Senior Mechanisms Engineer

Job description

Ampyx Power is an innovative company developing an ‘Airborne Wind Energy system. We will be launching it on the market in the next few years. Want to join us? We’re looking for a Mechanisms engineer who has specialises into designing mechanical components for aircraft to help us achieve our upcoming milestones. 

Do you have experience designing lightweight mechanisms for example for aircraft, such as landing gears or control surface mechanisms or do you have experience with light weight structures?
And, do you want to make a unique contribution to a pioneering technology for generating sustainable energy? 
Then we’re looking for you!

About Ampyx Power
Ampyx Power has the ambition to meet the global demand for energy at the lowest cost and in a sustainable way. We develop Airborne Wind Energy Systems with an autonomous aircraft that converts wind at higher altitudes into electricity; a cost effective technology using an abundant natural resource. Our technology can compete with fossil energy sources allowing a fast transition towards sustainable energy.

Your role includes the following activities and skills
As a member of the Structures team, you will be involved in the design of various mechanisms that are implemented in the aircraft, such as  the design of the landing gear, arresting mechanisms, brakes,  and control surface mechanisms and mechanism specific to airborne wind energy. You will be the interface to the electronics, structural and system engineering teams. 
In particular you will be working on:

  • Horizontal tail and rudder mechanisms.
  • Supporting Landing gear designing with you expertise.
  • Supporting arresting mechanism design with your expertise.
  • Light Weight Aircraft Mechanisms design 
  • Control surface mechanisms design


You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering or Aerospace engineering with  at least 5 years’ of experience in designing (aircraft) mechanisms. You work efficiently in a team and support your colleagues. You are able to proactively pick tasks and take ownership. You like to learn new skills when it is required. You are good at writing technical documentation and you are proficient in English. You report in a precise and concise manner.

We will additionally select on the following aspects:

  • You have completed at least 3 full design cycles on  aircraft mechanisms and seen your designs perform their tasks in practice. 
  • FEM Analysis experience
  • Leadership skills or the ambition to grow into a leading role.

However if you do not have experience in all the abovementioned points, please do not hesitate to apply! 

Our proposition
You will be working on a unique innovation using state-of-the-art technology in an international team of enthusiastic professionals. Our innovation will contribute to a fast transition towards sustainable energy. As a Senior Mechanisms engineer you can also look forward to:

  • a competitive salary (local terms), completely aligned with your talent, knowledge and experience;
  • a good balance between your work situation and your home situation;
  • flexible working hours;
  • excellent opportunities for personal growth;
  • collaborating with a team of professionals of top international status;
  • opportunities to take initiative and responsibility.

Ampyx Power is located in The Netherlands in the centre of The Hague, a ten-minute walk from the Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station. Our office in The Hague is also easily accessible for candidates from, for example, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Delft, Zoetermeer, Leiden, Rotterdam, Dordrecht and Haarlem.

How to apply
Do you still have questions before you decide to apply? You can contact Dmitriy Kropiventsev, Senior Aircraft design engineer for technical questions or Layla Groeneweg, HR Manager for general questions about the organisation or the process, both on the following number: 0031-70-4020168. 
Interested? Please upload your application ( a cv plus a motivation letter) via our website. We’re looking forward to your application.

Agency calls are not appreciated.