Rotorcraft Architect (m/f/d)

Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung: 26.03.2020

Standort: Gilching

Berufsfeld: Produktentwicklung

Berufserfahrung: Professional



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Company Description

We at Volocopter are pioneers in the development of electrical air taxis that take off and land vertically (eVTOLs). We bring Urban Air Mobility to life, by establishing air taxis in addition to current transportation options in megacities globally. Our aim is to offer affordable on-demand air taxi services and save people time by flying them safely to their destination. In 2011 we performed the first-ever manned flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (

Job Description

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary core team you are in charge of managing the development and prototyping of Volocopters next generation and its technologies. Reporting to our Chief Engineer Volo Next Generation, you are a key member of the development team located in Gilching, near Munich.

Your Tasks:

  • Ensure the aircrafts overall design and robustness
  • Manage cross-functional (weight and balance, stress analysis, design, electrical propulsion system, airframe, avionics,…) and overarching (manufacturing, operations, costs, maintenance, ..) activities
  • Lead prototyping and aircraft test activities
  • Manage the manufacturing and assembly of a new category of aircraft
  • Lead work preparation steps for internal and external suppliers
  • You will be the interface to the engineering team and be able to actively create your ideas
  • Assessing, managing all partner and cooperation partner activities in your field
  • Manage new type of technologies around electrical propulsion system and storage system as well as materials


  • Hands-on and creative attitude on electrical aircraft and its systems
  • Strong experience in systems engineering
  • Educational background as aircraft electrician/mechanic or within electro mobility
  • Minimum 3 years of prototyping experience of vehicles (mechanical, electrical, systems)
  • Minimum 5 years of engineering experience of vehicles
  • Experienced in using CAD software (Siemens NX preferred)
  • Experience component testing experience
  • Knowledge in flight testing, ideally having piloting experience
  • Knowledge in designing and handling of propulsion systems and energy storage systems (e.g. propulsion batteries)
  • strong knowledge in mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing and assembly of vehicles and their power electronics
  • you are driven and have a self-starter mentality
  • very good in English (written and spoken), very good German language skills is a benefit
  • Basic knowledge of Design Organization, maintenance and production procedures according to 21J/145/21G
  • Enjoy a fast pace

Additional Information

Our Offer:

  • Fast-growing high tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of aviation
  • The chance to build up new things/projects from scratch
  • Personal responsibility, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit
  • Competitive salary package