Mid- to Senior-Level Mechanical and Structures Engineer

Olten, Switzerland
Full Time
Mid Level


Axalp Technologies is a young company dedicated to shaping the future of aerospace and related fields by providing engineering services to selected customers and partners. Join our highly talented and motivated team and work on challenging tasks developing cutting-edge systems, ranging from new-design eVTOL aircraft to speed-record-setting vehicles.

We are seeking an experienced engineer with a passion for leading engineering projects in a team setting. The ideal candidate should have at least 5 years of industry experience and demonstrate a skillset both in technical areas and in the ability to lead medium-sized projects.  (engineering teams ranging from 3 to 10 engineers)

Your Contributions:

  • Lead an engineering team to successfully execute complex engineering projects.  Monitor resource usage, schedule, technical achievement, and risk.  Ensure project finishes “on time, on budget” while meeting performance requirements.
  • Be able to view the project from the “big picture” and see how it fits with company goals.
  • Interact with other project lead engineers to leverage capabilities across the company.
  • Report project status, risks, and achievements to company management on a regular basis. 
  • Be able to contribute to technical work on the project(s), in a relevant area such as mechanical design, electrical design, thermal analysis, dynamics analysis, and system-level analysis.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to engineers on the project team, particularly junior engineers.
  • Prepare documentation to support design decisions and to resolve issues. Prepare presentations for design reviews.  Lead technical interchange meetings and technical program reviews, both internal and with customer(s).
  • Contribute to the creation of customer proposals, including estimating costs and describing tasks in the scope of the proposal.
  • Support recruiting activities as needed to ensure adequate engineering resources are available for technical projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in Engineering, including work on complex systems.
  • Intrinsic drive to understand and solve complex engineering problems.
  • Ability to visualize parts and systems, mentally and in drawings or CAD.
  • Experience leading small engineering teams or projects, at a minimum, experience as Design Lead as part of a broader team.
  • Excellent English language skills, verbal and written.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with lightweight aerostructures.
  • Experience with Siemens NX (preferred) or CATIA.
  • Some experience with analytical software such as FEM applications and/or MATLAB.
  • First-hand experience with composite manufacturing techniques.

What we offer:

  • Become an integral part of a highly skilled and motivated team!
  • Varied and exciting projects, including electric aircraft, VTOL systems, and uncrewed aircraft
  • Great quality of life in central Switzerland
  • Flexible work hours

Must be a Swiss or EU/EFTA country citizen, or otherwise be eligible to work in Switzerland.
Check out our videos: 
Introduction:  https://youtu.be/_L4vvHKqphc?si=jgFg9owoNdXOl6k7 
Image Film:  https://youtu.be/85H8lG5Z7Wc?si=4I5MnuWu7oyhz7CE 



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