Ground Support Equipment - Design Engineer

Montreal, QC


The Ground Support Equipment - Design Engineer will work as part of the Infrastructure Product Team developing Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for BETA’s eVTOL aircraft. As part of the team, you will be responsible for the design and development of ground-based equipment that supports electric flight, for example, cable management solutions for charging, integration of charging solutions within heliports/vertiports, and cooling systems. In this role, you will work as part of a cross-functional, product development team. Part of your time will be participating in industry working groups on safety and certification requirements to gather information and represent BETA’s position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the conceptualization of new product designs and help to determine the feasibility of various design options. 
  • Lead the product design efforts of  Ground Support Equipment  (e.g. pre-conditioned air units, cooling units, ground handling equipment, etc… ) that are used to support aircraft flights. 
  • Work within our CAD program to create drawings, assemblies, and 3D designs for analysis, quoting, and manufacturing.
  • Generate Bills of Material in Plex (ERP System) and write product manuals. 
  • Get hands-on and build proof of concept prototypes.
  • Develop methods and procedures for testing products or systems.
  • Participate in product testing or prototypes to aid the design process.
  • Participate in industry working groups

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

  • B.S. (M.S. desired)  in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience designing outdoor equipment for use in harsh environments. 
  • Experience using thermal analysis tools for enclosure design.
  • Experience using 3D CAD software for new product development. 
  • Experience evaluating trades during product design. 

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

  • Advanced degree or +5 years experience in a similar field
  • Experience and working knowledge of equipment certification (i.e. UL, ETL, TUV, etc…)
  • Experience designing aviation GSE. 
  • Experience designing heliport equipment.
  • Experience designing connected (IoT) hardware
  • Pilot’s license