Aerospace Structural Design Engineer (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are the pioneers of electric air taxis, i.e. aircraft that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring urban air mobility to life, by getting air taxis and drones off the ground in a way that complements current transportation options in megacities across the globe. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services that fly people to their destination quickly and safely. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electric multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale VoloCity aircrafts (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

The Mechanical Engineering team is a a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of our Airframe team which is part of our Mechanical Engineering Department. Together, you will design state-of-the-art composite structure, plastics, and/or metal components of the Volocity that are key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

  • You conduct technical research and evaluate design concepts
  • You align on interfaces to other systems including future updates
  • You perform detailed design of structural concepts according to requirements (e.g. lightweight, manufacturability, cost efficiency, maintainability)
  • You collaborate with relevant disciplines (e.g. Stress, Production, Procurement, Integration, etc.)
  • You create prototyping and design data
  • You evaluate prototypes and manufacturing data
  • You document all design decisions and descriptions
  • You specify the component design through CAD models, drawings and instructions
  • You interact with suppliers and upport manufacturing issues
  • You provide the relevant documentation trough the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • You ensure quality in our design, generate design assessments, and if needed and participate root cause assessments
  • You improve the existing structural components

Check in your professional skills

Technical skills:

  • You have a Bachelor's/Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in the aviation industry
  • You have experience in the design of primary and secondary structures (composite/metallic) and understand their manufacturing processes
  • You are proficient in mechanical engineering design and engineering drawing creation softwares (e.g. CAD, PLM), preferrably using Siemens Teamcenter and NX
  • You have experience with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) application
  • You have knowledge of the physical phenomena relevant to aircraft design with a focus on eVTOL vehicles
  • You have experience in working with aerospace standards as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G


  • You have excellent problem-solving skills and a logical and safety-conscious thinking
  • You have excellent collaboration and communication skills. You have the ability to bring creative ideas forward and are also able to listen and to collaborate with others
  • You have a structured way of working and documenting and are dedicated to time-based activities & deadlines
Additional Information

Work mode:

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners 
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient  communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.

Aerospace Structural Design Engineer (m/f/d)

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