Rotorcraft Architect (m/f/d)

Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung: 18.05.2020

Standort: Friedrichshafener Str. 3, 82205 Gilching, Germany

Berufsfeld: Customer Services

Berufserfahrung: Werkstudent/Praktikant




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 Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich.

Your Tasks:

  • Lead and ensure the aircrafts overall design and robustness
  • Co-lead all engineering and technical phases of the project
  • Strong contribution to the overall aircraft development plan and schedule
  • Allocate, derive and define technical, functional and non-functional requirements
  • Manage cross-functional activities such as weight and balance, performance, aerodynamics, stress analysis, safety, mechanical design, electrical propulsion system, airframe, avionics, etc. and overarching activities such as manufacturing, operations, costs, maintenance, etc..
  • Lead the overall rotorcraft system architectures of the propulsion system, on-board power system, avionic system and airframe
  • Lead the elaboration and validation of the overall aircraft design
  • Co-Lead the overall aircraft performance and aeromechanic layout and design
  • Manage engineering reviews
  • 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
  • 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
  • You'll be a strong part of building the future of transport