Engineering Manager, Stress & Dynamics (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:

As our Engineering Manager within Mechanical Engineering Department, you will lead the our Stress and Dynamics Engineering team. Your team works closely with other teams to provide input for the design and qualification of mechanical aircraft components including the integration of systems. Your mission is to ensure the team’s results in time, cost and quality.

Through your leadership, you influence the team strategy and therefore the product development of the VoloCity. You lead the team of stress and dynamics engineers disciplinary & technically while ensuring efficient and transparent communication within the department and with other CTO areas.

Your mission during this flight:

  • You ensure the static, fatigue, damage tolerance, thermal, and dynamic analysis and evaluations of the team are delivered in time/cost/quality
  • You manage Team resources with people and assigned budget responsibility
  • You provide technical and disciplinary leadership to team members
  • You provides day-to-day guidance, coaching & feedback to the team
  • You ensure high clarity and spirit within the team
  • You plan and manage team capacity according to project needs
  • You collaborate closely with other teams and Head of Departments to guarantee best results
  • You lead the team in optimizations for final product configuration definitions considering safety, strength, weight, & producibility

Check in your professional skills:


  • You have an MSc, PhD or equivalent degree in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering or equivalent experience
  • You have a minimum of 7+ years of professional experience in Stress & Dynamics Engineering
  • You have experience performing structural analysis and building FE models of composite, plastic and metal structures
  • You have in-depth knowledge of loading scenarios, free body diagrams, and structural behavior of aircraft components
  • You have experience in structural testing, testing standards, test planning, and test correlation
  • You have experienceworking with aerospace standards as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G/DO-311A or similar
  • You have team management experience


  • Experienced people leader with a track record of successfully performing light-weight design projects
  • You have experience with MSC Patran/Nastran, Altair, or similar
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.

Engineering Manager, Stress & Dynamics (m/f/d)

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