Structural Design Engineer, Energy Storage Unit (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 gorund 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 (

Job Description

Your crew during this flight:

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team you develop and define the state-of-the-art mechanical design of the electrical Energy Storage Unit (ESU) for the Volocopter, that is key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

As the Structural Design Engineer, your mission is to ensure the mechanical design of the ESU subcomponents comply with the requirements and pass the certification process. You will provide technical expertise to ensure the company goals for successful design of the Energy Storage Unit are achieved.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Identify and manage the relevant requirements of the ESU subcomponents
  • Develop their mechanical design through the whole lifecycle from early architecture through production
  • Work closely with the internal and external teams to develop the mechanical design and build of hardware
  • Working hands on to generate the related design documentation
  • Manage the generated design data within Teamcenter Engineering
  • Working close with other engineering disciplines to get to design decisions
  • Provide the relevant documentation trough the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • Assessment and disposition of manufacturing nonconformance reports
  • Ensure build in quality to our design, generate design assessments if needed and participate root cause assessments



Check in your professional skills:

  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc.) 
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer designing, performing initial structural analysis and validations of composite and metallic structures 
  • Demonstrate track record of working with light-weight design projects 
  • Proficiency in designing parts with different manufacturing methods, such as injection molding, extruding, casting, 3D printing, sheet metal forming etc. 
  • Familiarity with high-performance composite manufacturing processes, process limitations, and post-processing of advanced composite components 
  • A structured way of working, able to get to decisions and a high sense of responsibility 
  • Familiarity with a variety of high-performance metal design manufacturing processes 
  • Certain knowledge of thermal and vibration effects in structures 
  • Proficiency in working with CAD Software, ideally Siemens NX 
  • Drafting skills incl. application of ASME GD&T required 
  • Experience with FEM simulation tools and initial sizing 
  • Experience with PLM Software, ideally Siemens Teamcenter 
  • Experience with prototyping and testing 

Preferred skills: 

  • Hand-on, creative and solution-oriented way of working in cross functional teams 
  • Good understanding of HV battery systems and their electro-thermo-mechanical behavior 
  • Experience in working with aerospace standards and development processes as  
  • CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G/DO-311A/ARP-4754 
  • Understanding of business agility and ability to work within scaling frameworks (e.g. SAFe) as well as classical projects
Additional Information

Work mode: Onsite

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.

Structural Design Engineer, Energy Storage Unit (m/f/d)

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