Flight Test Engineer – VoloConnect (m/f/d)

  • Hofmannstraße 61, 81379 München, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Job Location: Munich

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 piloted flight of a purely electrical multicopter and have since showcased numerous public flights with our full-scale Volocopter (www.volocopter.com).

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

You will be a member of our flight test team, planning and conducting both manned and unmanned flight test campaigns and continuing to build up the Flight Test Organization. Tests will usually be conducted locally in Munich, but may involve campaigns at remote locations from time to time. You will work closely with our engineering team to prepare test plans and results for both the A/C and simulator. Volocopter has an established Flight Test Organization as part of our EASA Part21J Design Organization Approval (DOA).

  • Plan Ground and Flight Test activities for development activity
  • Post flight assessments and troubleshooting including test data analyses and reports
  • EASA eVTOL initial airworthiness: analysis of certification requirements and editing of compliance reports including the SORA approach
  • Conducts Risk Assessment and prepare flight conditions
  • Involved as a Flight Test expert in the database design for the management of flight test campaigns
  • Ensure technical fitness, initiate configuration changes, coordinate maintenances, maintain technical logs and organize the detail conduct of a test flight 
  • Conduct briefings associated with a test flight (campaign)
  • Verify success of a specific test flight according to the pass/fail criteria
  • Ensure distribution of post-flight information to the entity requesting the flight test
  • Support Cat. 1 Flight Test Pilot during test flight by
    • Preparing and inspecting aircraft and flight test instrumentation
    • Reading data from instrumentation to the Test Pilot


Check in your professional skills:

Required skills

  • Engineering degree in aeronautical science or equivalent education
  • At least 3 years of experience in flight test of manned or unmanned aircraft
  • Formal Flight Test training at a recognized Test Pilot School (ITPS, ETPS, EPNRE, NTPS) or at a recognized tertiary institution (Cranfield)
  • Alternative to formal flight test training: Technical job education (Engineering or Science degree on aeronautics)
  • Documented familiarization training for the product to be tested
  • Conversant with the principles and application of Crew Resource Management (CRM), Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Risk Management (AVRM) and the principles and application of EASA guidance for design verification and validation
  • Familiar with EASA UAS design regulation, UAS operating regulations and SORA regulation
  • On-the-job training for flight test practices

Preferred skills

  • Experience in generating and managing databases (Oracle MySQL, Adobe FileMaker or equivalent) and in programming (Python or equivalent)

Additional Information

Our Volocopter flight includes:

  • 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 accountability, 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, great team spirit
  • Attractive salary package

Our differences make us stronger. At Volocopter, we value equal opportunity, trust, and the voice of each of our employees. As change-makers in air mobility, we believe that changing the world starts within each of our teams. We are committed to driving innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and roles in the company.

Fasten your seat belt and take-off with an awesome team as we bring urban air mobility to life!

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