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Sr. Mass Properties Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Lake Elsinore
Posted on: May 14, 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 Mass Properties Engineer will be responsible for building our analysis capabilities from the ground up and assisting in developing and tracking aircraft mass properties (MP) to assist with loads development, structural analysis development, aircraft performance trade studies, cost, and more. This position requires an expert in MP analysis and control during different phases of design/development to certification. This position will reports to the Head of Systems Engineering and provides technical solutions for the MP Engineering Team. What you can do:

  • Leads and participates in system-level trades to ensure the vehicle design meets all physical, mechanical, and environmental requirements while accommodating the required payload, power, propulsion, thermal, communications, and attitude control system requirements
  • Conduct advanced design weight estimation to develop preliminary weight estimates to support design proposals, prototyping efforts, trade studies, etc.
  • Perform estimation, calculation, and measurement/verification of mass, center of gravity, and inertias of components, assemblies, and completed vehicles or systems
  • Develop the analysis methods and tools for mass properties estimation
  • Estimate, calculate, and verify mass properties of components and assemblies in support of trade studies and drawing release
  • Work with the broader engineering team to conduct multi-disciplinary trade studies to guide through design decisions
  • Generate and maintain mass properties reports to key partners of various multi-functional teams
  • Develop, support, and implement test plans
  • Record, maintain, and own mass properties with a database
  • Additional duties as assigned What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, material science/engineering, physics, chemistry, or related engineering fields.
    • A minimum of 5-8 years' experience as a similar role within an aerospace organization (an equivalent combination of education experience may be considered)
    • Aircraft Weight and Balance Certification
    • Experience in CATIA V5/V6
    • Familiarity with ATA100, SAWE RP A-7, RP 7, and RP 8, or predecessors
    • Experience with Mass Properties requirements definition
    • Experience developing and maintaining a Mass Properties Management and Control Plan
    • Experience with supplier/vendor requirements, monitoring, and weight control
    • Experience with technical subject areas and principles of structures, aerodynamics, propulsions, avionics, interiors, flight test, manufacturing
    • Experience working on helicopter and/or tiltrotor rotor systems
    • Experience with aircraft conceptual design
    • Knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software such as 3D Experience
    • Experience in aircraft (OEM) level systems engineering
    • Proficiency with Jira (Agile tool)
    • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles
    • Experience with high-rate automotive manufacturing preferred
    • Experience with FAA or EASA certification projects
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's or PH.D., in Aerospace/Aeronautical or Mechanical EngineeringAny 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. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Lake Elsinore , Sr. Mass Properties Engineer, Other , Lake Elsinore, California

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