Full-time

Aircraft Acoustics Engineer - Flight Physics (m/f/d)

Bruchsal, Germany

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We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your future Volocopter crew:

Our Flight Science Team deals with Aircraft Physics including Flight Mechanics, Performance, Aerodynamics, Rotor and Acoustics. The team currently consists of 4 permanent employees and 2 student interns but will scale up until the end of the year to 10 permanent employees. We are a proud international team with German, Italian, Canadian, Turkish and Indian nationalities.

Your mission during this flight:

You are an experienced (Aero-)acoustics engineer and have demonstrated experience in acoustics analysis of rotorcrafts. You are aware of the requirements for multidisciplinary analysis (aerodynamics, flight mechanics, flight control) and know respective analysis methods. Within a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team you will work closely with aerodynamicists, flight control experts, structural dynamics engineers and analysts to provide acoustic analysis to support the aircraft development and certification process.

  • Actively participate in the design of tasks using your technical skills in the field of acoustics
  • Work as part of a multi-physics team taking into account various flight physical aspects of the aircraft
  • Use various simulation techniques to compute the acoustics of the aircraft
  • Support the development of internal noise reduction methods
  • Conduct the acoustic optimization of the aircraft design (geometry, procedures, components)
  • Define test procedures and interface with experimentalists to ensure high quality data acquisition (e.g. ICAO standards)
  • Exchange with authorities on noise certification standards and techniques applicable for VTOLs
  • Test data post-processing, data reduction and reporting in terms of compliance document
  • Collaborate with external partners within a public funded project
Qualifications

Check in your professional skills:

Required skills

  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in the field of aircraft acoustics (preferably of rotorcraft)
  • Experience with method validation process based on test data (test benches, flight tests)
  • Demonstrated experience with aerodynamics / flight mechanics and acoustics tools (FW-H)
  • Confident knowledge of scripting languages (e.g. Python)
  • Structured way of working and a high sense of accountability

Preferred skills

  • Previous involvement in acoustic type certification processes
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • Fast-growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

Fasten your seat belt and take-off with an awesome team as we bring urban air mobility to life!

Aircraft Acoustics Engineer - Flight Physics (m/f/d)

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