Flight Test Engineer (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 are bringing urban air mobility to life by introducing our air taxis and drones as an electric addition to current transportation options in megacities worldwide. 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 crewed flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopters (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

You will be a member of our Flight Test Team, planning, executing, and analyzing Ground and Flight tests of both manned and unmanned aircraft configurations. Tests will usually be conducted locally but may involve campaigns at remote locations from time to time. You will work closely with our engineering to support the VoloCity certification process.

This will also involve extensive activity on the Volocopter Simulators in development. Future role as CVE Flight Test is an objective to be achieved with a commitment on both sides. In addition, you will support senior colleagues to continue the build-up of the Flight Test Organization. Volocopter has an established Flight Test Organization as part of our EASA Part21J Design Organization Approval (DOA).

  • Planning & Executing Ground and Flight Test activities for electric aircraft development and certification purposes
  • Post flight Assessment and Troubleshooting including test data analyses and reports
  • eVTOL initial airworthiness: analysis of certification requirements and editing of compliance reports, and involving in Eurocae/EASA activities for the rulemaking in progress
  • Involved as a Flight Test expert in the System Identification process for the validation of the Volocopter simulators designed for both certification and training
  • Involved as a Flight Test expert in the Database design for the management of flight test campaigns
  • Involved in the continuous development of the Flight Test Organization, by continuing to produce and improve test processes and procedures
  • Working on engineering projects, the solution of which requires technological advances and related development

Check in your professional skills:

  • Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent technical education
  • 3 to 5 years of proficient experience as FTE involved in the development and certification process
  • Proficient experience in programming (Python or equivalent), monitoring real-time critical parameters (using telemetry), and post-processing (Matlab or equivalent)
  • Involved in at least 1 complete aircraft certification process
  • Proficient experience in building-up Flight Test Organization
  • Communicative team player, well organized with a proven ability to get things done
  • Open to developing a new concept for urban air mobility
  • Knowledge of the English language at a professional level

Preferred skills:

  • Education or Experience in rotorcraft flight testing
  • Experience in System Identification process
  • Experience in remote piloting UAS, ideally multi-rotor
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, positive leadership, 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.


Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)

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