Aerodynamics Engineer (a)

Fly with us into the future and become part of the team at one of the most innovative aircraft manufacturers in the world.


Your place of work: Stans, Schweiz

What you do

  • Perform the aerodynamic design of lifting surfaces, high-lift systems, control surfaces, engine nacelles, engine inlets and their integration on turboprop and/or jet aircraft
  • Perform aerodynamic analysis using a variety of analytic tools and methods (e.g. Vortex Lattice codes, Panel Method codes, high fidelity CFD codes), for both external and internal flows
  • Participate in the aerodynamic definition, design, and optimization of all external aircraft aerodynamic surfaces, and their integration with the airframe and the powerplant system of propeller- and jet-powered aircraft
  • Active participation in inter-disciplinary design and analysis activities for new aircraft developments, and in support of existing aircraft modification projects
  • Develop numerical simulation (CFD) best practices and methods and generate aerodynamics models for aircraft performance, flight dynamics and loads calculation purposes
  • Support tasks related to wind tunnel and flight testing campaigns, preparation of engineering analysis reports for certification purposes and production and customer support queries

What you bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent, with more than 7 years of experience in fixed-wing aircraft design and certification (turboprop and/or jet aircraft)
  • Sound knowledge of fixed wing aircraft aerodynamics, and experience in applying relevant aerodynamics methods for fixed-wing aircraft analysis and optimization
  • Sound industry experience with state of the art CFD tools and methods for meshing, simulation and post-processing of results
  • Hands-on experience in the creation of aerodynamics models
  • Familiarity with relevant aircraft certification requirements for CS/FAR 23 or 25 aircraft (Subpart B)
  • It will be considered as an advantage if you bring experience with wind tunnel testing, multi-disciplinary optimization tools and associated analysis, flight dynamics simulations, aeroacoustics tools and associated analysis or Matlab/Simulink

What we offer

  • Financial participation in the company's success
  • Flexible working hours
  • Promotion of job-related trainings
  • Good social benefits
  • Referral fees for successful employee placement
  • Discounted meals in our staff restaurant and employee discounts

Become part of the Pilatus family

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Your contact

Beat Jost
Phone: +41 41 619 73 77

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