Handling Qualities Engineer (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 Handling Qualities Engineer you will work on the Flight Control Laws to shape and enhance the handling qualities of the Volocopter. This job provides an opportunity to work on a Flight Control System that will matter for people all over the world, that will literally take off in front of you.

  • You will be responsible to drive the handling quality test campaign and ensure that the Flight Control Laws meet the related requirements.
  • You will be develop methods for Handling Quality assessment based on pilot rating (such as Cooper-Harper HQ Rating Scale) as well as analysis.
  • You will define Handling Quality tests for our simulator test benches and flight test and be part of the test execution.
  • You will assist the adjustment of the parameterization of the Flight Control Laws based on tests to ensure that the Handling Quality requirements are met

Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Control Engineering, or similar.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in relevant field
  • Experience in conducting rotorcraft aircraft handling qualities assessment through analysis, simulation, and flight test.
  • Good knowledge of control theory
  • Good skills in MATLAB and Simulink

Preferred skills:

  • Experienced with aerodynamics and flight dynamics of vertical take-off and landing aircraft
  • Knowledge of handling/flying qualities standards (ADS-33E-PRF and MIL-DTL-9490E)
  • Experience with flight mechanical simulation modeling is a plus
Additional Information

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.

Handling Qualities Engineer (m/f/d)

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