Structural Design Engineer - Aerospace
Fokker Next Gen
Permanent, Hybrid (3 days on site)
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
Currently seeking a skilled Structural Designer/System Installation Designer to join a cutting-edge hydrogen-fueled aerospace engineering company. Become a part of a team where you will be able to leverage insights from senior engineers boasting over 30 years of experience.. As a vital part of their development and design squad, you'll play a key role in crafting structural components and installing engines, distinctive hydrogen storage, and distribution systems in a Fokker100 aircraft. Embrace the chance to become a foundational member of Fokker Next Gen, with promising career growth potential as they expand in the years ahead.
About Fokker Next Gen
Fokker Next Gen's mission is to drive innovation in the aviation industry by pioneering the integration of emission-free propulsion and enabling technologies, in order to foster a clean and sustainable future for air travel. They are developing a clean sheet regional hydrogen combustion airliner for 120-150 passengers with a planned entry into service (EIS) of 2035. While the aircraft is designed to primarily fly on liquid hydrogen, they are designing a dual fuel system so that the aircraft will also be able to fly on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and/or kerosene. Fokker Next Gen is on track to become a lean and state-of-the-art commercial aircraft manufacturer, leveraging their 100+ years of brand history in combination with the best that technology has to offer today.
You will be responsible for preliminary design proceeding through to the detail design of structural sections and installation of tubing and wiring in the aircraft
You will be part of the design and stress team co-operating in the integration of the entire modification of the aircraft
You will be a part of a unique team composed of highly experienced design engineers as well as junior engineers participating as a team
You will report to the design team manager
4-6+ years experienced in structure and system installation design
Familiarity with Catia V6 and 3DExperience tools
Aeronautical engineering degree
You are a strong team player, keen to both learn and teach, with the ability to learn fast
Excited about being part of an innovative company aiming to achieve zero CO2 emission flight
Able to work fluently in English
What is Project HOT?
Project HOT aims to convert a Fokker 100 to run on liquid hydrogen fuel, with the capability to also fly on SAF and/or kerosene, with a flying technology demonstrator projected for 2027. Fokker Next Gen has been awarded EUR 25 million by the Dutch Growth Fund in the Netherlands to make this happen, which was granted as part of the Aviation in Transition Program (Luuchtvaart in Transitie)