Chief of Independent System Monitoring – EASA Form 4 Holder (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 (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

  • You will perform verification during monitoring activities of this Design Organization Handbook (VDH) for compliance with the applicable requirements of EASA Part-21
  • You will verify the adequacy of the Design Organization Handbook and its related procedures
  • You will plan an internal surveillance schedule and methods applied
  • You will plan a supplier surveillance schedule and methods applied
  • You will conduct independent internal surveillance activities and report findings and observations to HDO
  • You will conduct independent supplier surveillance activities and report findings and observations to HDO
  • You will follow-up and assess corrective action applied in response to identified findings
  • You will nominate and train ISM Auditors
  • You will support process owners and/or finding owners in the analysis of root causes and/or corrective actions
  • You will monitor compliance with,and adequacy of the implemented Design Management System
  • You will compile annual reporting items to EASA
  • You will report to EASA in cases of flight safety related non-compliances resulting in unsafe condition

Check in your professional skills:

  • Thorough understanding of the applicable regulations to Design Organizations and to the Type Certification of products (previous job involvement in setting up or monitoring Design Organizations, or previous active involvement in EASA Type Certification processes, or confirmed by interview / assessment through HDO or COA)
  • Thorough knowledge of EASA Part-21 and the related AMC (dedicated training, job experience in equivalent positions, assessment through Head of Design Organization (HDO) or Chief of the Office of Airworthiness (COA)
  • Good experience with aviation risk management techniques (dedicated training or job experience)
  • Good understanding of aviation development and certification processes (dedicated training or job experience)
  • Familiarity with safety management systems for aircraft development
  • Knowledgeable about quality assurance principles for aircraft design

Preferred Skills


  • Expert Level in Part21J Experience
  • Auditor Qualification
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.

Chief of Independent System Monitoring – EASA Form 4 Holder (m/f/d)

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