Structural Engineer

Swiss based Dufour Aerospace is developing an eVTOL platform based on tilt-wing technology to make future manned and unmanned electric and hybrid electric aircraft a reality. Dufour’s prototypes have already flown many hundreds of flights – both manned and unmanned. The combination of VTOL operation, aircraft design and software development expertise puts Dufour Aerospace at the forefront of Advanced Air Mobility.

About the role

We are seeking a passionate individual to join our engineering team. This role allows for the engineer to interface with many disciplines within the company and invites creativity. Prototypes are designed quickly and efficiently, meaning attention to detail is critical. Applicant is expected to have experience in designing and manufacturing composite structures, preferably in aviation industry. Due to the efficient nature of a start-up, this position is rewarding, as the engineer will promptly see ideas grow from concept to creation.


  • Design of lightweight structural aircraft components such as wings, fuselages, empennage, etc.
  • Engineer will perform initial layout and sizing.
  • Conception, analysis, and selection of appropriate structural models.
  • Detail design and fabrication instruction writing.
  • Direct communication with vendors and technicians in manufacturing.


  • Proficiency in CAD.
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in composite structures design.
  • Experience in composites manufacturing.


  • M.S. in relevant discipline.
  • 3+ years of working experience in relevant industry.
  • Experience in aircraft structural certification.
  • Experience with CAD.
  • Experience with finite element tools.
  • Aircraft homebuilding or rapid prototyping experience is a plus.

Dufour Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, gender identity, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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With over 30 years of experience in Swiss commercial helicopter operations, we understand the real world requirements of VTOL aircraft. Our engineering team with years of aircraft construction experience is building aircrafts for rugged operations in harsh environments. Our patented combination of proven aerodynamic concepts with the latest technology makes our aircraft rock solid with unparalleled performance.