Project Engineer

16 mars | Poste à res­pon­sa­bil­i­tés | 100%

Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Part of Leonardo (through its Helicopter division), Kopter is set to become a Centre of Excellence for new light helicopters and an incubator of new technologies; also contributing to the development of new hybrid and electrical propulsion systems. The single-engine, turbine-powered SH09 now under development will outperform its peers with increased modularity, modern electronic systems, and a larger cabin and cargo hold. The SH09 delivers latest safety standards, more performance and comfort at low operating costs. Kopter’s 320 talented team members are primarily based near Zurich, Switzerland – with corporate/engineering offices at Wetzikon, and the production facilities in the towns of Mollis and Näfels.

Your responsibilities

The Project Engineer is responsible for:
►the definition of product level requirements within the design organisation
►the coordination and the management of all technical initiatives for the aircraft system, from concept design through production and entry into service.
►for the end-end technical oversight of a program.

The Project Engineer:
►Provides guidance and support to a team of engineering professionals.
►Develops and performs overall technical planning and provide airworthiness verification support, i.e. management of design and/or technical airworthiness reviews
►Helps to resolve technical problems that would affect cost, schedule and aircraft system performance
►Works closely with engineering technical areas and other subject matter experts for the review and approval of engineering design solutions.
►Provides coordination across the multi-disciplinary team.
►Supports the development of technical and product roadmaps
►Manages proto-type configuration choices and implementation /embodiment.

Your qualifications

The Project Engineer:
►is a technically strong engineer with strong organisational and coordination skills and the capability to support a cross-functional team.
►combines a broad knowledge of certification skills, engineering principles, manufacturing techniques and analytical skills to certify products which meet or exceed specifications and requirements.
►Is able to coordinate technical requirements internally and with customers, suppliers and authorities.
►has a strong initiative to coordinate to work through technical, cost and schedule issues
►is able to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision
►has expertise in developing rotary or fixed wing aircrafts
►has strong written and verbal communication skills
►negotiation or influencing skills


3-5 years of work experience in the following fields:
►Expertise in developing rotary or fixed wing aircrafts essential
►Mechanical Design 
►Electronic Hardware & Software Development 
►EASA Part-21J knowledge essential
►CS 27/29 or CS25 knowledge essential
►Requirements management
►Aircraft and component testing
►Aircraft qualification and certification
►Aircraft in-service experience
►English – verbal and written at B2 level
►Previous international work environment experience an asset

Our offer

We are offering an exciting job opportunity in an entrepreneurial environment with room to grow in every dimension.

Your next step

If you are interested, please submit your complete application documents in English including the following documents:

  • Cover letter

  • CV

  • Diplomas

  • Employment references

Please note, that this job is only open to candidates, holding a valid Swiss Working Permit / EU Nationals / Swiss Nationals.

Department of Engineering located in CH-8620 Wetzikon

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