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Flight Test Engineer (m/f/d)



Quality Assurance
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 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


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.