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System Safety Engineer (m/f/d)



Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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

As System Safety Engineer you will ensure that our flagship VoloCity aircraft, and future aircraft, are developed, designed, produced, and supported according to the state-of-art and applicable safety standards associated with airworthiness regulations. You maintain safety throughout the entire product development lifecycle.

With your aviation experience, you will contribute directly to the certification of this uniquely safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our development team, you ensure that the proper system development processes are followed by our engineering teams.

Your mission during this flight:

  • You will work closely with your colleagues to:
    i. define safety objectives for the functions and architecture of aircraft systems
    ii. define FDAL and IDAL
    iii. derive, validate and verify safety requirements
  • Be a member of our Product Safety Team, responsible for Safety Analysis including PSSA and SSA
  • Prepare and create system FHA, FTA, FMEA, FCA
  • Be the responsible point-of-contact for the coordination and management of safety activities with external suppliers, including document review and acceptance
  • Specify and support the validation and verification activities of system requirements, according to ARP-4754A
  • Support system-level or component-level milestones, like design reviews e.g. PDR / CDR / TRR
  • Highlight and examine safety concerns associated with proposed new design architectures
  • Provide support for formal audits and exchanges with EASA, as needed


Check in your professional skills:

  • Full working proficiency in English
  • University degree in Engineering (Aeronautical Engineering preferred)
  • Knowledge of ARP4761, ARP4754A, CS-XX.1309
  • Detailed knowledge and at least 3 or more total years of experience with:
    a. Aviation safety and reliability assessment, such as FHA, FTA (or Markov Analysis, Reliability Block Diagram), FMEA, CMA, Zonal Safety Analysis, Single Event Effect (SEE), Particular Risk Analysis (PRA)
    b. Systems Engineering / V Model in Aviation or other complex product development industry processes
    c. Requirement Management
  • Experience in development and certification of either aircraft-systems, or engines, or complete aircraft
  • Team player with good communication skills

Bonus skills:

  • Knowledge and work experience in multicopter, tilt-rotor, helicopter aircraft platforms
  • Knowledge of SC-VTOL
  • Experience as a Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE)
  • Compelling verbal or written negotiation skills, preferably demonstrable
  • Basic knowledge of:
    - Li-ion batteries
    - Brushless DC motor control
    - High Voltage DC Power Distribution Systems
    - Digital Communication Buses
    - Flight Control System
    - Avionics

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.