Engineer in Aerospace, Energy Technology, Control Engineering or similar (f/m/x)

The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at DLR researches in the area of efficient and resource-conserving energy storage and converters with over 200 employees.
The Energy System Integration department studies fuel cell systems for aviation applications using laboratory experiments and simulations. With our interdisciplinary research and development work, we enhance the performance of fuel cell systems for future aircraft generations.

Current aircraft use conventional energy converters for propulsion and electrical power supply. This will change in the future as the development towards electric flight progresses. A major challenge is developing reliable fuel cell systems that operate with minimal resistance feedback on the aircraft.

As part of your work, you will develop and operate a fuel cell test system. For this, you will develop and analyze the overarching system requirements and derive appropriate system architectures, operating strategies, and control algorithms. You will set up and qualify relevant components and systems in a replacement environment before commissioning them in an overall system. Your innovative system architectures lay the foundation for the electrification and automation of future generations of aircraft using hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

In our department, you will become part of an agile and scientifically innovative team. You will benefit from the existing expertise and infrastructure and contribute to its continuous development as part of your activities. If you have the necessary degree of personal responsibility and share our high standards for the scientific quality of your work, we offer you the ideal environment for personal and professional development at an internationally high level.

Location is Hamburg.


Your qualifications:

  • completed academic university degree (Master / University Diploma) in natural sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, mathematics) or engineering (e.g., mechanical engineering, process engineering, energy technology, control engineering, aerospace technology) or other relevant courses of study for the position
  • several years of professional experience in industrial and institutional research and development of fuel cell systems for mobile applications (automotive, aviation, naval engineering)
  • in-depth knowledge of electrical energy systems and their automation
  • in-depth knowledge of energy system simulation and their control
  • in-depth knowledge of the development of mechatronic/energy technical systems and the methodology of systems engineering
  • several years of experience in handling cooperative research projects with industrial participation and the methodology of project management
  • very good command of German and English, both spoken and written

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-12-31
Location: Germany, Hamburg
Categories: Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, control engineering, energy engineering, Energy technology, Mathematics, Natural Science, Physics,


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