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Battery Systems Engineer (Validation) - ESU (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 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

Our custom-built Electric Propulsion System consisting of state-of-the-art battery, power distribution and controlled electric motors are key to making Volocopter’s products extremely safe to fly. With your specific experience in the development of electrical system for aviation or in integrating electric propulsion components into mobility products, you contribute directly to the certification of this uniquely safe and simple flight experience. As an integral part of our Energy Storage Unit (ESU) component development team, you ensure that the proper system development processes are followed by the battery and power distribution teams.

Your mission during this flight:

  • As System Engineer you will work closely with colleagues in multiple disciplines to evaluate requirements, design descriptions, functions etc., at system and component level to meet aircraft level needs.

  • Collaborating with systems and aircraft level teams to ensure consistency and completeness across entire development team.

  • Handling internal system engineering process aligned with development lifecycle needs, including requirements management and program milestone deliverables.

  • Ensure successful completion of the V&V program of the battery.

  • Assist in creating the certification plan for battery systems.

  • Take ownership of component design description documents, interface

  • control documents.

  • Perform design reviews of the battery systems & interfaces.

  • Define test articles for sub-system, component, sub-component or part validation.

  • Provide technical review of the design to ensure the complete coverage of the requirements.

  • Specify and support the validation and verification activities of component requirements according to ARP-4754A

  • Support system level / component level milestones (e.g., PDR / CDR / TRR)

  • Provide support for formal audits and exchanges with EASA, as needed.


Check in your professional skills:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.

  • Strong experience in process and requirement validation.

  • Good knowledge and several years of experience with systems engineering, requirement management, and system architecture in aviation (ARP4754) or other complex product development.

  • In-depth understanding of EASA's SC-VTOL and E-19 regulations and the certification process for batteries used in aviation applications.

  • You have a background in Battery development and have applied experience with DO-311A.

  • Knowledge of certification and development processes and have applied experience with DO-160G.

  • Team player, confident in technical discussions, ability to organize and “get things done”.

  • Fluent in English.

Preferred skills:

  • Basic knowledge of HV and Li-ion batteries, digital communication buses, and/or model-based systems engineering.

  • Experience with FMEA and FMECA

  • Experience with battery modeling and simulation tools, such as MATLAB/Simulink.

  • Project management skills with the ability to lead and coordinate verification activities within a multidisciplinary team.

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.