Electric Powertrain System Design Engineer – Section Lead (full-time, Sr., Netherlands) Job at Venturi Aviation B.V. – in Delft

Venturi Aviation is a Delft-based aerospace start-up with a mission to enable 100% sustainable regional air travel and in turn improve airlines flight operating costs.

To ensure zero-emission regional air travel, Venturi aims to deliver world’s first all-electric zero emission aircraft, seating 44 passengers with a flight range of 550 km, by end of 2028. Supported by Venturi’s own ultra high-speed Recharge Network we guarantee competitive aircraft turnaround times.

In other words, we make aviation greener, simpler and cheaper.


Venturi Aviation is looking for an experienced Powertrain engineer to assume the lead design role for the Electric Powertrain System.

As Sr. Electric Powertrain System Designer – Section Lead, you will be in charge of designing, developing, and testing Venturi’s electric propulsion system, including electric motors, motor controllers, power management system, and propeller integration.

You will take responsibility for the design, development, qualification and certification of the integrated electric powertrain system. You will collaborate closely with the Battery Systems department, Structures & Airframe Systems department, and the Certification & Airworthiness department.

As Sr. Electric Powertrain System Designer – Section Lead, you will be tasked to:

  • Define, communicate and establish a technology development vision for the aircraft Electric Powertrain System;
  • Establish and manage the Electric Powertrain Engineering team during the different aircraft design phases (department manager);
  • Act as main architect and owner of the Electric Powertrain System;
  • Establishing conditions for new product development such as; optimized processes, key technologies, new design software and proven techniques/methodologies;
  • Hiring & attracting best in class Engineering talent;
  • Perform day-to-day issue and opportunity management and tracking.


For the position of Sr. Electric Powertrain System Designer – Section Lead, Venturi is looking for applicants with the following experience, qualifications and skills necessary to fulfill the role:

  • BSc or MSc in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical engineering;
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in aircraft propulsion systems with a special focus in electric propulsion
  • Hands-on experience with design, development, integration, and testing of electric propulsion systems
  • Significant aircraft conceptual and preliminary design experience on a CS-23/25 or regional aircraft program (optional)
  • Experience in selection and management of third-party vendors and suppliers (optional)

Besides these requirements, any applicant to master the following soft-skills:

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in aircraft propulsion systems with a special focus in electric propulsion
  • Structured, analytical but with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Risk-taking and willing to challenge the aviation status quo
  • Creative thinker who is able to lead cross-functional teams and vendors in accordance with plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Depending on your profile we offer a competitive salary and a future possibility for Venturi stock options.

Does this job description fit you perfectly? Then apply, and we hope to welcome you on our mission!

About the Company

Company: Venturi Aviation B.V. –

Company Location:  Delft

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