Electrical System Engineer – Low Voltage (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:

Our power distribution systems are key to making the aircraft fly. With your specific experience in low voltage electrical design, you contribute directly to the constant improvement of this important system.

As an integral part of our Propulsion System Team you contribute to all low voltage power distribution, power conversion and interface with other systems, from system definitions to aircraft certification, through all development phases and design reviews

  • Work in an Agile Scrum Team to create the low voltage network architecture for our Volocity Aircraft
  • Define component specifications (DC/DC converters, circuit breaker panels, interfaces, power distribution)
  • Create life cycle data and documentation required from system development to certification (system description, ICDs, test procedures, test reports, electrical load analysis, and other applicable reports)
  • Manage suppliers for component development
  • Plan, initiate and coordinate design reviews to verify proper implementation
  • Promote integrated development with other teams
  • Plan and coordinate test activities with suppliers and internal tests facilities (laboratory and flight test)
  • Support aircraft production and quality management
  • Support technical discussions among teams and promote technical innovation

Check in your professional skills:

  • Bachelor/Master/PhD or equivalent degree in aviation, electrical engineering or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of proven experience in equipment development for aviation (specially DC-DC converter and circuit breaker panel)
  • Knowledge of FPGA and electrical hardware for aviation
  • Knowledge of EASA certification specification CS Part 23, 25 or 27 and AMC
  • Knowledge of SAE-ARP-4754, SAE-ARP-4761, RTCA/DO-254, RTCA/DO-160 or comparable standards
  • Knowledge of PLM systems (preferably Teamcenter)
  • Knowledge of Problem Reporting and root-cause analysis methodologies
  • Good understanding of aerospace product development cycle and processes
  • Experience in requirements management tools (such as DOORS or Integrity)
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability with a hands-on attitude
  • Dynamic and flexible to changing requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication and negotiation skills, experience with supplier handling
  • Fluent in English (German is a plus)

Preferred skills:

  • 5 years+ relevant experience
  • Experience in 3D design and system modeling
  • Experience in agile/scrum
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.

Electrical System Engineer – Low Voltage (m/f/d)

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