, you have contact with the press and are responsible for giving out press releases and the monthly newsletter. With all of these activities, you must think of the AeroDelft brand, which you review monthly to ensure it stays up to date.

As a website officer you are responsible for maintaining the AeroDelft website. This involves keeping the website up to date and creating exciting content to be featured on the page. You will be in close contact with exposure and branding to make sure the brand image of AeroDelft is maintained.

As a recruitment officer you will be responsible for making and executing the recruitment strategy of AeroDelft. This involves coming up with ideas to make us more vivid on the TU Delft campus, contacting lecturers for speaking opportunities and coordinating a social media strategy with exposure and branding.

RECRUITMENT TIMELINE

PLEASE NOTE:

All these positions are fluid and your tasks are not strictly defined by your responsibilities. For example, a propulsion engineer will work with a partnership manager on acquiring a new partner for components of the fuel tank. All position responsibilities require you to work closely with other team members in other departments.

You are also more than welcome and encouraged to apply for any position within the team regardless of your degree background. The related degrees section is merely to provide you with an idea in which positions your degree has a direct application. If the position you are interested in is not listed next to your degree, please don’t let this discourage you to apply for that position.

As a student team we cannot offer pay or monetary compensation as all the money that we receive goes into the project.