UAM - Pop.Up Design leader

Publish Date
14 Sep 2018
Blagnac FRA
Reference Code
10420339 TH EN EXT 1
Interest Group
Professional staff - engineer
Functional Area
Structure Design & Integration
Contract Type
Permanent contract
Working Time
Full time
Work Experience
Experienced (>10 years of experience)

UAM - Pop.Up Design leader

Airbus Blagnac

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

The Airbus Chief Technology Office (CTO) is looking for a Design leader to join Urban Air Mobility - Pop.Up Next project. This position is to be based in Toulouse.

The Pop.Up Next projects aims at demonstrating that flying modular air and ground vehicle is possible and at establishing Airbus’ leadership in this technology. Baseline concept is based on a passenger capsule to be connected to a ground Module or an Air Module. Airbus is in charge of complete Air Vehicle demonstrator. Partnership with automotive industry company will enable Airbus to progress quickly towards Urban Air Mobility promising market.

The Airbus Pop.Up Next team operates under the Airbus Exponential Organization (ExO) core principles: speed, rapid adaptation to changes, employee empowerment, wholeness and absence of rigid hierarchy.

Using current CityAirbus architecture as staring baseline, you will have the duty to elaborate, design principle, DMU and detailed design for the new Air Module. We will actively participate in the development activities for Air Module, including some activities out of design perimeter (system integration, documentation, safety analysis …). Leading a small team, you will also be able to perform design activities by your own.

The position is offered within Airbus XO conditions and salary policy.

Tasks & accountabilities

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for design activities (structure and system installation)
  • Acting as Design focal point in front of authorities, of our automotive partner and others involved companies.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

Your Boarding Pass:

  • Strong background in all design activities (structure and system installation, configuration management, Product Data Management)
  • Strong background in metallic structure, mechanism, composite structure
  • Good background in all airworthiness and Aircraft certification
  • Good background in Catia V5
  • Experience in helicopter engineering is desirable
  • Knowledge of overall aircraft design and systems
  • Negotiation level in English is required. German would be a plus.
  • This position will require some business travels


You are an enterprising person, flexible and capable of adapting to changing environments. Able to self-manage in a non-hierarchical environment, understanding what the organization needs, acting and making decisions accordingly.
You are able to lead a team and to perform productive activities by you own. You are a hands-on person, open minded, solution oriented and communicative. You have negotiation skills.
You have and share the values of transparency, courage, humility, empathy and care for the others.
You are willing to have fun.


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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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