Structural Engineer - Rotor (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 crew during this flight:

Your future crew is a team of highly expericienced and motivate group of professionals within the mechanical engineering department. We work together to create innovate solutions for complex problems. The team is comprised of engineers, technicians and support staff who have an unwavering commitment to excellence and strive to deliver the highest quality on time. We take pride in their work and take great pleasure in seeing projects through from start to finish with success.

Your mission during this flight:

As Structural Engineer - Rotor, you will be responsible for all structural topics in rotor design (structural design, stress design etc.), rotor testing (fatigue, static strength, damage tolerance, bird strike etc) and rotor compliance demonstration on structural topics. This includes test activities such as defining test strategy, test bench selection and test bench design support, external tests support, test plan generation and test analysis; and analysis activities such as stress and structural related analysis like fatigue, damage tolerance and static strength.

Your key responsibilities:

  • You ensure that all above mentioned activities are done within cost/time/schedule targets
  • You participate as a design engineer in the communication with EASA as part of the Project team
  • You drive the rotor structural design and design process including the used processes and materials

Check in your professional skills:

  • You have a Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.) 
  • You have 5 years of professional experience in the field of rotors or propellers structures (preferably of rotorcrafts) 
  • You have a experience with method validation process based on test data (test benches, flight test) 
  • You have experience in developing, manufacturing, and testing of composite aircraft or rotors including composite fatigue and damage tolerance 
  • You have a experience in composite stress analysis 
  • You have detailed knowledge of current subject related certification requirements (SC-VTOL, CS25/27/29), applicable Methods of Compliance, adjacent certification and industry requirements
  • You have a practical experience in the verification function within a comparable completed project
  • You have a excellent communication skills and a solution-oriented mindset to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team
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 Engineer - Rotor (m/f/d)

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