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Flight Test Specialist Engineer - Flight Control Systems (m/f/d)



Bruchsal, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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

Your crew during this flight:

Are you an experienced Flight Controls engineer who is looking for adventure, variety, and hands-on work? We Need You!

We are a fun, supportive team who enjoy our work together, and are on the front lines every day of getting our aircraft to certification. Every day is a new adventure, with new problems to investigate and help solve.

You will be providing technical and operational expertise in Flight Controls Systems, (FCS) for Ground and Flight tests of crewed and uncrewed configurations. Tests will usually be conducted locally, (Bruchsal/Lahr) but may involve campaigns at remote locations around Europe and the world from time to time.

You will also work closely with our Design Organization FCS teams to support our flight testing process, ensure required readiness for test, and to work on solving our technical issues enabling safe flight and proving compliance.

Your mission during this flight:

  1. Experience in planning, monitoring and analyzing digital fly-by-wire flight controls systems testing
  2. Supporting aircraft preparation, inspection, and testing in FCS
  3. Coordinating with FTI on data parameter planning and telemetry setup
  4. Assessment and documentation of testing
  5. Coordination of Aircraft On Ground (AOG) activities, as needed
  6. Provide technical judgement as a company-appointed CVE/DE


Check in your professional skills:


  1. Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering or equivalent technical education
  2. 10+ years of experience as Engineer involved in aeronautical development and certification process
  3. Experience in planning, monitoring and analyzing Flight Controls systems testing
  4. Knowledge of the English language at a professional level

Bonus Experience

  1. Education or experience in rotorcraft flight testing
  2. Aircraft MRO experience
  3. Experience as an MRB/Liaison Engineer, or as a Flight Test Analysis Engineer
  4. Experience in multicopter Flight Controls

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.