Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

South Burlington, VT


The Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for driving the development of innovative electric aircraft systems from conception through assembly and then through test/validation.

As a Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer at Beta Technologies you will work with a small team to rapidly develop new technologies for our electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft.

You will be expected to leverage your past industry experience and supplement with new knowledge gained through research and experimentation as you design, build, and validate critical systems and structures throughout the aircraft. 

You will have CAD modeling and structural, thermal, and CFD analysis tools at your disposal to help you ensure that your designs are meeting or exceeding all design, safety, and regulatory requirements.

You will be challenged every day and probably have a lot of fun.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design systems using CAD, managing all parts in detailed assemblies
  • Assist in requirements development
  • Analyze systems to verify requirements are met
  • Create drawings and manage BOMs
  • Follow Review and Change processes, and assist in process improvements
  • Develop and build prototypes and run experiments to inform future designs
  • Mentoring team members, and coordinating agile team goals and timelines
  • Participate in cross functional design reviews
  • Work with internal and external fabricators to see parts through manufacturing
  • Development of scalable manufacturing processes in parallel with product design

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering degree with strong Mechanical Design focus from an accredited University
  • Minimum 10 years experience in mechanical design
  • Mastery of 3D CAD software (OnShape or Catia preferred) with experience in Structural, Thermal and/or Fluid FEA
  • Experience in most of the following areas of design and test: Composites, Thermal design, Structural Analysis, Shock and Vibe
  • Self-starter that is well organized, disciplined, team player,  communication and leadership skills required
  • Google G -Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; slack, application lifecycle 
  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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    BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

    All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

    BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.