Senior Rotor Engineer, Stress/Dynamics (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:

As our Senior Rotor Engineer, Stress/Dynamics, you will join our Mechanical Engineering team and will be responsible for all structural stress and dynamics topics related to rotor design and rotor testing (fatigue, static strength, damage tolerance, bird strike etc.) as well demonstrate compliance on these topics.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all activities related to rotor design and testing are completed within our cost/time/schedule targets
  • Participating as a design engineer in communication with EASA as part of the Project team
  • Driving the rotor structural design process including processes and materials used
  • Defining test strategies and plans
  • Supporting test bench selection and test bench designs
  • Supporting external tests
  • Generating test plans
  • Analyzing tests results (fatigue, damage tolerance, static strength)



Check in your professional skills:

  • You have a  Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience in the field of rotors or propellers structures (preferably of rotorcraft)
  • You have 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 expertise in composite stress analysis
  • You have detailed knowledge of current subject related certification requirements (SC-VTOL 25/27/29), applicable Methods of Compliance, adjacent certification and industry requirements.
  • You have demonstrated practical experience for verification function within equal completed project.
  • You are able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • You have excellent communication skills
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.

Senior Rotor Engineer, Stress/Dynamics (m/f/d)

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