Aircraft Safety and Reliability Engineer (m/f/d)
Bruchsal, Germany

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:

As Safety Engineer you will ensure that Volocopter products are developed, designed, produced, and supported according to the state-of-art and applicable safety standards (associated with airworthiness regulations). You maintain Safety throughout the whole lifecycle, considering Human Factors and operation.

  • To manage and perform safety assessments like Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Common Cause Analysis (CCA) / Common Mode Analysis (CMA), Fault-Tree Analysis (FTA), Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA), Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA), System Safety Assessment (PSSA), Failure Modes and Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • To derive and define safety objectives for aircraft functions, systems, and/or equipment like Development Assurance Level (DAL) or Maximum probability of occurrence for failure conditions
  • To derive and define safety objectives for systems functions incl. subsystems
  • To liaise with Engineering, Operations, & industry Partners to facilitate resolution of cross-boundary issues
  • To analyze problem reports with respect to impact on safety

Check-in your professional skills:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in aviation or related discipline
  • More than 3 years of professional experience as Safety Engineer
  • Knowledge of the certification and safety process - ARP4754 and ARP4761
  • Familiar with safety methods, processes, and tools
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills
  • Available to travel, if/as required

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in systems engineering (safety and/or mission-critical projects)
  • Hands-on experience in quality management
  • Familiar with Requirements Based Engineering (RBE)
  • Hands-on experience in different design and development cycles
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.


Aircraft Safety and Reliability Engineer (m/f/d)