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Elemental Excelerator

Gearbox Design Engineer



United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world.

Engineering designs our next-generation hydrogen electric engines. Working across Hydrogen, Propulsion and Integration divisions, they solve technical problems and help decarbonize aviation by finding solutions for electric propulsion, hydrogen storage, fuel cell technology, power distribution, thermal management and more.

Working together daily with the Head of System Design and in conjunction with the Electrical Power System and Power Generation System departments, the Gearbox Engineer will have the overall responsibility for:

  • Interface with internal stakeholders to capture gearbox input parameters for requirements.
  • Provide the gearbox requirements to external suppliers and consultants.
  • Track the gearbox design progress.
  • Work on overall integration of the gearbox to the aircraft system.
  • Develop FMEA (DFMEA and PFMEA) and safety analysis for the gearbox for certification efforts.
  • Experience:

  • Degree in mechanical engineering with focus on powertrain development.
  • Project management experience of NPI.
  • System-level knowledge of gearboxes (aircraft application is preferred).
  • Knowledge of one of the following (at least)
  • Mechanical shaft calculations
  • Bearing calculations
  • Lubrication analysis of gearbox
  • Thermal analysis of gear teeth
  • Cross-functional experience.
  • Requirements capture/development experience.
  • Manufacturing, certification, and testing knowledge is preferred
  • Our solution-focused culture champions fast decision-making and empowers our people. We value results and efficiency and prioritise achieving our mission in the most effective and innovative way possible. We collaborate as a unified team to create solutions and solve problems, so we want people who share our principles to join us. If you’re eager to take radical ownership and are unafraid to ask questions or challenge the status quo, then we want you to be part of our Clean Sky Thinking.

    As a young company shaping the aviation industry, we know that diversity fuels success and unlocks potential. We embrace being an equal-opportunity employer and actively seek individuals from diverse backgrounds. We value the multitude of skills, perspectives, and mindsets everyone can bring to the table. These experiences ignite creativity, originality, and growth. We proudly reject discrimination in all forms, including that based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.