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Group Leader Test and Validation (m/w/d)

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, StuttgartEngineering

At H2FLY we dream, we fly, and we develop the future! As a young, innovation-driven startup with pioneering spirit we are the worldwide forerunner on hydrogen electric powertrain systems for aviation.

Your mission during this flight

As Group Leader Test and Validation (m/w/d), you are responsible for the formation and leadership of the Team accountable for the specification, execution and documentation of Validation Plans and Tests and the planning, development and commissioning of Test infrastructure at H2Fly. The test results generated are used to inform data-driven decisions and give Validation Approval during the Fuel Cell Powertrain System and Sub-System development in various Aeronautical projects and applications.

Your tasks

  • Development of the Test and Validation Group:
    • Identification and hiring of the necessary Human Resources with the correct skills and experience to fulfil the Group responsibilities
    • Identification and implementation of the necessary infrastructure (equipment, processes and tools) to enable the fulfilment of the Group responsibilities, including:
      • Develop, implement and monitor Validation standards and procedures
      • Develop and manage the Validation infrastructure hardware and software
  • Leadership of the Test and Validation Group:
    • Implementation of an organisation and structure to plan, manage and track individual and group tasks (WHO does WHAT until WHEN and WHY)
    • Mentoring and disciplinary leadership of Group to ensure operational and technical excellence
    • Technical leadership, problem solving and identification, escalation and resolution of project roadblocks
  • Contribution to the Engineering Organisation:
    • Establish close and productive intra-group and intra-department working relationships
    • Identify best practices and opportunities for increasing quality and efficiency

Our check-in requirements

  • Completed Master’s degree in a relevant Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline or a relevant technical degree
  • Relevant experience:
    • validating complex electrical, mechanical and electrochemical products with critical process management and control systems
    • working in a fast-moving, dynamic environment
    • building, developing and leading Test and Validation teams
    • with fuel cell technology and/ or in the aeronautical industry would be an advantage
  • A vision for the necessary resources, organisation and structure to enable a successful Test and Validation Team
  • Strong intercultural competence and excellent communication skills
  • A dynamic, positive and authentic personality and an identification with the vision of realizing zero-emission flying
  • The aspiration to be part of a motivated and ambitious team and satisfaction in achieving goals together and sharing best practices
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills


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