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Mechanical Design Engineer



Munich, Germany
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
Destinus is an aerospace technology company founded under the belief that in the future distance shouldn’t matter at all. We are therefore building the near-space vehicle and the associated infrastructure. Moving at the border of Space, our hydrogen-powered vehicles are ten times faster than conventional aircraft, providing the just-in-time backbone for logistics, e-commerce, and supply chain companies who can’t wait. We define a new class of fast: our mission is to bring instantly your stuff to the other part of the world – and we mean it literally.

The Destinus R&D engineering team is looking for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with a passion for aerospace to join our team. The ideal candidate will have at least 8 years of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer with strong applied engineering skills and an aptitude for leading small engineering teams and projects. In this role, you will support the propulsion and vehicle teams as the focal point for leading mechanical design projects (Airframe, Propulsion, Landing gear, flight controls) through the entire design life cycle.


  • Lead design projects for aerospace components and systems from the conceptual phase through manufacturing to integration and testing
  • Generate 3D CAD models, drawings, schematics, bills of material, and other related documentation required for manufacturing, integration and testing
  • Deliver technical documentation including any engineering calculations, analysis and assumptions required to substantiate your design decisions and solutions
  • Prepare and participate in design reviews
  • Manage suppliers and manufacturers by addressing any technical questions and resolving any issues which may arise during the manufacturing process
  • Select standard parts, fasteners, equipment and consumables following best practices and industry standards
  • Contribute to the DMU and configuration management


  • BSc., MSc. in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Technician qualifications with substantial experience would also be considered.
  • +5 years of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer in the aerospace industry
  • Strong knowledge of the manufacturing and assembly processes: machining, sheet metal forming, composites and additive manufacturing
  • Excellent CAD and PLM knowledge: Part design, DWGs, DMU management
  • Good engineering material properties knowledge
  • Strong engineering fundamentals and analytical skills: dimensioning calculations, load path definitions, basic stress calculations, energy and power
  • Seal and fastener design knowledge
  • Auxiliary component selection – general electro/mechanical components
  • ISO GD&T knowledge required
  • Fluent in English as a working language. German language is beneficial.
  • Proficiency in Siemens tool suite: NX, and TeamCenter PLM system, would be a plus
  • Experience with Metallic and composite structure design would be beneficial
  • Good to have experience with hydraulics, fuel systems and component design

Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer: we value diversity in our companies and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status