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Senior Mechanical Engineer (m/f/d)



Other Engineering
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 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:

Your future crew is a team of highly experienced and motivated group of professionals within the mechanical engineering department. We work together to create innovative solutions for complex problems. The team is comprised of engineers, technicians and support staff who have an unwavering commitment to excellence and strive to deliver the highest quality on time. We take pride in their work and take great pleasure in seeing projects through from start to finish with success.

Your mission during this flight:

As Senior Mechanical Engineer - Propulsion, you will be responsible for all structural topics in propulsion unit (structural design, stress etc.), testing (durability, static strength, wind tunnel etc.) and compliance demonstration on structural topics. This includes test activities such as defining test strategy, test bench selection, test plan and report preparation; and analysis activities such as fatigue, damage tolerance and static strength.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering (M.Sc. / M.Eng. preferred)
  • Minimum 4+ years of professional experience as a mechanical design engineer designing, performing initial structural analysis and validations of composite and metallic structures, plus other additional work experience
  • Experience in structural analysis with FEM simulation tools and hand calculation
  • Experience in certifying/verifying aerospace structures, preferably in propulsion units
  • Experience with PLM Software, ideally Siemens Teamcenter
  • Knowledge of static, fatigue, thermal and vibration analysis in structures
  • Hands-on experience on test activities to define test parameters, loading etc. and to prepare relevant documentation
  • Possessing a highly motivated and proactive attitude in the workplace.
  • Autonomous work style with a high level of self-reliance
  • Fluent English language skills are essential, German or any other language is beneficial

Bonus skills:

  • Experience in working with aerospace standards and development processes as CS23/CS27/SC-VTOL/DO-160G/EHPS
  • Experience in using HyperMesh, Nastran, OptiStruct.
  • Experience in software related project management (e.g. Jira).
  • Basic knowledge in working with CAD Software, ideally Siemens NX

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.