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Senior Engineer, Fuel Cell Systems – ‘s-Gravenhage


Conscious Aerospace BV

The world around us is changing, more and more we are facing the effects of climate change, a change is needed. No, a change is crucial! For the aerospace industry this means developing & implementing manners of propulsion with a limited or zero carbon footprint.


We are awake, we aware, we are Conscious Aerospace! The Dutch tier 1 company, located in Ypenburg – The Netherlands, that will deliver its first Hydrogen Aircraft Powertrain and Storage Systems retrofit kit by 2028. Join us on our journey to a future green aviation! For more information please check our website:


Conscious Aerospace is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Engineer, Fuel Cell Systems in our Engineering department.

Your Mission

You will play a key role in the development & integration of Hydrogen Powertrain technologies in a variety of aerospace applications. You will be part of a highly motivated team working in a fast-paced environment delivering pioneering engineering solutions.

Key responsibilities:

• Design and analysis of Hydrogen storage and distribution systems;

• Work closely with suppliers and partners to ensure development and on-time delivery of specified tank and related fuel system components;

• Apply knowledge and understanding of the requirements and methods for showing compliance to certification standards;

• Hydrogen fuel system layout, component placement and packaging design;

• Functional and safety analysis of the different fuel system architectures;

• Analyze, verify, and validate performance of hardware and software components (where applicable) in a hydrogen fuel system in aerospace applications;

• Support the development of validation and verification plans of the fuel system for regulatory compliance (DO-160, DO-178, DO-254, and EASA/CAA);

• Support the execution of developed validation and erification plans;

• Develop and maintain P&IDs, drawings, diagrams and Interface Control Documents (ICDs) for hydrogen fuel system components and subsystems;

• Support planning and execution of air-vehicle-level integration and tests;

• Translate system level requirements into hardware designs that meet or exceed requirements

• Planning and execution of verification testing;

• Testing data analysis and reporting;

• Initiating corrective actions based on test results;

• Work on trade studies and interface definitions;

• Exercise critical thinking and innovative problem solving;

• Support new business pursuits including white papers, proposals, invention memos and simulations.


Your luggage


• Knowledge of design and practical experience in using compressed gas systems;

• Solid understanding of fuel cell systems and their major components;

• Accredited Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronics qualification;

• Knowledge in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and gas dynamics;

• Basic knowledge of layout and requirements for storage systems for Fuel Cell vehicles;

• Working knowledge in developing/applying system safety analysis methods;

• Experience in using CAD design software.


• Cryogenics knowledge and or experience, especially in liquid hydrogen;

• Experience in development and layout of hydrogen storage and supply systems for fuel cell vehicles or other mobile applications (fuel cell buses, fuel cell trucks, aircraft, ships, etc);

• Experience in specifying, verification and testing of gaseous compressed hydrogen fuel system components;

• Knowledge and experience in specifying subsystems and components in cryogenic liquid hydrogen fuel storage and supply systems;

• Experience and Knowledge of Development Assurance and ARP4754A and AC20-174;

• Proficient in requirements development for aerospace systems and hardware;

• Experience in Engineering Simulation Software (ANSYS, MATLAB Simulink, Python).


What we offer:

• Contributing to realize the vision on true zero emission aviation: a revolution in the aerospace!

• An inspiring working environment in a highly motivated team with mixed experiences and backgrounds;

• Market competitive salary and secondary conditions;

• Long term cooperation with continuous professional development.


Ready for take-off?

Information with regards to the recruitment procedure: interviews are planned until December. Start is scheduled for Q1-2023. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Maurice Taks, +31(0)615341393. If you want to apply, please send your resume to [email protected]