System Engineer – Electric Propulsion System (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 bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. 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 piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Our Electric Propulsion System consisting of state-of-the-art battery, power distribution and controlled electric motors are key to making Volocopter’s products extremely safe to fly. With your specific experience in the development of electrical system for aviation or in integrating electric propulsion components into mobility products, you contribute directly to the certification of this uniquely safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our Electrical Propulsion System (EPS) development team, you ensure that the proper system development processes are followed by the battery, power distribution and electric motors design teams. 

Your mission during this flight: 

  • As System Engineer you will work closely with colleagues in multiple disciplines to evaluate requirements, design descriptions, functions etc., at system and component level to meet aircraft level needs
  • Support the teams for system and aircraft level requirements assessments
  • Review supplier documents, e.g.,  requirement specifications, design description documents, planning documents
  • Specify and support the validation and verification activities of aircraft and component requirements according to ARP-4754A
  • Support system level / component level milestones (e.g., PDR / CDR / TRR)
  • Provide support for formal audits and exchanges with EASA, as needed



Check in your professional skills: 

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge and several years of experience with systems engineering, requirement management, and system architecture in aviation (ARP4754) or other complex product development
  • Knowledge of certification and development processes
  • Proficient in at least one requirements management tool (e.g., Doors, Integrity)
  • Team player, confident in technical discussions, ability to organize and “get things done”
  • Fluent in English

Preferred skills:

  • Basic knowledge  of Li-ion batteries, brushless DC motor control, DC power distribution, digital communication buses, and/or model-based systems engineering
  • Experience with FMEA and FMECA
  • Knowledge of ARP4761
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, 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.

Fasten your seat belt and take-off with an awesome team as we bring urban air mobility to life!


System Engineer – Electric Propulsion System (m/f/d)

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