Overview

Société

FLYING WHALES’ goal is to develop and industrialize a unique 60 tons Large Capacity Airship, dedicated to freight transport. This solution will embark disruptive technologies addressing world challenges: low environmental impact and low operating cost.

This innovative solution is developed in cooperation with a consortium of French and foreign partners in the aerospace industry. Above all, this project currently gathers more than 100 passionate who represent the aviation great pioneers of our time.

FLYING WHALES bases its growth on key human values such as inclusive teamwork and boldness, with the ambition to contribute significantly to the emergence of a new world. We invite you to be part of this great disruptive industrial adventure that will lead to the emergence of a new generation of transportation solution.

Mission

Within Flight Physics and Architecture Department, and under the responsibility of the Aerodynamics Group, you will be in charge of:

  • Developing the methodology for static external/internal airship load calculations;
  • Defining structural load cases within the framework setup at FLYING WHALES;
  • Calculating corresponding static and dynamic loads (aerodynamic loads, inertial, due to thermal effects…);
  • Calculating interface loads between structure and systems or components including engines, propellers and flight control system;
  • Defining and managing interfaces with teams in charge of stress calculation and aeroelasticity as well as flight dynamics;
  • Defining the test needs (ground and flight tests); support pre-flight preparation including test plans and procedures, flight readiness reviews; and analyse the test data to validate loads and correlate models;
  • Writing documents related to these activities including certification compliance documents.

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Profil

You have a significant experience in aerodynamic loads calculation within an air vehicle development program,

You have :

  • Bachelor’s degree in related engineering discipline,
  • Masters degree or a PhD in the relevant field,
  • Background on Flight physics and flight dynamics,
  • Background on numerical fluid mechanics and finite element structural calculation,
  • Hands on experience in CFD software, ideally OpenFoam as well as CSM softwares use (ideally Abaqus),
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail,
  • Fluent English language skills.

Personal skills

  • an extraordinary dynamism;
  • a strong work capacity, respect for deadlines;
  • an ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships internally;
  • You can deal with ambiguity and you know how to adjust your priorities quickly and accommodate the changes required by the circumstances.

High level in English (B2-C1), rigor and good appetite for this adventure are essential.