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Aerospace Structural Design Engineer (m/f/d)



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 crew during this flight:

The Mechanical Engineering team is a a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team. You will be part of our Airframe team which is part of our Mechanical Engineering Department. Together, you will design state-of-the-art composite structure, plastics, and/or metal components of the Volocity that are key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

  • You conduct technical research and evaluate design concepts
  • You align on interfaces to other systems including future updates
  • You perform detailed design of structural concepts according to requirements (e.g. lightweight, manufacturability, cost efficiency, maintainability)
  • You collaborate with relevant disciplines (e.g. Stress, Production, Procurement, Integration, etc.)
  • You create prototyping and design data
  • You evaluate prototypes and manufacturing data
  • You document all design decisions and descriptions
  • You specify the component design through CAD models, drawings and instructions
  • You interact with suppliers and support with any manufacturing issues
  • You provide the relevant documentation trough the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • You ensure quality in our design, generate design assessments, and if needed and participate root cause assessments
  • You improve the existing structural components


Check in your professional skills

Technical skills:

  • You have a Bachelor's/Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • You have at least 5+ years of experience in the aviation industry
  • You have experience in the design of primary and secondary structures (composite/metallic) and understand their manufacturing processes
  • You are proficient in mechanical engineering design and engineering drawing creation softwares (e.g. CAD, PLM), preferrably using Siemens Teamcenter and NX
  • You have experience with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) application
  • You have knowledge of the physical phenomena relevant to aircraft design with a focus on eVTOL vehicles
  • You have experience in working with aerospace standards as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G


  • You have excellent problem-solving skills and a logical and safety-conscious thinking
  • You have excellent collaboration and communication skills. You have the ability to bring creative ideas forward and are also able to listen and to collaborate with others
  • You have a structured way of working and documenting and are dedicated to time-based activities & deadlines

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.