Aero-Mechanical Engineer

Renewable energy from a reliable source at competitive price is the key to the good future of our planet. Kitemill has found the solution high up in the air and is committed to show the performance of airborne wind energy. Our future clients - the energy companies, are conservative and focused on reliability and availability in their energy producing plants. Kitemill shall give them what they need.

Kitemill employs a team of skilled and experienced experts. We are testing our KM0 and KM1 prototypes in Lista, Norway, where we also will develop our next KM2 models.

Kitemill has an ambition to reach a more operational phase with its demonstrator during 2022.


To meet its challenges and development targets, Kitemill is now recruiting an aero-mechanical engineer. The aero-mechanical engineer will have a responsibility for the mechanical design of the KM2 system – a rigid kite with wingspan of 12-15m.


The Aero-mechanical engineer will contribute to develop and produce the most efficient kite for the kite turbines. He / she will contribute to the development of the planform, up to the manufacturing of the kite as well as the final testing of the system. He / she will work together with our collaborating partners on finding an optimal solution dependent on the defined specifications and requirements.


The person will have the internal responsibility to develop and mechanically construct (or contribute to) parts of the system (related to kite). He / she will contribute to the development and design as well as in the final testing of the system. He / she will make production-ready drawings using engineering methods.


Ideally the candidate has an aerospace background leaning towards structural mechanics, material strength, analysis of the plane (FEA), 3D CAD modelling (e.g. SolidWorks), and drawings to industry standard. The person should have experience with documentation and manufacturing methods.

  • Strength of materials.
  • Finite element analysis on aircraft or kites using any known solver such as ANSYS, MECWAY.
  • CAD modelling using SolidWorks and produce drawings that are of industrial standard, including mechanical tolerances.
  • Composite design including materials, fibre directions, design factors, production, autoclave tooling.
  • Mechanical testing.
  • Knowledge on fluid structure interaction would be appreciable.

English writing and communication are mandatory. The person should be independent and self-motivating. A passion for renewable energy is a must!

The company aims at increasing the number of female employees, such that female applicants are especially encouraged to apply for this position.


Would you like to know more?

Contact Lode Carnel (R&D Manager) lc@kitemill.no