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(Senior) Mechanical Design Engineer - Battery / ESU (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:

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary team you develop and define the state-of-the-art mechanical design of the electrical Energy Storage Unit (ESU) for the Volocopter, that is key to its best-in-class performance.

Your mission during this flight:

As the Structural Design Engineer, your mission is to ensure that the mechanical design of the Battery (Electrical Storage Unit) sub-components complies with the requirements and pass the certification process. You will provide technical expertise to ensure the company goals for successful design of the Energy Storage Unit are achieved.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Define and manage the relevant requirements of the ESU sub-components
  • Develop their mechanical design through the whole lifecycle from early architecture and concept through serial production
  • Work closely with the internal and external supplier teams to develop the mechanical design and build of hardware
  • Develop a verification strategy for meeting the requirements, including certification plans and exchanges with the certification Authority (e.g. EASA)
  • Generate and manage the related design documentation and data within Teamcenter Engineering
  • Perform the analysis (models/simulation) to support design decisions
  • Provide the relevant documentation trough the engineering gates (PDR, CDR, TRR, etc.)
  • Ensure build in quality to our design, generate design assessments if needed and participate root cause assessments


  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree (MSc, Ph.D.)
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer designing, performing structural analysis and FEA of composite and metallic structures
  • Proficiency in designing parts with different manufacturing methods, with a focus on serial production processes, broad technology knowledge
  • Experience working with HV battery systems and profound understanding of their electro-thermo-mechanical behavior
  • Experience in electronics integration (PCB outlines, connectors, shielding, ingress protection, thermal design)
  • Proficiency in working with CAD Software including drawing creation, ideally Siemens NX
  • strong expertise in Design for X (manufacturing, assembly, cost)
  • Experience with PLM Software, ideally Siemens Teamcenter
  • Structured way of working, high sense of responsibility and accountability

Preferred skills:

  • Hand-on, creative and solution-oriented way of working in cross functional teams
  • Experience in working with aerospace standards as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G/DO-311A
  • Experience with FEM simulation tools
  • Experience with prototyping and testing

Additional Information

Work mode: Onsite

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.