Handling Qualities Engineer - Flight Sciences (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:

You are an experienced flight physics engineer and have demonstrated experience in handling qualities assessment of rotorcrafts. Within a highly motivated multi-disciplinary team you will work closely with flight physics engineers, flight control experts, and flight test engineers to provide evidence for aircraft flying qualities to assist the aircraft development and certification process.

  • You will take care of the Identification of suitable means and measures to evaluate the handling qualities of the aircraft
  • You will assist in the development/improvement of novel handling criteria for specific configurations
  • You will define the design requirements to ensure suitable handling qualities of the aircraft
  • You will be part of the planning, execution, and interpretation of handling quality test by PIL flight simulator and flight test
  • You will take care of the identification and exploration of suitable Flight Test Maneuvers and Specific Flights
  • You will define the certification and test plan for handling qualities to demonstrate compliance with the certification requirements
  • You will prepare compliance demonstration documents for the certification process of the aircraft

Check in your professional skills:

  • Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience as a flight physics engineer
  • Demonstrated experience in handling quality assessment of rotorcraft by simulation and flight testing (following ADS-33E-PRF)
  • Solid experience with rotorcraft flight physics
  • Good knowledge in MATLAB or Python for data processing
  • Structured way of working and a high sense of accountability

Preferred skills:

  • Previous involvement in type certification processes (ideally CS-27/29)
  • Experience with predicted handling quality analysis methods
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 - Flight Sciences (m/f/d)

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