Siemens Director of Development and Airworthiness in United States

Director of Development and Airworthiness

Locations:Texas, United States

Job Family: Engineering


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Government Services

Business Unit: Government Services

Requisition Number: 210873

Primary Location: United States-Texas-

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Senior level

Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree

Travel Required: 50%

Division Description:

Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens, uniquely qualified to perform work for the U.S. Government. We are focused on enhancing the safety and security of the nation's assets and infrastructure, as well as assisting to improve operational and energy performance.

As an independent U.S. company with its own Board of Directors, SGT maintains a unique relationship with Siemens. We are able to leverage resources of professionals world-wide with demonstrated domain expertise and proven past performance to manage large-scale, mission critical programs. The future of SGT is bright. By integrating world-class people, process, products and technology, SGT is expanding its role as an important part of our nation's security.

We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, along with the opportunity to grow your career with a well-established company.

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Job Summary:

As a US Director of Development and Airworthiness you will lead US strategic, operational and engineering facets of the development of electric and hybrid electric propulsion in the US and global markets. These efforts will be both company based efforts as well as platform based collaborations with partner OEMs in the US for the development of airworthy electric propulsion and hybrid electric propulsion. You will also serve as the link between iterative research and development team in Europe and the US regulatory requirements.


  • Strategize, direct and coordinate US efforts in iterative R&D, ensuring synergistic and synchronized development with European R&D programs, platforms and partnerships

  • Execute on business strategies required to move from R&D to ultimate commercial product development

  • Strategic translation of broad product knowledge to customers in emerging aerospace markets with regard to digitalization, digital twin and virtual design

  • Create and direct processes of operational feedback for dual track engineering and development between US emerging market requirements and evolving, iterative development plans

  • Recommend strategic changes in development focus based on feedback from US customers, OEMs and end users developmental feedback

  • Shape and guide European efforts in terms of requirements for US certification strategies as it converts to market product development

  • Continue and lead expanded and established working relationships with the European team to drive for certifiable systems and iterative improvements for certifiable products and systems.

  • Lead, observe and document aircraft certifications with electric propulsion to guide Siemens electric propulsion unit certification in future

  • Lead collaborative efforts with our European team to continue to work toward certification synergies between EASA and FAA consensus standards for new electric propulsion

  • Understand and translate engineering requirements and needed iterations in design to guide and translate airworthiness

  • Work with the FAA Airworthiness personnel for certification of new technology, to include first steps with Small Airplane Directorate, and the Engine and Propeller Directorate

  • Assist in the development of internal procedures to ensure certification requirements or draft requirements are considered and met in the iterative design process

  • Perform or observe specific tasks related to airworthiness and aircraft maintenance as it pertains to the formulation of consensus standards for new electric propulsion technology

  • Guide Siemens efforts with FAA and with other pertinent trade organizations to ensure US representation of Siemens OEM expertise in the formulation of new standards

  • Serve on the EPIC committee for GAMA and other future committees focused on Electric propulsion

  • Provide recommendations on solutions for consensus standards, working closely with Global Head of Development and Airworthiness/Certification in Europe


  • BS degree in engineering, aerospace or electrical from an accredited university. A Master of Science in Engineering or related discipline is highly preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years industry experience

  • Minimum 3 years working with the FAA

  • Must be willing to relocate to Texas

  • Excellent understanding of FAA rules, regulations, and policies in relation to certifications for electric propulsion or hybrid electric propulsion

  • Knowledge and understanding of Siemens products is preferred

  • Private Pilot license is highly preferred but not mandatory

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to translate data into understandable terms.

Security Clearance:

Must be US citizen and have ability to obtain security clearance, if later required.

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