Propulsion Test Engineer Intern

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Munich, Germany

Posted on: 2024-02-21

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Lilium’s vision is to create a sustainable and accessible mode of high-speed, regional transportation. 

Using the 7-Seater Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing jet, offering leading capacity, low noise and high performance, Lilium is building a transport network and service for people and goods. Working in partnership with world-leading aerospace, technology, and infrastructure partners, commercial operations are set to launch in 2024. 

Lilium’s 700+ strong team includes over 400 aerospace engineers and a leadership responsible for delivering some of the most successful aircraft in aviation history. Founded in 2015, Lilium’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Munich, Germany, with teams based across Europe and the U.S.

A career at Lilium is for those who want to do something extraordinary. We take pride in pushing the boundaries of engineering, technology and customer experience 

Apart of a team, you will tackle challenges and deliver something that has never been done before. By joining Lilium you will have the opportunity to work with a world-class entrepreneurial team of more than  950 people who are  as passionate about changing the world as you are.  

You will always act with safety and integrity in mind and embody our core behaviors of efficient and positive collaboration, ownership of time, continuous improvements and, ultimately delivering results.

We thrive on diversity and creating an inclusive culture, with more than 50 nationalities currently working hard to bring our vision of a sustainable world to life. 


Your role and team:

The Test and Experimental team is responsible for various disciplines covering component, system, and whole aircraft tests. It is set up in three divisions: Testing, Test Management and Test Operations. Our team runs tests that facilitate certification, development, and research for the technology areas: Propulsion Systems, Energy Storage, Structures, Environmental Tests, and Hardware in the Loop (HIL).

You will report directly to the Engineering Manager for Propulsion Testing and will support in test activities and test rig development supporting the design and certification of the Lilium Jet.

As an intern working in the Propulsion Test Team, you will interface with multiple teams like Propulsion, Energy Storage, Custom Electronics and Avionics, and support in test setups and test execution with required focus on electric propulsion systems standards.


Your day to day:

  • Support test setup preparation (data acquisition systems, cabling, sensors, etc.).
  • Contribute to test methods development.
  • Test data post-processing using existing tools and/or custom made scripts.
  • Programming custom made scripts for data post-processing and test report automation.
  • Support laboratory maintenance and inventory.


Your profile:

  • Student with excellent academic record pursuing a degree in electrical/mechanical/aerospace engineering or similar.
  • Good engineering technical writing skills.
  • Keen to learn about Propulsion test standards.
  • You are curious and have a ‘learn and grow’ mindset.
  • Target-oriented work style with analytic problem-solving skills.
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, fluent German or any other language is beneficial.
  • Ability to work a minimum of 6 months full time is required.
  • Electrical and Propulsion Systems basic knowledge.
  • Modal characterization theory and test is beneficial.


Duration: This is a temporary position, initial 6-months contract during preparations for the flight test campaign.

Join our team and contribute your expertise to the success of our aircraft flight test campaign. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in gathering critical data that will shape the future of aviation technology!





Want to know more? Then view our 'Why join Lilium' page!

Life at Lilium:

The wellbeing of our employees is a high priority. In our HQ we have many initiatives such as free healthy food and drinks, free in-house gym and health days. In remote offices we offer online opportunities to stay connected and develop yourself as well including our culture club, learning terminal, Employee Assistance Program and many more.

 Lilium is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of ethnicity, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.  



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