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Employer: Lilium
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: peste 5 years of experience
  • Abroad
  • Updated at: 15.05.2019
    Short company description

    Lilium is a disruptive aviation start-up based in Munich. Co-founded in 2015 by Daniel Wiegand, Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen and Matthias Meiner, the team brings together international world-class engineers and designers.

    The group shares the vision of a completely new type of individual transportation and is dedicated to develop and build the world’s first fully electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. An estimated range of up to 300 km and a top speed of 300 km/h, along with zero emissions make it the most efficient and eco-friendly individual means of transportation of our time. By providing ultra-redundancy, the Lilium Jet will also set new standards in safety.

    Lilium aims at liberating towns and cities from today’s congestion and pollution, with people able to come and go freely, vastly expanding the radius of their everyday lives.


    - Degree in mechanical-, mechatronic-, electrical-, aerospace engineering (Ph.D./ M. Sc.) or similar is desired
    - 5+ years of professional experience in developing air conditioning systems required
    - From engineering or project management perspective, you have been responsible for the entire development process of air conditioning systems, from construction to production
    - Strong technical overview over availability and combinability of state-of-the-art components of air conditioning systems required
    - Experience in leading and guiding a team of highly capable engineers desired
    - Strong motivation to help build structures and processes desired
    - Experience in certification processes and procedures beneficial
    - High level of self-reliance with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomous
    - Target-oriented, driven workstyle with analytic problem-solving skills required
    - Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language is beneficial


    We are looking for an outstanding thermal engineer with specific knowledge in air conditioning systems to join our innovative team that will shape the future of urban e-mobility.

    You will sit within the Thermal Systems team of the Energy Systems department with direct report to our Head of Energy Systems. You will have complete ownership with end-to-end responsibility over development and implementation of the thermal management system for the Lilium aircraft. This position offers a potential future team lead.

    Your work will be essential to develop and integrate an innovative thermal management system that meets challenging performance, mass, and size targets. With many interfaces to other engineering teams your work comprises multidisciplinary tasks with tight timescales, which require focused, creative and proactive thinking to develop an effective and efficient thermal management system.

    Having great ideas and ability to implement them, you will find the perfect place to work at Lilium.

    Your Day to Day:
    - Development lead of an innovative thermal management system for the Lilium aircraft with special focus on the air conditioning system
    - Maintenance of system requirements and derivation of specifications according to acceptable means of compliance like CS-23 and DO-160
    - Identification of and collaboration with development partners and suppliers on components and system level
    - Resource and workload planning as well as coordination and cooperation with interfacing teams from Energy Systems, CAD, Calculation, Production, and Testing
    - Collaboration in verification and validation until certification
    - Support of development of series production processes and process standardization across departments
    - Work on any ad hoc related projects or tasks to support our fast-paced development activities

    Other info

    Welcome to the future

    Elegance, speed, comfort and sustainability – fusing to a new form of traveling. The Lilium aircraft is the only means of transportation that can meet the demands of future mobility and therefore shape it now. We are introducing the world's first electric vertical take-off and landing jet. Our ambition is to engineer, manufacture Lilium Jets, as well as create an end to end air transportation service on demand, operating around the world.

    Lilium is a globally acclaimed Startup creating a revolution in personal transportation and e-mobility with secured funding and proven technologies (several flying prototypes). To date, the company raised over 100 million USD from two rounds of funding, with global top VCs and funds backing the company’s vision. We are a highly energetic and ambitious team with world-class investors who value outstanding talent, serious creativity and elaborate innovation.

    At Lilium, you will work with the world´s most talented engineers, designers and thought leaders to revolutionize the way people travel. We apply an exceptional breadth and depth to our work, we are incredibly focused onto our mission and we are therefore looking for people like us who are continuously striving towards perfection. If you, too, are filled with the insatiable need to grow, to innovate and to create don‘t hesitate to grasp this exclusive opportunity.

    Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on competence, performance, and business needs