Full-time

System Safety Engineer (w/m/d)
Bruchsal, Germany

At Volocopter, we 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

As System Safety Engineer you will ensure that our flagship VoloCity aircraft, and future aircraft, 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 entire product development lifecycle.

With your aviation experience, you will contribute directly to the certification of this uniquely safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our development team, you ensure that the proper system development processes are followed by our engineering teams.


Your mission during this flight: 

  • You will work closely with your colleagues to:
    i. define safety objectives for the functions and architecture of aircraft systems
    ii. define FDAL and IDAL
    iii. derive, validate and verify safety requirements
  • Be a member of our Product Safety Team, responsible for Safety Analysis including PSSA and SSA
  • Prepare and create system FHA, FTA, FMEA, FCA
  • Be the responsible point-of-contact for the coordination and management of safety activities with external suppliers, including document review and acceptance
  • Specify and support the validation and verification activities of system requirements, according to ARP-4754A
  • Support system-level or component-level milestones, like design reviews e.g. PDR / CDR / TRR
  • Highlight and examine safety concerns associated with proposed new design architectures
  • Provide support for formal audits and exchanges with EASA, as needed
Qualifications

Check in your professional skills: 

  • Full working proficiency in English
  • University degree in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering preferred)
  • Knowledge of ARP4761, ARP4754A, CS-XX.1309
  • Detailed knowledge and at least 3 or more total years of experience with:
    a. Aviation safety and reliability assessment, such as FHA, FTA (or Markov Analysis, Reliability Block Diagram), FMEA, CMA, Zonal Safety Analysis, Single Event Effect (SEE), Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
    b. Systems Engineering / V Model in Aviation or other complex product development industry processes
    c. Requirement Management
  • Experience in development and certification of either aircraft-systems, or engines, or complete aircraft
  • Team player with good communication skills

Bonus skills:

  • Knowledge and work experience in multicopter, tilt-rotor, helicopter aircraft platforms
  • Knowledge of SC-VTOL
  • Experience as a Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE)
  • Compelling verbal or written negotiation skills, preferably demonstrable
  • Basic knowledge of:
    - Li-ion batteries
    - Brushless DC motor control
    - High Voltage DC Power Distribution Systems
    - Digital Communication Buses
    - Flight Control System
    - Avionics
Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:  

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a superb network of investors and partners   
  • Chance to shape the future of aviation  
  • Help us to create groundbreaking new projects - from scratch!   
  • Personal accountability, as well as growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths  
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workspaces, flexible hours, quick decision-making, a flat hierarchy, positive leadership, great team spirit  
  • Attractive compensation package

Diversity at Volocopter:  

Our differences are what make us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on team level. We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

System Safety Engineer (w/m/d)