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Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)



Quality Assurance
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

  • Lead / manage the overall planning of assigned Flight Test Campaigns, incl. campaign resource requirements, to ensure approval of Flight Test Definitions (FTD) and Flight Test Orders (FTO)
  • Adherence to the Flight Test Organization in Flight Test Engineering (FTE) role
  • Provide development & certification flight test evidence in MOC5/MOC6/MOC8 context
  • Provide FT Subject Matter Expert (SME) support in assigned discipline / area of expertise
  • Support HoFT / CFTE / SFTE in classification of Flight Test Requests for complexity
  • Prepare Flight Test Definitions (FTD) for flight test campaigns, as assigned
  • Act as delegate of HoFT / CFTE for FTO approvals (when formally delegated)
  • Act as Test Conductor (TC) during test execution (if assigned via competency check out)
  • Generation, review and/or approval of Flight Test Reports.


Check in your professional skills:

  • A bachelor’s/master’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of experience as FTE involved in aircraft development & certification process.
  • Professional experience in FT data post-processing / analysis (Matlab or similar)
  • Business fluent in English language (written & spoken), other languages would be a plus
  • Able and willing to deploy to local / international flight test locations for various short to medium term flight test campaigns.

Desired qualifications:

  • FTE Certificate from EASA accredited Flight Test School.
  • Experience in Rotary Wing flight testing / multi-rotor UAVs.
  • Experience as Test Conductor / Test Director in FT aircrew capacity onboard and/or from Telemetry control station.

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.