Design Engineer Powerplant

As a result of further growth of the engineering organisation, we are looking for a Design Engineer to join the team Powerplant. You have an important role in all stages of development of the world’s first flying car. This job is ideal for someone who would like to take the next step in their career.

In this position you will be part of the Powerplant team. This team works among other things on the Engine and Gear Box of the PAL-V.

Your main tasks are:

  • Developing and detailing of concepts by means of hand calculations or modelling.
  • Designing, developing and further developing of existing systems: such as the engine systems, Fly/Drive Gear Box, fuel and cooling systems.
  • Proposing and generating design substation (analyses and/or complex test setups).
  • Reporting of compliance demonstration in English in review teams and reports.
  • Contact with suppliers if necessary. As a Design Engineer you report to, and support, the Project Team Lead of team Powerplant.


  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive- or Aviation/Aerospace design or similar technical expertise.
  • You are looking for a second or third step in your career.
  • Experience with CAD, FMEA and strength calculations.
  • Experience with relevant powerplant systems is preferred.
  • Experience in compliance demonstration and/or certification is preferred.
  • Strong written communication skills in Dutch and/or English.
  • If you are not a Dutch citizen, check 'Flow Chart Hiring International Candidates' to see if PAL-V can process your application.

Our Company for you

What sets the standard:

  • An excellent allowance, we have our own job and salary structure.
  • Commute and homework allowance.
  • 8% vacation bonus.
  • 27 vacation days and the ability to purchase an additional 10 vacation days.
  • A good pension scheme.
  • You will engage in annual discussions about your ambitions and career within our organisation.

To keep you healthy:

  • Flexible hours.
  • Fresh fruit in the office.
  • Vitality platform through which you can get in touch with other colleagues who practice the same hobbies or just to discover new hobbies together.

Because it’s fun:

  • Friendly and helpful colleagues.
  • Team activities, we have a party committee!
  • You can tell people at birthdays that you are working of the world's first flying car.

Apply now!


The application process

1. Send an email and a motivational letter to

2. You receive a direct confirmation of your application.

Be aware: this could be in your SPAM folder.

3. Within 10 workdays, you will receive a personal reaction on your application. This can be an invitation to the next rounds or a rejection based on your experience or company requirements.

4. PAL-V has 2 meeting rounds in the procedure, during you would speak to;

  • Teamlead Powerplant
  • Design Engineer Powerplant
  • HR Advisor

Acquisition proposals or other forms of collaboration requests of temporary employment agencies and detachment agencies will not be appreciated nor replied to!