Full-Time

Sr. Aircraft Electrical Power Systems Engineer

Updated on 5/22/2024

Supernal

Supernal

501-1,000 employees

Develops eVTOL vehicles for advanced air mobility

Hardware

Senior

Irvine, CA, USA

Required Skills
Agile
Communications
Management
JIRA
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical/mechanical engineering, physics, or related engineering field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a power management engineer in an aerospace organization
  • Experience working on aircraft electrical systems (ATA24)
  • Experience working with high voltage DC systems
  • Experience working with aircraft 28VDC systems
  • Experience with flight critical aircraft systems
  • Experience developing and maintaining a Power Management and Control Plan
  • Experience with supplier/vendor requirements, monitoring, and weight control
  • Experience with technical disciplines and principles of structures, aerodynamics, propulsions, avionics, interiors, flight test, manufacturing
  • Experience with aircraft conceptual design
  • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles
  • Experience with high-rate automotive manufacturing preferred
  • Experience with FAA or EASA certification process part (23/25/27/29)
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies
  • Experience in aircraft (OEM) level systems engineering
  • Experience in CATIA V5/V6
  • Knowledge of Cable Bundle Design, Wire Harness Design, Wire routing and Sizing Power Distribution, Voltage Conversion and Redundancy
  • Ability to perform Power Budget and Voltage Drop Analysis
  • Knowledge of Aerospace Connectors and EMI Cable Shielding
  • Electrical Interconnect Design to Aerospace Standards
  • Knowledge of EWIS aerospace standards/ requirements definition
  • Knowledge of Aircraft EMI / EMC Design and Testing for Composite Airframe
  • Familiarity with ATA100, or predecessors
  • Knowledge of a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software such as 3D Experience
  • Proficiency with Jira (Agile tool)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Responsibilities
  • Leads and participates in system-level trades to ensure the vehicle design meets all physical, electrical, mechanical, and environmental requirements while accommodating the required payload, power, propulsion, thermal, communications, and attitude control system requirements
  • Perform electrical system architecture, design and analysis
  • Conduct advanced design power estimation to develop preliminary power estimates to support advanced design proposals, prototyping efforts, trade studies, etc.
  • Perform estimation, calculation, and develop methods of measurement for verification of power requirements for LRUs, components, assemblies, and complete systems.
  • Develop the analysis methods and tools for power management
  • Estimate, calculate, and verify mass properties of LRUs, components, assemblies, and complete systems in support of trade studies and drawing/component release
  • Manage/perform testing of aircraft wiring harness including bonding and grounding
  • Work with the broader engineering team to conduct multi-disciplinary trade studies to guide through design decisions
  • Generate and maintain power reports to key stakeholders of various cross-functional teams
  • Develop, support, and execute test plans to verify power properties (voltage drops, current distribution, on/off power timing, power quality, etc.)
  • Track, maintain, and own power distribution inside a database
  • Partner with PMO organization to execute build plan
  • Requires up to 10% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

Supernal specializes in developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and a scalable, electrified, clean-energy ecosystem for Advanced Air Mobility, leveraging Hyundai Motor Group's automotive manufacturing expertise. The main technologies involved include eVTOL vehicle design and development, as well as ecosystem integration for Advanced Air Mobility.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

Washington, District of Columbia

Founded

2020

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

16%

1 year growth

86%

2 year growth

263%